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8208 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
(850)-236-8555
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 48
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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great for crab leggs, not much else for the price.

The crab leggs are great, the size, quality and manner in which they were preapare are among the best we have ever had, and we have had a lot. The rest of the bar is very marginal, the sides/vegetables seems to straight out of a pre packaged can/container. So if you hace to have crab leggs and are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
tonysapp2
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet
  • Dessert
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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The crab leggs are great, the size, quality and manner in which they were preapare are among the best we have ever had, and we have had a lot. The rest of the bar is very marginal, the sides/vegetables seems to straight out of a pre packaged can/container. So if you hace to have crab leggs and are willing to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

the food was very disappointing and frozen tasting. It did not seem fresh at all. The staff not helpful.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

heard about this restaraunt and decided to try it, was hesitant on the $32 for an adult buffet but we were on vacation so why not. the crab legs were hot and fresh, they also had baked cod and polluck, stuffed grouper and fresh peeled shrimp. all of which was delicious. i will absolutely be back next trip

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Lorain,Ohio
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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I really don't like buffet style meals yet we went to Captain Jack's and I became a fan of there buffet. The server Mike went out of his way and the food was great our party of four were all in agreement, one of the best buffet's around nice place and for the price a great deal go hungry and... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The food was not good, the crabs were the only decent food on the buffet. Although the crabs were meaty, you could tell they were not kept in the salt water but rather seemed heated in tap water. Without the butter there was no natural taste. We go to seafood buffets all the time and this one was in Panama... More 

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nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wanted a buffet to eat our fill of crab legs. Was the only buffet we could find. Not a huge choice of different seafoods but did enjoy. Crab legs were actually better than expected. Husband said the scallops were really good too. We go to buffets like this for the seafood so can not comment on salad or dessert bar.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our waiter didn't even show up to our table to take our drink order for 20 minutes. I asked another waiter to help us and he did. The original waiter came up and started giving us a multitude of excuses of why he didn't help us. Whatever buddy...you got one job at a buffet - bring plates and drinks.

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Mississippi, U.S.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We come here every year on our visit just for the crab legs. They do a great job keeping the buffet stocked with crab legs. Our waitress never let our glasses get empty. The restaurant was busy on the Saturday night we ate there but we never had a wait at the buffet or for service. They have a wonderful... More 

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Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you love crab legs then this is your place. My husband usually want to hit this restaurant the same day we arrive in Panama City Beach.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

32.95 a person to eat and there's not much of a selection. I'm ok with the price but there should be your money's worth on the buffet selection. The desserts were horrible. When we were seated it took a good 10 minutes for someone to take our drink order. This is not the place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8208 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: (850)-236-8555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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