We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Capt Jack's Family Buffet

8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
+1 850-236-8555
All photos (49)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (413 reviews)
“boiled shrimp” (19 reviews)
“clam strips” (8 reviews)
Open Now
15:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (668)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 668 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Other than the crab legs which were delicious, the buffet was sadly lacking for $40 dollars a person. For that price I was expecting way more choices and much better quality food. Golden Corral has more choices and better quality than this buffet.

Thank Krista M
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great Crab Legs! A favorite place for dinner while at PCB. The food is always good and the wait staff always attentive!

Thank Patty W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

$10 is a great price for this extensive buffet. Even cheaper for kids. You can order crab legs for $20/lb but we had plenty of great food without them. The seafood gumbo was some of the best and its included. Other restaurants charge $10 for...More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Looking for a family restaurant to have lunch and found Captain Jack's. We had seafood with our granddaughter fill up on chicken and pineapple ice cream.Everything was great.

Thank Avalanche07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start off by saying that dinner is $40/adult but this includes CRAB LEGS. Market price pretty much. Everything I had tonight was delicious. Crab legs were amazing, hot, fresh, easy to snap. The steak on the buffet comes medium rare to well done...More

Thank RGL26
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of SCUBA divers and travel to Panama City beach several time each year for dive trips. Capt. Jack's is one of two "must dine at" restaurants every trip we make to the Gulf Coast. They have a large buffet with plenty...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lunch buffet was great and at $10 very reasonably priced. My kids loved the pineapple ice cream.

1  Thank GoBengals01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at many, many, many all-you-can-eat seafood buffets the crab legs here were as good as anywhere but NONE of the other food was edible The prices were outrageous $120 for 2 adults, 2 children, no drinks The restaurant was small and insanely...More

Thank rogerswv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first we thought the $40/adult seemed high, but in hindsight we spent close to that for sushi the next night. Full buffet with salads, sides, and other proteins but we came for the crab legs. Crab legs were easy to crack and remove the...More

Thank duren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, best crab legs anywhere. Are waiter Jason was the bomb.❤️we was here 7 out of 9 night last vacation 2016 this year we are going for 9 out of 9 night eating here. No where anywhere like this place.

Thank Melody V
Nearby Restaurants
Liza's Kitchen
528 reviews
.75 km away
Finns Island Style Grub
653 reviews
.83 km away
Dat Cajun Place
340 reviews
.44 km away
Deja Brew Coffee Shop
57 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
Panama City Beach Winery
1,099 reviews
.89 km away
Rick Seltzer Park
64 reviews
.71 km away
Slingshot & Indy Speedway
51 reviews
1.11 km away
Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center
115 reviews
.55 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 July 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Tracy P | Reviewed this property |
My son is 13 and he was charged 15.95$ and I believe when they're younger it is less than that
11 July 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Orlandobound88 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they do it by size because I had two kids off by one year in age. One is very tiny and petite and she was a small child (she is 6). The 7 year old was a large child according to them.
Tommy F
1 July 2016|
Response from marquita6852 | Reviewed this property |
I think around 11 AM or 11:30
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-236-8555
  • E-mail
An All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet famous for our #1 Snow Crablegs! We have a variety of seafood options as well as steak, chicken, other side items, vegetables, an amazing salad bar, and a great selection of homemade desserts. We also have a full bar with our famous frozen daiquiris, signature cocktails, beer, and wine.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing