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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Dessert

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  • 83
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 49
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  • 35
    Poor
  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Wonderful buffet with crablegs!

A little overpriced for the amount that the kids ate but I loved the crablegs. Maybe for a couples date? We had a great meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Alesa H
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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A little overpriced for the amount that the kids ate but I loved the crablegs. Maybe for a couples date? We had a great meal.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We ate at Captain Jack's Buffet for dinner. The total bill for 4 people was $143 with drinks. I expected fresh fish being that we were near the water. The baked fish was dry and chewy. It had been left on the buffet line way too long. There were multiple fried options. The side dishes were average. There were crab... More 

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Horn Lake, MS
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28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you are looking for great crab legs, this is the place to go. But that is about all that I liked on the buffet. This buffet was not worth the money you pay. You can go other places and get a much better meal for a whole lot less money. The stuffed cabs were good and the service was... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went here for lunch, at about 13 dollars all inclusive this was a cheap and tasty place to eat! Buffet sea food, Lots of choice, really enjoyed it! try the seafood gumbo or jambalaya these were really tasty! Has a wonderful choice of salads and different sides aswell as main sea food dishes. Also had chicken options and meat,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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