Captain Jack’s Island Grill

Captain Jack's Island Grill – Serving Up Good Vibes Plus Ultra-Tasty Bar Fare in Lahaina
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you’re in the mood for tasty bar fare served alongside plenty of good vibes, get on over to Captain Jack’s Island Grill. Set right along Front Street in Lahaina, this popular eatery keeps the deliciousness coming all day long. Their offerings hit a fever pitch at happy hour each day when food and drink specials plus live music land onsite.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

When you want to soak up the good vibes while grubbing on tasty bar fare, you cannot go wrong with a trip over to Captain Jack’s Island Grill. Located right across from the historic banyan tree, this Lahaina eatery boasts a fun pirate theme that sets the stage for a truly memorable dining experience. The team puts the aloha spirit at the center of all they do, too, so you can focus on enjoying your visit to the fullest.

At every visit, you’ll undoubtedly find that their pub grub is second-to-none, while their tropical cocktails round out your meal just right. They build all their appetizers and entrees using high-quality island ingredients, including fresh-caught fish from local fishermen. Their tropical cocktails come loaded up with flavorful fruit flavors, including pineapple, passionfruit, and mango.

You can swing by for a bite to eat and drinks galore any time of the day, although happy hour is where it’s at. Held daily from 2pm to 5pm, this brief moment in time brings on the live music plus food and drink specials from their dedicated happy hour menu. The upbeat atmosphere inspires all the patrons to groove to the music while sitting out on the second-floor patio. From that vantage point, you also get a phenomenal view of the monstrous banyan tree and the ocean beyond.

Don’t miss the chance to try:

Kracken Calamari
A true local favorite, the Kracken Calamari kicks off your meal with all the best ocean flavors. You’ll get six calamari strips beautifully encrusted in panko breading and fried until a light golden brown. Alongside that, they add their signature spicy house tartar and cocktail sauce for dipping. 

Bleubeard’s Wedge Salad
When you want a lighter start to your bar food experience, treat yourself to the bright and flavorful Bleubeard’s Wedge Salad. This dish starts with a wedge of fresh iceberg lettuce along with tomatoes and red onions. Then, they dress it up a whole lot more with grilled steak slices, bacon, and bleu cheese crumbles. Bleu cheese dressing gets drizzled over top to bring it all together at the end. 

Shipwreck Burger
The Shipwreck Burger is always a fantastic choice if you want rich, meaty flavor in every bite. This burger starts with a 6.5-ounce certified angus beef patty grilled to perfection. The patty lands on a toasted ciabatta bun, and then they add a generous pile of pulled pork, cheddar cheese, and fried onions. Mayo and house BBQ sauce complete this flavor experience right before the top bun lands in place.

Local Roots Taro Burger
Want to skip the meat while still getting a powerful one-two punch of flavor in every bite? Then, put the Local Roots Taro Burger on your radar. This vegan favorite features a Moku Roots patty made with locally grown taro, carrots, onions, red bell pepper, cumin, and ginger. Once the patty goes on top of their toasted ciabatta bun, they put on the lettuce, tomato, red onion, pineapple pico de gallo, and citrus herb oil.

Whenever you come in, don’t miss the chance to buy a bottle of their world-famous hot sauce. With its perfect balance of heat to flavor, it’s ultra-delicious on pretty much everything. Nachos, pizza, burgers, and even salad benefit from its zesty kick. Not sure if you want to invest in your very own bottle? They keep it on the tables for your use on your in-house meal, so give it a try and see if you can walk away without it. 

Insider Tips:
-In the event of impromptu closures, you’ll find the announcements on their Facebook page.
-Stop by between 2 pm and 5 pm any day of the week for happy hour. During that time, they serve up all their most popular food and drink specials plus have live music playing for the crowds.
-If you park at the Warf Parking Lot, they’ll give you two hours of validated parking with a $20 minimum purchase. To access the lot, go down either Wainee Street or Luakini Street.