Cap’s seafood restaurant is now open at the DTSP

Boozy coffee and fresh seafood have arrived in downtown St. Pete. Taking root in MacDinton’s former location at 216 1st Avenue North, Cap’s is a dual concept featuring a cafe and bar, as well as a fresh seafood restaurant, both accompanied by al fresco sipping and dining.

Following the opening of Cap’s Coffee Shop in late April, Cap’s Seafood Restaurant officially opened its doors this weekend for a soft opening period. The fresh seafood concept is a raw bar and a steam bar offering tasty versions of the raw and steamed standards. The raw bar offers fresh oysters, sashimi, shelled and eaten gulf shrimp, tuna poke and conch salad.

The steam bar allows customers to build their hot creation by choosing from a variety of bases – such as yellow rice, bucatini noodles or low country vegetables – and building from there with various fresh seafood such as mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops and other fresh catch. The steamed dishes are then topped with one of Cap’s four sauces.

Cap’s is open from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (and stays open until 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday), with a grand official opening ceremony planned for the coming weeks.

While the restaurant has only just opened, Cap’s Coffee Shop is already welcoming customers, offering coffee, pastries and alcoholic delights. With a walk-up bar on the sidewalk, the cafe is run by the owners of the now closed Treasure Island favorite cafe.

Cap’s Coffee Shop brings the same great pastries, frittatas, and other baked goods downtown that Coffee Grounds was known for, bringing with them their popular beach style. When it comes to caffeine, Cap’s Coffee Shop proudly serves Kahwa coffee, featuring locally roasted beans and infusions and bringing a St. Pete staple to the block.

Cap's outdoor terrace

Cap’s has something for everyone, anytime

The twist at Cap’s, as opposed to the typical cafe, is a full liquor bar, allowing the team to create caffeinated cocktails and alcoholic coffee creations. Cap’s Coffee Shop is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., then reopens from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.

The cafe and restaurant share the full bar, giving guests day and night options for great food, drinks, and vibes with patio seating and walk-in ordering.

The restaurant is named after the owner’s great-great-grandfather, a former rum maker who had his own bar and restaurant years ago in Pompano Beach. Cap’s will take the same approach by providing fresh seafood, great drinks, and everything someone needs to get through the day (or night).

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