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Capt. Anderson's Restaurant

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5551 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
+1 850-234-2225
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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LaGrange, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We come here every time we visit PCB. It is consistently great! Fresh seafood! Huge restaurant that is always packed. Worth the wait!

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Thank bethmknight
Bonifay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Captain Anderson is the most favorite sea food restaurant for me and my family. We have been eating there for several years. Now, whenever my children who are grown and have children of their own visit me, we always go to this restaurant. We are always welcomed by the courteous service and excellent hospitality. We have excellent sea food delicacies... More 

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Thank DrYunus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was fine except shrimp was a little greasy.atmosphere was great, service was fine. Shrimp had greasy taste and I hated it because this has been my favorite restaurant for years. First time ever to be disappointed.

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Thank Gregory M
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food, but it was slow. We got there at 7, and had a 45 min wait, which is fine. We went to the bar and had their popular peach martini. They were moving the crowd quickly. But once we got a table, it took forever. We didn't leave until after 10 by the time we were finished. Food... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at Capt. Anderson's Restaurant and we waited about 35 mins to be seated. Once seated, the restaurant was so cold we couldn't enjoy our food. All of the seafood options were fried. My daughter ordered shrimp and pasta and it was so bland, she couldn't even eat it.

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Thank coolcaddy66
Panama City Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been to the restaurant in the past and the food was good but nothing special and the service was mediocre. On this visit the Salad had brown lettuce in it and I ordered Stuffed Grouper and the piece of Grouper was about the diameter of small coffee cup. Totally unacceptable for a meal for me and my wife that... More 

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Thank Don R
Clinton, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The view at dinner was very nice. The food was great. A little pricey but not terrible. The gentleman that greets you at the check in booth was awesome. What a great personality. I will be back.

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Thank Robb C
Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for good seafood, this is the place. I can understand why they have stood the test of time in PCB. Waiter was very helpful and attentive. We had a very good experience and will eat here again on our next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our dinner here and everyone was very nice, helpful, and accommodating! The owner was kind enough to come over to our table and give us a round :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We always go to Captain Anderson's when we visit PCB! This year was delicious as always especially the grouper and stuffed shrimp Service was excellent ( thanks Heather Y) and we were in and out in ninety minutes.

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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, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5551 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
  • 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
5 months ago
Centre
over a year ago

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