FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO -- My wife and I decided to eat at Captain D's for lunch. I hadn't eaten there but once before, and it was so many years ago, I couldn't quite remember too much about the visit. As soon as we received our food...I was instantly reminded of why I prefer Long John Silver's when trying to sate my appetite for chicken planks and hush puppies.
I ordered the chicken combo plate, and my wife ordered the fish plate. Her fish was soggy and greasy. As for my plate, well, Captain D's prepares their chicken planks more along the lines of Church's Chicken, as opposed to Long John Silver's. Which is okay if I was in the mood for a bucket of chicken, biscuits, and mashed potatoes & gravy. But that wasn't what I came for. The hushpuppies had some sort of coleslaw or chopped onion in the batter. Again, not my cup of tea.
The finishing touches towards ensuring we shall NEVER dine there again, was the tartar sauce, if you could call it that. It resembled something more of a whipped mayonnaise. Not even remotely close to tartar sauce. After being told that is just the way they make it, I was forced to drown everything in ketchup.
The fries were actually surprisingly good. But that alone, isn't enough to stand on one leg and entice my continued patronage.