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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” (112 reviews)
“seafood” (316 reviews)
“shrimp” (172 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Greek, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is consistently excellent for the choices my family makes. the Grouper Imperial and all of the fish is excellent with perfect seasoning and moisture. Any dish with the seafood stuffing is great - It is the best we have eaten. Also, the Waterfront...More

Thank 957pat60
Reviewed yesterday

I've been going to Capt. Anderson's for many years. Although it has been a while since I have been there, I think the quality of the food has declined since last there. I had deviled crabs and fried shrimp combo, along with Greek salad. The...More

Thank 1212Sylvia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The seafood was average. The fish was overcooked and had a burn taste. This has happened to many times in n the last couple of years. I been eating at Captain Anderson’s since the 70’s so I know what great seafood is. Allot their reputation...More

Thank TigerPC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual Captain Anderson’s was one of the most delicious places to eat in Panama City. The wait was not terrible, and the service was excellent.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best seafood dinner we ever experienced. Atmosphere great, food out of the world . Best dinner rolls. Service outstanding. Overall one of the best restaurants I have ever been too. Wish they were in Utah

Thank mw81718
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wait was long to be seated on a Friday evening and I understand why. The Surf & Turf with grouper was excellent and the salads were nice. The service was great and it was a fun atmosphere.

Thank WDW853
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long waits from 5:30-6:30 but the food is the best quality and tastes great, lots of choices too. Right along the lagoon so come early and watch the shops unload their catch. I have going here over 30 years and am never disappointed with the...More

Thank Hankpo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the surf and turf with fried grouper and steak. Oddly the steak was the best steak I have ever had even though it is a seafood place. Very nice atmosphere as well. Enjoyed our dinner.

Thank bradsd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw that they had lobster thermador and had to give it a try. It was ok. It had lots of mushrooms but only about four small bites of lobster. This was disappointing and pretty much a waste of money.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With all the hype about captain Anderson’s I expected more. I got the stuffed shrimp and they were not hot, barely warm , and I doubt if there was crab in the stuffing. My husband got the crabmeat/shrimp au gratin, he was disappointed . Way...More

Thank elle2010_11
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Angela S
May 17, 2018|
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Response from Jane D | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t go on the dinner cruise. Meals & drinks were pricey, but worth every single morsel of food. You may want to check their website. They’ve been around for years as I understand, so would think they’d have something... More
March 1, 2018|
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Response from Hoosier1963 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. Yes they have specials.
Gloria W
October 11, 2017|
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Response from elle8b | Reviewed this property |
If you can come to the beach after Labor Day the restaurants are still open the weather is NICE and it is less crowded. You can enjoy Capt. Andersons and not have that long wait in the heat. Oh and the sunset are spectacular... More
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 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
  • E-mail
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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