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Capt. Anderson's Restaurant

5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
+1 850-234-2225
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (303 reviews)
“greek salad” (104 reviews)
“crab pie” (20 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Greek, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was told about this gem by our friends as a sure place to visit if in town. Easy Uber ride from our condo. Right from the minute you walk in your greeted and treated exceptional! Waited only about 20 minutes for our table of 12,...More

Thank squish68
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The facility itself is beautiful and clean. The staff is bright, friendly, and attentive. Great drinks from the bar!! The food was good and desert was even better, but I didn't feel that the food was quite as good as the price commands.

Thank silvercellist
Reviewed 6 days ago

Party of 4, we only waited 30 minutes for a table. This is place is huge, takes no reservations so wait time is reasonable. The food and service are worth the wait. Teresa H took excellent care of us. I have the crab cakes and...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is expensive and was closed on the Monday we tried to go. We went back Tuesday, and enjoyed our meal. We got South African lobster tails that were excellent and stuffed shrimp. Both where delicious and came with really good salads (recommend the...More

Thank jeannineShiloh_IL
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed the food & service very much! His is a beautiful restaurant on the water. The food is fresh, the restaurant is huge so even when it is busy your wait is not too long. Our server was Lisa C and her service...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Are you kidding me.. This place is like Captain D's . Food is cold and overpriced. They still have the same decor for the 1070's STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1  Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on 10/12/2017 we entered around 6pm and was promptly seated by a window which made me very happy. We ordered the grilled crab claws as an appetizer and it was excellent. I also had the tomato soup which was the best I...More

Thank mdjgirl7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a reputation of being a top notch restaurant and is well known in the south. We have been several times and the quality of the dinners have been hit or miss. We have decided not to return

1  Thank Bjudib60
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Captain Andersons for 50 years so we decided to go on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. My grouper was overcooked, the greenbeans were cold, as were the rolls. My husband's snapper was way undercooked (sent back). The hushpuppies came...More

Thank kyrobin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to PC for many years and never have been there so we decided we wanted to try it. It was over priced for what we got. I have food allergies and told the waitress that I could not have any seasoning...More

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Gloria W
12 October 2017|
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Response from Danny C | Reviewed this property |
It really is worth the wait regardless of when you go. And at the beach, if a place doesn't have a wait, don't eat there.
11 May 2017|
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Response from SilverBean925 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the answer is yes to all of your questions, but it would be safer to just call them directly. (850) 234-2225.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$14 - US$48
Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 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
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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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