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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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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

a timeless restaurant with the type of service you once received when you went to a fine dining restaurant. food is always excellent. if you notice the car tags in the parking lot there are always as many locals as tourists. don't miss this one

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Having read several reviews and seeing the low scores Captain Anderson's receives from others it almost made me think twice about eating there. However, I would like to say my meals there are always the best in PCB. The chargrilled shrimp and chargrilled grouper are delicious. Add the greek salad and it is the perfect beach meal. We always try... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After taking the tour of the bay and a trip to shell island, we stopped in here for dinner. The food and service here are quite good and if there is a negative... It would be to brighten the place up a bit. The lighting is very dark and makes it a bit tricky to read the menus. About the... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been going to Capt Anderson's annually for 20+ years but after my most recent (11 Oct 2014), I will not being going back. I was shocked during the recent visit with the poor quality of the food; the fried oysters were awful. They have always had great Greek salads with wonderful breads; no more. Both of these items... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

I wrote a review in Aug on bad this place is but I am now warning arriving Snow birds. This place is dirty, over crowed, over priced, and serving really bad food. You are hurried for a fast table turn over to the point of the server being rude. The meals were so bad we did not finish eating paid... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stopped at Capt. Anderson's market to pick up seasoning before our trip home. We couldn't resist a sampling of the Snickerdoodle cookie that was covered in cinnamon and the to die for canoli's. Don't leave Capt. Anderson's without tasting either of these two delights!

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Panama City, Florida, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Its was wonderful. The crab claws are wonderful and the grouper and scamp imperial are delicious. The staff is very friendly.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went here for Dinner while in pcb. This place is amazing! The wait was about 20 min and the place was packed! We had fabulous service! The bread for starters was very good! I got A grilled shrimp appetizer! It's grilled in a spiced butter, and while extremely messy to eat, because it's peel and eat, it was delicious!... More

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Macon, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Food here was fantastic for the most part. She Crab Soup, grilled Scamp, hush puppies all delicious. The salad, however, was swimming in oily dressing to the point of having to let each bite drip/drain before I could eat it. The bread we got was cold, as were a couple of the other's in my groups meals. Our waitress left... More

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

First time I went was about 13 years old, I'm in my 50's now, still remembered the place went back about 11 years ago food still great. Here March of this year Way over priced food was greasy was not no way near what it was. Will I go back? Nope!

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