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Capt. Anderson's Restaurant

5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
+1 850-234-2225
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good20%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (300 reviews)
“greek salad” (102 reviews)
“crab pie” (20 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Greek, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing as always!! Stuffed shrimp for me. Seafood platter for my husband. Crab fingers for appetizer. Everything was excellent. Go to celebrate Capt Andersons 50th anniversary.

Thank staciefromTN
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My little one enjoyed see me the boats on the water while we dined. I had shrimp alfredo, my hubby had chop steak with shrimp and little one had Mac and cheese. It was very good average played in the 20.00 range but worth it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We normally enjoy this place and the waitress was Lisa and she was great but all the fish was undercooked and the crowd was Hugh. The pasta was good

Thank rebelwebb
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is always delicious and cooked to perfection. Attend early in the evening if you don't want to wait very long. The longest that we have needed to wait for a table was twenty minutes, a couple of hours after they opened for dinner....More

Thank MondayWitch
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband got the seafood platter. The scallops were cooked very well. But the stuffed lobster was definitely a disappointment. When he brought it to the attention of the server she just stuttered and said oh well sorry. You see the lobster was cold. Not...More

Thank Tngal47
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There's a reason this place has been around for forever and has been featured in Southern Living! Delicious, great service, fresh, and fun experience. A must do for PCB! My husband has been coming here all his life with his family and now we're bringing...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here 3 times and never had a bad meal. We tried scallops,shrimp and scallop and crab augratin and all were great. Our last night there was a party of 40 ahead of us but they got us right in. I would go early...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often visit Panama City, but this was our first visit to Captain Anderson's. There was a about a 30 minute wait, but well worth it. We found out that if you go a little after 8pm that the wait is dramatically shorter. Our server,...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the area about every summer. It took us a while before trying Captain Anderson's. I'm not sure what took us so long to try it. Once we did, we liked it. The atmosphere is very nice. You have a view of the marina....More

Thank ryanlS4883MZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want quality seafood prepared and served by professionals, Capt. Anderson's is your place. And, the steaks are very good also!

Thank John D
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Questions & Answers
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.
19 January 2017|
Response from ypatronis | Property representative |
Hello there. We will reopen on Thursday February 9th.
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
Dinner, Drinks
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
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
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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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