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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
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15:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 15:30 - 21:30
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Cleveland, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The buffet is one of largest and has the best options for both seafood, salads, conventional comfort foods and desserts. They have a new dessert chef and their banana pudding tastes like what my grandmother made. If you go away hungry, it's your fault. Lunch is the best value of the two serving times they offer. If you have to... More 

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Thank Terry T
Ontario
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Small buffet by other standards but you know you are getting quality fish and seafood which seems to be the center of attention at this place. The shrimp and crab (large) were amazing. Enough of everything else to satisfy most.

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Thank dreambeach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited tonight with the family and as always, Capt jacks was awesome!! The crab legs were huge, steaming hot, and very fresh! They also have a nice variety for non-seafood lovers. Great value for quality food. We will be back!

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Thank Kristie M
Franklin, Tennessee
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281 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You pay a fixed price for the buffet. I think it was $35. There is no order off the menu option. The crab legs are hot, good, messy, plentiful and fun. They are at the end of a long buffet which also includes: build your own salad, garbanzo beans, bell peppers, lemons, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans with... More 

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North Bend, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the $9.95 lunch special last week. The restaurant is very clean, helpful employees, good food. Would definitely go again.

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Thank Shira M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hit this just before closing for the season and we were not disappointed. Nice buffet with a good variety but the real gem was the crab leg selection. Fresh, flavorful, and plenty. I've paid the same price for lesser amount and lower quality in a pricy Atlanta restaurant. I would come back and recommend this place if you are... More 

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Thank Katy S
Readyville, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited for this location to open just so we could try it out.. Food and staff and drinks were wonderful. I feel that it was worth the price we paid.

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Thank Bertha F
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was 9.99 for lunch. If you want a lot of fried food or salad then this is the place for you. The price wasn't bad but, I don't like all fried food. So I was disappointed bc nothing grilled or anything but, fried.

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Thank Christi M
Greenfield, Indiana
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main reason to go to Captain Jacks is for the crab legs. All the other items on the bar are good...but the restaurant's motto says it all - they are "the BEST legs on the beach". Large, meaty and plenty of them. Be aware though that when those legs come out, there is a rush for them. Be prepared... More 

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Thank JeffandMindy
Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fried oysters and crablegs were outstanding. There are many items to choose. However, the oysters were some of the best Have ever had. Chesley provided excellent service by keeping our glasses full and our table clean.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
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
Sunday
15:30 - 21:30
Monday
15:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
15:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
15:30 - 21:30
Thursday
15:30 - 21:30
Friday
15:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?