While we can’t guarantee it, we’d wager if you asked Palmetto High School alums Jeff Bezos and Ketanji Brown Jackson for a Miami seafood rec, they’d immediately call out Captain’s Tavern. That’s because this southwest suburban staple has been serving up fresh caught, filleted-onsite seafood for over 50 years, making it as ingrained in local nostalgia as the Youth Fair. But unlike some childhood memories, Captain’s Tavern is as great as you remember, still slinging two-for-one lobster on Tuesdays next to one of the best wine lists on the planet. They’ve even added sushi to the menu, if your adult tastes demand something different than the old stuff you remember.
How to book: Stop in for first-come, first-served service.