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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 good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“greek salad” (109 reviews)
“seafood” (315 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 1 week ago

I can't count the number of times I've eaten at Captain Anderson's over the years and I guess I've had about every seafood dish they serve. Now that I'm a local and have been for the last six years, I've had more opportunities to go...More

Thank phil e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to eat following our wedding on the beach. We had a party of 18. We had to wait hour and ten minutes to be seated. We ordered our food when we ordered our drinks, and it took another hour and 20 minutes...More

Thank Graysonsmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was worth the one hour wait. Best food I have ever eaten!! The steak was to die for and our waitress went above and beyond for us. We WILL be back.

Thank Maryanna K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We finally got a chance to try this place tonight, and it did not disappoint! We waited about 45 minutes during peak dinner rush, but there was plenty of seating while we waited as well as fishing boats unloading right out back. We were seated...More

Thank aschrader78
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit with family the food was spectacular and our waitress was on top of it. We can’t wait to get Back in May to visit again or maybe 2 times before we leave..

Thank Dustin L
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We come here every time we come to Panama City Beach. It's always an amazing experience. It's definitely in my top 10 seafood restaurants.

Thank n3omoto
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Stop for quick cocktail. $8 dz oysters. Good service right on water in marina. Fresh seafood market next door.

Thank robert314
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I go to Captain Anderson’s very regularly, and the quality of food is always there. We love the grouper, and the Cherasco steak. The crab claws fried or excellent and so is the shrimp kabob . They have the best Keylime pie on this beach...More

1  Thank Ninag99323
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Good place to eat long wait but worth it . High Patrice’s but nice atmosphere and good desserts. Great view for couples

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I went here with my husband to check it out. It was very crowded, but we were told to expect a 30-minute wait, and that’s what we got. Nice job of dealing with the big crowd. We even managed to get a booth at the...More

Thank shekit
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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
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.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
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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