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Capt. Jack's Family Buffet

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8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
+1 850-236-8555
15:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 15:30 - 21:30
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed today NEW

My husband said the crab legs were very good, but the other seafood he ate was not very good. I, myself had the non-seafood option which was still $24.95 and it was almost the worst food I'd ever eaten. The carrots had no flavor and were soggy, the chicken was tasteless and tough, the mashed potatoes were the worst kind... More 

Thank Vanessa J
Phenix City, Alabama
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We, my wife and I, went there to celebrate her birthday. We were not disappointed. We traveled 180 miles to have quality seafood and we were not disappointed in any way. The crab legs were fresh and hot, sweet and tasty. The scallops with the delicate taste that was tempting to make me stay eating all night. The shrimp were... More 

Thank Stephen W
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for dinner on Tuesday night. The lady had never had crab legs before but wanted to try them so we thought this would be the best place. It is pricey but so worth it. We spent close to the same amount at other seafood restaurants and did not get anywhere near the same amount of food. The staff... More 

Thank Ashley P
Muskego, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A few of us are huge crab leg fans so we were willing to pay the $37.95 a person fee. I was intrigued when I saw the "large child" and "small child" prices online....until we got there and we learned that basically if you are 13 or older, you pay adult prices. A 10 year old is considered a large... More 

Thank Stacy M
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I went here with our 3 children tonight. We are from out of state on vacation & wanted crab legs for dinner. After reading thru reviews we chose this place because it rated the best.. well, the crab legs were really yummy, but there wasn't anything else there to rave about.. I'm really surprised it has received... More 

Thank Lisa R
Dayton, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here as a first time seafood eater. Didn't want to go somewhere and have 1 choice and not like it. The crab legs were very good. Also tried a few other things that were good. The steak was really good as well. A little pricey but overall worth it.

Thank Brian W
Leesburg, VA
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crab legs were fresh throughout, making this a pretty decent buffet. I also had the shrimp, which was fresh as well. The drinks were tasty and not watered down. Our son had a good time taking apart the crab legs for the first time. It was not busy when we were there, but this place is large enough to... More 

Thank mikejacques1969
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$160 after 25% tip for 2 adults 2 kids and a 17m baby. One kid is 7 and thin and is small child price and one kids is stalky and 8 and was charged much more. Best crab legs ive ever had. Servers were overwhelmed and ee could keep a drink full. Other food on buffett wasnt good. Fried shrim,... More 

Thank Dylan W
Atlanta, Georgia
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buffet with plenty of choices. Crab legs were very good. Other options were decent too.. steak, chicken, fish, potatoes, salad, crawfish, shrimp, and desserts. If you're looking for crab legs, it's a good value. Adults 34.95 older child 15.95 Service was also excellent.

Thank aerlich
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of the food is good. The seafood is wonderful! Lots of it ! The 37$ per adult takes some effort to justify but it can be done if you love seafood.

Thank Eric R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-236-8555
An All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet famous for our #1 Snow Crablegs! We have a variety of seafood options as well as steak, chicken, other side items, vegetables, an amazing salad bar, and a great selection of homemade desserts. We also have a full bar with our famous frozen daiquiris, signiture cocktails, beer, and wine.

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