Grew up in OC but sad to say, I never went to Capt. Jacks. I have since moved away up north, but my sister who lives in HB, highly recommended Capt. Jack's. She raves about the crablegs being the best in town. On a trip down to visit her, we all went there for dinner, including my father and step mother. The food was good no doubt, but for older, less tolerable people, the noise level and crowds aren't good! My father complained the whole time about the service, the noise level, the wait, the crowds, the parking, etc. He is right, for the price you pay (it's pricey!) the service should and could be better. Also their parking is basically nil. If you don't get there early, plan on hoofing it a few blocks and waiting awhile for a table. All in all, my sister was right. The food was really good and I haven't had better crab legs. But just be warned that if you are looking for a quiet atmosphere, to be served and seated promptly and service that's out of this world, this isn't the place!!