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Capt. Anderson's Restaurant

) #28 of 312 Restaurants in Panama City Beach ₹₹₹₹, Steakhouse, Greek, American
5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
+1 850-234-2225
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“greek salad” (98 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Greek, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
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Reviews (1,670)
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1 - 10 of 1,670 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I had the Greek style grouper with lots of scallions on top. Green beans had a nice seasoning although they looked a bit anemic as if they had been sitting around too long. My partner had the amazing garlic shrimp and lots of them! Server...More

Thank Audrey W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I went to Capt. Andersons for a date night and were impressed. The dining room was nice with a view of the marina and the service was fantastic. The food was prepared good and tasted good. I will definitely be going back...More

Thank bigdogwalls
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Captain Anderson was a great restaurant with a romantic atmosphere and great food. Serving fresh fish and seafood, the best meal you could ask for in Panama City.

1  Thank Tonya G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a PCB institution for good reason. The setting with half ton Blue Marlin on display and the chance to sit next to the floor length window overlooking the fishing boats coming in and cleaning and unloading their catch is not to be missed....More

1  Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived at 8 and got right in on a Friday night (before the town gets busy for the summer I'm sure but it has a huge dining area) Dinner was excellent and Heather Y was a great waitress! She kept a steady flow of food...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really cool old restaurant. Has a great view of marina and all the sport fishing boats. The inside has great old nautical stuff spread everywhere! The food is fresh and everything we had was delicious! The place is very large but the...More

Thank Gaines A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hubby got the seafood platter and was in heaven! The entrees were excellent but I felt the quality of the side dishes and the options for sides were lacking. For example, the salad and lettuce, tomato and dressing. When I asked for croutons I was...More

Thank Allison H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I have made it a tradition to come here every year for our anniversary because we love this restaurant so much! Fast, excellent service and awesome food!

Thank kpwarren
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well it isn't really on the beach, actually it is on Grand Lagoon. Watch the fishing boats unload while you enjoy some of the finest food anywhere.

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 6 days ago

I think of myself as a Southern charmer and I know all about Southern old world charm, and this place has it! I didn't think Florida could live up to it, but this place might as well be owned by Gatsby himself! They opened for...More

1  Thank sweetbcharmer
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I'm getting married on the beach this summer in a very simple & casual ceremony on the beach. We are looking for a place to go for dinner after with our 10-12 guests. Can Captain Anderson's accommodate such a request? Do they take reservations? Do they have a room or area that is a little separate from the other guests? Thank you.
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.
When does Capt. Anderson's Restaurant re-open for 2017? Thank you.
19 January 2017|
Response from ypatronis | Property representative |
Hello there. We will reopen on Thursday February 9th.
I'll be vacationing next month. When does Capt. Anderson's close for the season?
13 September 2016|
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Response from ypatronis | Property representative |
Hello there. We will be open through Saturday November 12th. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 48
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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.