Captain Americas - Grafton Street

4.3
389 reviews
€30 and under
American
Grilling awesome burgers since ’71, we are passionate about burgers… making them and eating them! We serve up 8oz of 100% premium Irish beef in every bun, no additives, fillers or preservatives. Each burger is cooked fresh to order, then lovingly loaded with the freshest toppings and served in our own soft glazed bun. From family favourites like our mouth-watering chicken and cheese enchiladas and menu classics like our delicious baby back ribs, there’s something for every taste bud at Captain Americas!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 389 People Are Saying
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VladimirT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Food, service, atmosphere is 10/10. It is even more affordable than what you would expect from a Grafton Street bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was alright

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Erris
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Overall so disappointing. Has deteriorated so much since last visit a few years ago. Was a family trip and everyone excited to eat here again, booked it a week in advance.
Decor and cleanliness needs an overhaul, servers did not understand English very well, mix up between a starter size portion and a bringing the meal out with the starters. Milk shakes were served in stainless steel cocktail shakers as opposed to tall glasses with the excess usually in the cocktail shaker, chicken goujons were ruined by lots of white pepper in the batter, baked potato with chilly was served sealed in tin foil with the chilly spooned on top! Pizza came with additional toppings not listed and not wanted, asked for plain pasta sauce - non spicy and it came with chillis in it!! One of our family had to forego eating dinner as a result of 2 botched up meals that were prepared with chillis/spices when the server was informed from the start that they cannot tolerate spices. Really was an awful dining experience and a huge let down.
The milkshakes were tasty.
When paying, we did inform the host and we gratefully accepted a reduction in our final bill.
Unless things improve a lot on all fronts, it will be a long time before we try Captain Americas again.

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DeirdreS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff . We arrived slightly early but very pleasant staff brought us straight to booth so we were very happy about that as have been going here many years and always for the kids birthdays and prefer the front part of the restaurant. Great atmosphere and music. , food arrived quickly and couldn’t fault service - everyone was great. Also very reasonably priced food 😊 great to be able to book tables on open table too 👍

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would highly recommend caption American grafton street food is excellent staff are so friendly and helpful ..very family friendly 😊

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RichardM
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ordinary expensive food. Not the Captain Americas I remembered from 20 years ago!

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SelenaW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super quick service and pretty attentive without feeling hassled. Could have done with some serviettes for under the glasses (left puddles due to condensation) but otherwise couldn't fault it. Food good, we had fajitas and burgers. Music great but a bit loud which made talking a bit difficult and you don't want to be shouting these days! Kids enjoyed mocktails and I, my real cocktail! Overall enjoyed it.

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Langlinsj
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Always enjoy it here, wish you had a couple more Veggie or non fried fish options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Table booked for four - meeting friends from Northern Ireland
Restaurant was quiet at 7.30pm
Food was reasonable - not as good as I remember before
Service was terrible - we were left with the menus and the waitress was more interested in talking to other staff
I had to go to the reception desk to get our order taken
Then again to get salt,pepper etc for the table
Then agin to look for the bill !!
The waitress had no interest in our table
Be a long time before I come back 😩😩😩

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JackieK
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply superb! From start to finish, it could not be faulted. The portions were huge. We will deffo be back.

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NiamhW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, very nice servers, kids loved it, especially the bolognese.

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Rachie
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

First off asked for our vaccine passport, very impressed. Seated at a very small corner table despite there being many tables free but service was quick and all staff we encountered were very approachable and friendly. Expensive for what it was but at least it was decent quality food, although the Phily Cheese steak was not served on a hoagie roll as advertised. I'd give a solid 8/10 and would return!!

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Kerri
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with big portions, really friendly service and welcoming atmosphere

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TaniaB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Burgers were amazing. Felt the steak fajitas were poor value for money. 4 small pieces of steak on the platter which was not enough.. Drinks were poor also all ice

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AnnaD
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Captain Americas for a pre-theatre lunch. The food was excellent and the service was second to none. I brought my eight year old granddaughter and she really enjoyed the experience. We will visit again as soon as possible. I can highly recommend this restaurant.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our food, service was quick and convenient, nothing was too much trouble (from a very fussy eater!) we really enjoyed our night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a student meal, lovely reasonably priced food and cocktails brilliant for a students night out!

