Captain John's Seafood restaurant has been docked at the foot of Yonge Street since 1969. But once its unpaid tax bill reached upwards of $1 million, the infamous ship had sailed. Well, more like scuttled. Much like the selling off of Honest Ed's, losing Capt. John's leaves Toronto with a tacky seafood hole that just can't be filled by the Geraldines and Old Townes of today. But is that such a bad thing?
Vowing to chain himself to his ship if the bureaucrats and bean-counters try to take it, Captain John Letnik says of his namesake resto that was ordered closed last year. But last week, Council voted to begin the seize.
The place had been getting poor reviews for a while before the closure; from shoddy service to fishy fare, Captain John's became a novelty experience that you regret in the morning.
Although it did create a landmark in the harbour, it's time to bid adieu to the MS Jadran and score some quality ocean-going booty on land.
Where do you get your seafood fix? Leave your recommendations in the comments below!