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Panama Jacks

Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 448 1080
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster” (74 reviews)
“abalone” (26 reviews)
“prawns” (56 reviews)
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Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We love going here - they serve the best seafood,we always try a variety of dishes, but we love the seafood platter and of course, the fish and chips. The atmosphere is always great. Don't be put off by its appearance. Go for lunch as...More

Thank Leslie-ann C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Location is not the best if your an international guess, but they do offer the best in first class seafood and that is all that matters. The Restaurant is dark and out of date but once we had our meal the ambiance of the company...More

Thank blommie45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice but not worth the increased price. Also our waitress was terrible and rude when she wasn't given the expected tip. I'f you want to spend a few quid in an interesting and quirky place then this is worthe a visit but get...More

Thank mlv00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood good, service ok, venue falling apart. Try the platter for 2 to get a good sample of what's on offer

Thank Dylan V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about the great food in the harbor, I was not disappointed with the fresh seafood and I would recommend the lobster platter. However the entire experience and night is ruined by the waitress Gena. Not only terribly rude, Gena sits on her phone...More

2  Thank Leon V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed a trip to Panama Jacks, and often take friends or family of mine who are visiting Cape Town along with me. I was slightly embarrassed last night at the current state of affairs there, since I had told my guests how...More

Thank AllyCatWhite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A considerable disappointment. We went for lunch and ordered the R600+ seafood platter. The crayfish was the WORST I have ever eaten - dry and flavourless, must have been cooked two days ago. Willoughby's next time for sure. Not wasting money on tired food. The...More

Thank peteklat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We expected good seafood and weren't disappointed, the low bill for an excellent platter made our day. This remains a Cape Town institution worth visiting. Rustic but good - we wish them well with the relocation to E-berth and trust the excellence and unique atmosphere...More

Thank japoti
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have visited Panama Jack's on a regular basis and always been happy with the service and food. However we went on Friday evening and since the restaurant is moving later this year, it seems the staff and management have already given up. There was...More

Thank Andrew_SouthAfrica1
Reviewed 29 August 2017

this is a MUST!!!! the dish you must have is - Butter Prawns (chilli, ginger and soya) I have never tasted prawns this good anywhere else....!!! excellent service..... the restaurant was recommended by Michael from Double Tree by Hilton...this place is a GEM!!!!

Thank Abigale1105
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 1080
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