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Capt. Anderson's Restaurant

5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
+1 850-234-2225
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good20%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“greek salad” (99 reviews)
“seafood” (285 reviews)
“shrimp” (168 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Greek, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate at Capt. Anderson's for dinner. There is plenty of parking. We were seated promptly at 7:00 p.m. per our reservation and we were lucky to get a table by a window. The service was impeccable. However, they were already out of a couple...More

Thank Jana O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We eat here every year while on vacay in PCB. We have been going since 1980. Every year is the same. Excellent food and great servers. Yes, price is up there, but you get what you pay for here. Quality Seafood at its Finest. This...More

Thank Coleman02
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This seasonal restaurant is a tried and true favorite with locals and visitors alike. The seafood is amazing. Be prepared to wait a little while but it’s worth it ! Nice gift and dessert shop attached

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice atmosphere and great food. Our waiter was exceptional. We had a very nice, quiet dinner. I would highly recommend Capt. Anderson's to everyone.

Thank SusanW1958
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate there recently with a total of 14 family members. Everyone loved what they ordered. I had the stuffed shrimp which I had enjoyed on a previous visit. Still delicious.

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very disappointing! I ordered the Seared Sea Scallops, "we don't have them." Ok, I then ordered the Stuffed Flounder, "we don't have that either." Really?! So I ordered the Stuffed Grouper. When it came out it wasn't stuffed, just grilled. This was my first time...More

Thank cwillis01
Reviewed 6 days ago

We've eaten here before and it did not disappoint us. The red snapper was excellent, very well prepared and the presentation was pleasing. We also had the chocolate chip cookie dessert with ice cream, Oh, how Good!! I would certainly recommend this restaurant. The waiter...More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waitress recommended the scamp imperial when we asked about some menu items. It was absolutely delicious and one of my favorite all time seafood meals on the coast. The service was friendly and exceptional. The restaurant was busy but we were seated fairly quickly.

Thank marianneh427
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and is right on the bay. Considering they offer the fresh catches of the day I found the restaurant to be very over priced. The selection on the menu was very appealing with great selections. I had the stuffed...More

Thank Darlene R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood is decent and fresh but nothing very special about this restaurant it is very packed and loud. If you want a romantic date atmosphere I would not advise, however if looking for a family gathering I would suggest going here.

Thank Jessica G
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May 10, 2017|
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Response from SilverBean925 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the answer is yes to all of your questions, but it would be safer to just call them directly. (850) 234-2225.
January 18, 2017|
Response from ypatronis | Property representative |
Hello there. We will reopen on Thursday February 9th.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $48
Dinner, Drinks
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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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