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EvelynB
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and fab cocktails. The staff were really lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Good service but food was not good - three of us got Pizza and they had far too much cheese which made the pizza very sloppy. So much so that you couldn’t pick up the pizza and eat from hand, it needed u

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BAB2021
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Quite a bad experience from a restaurant that should know better. It’s been a Dublin institute for a very long time now and you would believe that they would be capable of performing the basic functions of a food service business but I had a really bad experience in Captain Americas. From slow bad service to poor food, it was a bad experience. Example of bad service was that had to give the server my order 4 times because her electronic device wasn’t working (okay wasn’t her fault and could be forgiven) however I watched our food sit under the heat lamp for 10mins while she was nowhere to be seen. Eventually got our food which was poorly cooked/reheated it was anaemic and undercooked. I can’t understand how they can serve food with zero taste. Wouldn’t recommend and I will avoid this place from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

When we walk in we said we were early by 20 minutes
We had requested a booth we were told very abruptly they had none but they could give us a half booth
We then we’re left waiting for 10 minutes before anyone came over ( not even asked would we like a brink by our server who sat us)
We asked for a pint of coke and a pint of Coke Zero when our brinks came it was a small glass of coke (I asked 3 times for a pint of coke) and the glass was filthy with some sort of scum floating on the top
We got our meal was not asked if we would like any condiments
What surprise me was that our onions were late to the table but they were cold ?
We got the large wings but the came with a very small blue cheese sauce I asked for more and was changed a extra €1 very disappointed at this
We asked for a refill of coke but we were so long waiting for this that we were paying the bill by the time it came
No it was not busy
No they were not short of staff
Very sticky table
Over all
I have to say we will not be going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service & ambiiance

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Badbam
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch and the service was good. It was nice to get out and forget about covid for a while

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AbbiO
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and service was good but could of been alot better. My friend and I were waiting a while for our second drink of the night.

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AlanB
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

American Diner, quality food, burgers and fajitas are great, good portions, great value kids meals.
Good kitchen smells, good for the nose, bad for the clothes and hair 🙂

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stephend
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming establishment and excellent service staff. Food was perfect and great portions. There was 3 people in our group and everyone enjoyed themselves. We shall return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was horribly slow service. Had to wait for cocktails and drinks for hours. It just took the fun out of everything. Seemed horribly an wait for eternity to wait for drinks and repeat drinks orders. Did not enjoy the night out at all. Food was okay. Not value for money at all . Will not visit again regards A

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fifi
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

food was great, student deals were great value but the service was not good, drinks were forgotten about, incorrect bill was given and when we pointed it out, the server end up taking off the drinks we had just ordered and not actually correcting the mistake on the bill

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AshleenN
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and friendly staff. Management are very professional and handled my food concern perfectly.

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JeanP
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived 15 mins early for our booking but was taken straight away to our table..service food atmosphere great..brought my 15 year old grandaughter a perfect place for her she absolutely loved it 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and table service was very good. But the place could do with an upgrade on furniture and maybe a more modern look.

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vipEmmaF
6 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely quick and efficient service. Food was lovely as always.

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KIRSTYB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful and the staff were lovely.

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BlackrocFamilyDining2021
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food. Great service.

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KeithH
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Had to wait 20 minutes for the bill while thw place was not busy

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Sazp
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Staff were extremely rude took plates away as we were still eating and glasses with water away after just cause we asked for a bill. We would always go to for food had and would have a amazing experience but this time made us second guest to even go again

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Adam
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fabulous and the cocktails were great too. Super spot for students with a great student menu.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is lovely. Staff are lovely. Watch out for the pizzas they are bigger than you expect. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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AngeD
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Staff are amazing here and can't do enough to help out and food is good. Margaritas are especially nice post dinner.

I love the decor although it could do with a little paint here and there.

Overall great for families (my 5 and 7 year old don't want to go anywhere else in the city!)

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PeterK
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointed with the food. Meat in the burger is pre cooked. Fries overly salted.
Generally disappointing.

FAQs

Captain Americas - Grafton Street does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

Captain Americas - Grafton Street is rated 4.3 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.