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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
Knoxville, Tennessee
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We had seafood platters and twin tails she crab soup and everything was great loved the ambiance yes it's a little dark Inside but we loved it like that will go back also piña colda was great and we got to keep or they gave us a new glass just like the one we drank out of real glass just... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Food choice and quality very good. Excellent service. Nice view overlooking the marina, and at the right time watch the fishing boats come in and unload their catch for the. Nice gift shop.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Service was outstanding; Breads and Salads well thought out and fresh! Seafood platters and lobster tails were excellent!!! Would highly recommend, will be back on my next visit! !!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Wife and I ate here at the end of july. We both like the stuffed florida lobster. This was the 3rd time we went and were told they did not have it. The waiter just handed us a menu and asked what would we like instead. If you have something on the menu at least have it to sell.. After... More

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Whitesburg, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I was a little disappointed. I felt the food was bland. The service was very slow. The place is beautiful.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is such a beautiful setting and the food is very good. great place for a night out or after being on the boat all day. Good for kids and adults alike.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Waitress dumped tray of drinks all over my daughter cutting my daughters hand on broken glass. Off duty cook sat on back of our booth talking to friends while rocking back and forth with his butt touching my other daughters shoulder. I asked him to move which he did grudgingly. Asked to speak to manager and he/she/it never showed. Very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Expected a fantastic meal. The food was a real letdown. The sauce they used was found to be used in several dishes and the atmosphere was really dark. If you want great seafood eat elsewhere please!

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Newnan, Georgia, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I planned a weekend getaway for our anniversary with dinner at Capt Anderson's as our special treat. We were not disappointed -- the fish was as delicious as we remembered. We both had grilled grouper and it was perfectly prepared. Our waitress was attentive and helpful in selecting an appetizer we had never tried before (crab-stuffed mushrooms... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I have been coming here for thirty plus years and their standard has remained...good food, good price and good location. The food was very good and quality has remained over the years. While the uniform and decor don't seem to have changed the restaurant is clean and I didn't see dust on anything so they must keep it clean or... More

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