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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” (328 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Greek, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7915
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a coupon and still found the price of food overpriced! The food was just okay and the service was slow! Mind you the place was packed and you may have to wait to get a seat! Reservations are recommended! My recommendation is don’t...More

Thank Lyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Nov. 4th not long after the hurricane had blown through the area. The restaurant has just reopened a few days before our arrival and you would never have known that it had suffered some damage; everything felt and looked the same. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know what happened with this restaurant. it was very good and we used to eat very delicious food at that restaurant, but today I went with my family and the food was completely different. I ordered sea food plater the grouper was not...More

Thank nourhamm
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here with several other couples. The food was delicious; the service was prompt;and the sever was very polite and attentive. Dining here was a delight. When I return to the area, I plan to dine here again.

Thank Pete2628
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We went with some out of town friends here for dinner October 6, 2018 and mostly enjoyed it. One friend always gets the huge Porterhouse Steak for $49.95. He gets it every time and was dissatisfied this time for the first tine but the waitress...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here for all my 41 years as an infant with my parents until now. I love it. So nostalgic. You can't go wrong with anything here....but my husband and I always get the chargrilled grouper ( what they serve I heaven)...More

Thank nurs4lyf
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Service was slow, food was nearly average. Too pricey for the lack of quality. After 40 years I won’t go back n

Thank Merry122
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This place has some nice views. It felt like grandmas and grandpas favorite sea food restaurant. I had the scamp. It was good. It had no seasoning in it though. Overall, this place is average.

Thank mike c
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Very nice place nice location and a special evening should be planned. Panama City has few nice places like this one.

Thank fordooo
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Food was good - service was great ! Beware that when you arrive they shuffle you into the bar and the hostess watches and waits until she makes sure you have a cocktail before seating you ....

Thank maxandspunky
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Tom L
23 August 2018|
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Response from ypatronis | Property representative |
We are about 1 mile from the la Quinta in Thomas drive.
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.
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
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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