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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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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably the Best and one of the Oldest Restaurants in Panama City. Arrive early if you can the restaurant fill up early. They open at 4:30 and we arrived at 5:00 we waited briefly at the bar for an Ice Cold Beer and my wife had a Great Margarita. The food is Fresh, and Outstanding!!!! Service is Over The Top!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friday night visit, a lot of locals. Our server was great. You definitely get huge portions. The dessert looked wonderful, but we were so full we didn't have room! The decor is a little dark, we felt under dressed in jeans and sweatshirts as some patrons were very dressed up? The mixed drinks were great.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fairly good meal after a 1 hour wait for seating. Restaurant had just reopened after Winter break. Probably not my favorite place and a little pricey for the quality. Service was attentive.

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Thank CWOKen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an early dinner. They had been closed for the winter months. This was their first day to open. They open at 4:30 pm and there was a long line but it moved fast. I had the shrimp which is always wonderful. My husband and friend had the grouper. Both said it was delicious

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family and had good service and good food. Can't ask for more. Very polite southern help. The shrimp dishes were some of the best I've had in PCB.

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Spring City, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Capt. Anderson's several times and the food is great. It's my favorite place to eat in Panama. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it. I recommend getting there early for dinner as there is usually a crowd, at least during the summer. If you have to wait they have a fresh market to shop and the... More 

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Plainville, Georgia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must say you can't go to PCB without going to Captain Anderson's! Awesome food in a great atmosphere!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lucked out at arrived when they were open. The food and atmosphere were upscale- many locals. They open 2017 February 8th in time for the big Valentine special

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The seating staff weren't accommodating. The food was excellent though. It's a pricey place for nice dinner.

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Thank D M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to eat. It is a bit expensive, but it is good and they have a great atmosphere. Worth a trip to check it out

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $48
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Greek, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
Alexandria, Louisiana
Phenix City, Alabama
Knoxville, Tennessee
over a year ago

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