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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always eat at Captain Anderson's when we go to the beach. The seafood is always great, the hushpuppies are to die for, and the view of the boats coming in after a day of fishing makes for an incredible atmosphere! We often go early and stroll up and down the boardwalk just to watch the fishermen unloading their catch... More 

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Thank Linda S
Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a really crowded place during the summer season. Service was slow and high pressure to order appetizers and drinks. Food was just average and VERY expensive.

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Thank Zmomz
Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is pricy, but the food is always great! We enjoy the experience of arriving in the evening to watch the boats coming in with their catches.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an average restaurant with above average price for this area. Wait staff is always pleasant. Selection is nothing unusual and preparation is average, nothing to complain about, nothing to rave about. View is not aas wonderful as many restaurants along Front Beach Rd. My opinion this restaurant lives on its reputation.

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here and found it good and the service was great. we enjoyed the setting and the walk after dinner. The wife had steak and I ate fish, both were very good. The place must be crazy busy in the summer.......

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your wallet. The food is good. Hey bring bread out. The scamp imperial is excellent. I hate the paper straws.

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Thank Brian F
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have enjoyed eating at Captain Anderson's on many occasions. I can't say enough good about this place. The atmosphere is excellent but the food is above and beyond excellent! The service is superior and I just don't think you could be disappointed by visiting Captain A's you owe it to yourself!

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Thank Stephen S
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always have to dine here when in the area, looking out over the water is refreshing and a great view. Lots to choose from the menu. This is a very busy restaurant, reserve a table so you don't have to wait. I agree, the carpet should go as it is not very hygienic in this day and age. That would... More 

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Thank windsorette
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

The food is always amazing. The dinning experience is always fun looking out the windows and seeing all the old boats in the water. They bring out fresh bread and butter and the fish is always fresh too. I would say they are very pricey, but it is a nicer place to dine. I don't like the carpet though, doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Let's face it. If you want crab legs, this is your best bet for the price and it's your own fault if you go home hungry. I have to say that the other food is good, but we're there for the crab legs and that's what it's all about. Don't expect some fancy dinner, because, yes, there is crab pieces... More 

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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
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
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 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
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
11 months ago

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