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Capt. Anderson's Restaurant

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5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
+1 850-234-2225
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This place was so over priced. If you are foodies like us, you will laugh when you see the presentation, service, and lack of imagination on this menu. When our waitress ( who was very nice, ) recommended the steak, at a seafood restaurant, we said it was time to go, and left... Of course we paid our $13 bill... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This establishment is as excellent today as it was when I lived in Panama City nearly FORTY years ago. I've never had a bad meal and also find it difficult to suggest a favorite selection on the menu. EVERYTHING is great.

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HAZARD, KENTUCKY
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The variety wasn't great and it was expensive. Awesome memorabilia throughout the restaurant. Loved the bread. Salad was very good. Prefer the tails are off my shrimp pasta. My son got the shrimp and lump crabmeat au gratin and I've never seen so much cheese. He said it was good but so rich almost made him ill. Glad we went... More 

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband had the whole red snapper and it was great. I had the mahi-mahi and it was also delicious. Our daughter had scallops and they were ok, overly seasoned and in the salty side. I also had a cup of she-crab soup and it was ok. The staff were all kind and helpful. No wait for our table that... More 

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chicago
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to try Capt. Anderson's & we were happy we did! Didn't have to wait too long for a table, but it was very busy! Had delicious baked oysters for an appetizer. Our entrees were scamp imperial, and grouper. Even the salads & bread were good. No soup was offered, even though it said soup or salad on menu. Maybe... More 

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georgia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh seafood and wonderful view. Go after 9pm and miss the crowds and get a good table. Prices are a bit too high now - get soup and salad and share an entree. No longer has Captain's Wafers, and these are great for little kids and salads.

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Alabama
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here so many times I can't count them! The food is fresh and the service is good. You can view their menu online before going to see what you might like. During peak seasons they get crowded and you will have to wait for a table. My favorite is the fried shrimp dinner. The only thing we've... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large, popular, traditional place. My snapper was good, as were the sea scallops. Bay scallops struck me as bland; sides were below average. Over cooked potatoes; dry rolls; salads heavy with dressing (and light on feta, despite being called Greek); green beans better. Deserts--mainly cream pies homemade--were tasty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, clean location. Lots of selection. Food was good. It was a good seafood and a nice setting.

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didnt feel like going out after a long day on the beach. Captain Andersons has great seafood and they have carry out. Just placed our order and picked up our fabulous meal. Still had my swimsuit on!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$48
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Greek, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 21:30
Saturday
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-234-2225
Description
Capt. Anderson's restaurant is one of those rare "family" restaurants that not only survives, but strengthens and improves through the years. The landmark waterfront restaurant is celebrating its 46th anniversary in 2013, and every year has witnessed remarkable growth without loss of quality. The restaurant has grown to 725 seats and, six nights a week, serves over 250,000 guests during its 8 month season. Founders, Jimmy and Johnny Patronis set high standards of hard work and consistency for the younger Patronis generations, and they still pull their shifts at the busy restaurant, stopping by to welcome old friends and loyal customers... occasionally bussing a table or taking a special order. Their passion for the business is undoubtedly the root of Capt. Anderson's success.Named among America's Top 50 restaurants, recipient of the "Best Seafood Restaurant" award from Southern Living and Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence," Capt. Anderson's won Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award for 15 years before being inducted into the Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2005. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor Florida Trend can bestow upon a Florida restaurant.Year 'round, the Patronis family works with fishermen, oystermen and others who make their living harvesting the Gulf and Bay waters, to preserve the natural oyster beds of Apalachicola Bay... to build artificial reefs... and protect the fragile coastal ecology. Preserving and replenishing the rich natural bounty of the Gulf Coast is part of the Capt. Anderson’s legacy, one of the most important reasons this landmark restaurant is known for serving more fresh local seafood than any other restaurant in Florida.

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Columbus, Ohio

Jimmy,

Greetings!

Public feedback to your questions (Also sent you the same in an email).

 

First, I will say we were totally floored by our Capt Anderson’s dining experience. So much so we questioned whether we were dining at the right restaurant.

We were in PCB from 10/25 thru 11/08 and Capt Anderson’s was very highly recommended by two other couples, hotel desk clerk, and a waiter at another restaurant (Long Horn).

We were told to arrive early because the restaurant would get very busy later in the evenings (we could expect a 45 mins or more wait) and made aware Capt. Anderson’s was scheduled to close up for the season the middle of November through the beginning of February.

Q: What night did you dine with us?

A: This was not an evening dinner but rather a late afternoon. ETA was between 4:30-4:45pm (sun still up, no waiting, promptly seated). When we did leave it was after sunset and there were a lot of people in the lobby and outside patio area waiting to get in. Sorry, I do not have specific date. Unfortunately, I decided to pay cash rather than wait to pay by credit card. Otherwise, I would have exact date and time as we keep our CC receipts to tie back to our purchases. Speaking of which, I do not have CC dining receipts for the early evenings of 10/30(Th), 10/31(Fr), 11/01(Sa) or 11/03(Mo).

Q: what you ordered?

A: Entrée:

      a) Filet mignon med well (w/potato).

      b) Broiled gulf scallops (w/salad).

Q: Who your server was?

A: Do not remember our server's name. She was quite polite, very busy waiting tables, and apologetic about our meals. We sat at a table for two on the left side of the upper dining area next to a handrail overlooking a lower dining area and view of boats at the docks. Next to our table (away from the rail) is the table where the party of six was seated. Again, when we got our check I (1) unfortunately paid cash rather than having to wait paying by credit card and (2) I did not take the dining receipt as I should have. When exiting the dining area the lobby and outside entrance areas were packed with people waiting to dine. As my wife and I approached our car in the parking lot she said “I hope they have a better dining experience.”.

over a year ago
Alexandria, Louisiana
Phenix City, Alabama
Knoxville, Tennessee
over a year ago

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