Capt'n Morgan's - Automall Parkway, D'Iberville

Capt'n Morgan's opened its doors about four months ago with a lot of help from family and friends.

"A lot of stuff we get here is stuff we buy everyday, and we try to keep it as fresh as possible," owner James Morgan says. "When I eat an oyster, it tastes like an oyster. When I eat catfish, it tastes like catfish. When I eat shrimp it tastes like shrimp. Everything, just the flavor explodes in my mouth."

Their steaks are also a big hit.

"We smoke our steaks first, then we put it on the grill and sear it. That locks that taste in."

Morgan is also proud of his homemade side items like potato salad, cole slaw, and tartar sauce. He might share one of those recipes with you, if you ask. But one that's likely to be "off limits" is the 100 year old family gumbo recipe.

"Let me just tell you, it's probably the best gumbo on the coast."

As for the restaurant's name, Morgan has a good reason for naming his business after an infamous pirate. A little investigating found that James is a direct descendant of Captain Henry Morgan.

"If you want the best rum in the world, I think you want to get Captain Morgan's Rum. But if you want the best seafood on the coast, come to Capt'N Morgan's," Morgan says.

Capt'n Morgan's is on Automall Parkway in D'Iberville across from Astro Ford. Hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 9:30pm, Saturday 5:00pm to 9:30pm and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. They have a buffet from 11-2 Monday through Friday.