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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” (291 reviews)
“greek salad” (98 reviews)
“crab pie” (18 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 4 days ago via mobile

Terrific service and great food! We ordered shrimp, and mai mai. The waitress was on top of things we never ran out of drinks.

Thank Wendy Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

My girlfriends and I went for dinner during our girls trip. We were seated and very pleased with the view. I ordered the crab cakes and was so impressed because outside of Maryland, I have not had a better crab cake. My girlfriends all ordered...More

Thank MnMsMemo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are a well oiled machine. This trip however I found the food to be a little mediocre while the desserts are still divine. The service is still very accommodating and they took care of a tough steak for my sons girlfriend and were very...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved looking at all of the maritime themed items on display. The tables are a little too close together, but the food was really good. After dinner we walked around the marina and enjoyed looking at the boats. Good place to take the family....More

Thank Heather Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for our anniversary dinner here. It was a beautiful setting and we got seated pretty quickly. But as for the food, it was not what I had expected. I was expecting something absolutely amazing. It was good don't get me wrong, but I...More

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing!! I was disappointed they didn't have a ribeye, but overall I have no complaints because what we did order was delicious!

Thank whitnebee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Capt. Anderson's because they can accommodate our large group of 12. The seafood was very good as usual, and we were VERY impressed with our server, Susan O. She handled our group of 12 with no problems, anticipating our every need. Great experience.

Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and family go to the beach at Panama City about twice a year and always go to Captain Anderson's , maybe twice... The atmosphere is always lively and the food is always great. Overall the service and most all the table servers are...More

Thank Mack H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is always amazing here. We had the shrimp and lump crab cakes, salmon, and the she crap soup was delicious.

Thank lilboone95
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up going here to eat on family vacations when I was very little. I am now in my 40's. My parents took my sister and our families on a vacation to show our kids some of our favorites. This place is still a...More

Thank Indimom0721
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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.
18 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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
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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