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“Nice meal”

Capt. Anderson's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $48
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 January 23, 2014

Great meal I n a nice waterside atmosphere. Hostess and waitress were very friendly and helpful. Their fish is excellent.

Thank Harold F
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

The food at this place is so good! They have mouth watering seafood! They are a little pricey, but if you are looking for a nice meal out on the town--this is it. It's an upscale seafood restaurant/bar on the dock & the view is amazing. The restaurant is decorated beautifully all the way through, with a glass wall on the water side. You can watch boats dock as you enjoy your meal, & just gaze across the water as it glistens in the sun. It's also beautiful at night with all the lights around the dock. After your meal you can stroll along the dock and look at the boats, see what fisherman have caught, and enjoy the scenery. You can also purchase tickets for boat tours by the dock. We had excellent service when we ate here. This is definitely a special place to dine.

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Thank Tracey C
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We ate here once. I won't do it again. Perhaps we didn't like it because we didn't choose the specialty fish. I had just grilled grouper at home the night before, and didn't want grilled fish. I had the shrimp (because oysters were not available), hubby had the seafood in some sort of cream cheese sauce. We expected the first to be better than Bonefish, nope. The shrimp were dry and bland. The second sounded similar to a dish at Saltwater Grill that is amazing, nope. It was quite expensive for bland mediocrity. The Saltwater Grill and Dee's Hangout are better, and where you will find me.

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Thank Mamamathayo
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Captain Anderson's is a nice restaurant with great atmosphere. It's one of my wife's favorite places to eat in PC. For me it is a bit overpriced. The food is very good - and they do a great job of preparing dishes that aren't found at your typical "beach" diners. The service is usually very good... just a little more than I'd expect to pay for a good dinner.

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Thank SamKnows
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I think this entree is a local staple! My wife and I always look forward to dining at Capt. Anderson's and I tend to order this same entree time after time because of its wonderful taste - the Scamp Imperial with lump blue crab meat. On our most recent visit (11/7/13), my wife ordered their Churrasco steak and that is also an excellent entree.

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Thank Robert W
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