Originally posted by ToddH
Man, I don't know how that Japanese guy does it. I'm a big guy too, and I can't eat that much stuff(anymore). My record was 22 pieces of fish at Captain D's when I was about 12 or 13,(late 70's early 80's) this was when they still had the larger pieces of fish too.
To this day, I still think the best restaurant value I ever enjoyed was the every Monday night all-you-can-eat fish dinner sold at Captain D's seafood shoppes in the late 70s and early 80s. It was a very popular offering here, and our two locations were always full.
The fish fillets were good sized and not over-battered, and the special applied to whole dinner - slaw, fries, and the hush you puppies. All four foods came out well prepared, and staff brought them right to the customer's table. The fish and hot items would be hot, and you rarely had to wait for more.
The price was really too low, an opinion I sometimes mentioned to managers, as I wanted this special to continue forever. It did run continuously for quite a few years. I was sometimes embarassed by the amount I ate, but their fried fish was too good to resist.
I always brought people with me those nights and tipped the staff, though it's a non tipping kind of place.
Captain D's was owned by the Shoney's people back then (and may still be), but they don't serve the great fish we once flocked there for. As the fish is now sliced thin and narrow and over battered, I rarely eat there anymore.