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Capt. Anderson's Rest.

5551 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
850 234 2225
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Price range: $0 - $42
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Expensive but you pay for quality. Good seafood platter & crab claw appetizer. Signature drink pretty good. We got there early they fill up quick. Ok service we had a mix up on a potato but our server fixed it. Overall a good experience!

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not inexpensive but the fresh seafood food variety, quality and quantity are well worth the price paid. The older wait staff could have have been more accommodating especially when answering less than 3 menu type questions. i.e describe the difference in grilled versus blacken whole flounder. Based on the age and demographics of the other customers, these were probably not... More

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East Wareham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The wait was a little long 40 - 50 mins. should have made a reservation. The Meal was well worth it. I started with a cup of Seafood Gumbo, It was just as good as I had in New Orleans. The Maryland Lump Crab cakes were the best I have had, if not tied with the best. We would have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Waited an hour and one half for a table for two. The she crab was delicious but the seafood platter was good but too many scallops, not much shrimp or fish.

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16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Cat Anderson's is a staple in Panama City Beach. Iy has been greatly expanded over the years and, we felt that the food has suffered. My husband had the broiled seafood platter, which he described as unremarkable. I had the whole broiled flounder that I did enjoy very much. The service was slow and half-hearted.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Best Grouper I had while in pan handle as it was thick chunks of fish which was very flaky & tasty. Also had very good service, hush puppies and was a very scenic looking at the harbor.

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Blountville, Tennessee
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18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Best fried shrimp ever! Finally! There were 4 adults and everyone had a great meal except the one who ordered a simple grilled chicken breast. It was very dry and seemed to be leftover from lunch. Overall, seafood was wonderful!

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Centennial, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Not great! Overpriced and salad was slathered in dressing. Don't get the crab/shrimp au graten horrid!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We decided to try the Salmon. It just melts in your mouth. Loved the little hushpuppies. They are tiny and light but delicious! Service is excellent Little pricey but it's the best in town!

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DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I drove from Defuniak Springs to take my cousin out and she chose this restaurant. We got there on a Thurs night and had to wait about 30 minutes which was fine. The waitress came I ordered a beer and some water because I figured I would be there for awhile. After 10 minutes I asked about the drinks. The... More

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Additional Information about Capt. Anderson's Rest.

Address: 5551 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone Number: 850 234 2225
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
Average Prices: USD 0 - 42
Cuisine: Seafood

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