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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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Panama City Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

In all the years eating here, we have never had anything but exceptional food. You know when you see locals coming for birthdays and anniversarys it has to be good. This will always be our # 1 choice for seafood.

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Atlanta GA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is our favorite restaurant in Panama City Beach. The grilled fish is awesome and the Greek salad is, too. Grilled Bay Shrimp is wonderful! If you have room, you must try the Key Lime Pie.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was our 3rd visit to this restaurant an a trip to the beach. The atmosphere is crowded and busy as it is a huge place. There is alot of noise and little privacy. This being said I wouldn't miss thier scamp imperial despite the craziness. It is so fresh and delicious. Many choices of fresh seafood that are ot... More

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Albany, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Loved the atmosphere, and the food was awesome! I had crab-stuffed shrimp - it was the perfect portion. My entire family ate with us, and everyone loved their meal. The service was great, and we couldn't have been happier with our experience!

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Crazy packed restaurant. Make sure you're not in a rush. No reservations. Good food. Obviously expensive. Good service. Does it live up to its reputation? Pretty much.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We love this place. The wait can be long at times but it's so worth it. All of their food is perfect. The prices can be a little high if you're not expecting it but the quality of the food is worth the price. The desserts are awesome. The atmosphere makes it all better. A must try!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I am sad to write this review. Captain Anderson's used to be my absolute favorite restaurant. This last trip was average, however. I think that I expected so much that anything less than great is disappointing. Our server was absent, even kinda rude. Our food was average- my Dad's lobster was even bad. I will go to this restaurant for... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I have been going to capt Anderson's since I was a little girl. It's a tradition for us. I always get the shrimp scampi with the Greek salad (amazing) and to me it's reasonably priced compared to other places around. The sautéed crab claws appetizer is amazing. My husband has never been a fan due to the long wait and... More

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Our family has been dining at Capt. Anderson's for the past 40 years! The food is always delicious, service is prompt and friendly with great scenery. I had first experienced the wonderful restaurant with my grandparents and parents during one of our yearly beach vacations. I have now been able to share the same experiences with my children. Thank you,... More

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Moody, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It's Captain Anderson's! It's all good! You can never go wrong with Captain Anderson's...unless you don't bring your wallet!

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