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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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10:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot truly experience everything that PCB has to offer without a trip to Captain Anderson's. It is like a trip back in time to a restaurant that harkens back to a late 60's early 70's vibe. Not that this is a bad thing at all. All of the servers are excellent and most have worked there for years. They... More 

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Thank J Y
Live Oak, Florida
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Panama City Beach has been a family vacation destination for three generations and Captain Anderson's has made itself a dining must since I can remember. The food is amazing, the servers and well-trained, friendly, and top of the line. The inside is charming, with a classic nautical country club feel and positioned right on the marina, you can watch fishing... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the must dining visits when in PCB. Though I don't eat seafood my wife does and she enjoys the crap cakes. Myself I have the Kansas City Strip. Each time we visit the food is prepared as requested and always in a timely fashion. Don't let the large crowds discourage. They have a large staff and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must try the Scamp. Although the sound of this dish can seem unappetizing, the name of this fish doesn't do it justice. Scamp is a locally found brown grouper. The taste is delicate and it's their signature dish.

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Thank Eddie J
Odenville, Alabama
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Capt. Anderson's is always a great place to eat we always go there the last night they are open before they close for winter months the food is great the service is always great a must for any visitors to the beach.

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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed wonderfully fresh and tasty seafood while at Capt. Anderson's. Our server was extremely busy, however she was so efficient and friendly it was amazing. They have a great selection of seafood and steaks. Their prices on wine seemed quite reasonable on certain bottles. This a seasonally opened establishment. It closes for winter. Check the web to see when... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was truly an outstanding evening. My second time visiting this restaurant and I was even more impressed than the first time A long-standing family restaurant which excels in fresh seafood and tremendous service. Plan ahead as you may have a bit of a wait. Their reputation results in some long lines at times

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Thank TJP7301
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated by the window overlooking the fishing boats.The waitress wa s very nice and helpful with the menu..WE ordered ythe tuna.They had a wid selection of specials.offering fish of fhe day.

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Thank rebelwebb
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to Capt Andersons for years and it seemed to my husband and I that the general quality of food was just not as good as in years past. Portions large, waitresses work hard, beautiful view of the boats bringing their bounty in. Nice gift shop on site, large, capable of handling large groups.

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Thank MLSJD
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit PCB frequently and ALWAYS visit the Captain. There is no place I know of where you can get a seafood platter that even comes close to this one! And the Greek salad that is included, off the chain!! And the service is always spot on. Just go!

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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
US$14 - US$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
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 14:00
Thursday
10:00 - 14:00
Friday
10:00 - 14:00
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
Knoxville, Tennessee
9 months ago
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