“ Address: Whitehouse Pier / Barbican / Plymouth / England „
Cap'n Jaspers is a take away, specialising in burgers, it is situated on Plymouth Barbican, Devon.
The take away looks like a shack, it has a nautical theme and there is a small seating area but it is completely open.
All the food is fresh and cooked in front of you, every time I have eaten there I have never been disappointed. The burgers do not taste at all greasy and are cooked to perfection.
Some of the best Cap'n Jaspers has to offer you...
Crab Salad roll £2.50 - This roll is made with fresh crab caught from Plymouth Barbican.
½ Yard of hot dog £3.85 - This is absolutely massive! You get 2 jumbo sausages and onions, this would actually feed about three people, so if your going to choose it make sure you have a good appetite on you.
Jasperizer £3.95 - I think this is the best and biggest burger they sell. It include 2 quality beef burgers with a slice of bread and cheese between them topped with bacon and onions. This is absolutely gut busting, I had one yesterday in the morning and it kept me going all day.
Milkshakes£ 1.10 - They sell the best milkshakes ever. My favourite is banana but they also sell raspberry, strawberry and chocolate. These shakes are filling so I would recommend eating before having one else it may spoil your burger.
Prawn salad roll £2.50 - really fresh prawns in a lovely fresh soft roll.
You can add any sauce you want to as it is all on the counter. You can also get other burgers such as Veggie burgers, chilli and chicken etc.
I would say that if you are planning a visit to the city then this is a great place to visit for your lunch or dinner. As it is situate on the barbican you also get to eat your food in a great setting.
The shack and grills etc are kept really clean and the staff are really friendly, polite and efficient.
The famous Captain Jasper's is a shack situated on the side of barbican in plymouth and is a very interesting place to visit to say none the less. It is a very popular place for people such as students and bikers, it is an ideal place to grab a quick bit of food. It basically is a glorified take-away van as they sell burgers and hot dogs, one thing i do like though is if you order a hot drink you receive it in a mug (a 50p depeosit required). It has an interesting decor of a nautical theme, with seaguls hanging from the ceiling and even the staff wear sailor hats.
If you are after a place to eat your food in a relaxed atmosphere this isn't the place for you, food is done to order where you are given a number and called when it is ready. Defently has a fast food element to it, but with that little extra humour.
The food is pretty tasty and filling and at a reasonable price too, but there isn't a lot of seating, only a few picnic benches to sit down and enjoy it with, but in my opinion the views make up for this. It is defently worth a visit to the ledgendary Captain Jaspers and is open from very early to late, so there is no excuse. Theres no where else like it.
This has to be the best place to visit in Plymouth for grab on the go! You cannot visit Plymouth without having a Captain Jaspers and it is even world famous!
Location - it is situated in a gorgeous part of Plymouth, that is the world famous Barbican - called the Whitehouse Pier. It is situated behind the Glassworks right on the edge of the water by the boats - and of course seagulls! Prime location if you fancy something different to the famous Plymouth fish and chips! This place is a small work from the main barbican mainstreet and about twenty minutes walk from the city centre. The barbican is easily found on many road signs, but you may have to ask for directions for Captain Jaspers as it is not signposted.....well only in word of mouth!
History behind the place -
It was in 1978 that a John Dudley wanted to raise money for charity at the famous Barbican Regatta - one thing came to mind and that was a few charcoal Dabs. He then applied for planning permission, but accidently only applied for a hut no bigger than 12'x6'. Back then rent was £10 and electricity £1 a week! This was so popular over the years that it was rebuilt to 20' x 12'. Then came the trouble where they had to move because the glassworks were going to built. Over the years since, alot of the business was based on good fortune, it wasn't until 1997 that the place earnt long term ownership which would secure it's future. What is nice about it, is that all the gadgets you see when ordering food/drink were designed and made by The Cap'n himself!This gives a real homeyl sense about it. In June 2001 the man himself sadly passed away but is now run by his daughter Georgie, involved since its birth in 1978.
Food/Drink - the food here is one thing you won't forget about this place - it has so much to offer, from a Jasperiser - which is a Quarter Pounder Bacon Burger atop a Quarter Pounder Cheese Burger finished with Fried Onions. To half a yard of Hot Dog! Yes that's right, and at £3.85 I find this a bargin! Eat it if you dare! It is yummy though! When I was younger, about 14 my mum said I wouldn't be able to eat that, oh was she wrong! They also do garlic bread for a bargin £1.25! Best of all this is it is cooked to order! They also do tea, coffeee, hot drinks and you have to pay a 20p deposit on all mugs - which I think adds to the homely touch.
Once you have ordered your food, you get a number and you get called up, you then can have whatever sauces you want on your burger or food, then you can sit bck down overlooking the beautiful harbour. If you want a token to keep to remind you of this place they also sell Tee shirts, key rings and mugs!
Go here if....you like honest, good quality, reliable food. With friendly staff you can't go far wrong!
Don't go here here if.....you don't like the cold, and aren't prepared to eat outside.
One venue that you must include on your list of places to go while in Plymouth even if it is just for a tea.