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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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“greek salad” (111 reviews)
“seafood” (325 reviews)
“shrimp” (173 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Greek, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family has been going to Captain Anderson’s for decades, and have often taken visiting family and friends. Nevertheless, last evening was my last visit. When paying the bill for our table, I was informed the restaurant no longer accepted American Express due to the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

After escaping Alice's on Bayview (read that review) and the Children of the Corn we fled to the friendly confines of Captain Anderson's. She who thinks she must be obeyed and I were both hangry (hungry and angry) after beating feet back across the Hathaway...More

Thank TravelDoc2009
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere was very unique, fun and nautical. The elderly gentleman at the hostess stand was very nice. Then once we were seated it got very negative and ugly. We were very comfortable at our table but was asked to move because we had a...More

Thank Team07
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was much better this winter, I can't explain why maybe someone else can. Something has changed.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here regularly for special events such as birthdays and anniversaries. Otherwise it's too busy and I don't like the long waits. The food is always phenomenal and the staff is attentive and friendly. Being locally owned the owners regularly make rounds to great...More

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having bought a second home in PCB over two years ago, we had avoided Captain Anderson'd feeling it was a tourist place. Always crowded with vacationers, we would choose other local establishments. This past week, we went with neighbors and really enjoyed the food and...More

Thank twaone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always look forward to eating at Captain Anderson’s. From the salad to the broiled scamp to the Cherasco steak. It tases so good. Don’t forget to get a key lime pie in the gift shop to take home.

Thank fiensiferum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is amazing! The stuffed shrimp was what I ordered and it was the most delicious shrimp I have ever eaten. My husband had the big seafood variety platter and he ate every last bit. We dined here on a Friday night and...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for dinner with family and friends. We always eat at Capt. Anderson's while on vacation and have done so for years. Fish, steaks, famous grilled bay shrimp!!! This place is a very busy restaurant, though a large facility, so be ready to wait....More

Thank todd04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go wrong with a visit to Capt. Anderson's Restaurant. It's always a great meal with service to match.

Thank chas6987
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Angela S
17 May 2018|
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Response from Jane D | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t go on the dinner cruise. Meals & drinks were pricey, but worth every single morsel of food. You may want to check their website. They’ve been around for years as I understand, so would think they’d have something... More
1 March 2018|
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Response from Hoosier1963 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. Yes they have specials.
Gloria W
11 October 2017|
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Response from elle8b | Reviewed this property |
If you can come to the beach after Labor Day the restaurants are still open the weather is NICE and it is less crowded. You can enjoy Capt. Andersons and not have that long wait in the heat. Oh and the sunset are spectacular... More
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
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.
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