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Capt Jack's Family Buffet

8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
+1 850-236-8555
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“crab legs” (422 reviews)
“boiled shrimp” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Let me first say thank this is a buffet so do not expect otherwise. I initially thought the price was expensive but we'd been urged by a few locals to visit. This place was packed up until closing and I see why. The buffet has...More

Thank jayep1908
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great Crab Legs! A favorite place for dinner while at PCB. The food is always good and the wait staff always attentive!

Thank Patty W
Reviewed 4 days ago

The wife and I had the lunch buffet and it was very good. the food was fresh and hot. The price was good to lots of stuff to pick from sea food and chicken beef to also pizza and spaghetti. nice size salad bar and...More

Thank Melvin H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No impressed after eating at a different all you can eat establishment. Crab legs were good but that was about it, nothing else impressed.

Thank 563terih
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family and I love crab legs, that's why we eat at Capitan Jacks. The buffet food is only there to nibble on while you wait for a fresh batch of crab to come out. For two adults and a child expect to pay around...More

Thank GoodfellaJC
Reviewed 6 days ago

While I'm not a big crab fan, my dining party was and they went nuts on the giant stacks of crab legs. There was plenty of shrimp, fish, chicken and beef for me to stuff myself as well. Good selection of salad "fixins", but not...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love Captain Jacks! We travel to PCB for a week every summer and we always eat at Captain Jacks at least once! We are not buffet fans but this is one exception. The wait staff stand near the buffet to make sure it stays...More

Thank Gina W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Should have listened to all the other TripAdvisor reviews. Family of 3 food was $103. The food was terrible. However the server was attentive and on her job. Please save your money and eat else where I beg you. Unless you really enjoy crablegs.

Thank Janay F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is based around its crab, so you need to make sure everyone loves crab and will eat their share of them. the buffet has a selection of other things but if you don't eat lots of crab this is a wayyyyyyy expensive place...More

Thank tazman569
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a buffet. I'm not a big guy so I rarely get my money's worth at buffets. Think it better suited for BIG hungry families. Hard to decide sometimes if one was just there on an off day or if the grub is always pedestrian....More

Thank TravelDoc2009
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Ginger N
18 August 2017|
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Response from Jackie S | Reviewed this property |
It was about $35 when we were there several months ago. That seems like a lot, but my sister-in-law pointed out that a seafood platter with everything on it including lobster at Captain Anderson's (a local favorite... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from Tracy P | Reviewed this property |
My son is 13 and he was charged 15.95$ and I believe when they're younger it is less than that
10 July 2016|
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Response from Orlandobound88 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they do it by size because I had two kids off by one year in age. One is very tiny and petite and she was a small child (she is 6). The 7 year old was a large child according to them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-236-8555
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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, signature cocktails, beer, and wine.
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