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8208 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
(850)-236-8555
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Today
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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet

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  • 104
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Absolutely delightful. Mouth watering, tender steak and endless crab legs. Will visit again and again. Tea was overly sweet and thick but not a big deal up next to the variety of food choices! A must! Somewhat pricey. $32 per person.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Tammy W
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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely delightful. Mouth watering, tender steak and endless crab legs. Will visit again and again. Tea was overly sweet and thick but not a big deal up next to the variety of food choices! A must! Somewhat pricey. $32 per person.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Looked way better inside that I had expected. The food was alright. Loved the broiled shrimp. The crab legs, though plentiful, were in no way fresh from the water.... Price is kind of high for the quality of food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

So I am not a fan of crab legs. The rest of the buffet was decent but for almost $40 per person and $10-$11 for my child, it was way overpriced. Also the deserts were not good. I would pass this up for the many other restaurants unless I wanted lots of crab legs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The service was beyond good and the food was very good. Spent $200 on family of 6 but worth every penny. Crab legs were A1 huge and tender. We got there about 5 minutes before they stopped seating for the night at 9:00 pm and I was worried that the crab legs would be few and far between NOT THE... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I have one word... Crab legs!! all you can eat crab legs for dinner. Need I say more? All the food was pretty good. I would definitely eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

You must ,must must go by this place if you are a crab legs lover . Do not leave PCB without dining with them.

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Lavonia, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food was ok, nothing special. If it wasn't for the endless crab legs, this would be MUCH roo expensive!!

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Conway, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Good Buffett for fish/seafood ppl but pricey if not eating cra legs. Wish they did offer a menu for those traveling with seafood lovers. Our group had to separate for dinner b/c 1 had seafood allergy and 2 didn't eat fish and couldn't see paying $35 for salad and chicken.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were visiting Panama City Beach for a family vacation and on a budget we decided to try Captain Jack's. Buffet was a great price for adults and children. The selection of food was perfect! It had a little bit of everything including seafood. There is an option to buy crab legs by the pound also, but we opted not... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

You walk in with a $30-40 price tag for the same buffet you might encounter at a Shoneys Bar or similar. Crab Legs go fast but they are overly salty. There is a large variety, but it could be better. Not necessarily good value for the price.

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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: American, 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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