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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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Cleveland, Tennessee
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We have enjoyed caption Anderson's for 35 years But tonight I had two bad experiences 1 the music in the bar was only there to give you a head ack to loud and bad vibes 2 the place was an ice box unbelievably cold and they could care less I wonder if management has changed? For sure their attitude has... More

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69 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best places we have been too for a great meal. The service was excellent the food was served quickly and we enjoyed our time here and will return again. We had Rachael S as our server and she was very knowledgable about everything on the menu.

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Trussville, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I ate here with my wife and 15 month old baby. We waited 5-10 minutes on a Friday night after Labor Day. The wait was worth it. They have free bread which was kind of crusty but very good. The waitress was very accommodating and the service was good. Since I was at the beach I like getting shrimp. It... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We've been going to Capt. Anderson's for as long as we've been going to the beach. It is always consistently good. I can honestly say that they serve the best amberjack I've ever eaten. Order it cooked Greek style, and you won't be disappointed. The Greek salad is also very good, and their bread selection is second to none. I... More

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Canton, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to the infamous Captain Andersons. We got there at 4:30 opening time tonight. Aside from the restaurant needing a major cosmetic upgrade (very outdated) and the leak from the roof with a hose attached to so as not to drip on customers all seemed ok. We ordered from the extensive overpriced menu, our family of... More

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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Ok but not worth the 45 min wait. Party of 4 and we all ordered different items from the menu. All agreed that the food was OK but not the best we've had.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were on a much deserved vacation in Panama City Beach last week and brought 2 other couples with us on vacation. We treated them to dinner on this occasion. The restaurant was busy and we were looking forward to a great seafood dinner. We were seated fairly quickly, (a shorter time period than we were told) and we were... More

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Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have been visiting this restaurant my entire life and i have never had a bad experience. I even work close to the restaurant now and frequently stop by to purchase the wonderful desserts. In the dining area you can view the boats unloading. I suggest getting there early 4:30...Be sure to try the she crab soup!!

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Athens, Alabama, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We arrived just as the restaurant opened on this Monday night and were quickly escorted to a nice window-view table. Our waitress was attentive and prompt. No waiting for our names to be called. No parking problems. No hungry mob. We were in and out within an hour!!! Unheard of in the peak summertime. My husband had the Greek-style filet... More

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Johnson City
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We ate here on our vacation. It was a very good meal. My husband had the seafood platter and I had the popcorn shrimp. It was alot of food and good.. We will be back.

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