There Are Only Two Places To Eat… Home and Captain Bob’s!
To find good home-style, country cooking, just follow your nose. Within a mile of Captain Bob’s in Hertford, North Carolina, you’ll begin to smell the sweet, pungent aroma of pit-cooked barbeque, and there is no mistaking that delicious smell! As you get closer, you’ll see the billows of smoke coming from behind the restaurant and your mouth will begin to water at the thought of what you are about to taste.
Just so you know, Captain Bob’s isn’t just about delicious barbeque. The restaurant is named for the owner, Bobby Lane, a long-time local commercial fisherman who decided to venture into the restaurant business about 19 years ago.
So, it comes as no surprise that you can find grilled or blackened tuna steaks, homemade crabcakes, pickled herring or whole flounder mentioned alongside the minced barbeque on the menu. When Bobby’s not on the water he’s helping run the restaurant, which he owns with his wife Sharon.
A friendly and efficient staff of close to 40 employees keeps customers coming back for more seven days a week for the bounty that’s offered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Captain Bob’s delicacies can even come to you by way of their “kitchen’s on wheels”. The staff loads up and heads out to events hosting from 50 to 5000 guests to cities in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia for both casual and formal settings. The catering has become so popular they have acquired four trailers in all.
And why shouldn’t the catering be a success?! Anything that is on the menu can be served up in generous portions from the sleek, black trailers complete with the Captain Bob’s logo.
Located just off US 17 South, Captain Bob’s offers a laid back atmosphere for families to come and enjoy a meal any time of the day.A seafood buffet on Friday nights and a country buffet on Saturday evenings draws locals in by the car-load to partake of Captain Bob’s honest-to-goodness, fresh country cooking. They have a saying at Captain Bob’s – “the only two places to eat… Home and Captain Bob’s.” And in this picturesque country town in Northeastern North Carolina, there is no arguing with that logic.