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Capt. Anderson's Rest.

5551 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
+1 850-234-2225
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Price range: $0 - $42
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Dessert, Seafood, Steakhouse, Winery
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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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Destin, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

One of Panama City Beach's oldest, most favored restaurants, as well as receiving numerous accolades from many restaurant reviewers. Serving several different seafood as well as steak entrees. We prefer the grouper and amberjack ... Have it grilled rather than fried. Good cheesecake dessert. Service is good is good as well. Be prepared for long waits for a table during... More 

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Panama City Beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We have been regulars for the last 10 years, and the food is always consistent. The Cherasco steak is a classic and tastes amazing, it melts on your tongue. The fish is fresh and the scamp is my favorite. While they don't have that many sides to choose from, the ones that you do have a really good. They have... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

it is apparently a slow season down here in Panama City. Pulled in and had the entire restaurant nearly all to ourselves. The waitstaff was excellent, but the Grouper was to die for! We popped for the large ultimate dish with crab meat. I'd like to say we were dying for more, the the portion was so satisfying we were... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Capt Anderson's was promoted as one of the best places to eat in Panama City Beach so we decided to try it. My wife ordered the Filet Mignon and I ordered the Oven Broiled Gulf Scallops. We waited a long time for our meals. A party of six next to us arrive we ordered, received their food before us, and... More 

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CaptAndersons, Owner at Capt. Anderson's Rest., responded to this review

Greetings, What night did you dine with us? Do you mind giving me some more specifics like date, what you ordered, who your server was? I'd love to hear more. Jimmy More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Captain Anderson's is a favorite for many people who visit the PCB area. We went with friends on vacation to eat there. We arrived early and had over an hour and a half wait. I don't enjoy waiting for a table but for great food sometimes you must. Capt Andersons didn't deliver on service or food. I thought the food... More 

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CaptAndersons, Owner at Capt. Anderson's Rest., responded to this review

Greetings, What night did you dine with us? Do you mind giving me some more specifics like date, what you ordered, who your server was? I'd love to hear more. Jimmy More 

Thomasville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I love this place! It is so good! I have been going to Capt. Anderson's since I was really little, and I don't remember a time it was really bad. The best dishes include: fried catfish, fried grouper, fried shrimp, and so much more. For appetizers I love getting the fried crab claws. Go to this place!

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CaptAndersons, Owner at Capt. Anderson's Rest., responded to this review

Greetings, Great! You're kind to say so! Thank you! Jimmy More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Additional Information about Capt. Anderson's Rest.

Address: 5551 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone Number: +1 850-234-2225
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 42
Cuisine: Dessert, Seafood, Steakhouse, Winery

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Columbus, Ohio

Jimmy,

Greetings!

Public feedback to your questions (Also sent you the same in an email).

 

First, I will say we were totally floored by our Capt Anderson’s dining experience. So much so we questioned whether we were dining at the right restaurant.

We were in PCB from 10/25 thru 11/08 and Capt Anderson’s was very highly recommended by two other couples, hotel desk clerk, and a waiter at another restaurant (Long Horn).

We were told to arrive early because the restaurant would get very busy later in the evenings (we could expect a 45 mins or more wait) and made aware Capt. Anderson’s was scheduled to close up for the season the middle of November through the beginning of February.

Q: What night did you dine with us?

A: This was not an evening dinner but rather a late afternoon. ETA was between 4:30-4:45pm (sun still up, no waiting, promptly seated). When we did leave it was after sunset and there were a lot of people in the lobby and outside patio area waiting to get in. Sorry, I do not have specific date. Unfortunately, I decided to pay cash rather than wait to pay by credit card. Otherwise, I would have exact date and time as we keep our CC receipts to tie back to our purchases. Speaking of which, I do not have CC dining receipts for the early evenings of 10/30(Th), 10/31(Fr), 11/01(Sa) or 11/03(Mo).

Q: what you ordered?

A: Entrée:

      a) Filet mignon med well (w/potato).

      b) Broiled gulf scallops (w/salad).

Q: Who your server was?

A: Do not remember our server's name. She was quite polite, very busy waiting tables, and apologetic about our meals. We sat at a table for two on the left side of the upper dining area next to a handrail overlooking a lower dining area and view of boats at the docks. Next to our table (away from the rail) is the table where the party of six was seated. Again, when we got our check I (1) unfortunately paid cash rather than having to wait paying by credit card and (2) I did not take the dining receipt as I should have. When exiting the dining area the lobby and outside entrance areas were packed with people waiting to dine. As my wife and I approached our car in the parking lot she said “I hope they have a better dining experience.”.

11 days ago

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