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Capt. Anderson's Restaurant

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5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
+1 850-234-2225
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Sunday
Closed
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our last night in Panama City Beach and trying to pick a place to eat dinner by reading reviews and finding something relatively close. For some reason I kept going back to this restaurant in my research and I am so glad I did. It was a very pleasant and wonderful experience. When we parked and saw the shear size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was great! Food was excellent! The restaurant was very nice. It had a great view of the waterway. There was hardly a wait at all. There is a very nice gift shop you can walk around and look in while you wait.

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nashille
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Your typical seafood restaurant It was ok, shrimp yummy Large portions Good service, crab cakes yummy

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McCaysville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family loves Capt. Anderson's and always make it a point to visit each time we vacation in Panama City Beach. Great food!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was crowded, noisy and the bay view was of the back of a row of boats. The service was poor and the food was not great. The She Crab soup tasted of flour and there was hardly any crab.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was hoping for great things for from this restaurant, instead I received an expensive steak covered in brown sauce. Add to that my credit card was cloned, probably from here.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought my dad and husband for fresh oysters and seafood. They loved it! We also picked up three pounds of red Royal shrimp at the market downstairs for a family Barbecue that evening. We did surf and turf kabobs and thought we might have made too many. Turns out it was not nearly enough the food was so good. I... More 

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Cartersville, GA
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55 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a recommendation from a friend and a local. We arrived just as they opened and were seated right away. Our server, Marcella, immediately made me feel like we were an imposition, and when we wanted a little time to peruse the menu, she was downright impatient. Once we ordered wine (which turned out to be very mediocre),... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere,sea motifs,love it. The food is very good and the dressing for the salads are to die for. Fantastic . The desserts are made on site and very very good ,in fact my son cried when he ate it .i said whats wrong he said "it was the best he ever tasted"

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West Van Lear, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter was super friendly. Didn't have to wait long for a table. The stuffed mushrooms were awesome. I ordered fried scallops and they were over cooked. To me it was very pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $48
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Greek, American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-234-2225
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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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.”.

over a year ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
6 months ago
Centre
over a year ago

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