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About Us

Jennifer and Dewayne Evans welcome you to Captain Jack’s! They are proud to be the new owners of this legendary establishment, personally invited by Tom and Brenda Frank to take over their business upon retirement in winter 2024.

Jennifer and Dewayne are Sodus Point residents and business owners, operating the popular Sodus Bay Outfitters since 2022.


1920s-1949   The business originally operated as Joe’s Place, built on the water’s edge using rock and 55-gallon drums to support the building’s foundation on the narrow point. The menu offerings included hot dogs, fish, and steaks.

It is believed the restaurant also served as a “Speak Easy” during prohibition, with smuggled liquor coming in from Canada on boats called “rumrunners.”

1949-1982   The restaurant and bar reopens after a fire as The Dolphin, with a portion of the restaurant operating as Lippy’s in the 1950s.

In the late 1960s thru early 1980s The Dolphin’s music hall hosted popular concerts that brought huge crowds and big names to Sodus Point, like Joe Cocker, Edgar Winter, and Meatloaf.

1983   Captain Kelley’s opens, with the space converted to a restaurant and motel

1986   The Sodus Point Fish & Crab House opens with expanded waterfront real estate, adding decks and docks

1993   The establishment operates for two decades as Jack’s Driftwood Lounge

2006   Tom and Brenda Frank open Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, transforming Jack's from a small pool hall to the Sodus Point destination it is today

2024    The new owners of Captain Jack’s, Jennifer and Dewayne Evans of Sodus Point, expand the Captain Jack’s footprint to include Sodus Bay Outfitters

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What Our Customers Say

“This is a casual bar/restaurant that has excellent food. Great beer selection and one of the best fish fries I've had!"

Carolyn P.

“So many excellent memories attached to this place. The food was always excellent, the service quick and friendly, and located in a perfect spot."

Dutch V.

"The food is enough to feed a bear. Drinks made like home, strong! Atmosphere is home like but lakeside all the way. We will be back a hundred times over.”

Marcus Z.

“Fun and Yum. Great way to unwind and celebrate so many awesome food and beer choices."

Maddie G.

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