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“Fresh from the gulf”

Capt. Anderson's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$48
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, 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 25 June 2018

The food was pretty awesome. I am not the seafood lover that my wife is, but I liked what I got, including the she-crab soup (Slightly different from Clam Chowder).
the view was pretty nice, of the fishing boats.

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Thank Darrell R
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Impeccable service and fresh seafood that never disappoint! It may look busy and crowded, but the wait times are not too bad. The absolute best seafood in Panama City Beach!

Thank LeslieSunshine
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Love this restaurant. The atmosphere is wonderful. It is pricey but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended. Definitely will be returning

Thank tmantahoescash
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We sat near the windows and were able to see the chartered boats come in with the catch of the day. Really neat and great entertainment for the kids.
I had the grilled shrimp and my husband had the grouper. Both were awesome! Very fresh and cooked to perfection.
We would highly recommend and will return if we come back to PCB.

Thank Momoftwoboys613
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

What a great experience at Captain Anderson’s tonight. We hadDennis as our server who could not have been more knowledgeable on everything on the menu including the children’s menu.
We overlooked the fishing boats bring in their catches which were very good.
Dennis recommended a filet to my wife who ranked it the best she ever had anywhere.
My broiled seafood platter was awesome, cooked perfectly.
The key lime pie is not the best ever, but very very good
Don’t miss this place but get there early as it is very popular.

Thank 826albertj
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