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Captain Jack’s Fish and Chips

I’ve been writing about this location for what seems like forever. For so many years it was the home to one of the most derelict commercial spaces on Elmwood – Boosing Repair (see back story). Then, one day the building owner came along and built what we all see standing there today (see post). That was back in December of ’07. I figured that it would not take long before a commercial tenant would come along and snap it up. Wrong! Fortunately we finally have a business moving into the building. Peter Cavaretta is in the process of introducing a fish and chips take-out restaurant called Captain Jack’s.

Peter, a Buffalo native, spent a couple of years in Vegas operating a pizza joint. That was before he hopped on a plane and headed to Rhode Island to help a friend open a fish and chip restaurant. Eventually he decided to come home. That’s when he decided that he wanted to open something different (for Buffalo that is). Of course he was not going to be a pizza joint (considering there are so many already), so he went the direction of fish and chips… and sushi… and some chicken. The crux of the menu will be fish though.


The interior of the building is undergoing huge renovations – the ceiling has been removed to expose the second floor in order to give the space plenty of light. There will be a couple tables for sit down as well as an outdoor patio during the warmer months. Captain Jack’s will offer lunchtime delivery and curbside pickup. Cappuccino, coffee and WiFi will also be offered – that will allow people the ability to get comfortable while waiting for their orders. I’m psyched to see a new space open on Elmwood. I’m also interested to see what sort of authentic fish and chip recipes will be offered. I bet that sushi-lovers will be happy to have yet another option in town – Peter is in the process of looking for a sushi chef, so if you know of any quality sushi chefs in town (or in other cities), ‘drop him a line’ at 716-881-FISH. And as for all you drivelswiggers out there, you will have a new place to go on International Talk Like A Pirate Day (September 19th). Arrrrrrrrr!

Captain Jack’s is located at 1066 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, NY | 716-881-FISH

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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