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“Greedy management, poor service”

Capt. Anderson's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $48
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
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.
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We had a very disappointing visit last Saturday. Very noisy, crowded restaurant. Greed dictates everything in this place. Service suffers.The Waitress was pushy,called me honey and expected us to leave as soon as finished the main course.The food was not great, grilled shrimp platter without an extra napkin, crab soup tasteless, the filet mignon was ok. Don't go there if you would like a relaxing place where you can enjoy good food, good wine and a nice surrounding.
The service does not justify the price!!!

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Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Crowded seating and noisy. Nice decor and full bar lounge and gift center available. Reasonably attentive waiters and reasonable delivery of ordered food items. This nite 6 persons. Grilled shrimp, lobster tails and snapper imperials was best. Followed by stuffed flounder and grouper imperial. Fried grouper was not tasty. Burnt oil taste and strong fish taste, uncommon of grouper. All else was ok. Didn't have but grilles bay shrimp and large greed salad make a good meal. Bon a petit'

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had a party of eight and no one liked their food. Amberjack was tasteless, Salad was soaked with dressing. Shrimp Scampi was floating in grease and had no garlic taste. Bread was dry and hard and no one could eat it. Watch the waitress when you order, she will charge you for every little thing and you will not be aware of it until you get the bill.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

It started with the waitress "Melissa" who was very rude and was not helpful with explaining anying on the menu. Two of us ordered the Amberjack and it was tasteless, it was dry and had no sauce on it. The Shrimp Scampi was the worst we have ever had, it was floating in grease and we tasted no garlic. The salads were soaked with dressing and we just pushed them aside after a few bites. Not sure what has happened to the food, perhaps they changed cooks. I have eaten here for the last time. We had a party of eight and I was so embarassed by the food, everyone had complaints.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great food. Everything is fresh. Fish is filleted on site. Bread and salad dressings are homemade. Have the bay shrimp appetizer, Greek salad, amberjack fish, peanut butter pie and roll yourself out!

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