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Capt. Jack's Family Buffet

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8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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155 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went at lunch time in October and there were not many people. The buffet bar had a lot of items ranging from salad to hot food items to fried and baked fish and seafood. They also had a good variety of desserts. It was not my favorite restaurant but it for sure gave a lot of options to choose... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Server was kind and attentive. They did have a decent amount of choices on the buffet and were prompt at restocking when items were low. The price did include all you can eat crab legs, they just weren't that good. Most everything was mediocre. For $35 per person I expected a little more. The only thing that stood out in... More 

Thank ARForbes
Jamestown, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were excited to see that panama city had a all you can eat seafood buffet , when we arrived we were greeted nicely and explained the price and seated. The buffet is behind a wall and now i know why, It was not anymore choices than you can get at chinese buffet for 12.00 rather than the 34.95 that... More 

Thank joeM8736BE
Athens, Tennessee
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Capt jacks for a birthday celebration and can't say enough how great the food is! 34 dollars for dinner gets you all the food you can hold. The seafood was so fresh, the oysters tasty and well cooked the crab legs Amazing! The shrimp delicious. And the crab salad and deviled crab made with real crab meat a... More 

Thank CandiAnn2014
Palm Bay, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jason worked the tables not his mouth. Very attentive and provided service with precise anticipation. No hurry up leave bill.

Thank tdhogan1415
Lynn Haven, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is worth every penny, you will not leave disappointed or hungry. Idk what those other reviewers are used to but this place better than some of the buffets that I went to in Vegas. The seafood is fresh and succulent. The seafood gumbo was worthy, and I'm picky about my gumbo. There was no additional cost for the... More 

Thank Cynthia H
Lilburn, Georgia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For the price, the food was horrible. We go to an all you can eat buffet at my home town that charges less than half the price per plate and get better quality food. I've been to high end restaurants that charge less than this for Sunday brunch and got high quality food. Don't expect that here. Expect low end... More 

Thank Stuart B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So so buffet. Crab legs advertised on buffet but you have to pay additional cost. Won't be going back.

Thank Norm T
ChrisF1169TJ, Manager at Capt. Jack's Family Buffet, responded to this review

Hi Norm. Thanks for your comment and sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us. Just to clear things up, we do not advertise our Crablegs as part of our lunch buffet. We offer them in addition to the lunch price of $9.95 because they are too costly of an item to include with that meal. They ARE a part... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We all left stuffed!! The food was great...the staff friendly and enjoyable atmosphere . It was a little pricey but the range of food was worth it for sure.

Thank christielca
Ringgold, Georgia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Captain Jack's Buffet was tasty, but pricey! The serving area was unorganized and I didn't feel like the restaurant in general was as clean as it should have been. The food was replenished in a timely manner and was hot! It would have been nice if crab forks had been provided.

Thank Cathy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: 18502368555
An All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet famous for our #1 Snow Crablegs! We have a variety of seafood options as well as steak, chicken, other side items, vegetables, an amazing salad bar, and a great selection of homemade desserts. We also have a full bar with our famous frozen daiquiris, signiture cocktails, beer, and wine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?