Restaurant review

A tip of the hat to Cap’s Place, a South Florida institution worth a return trip


If you go

Place: Cap’s Place

Address: 2765 NE 28th Ct., Lighthouse Point

Rating: Good

Contact: 954-941-0418,

Cost: Expensive-very expensive

Hours: Dinner Tuesday-Sunday

FYI: Reservations Strongly suggested. Full bar. Free parking lot at dock. AX, MC, VS.

Eighty-five years ago, the spot now known as Cap’s Place opened as Club Unique. Popular through the 1940s as a supper club and casino operated by Eugene "Cap" Knight and his wife, Lola, it’s believed to be the oldest restaurant in Broward County. It even has a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

But mention Cap’s Place to most locals, and you’ll most likely hear, "I haven’t been there for 20 years."

I’m here to tell you that Cap’s is ripe for rediscovery.

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