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Panama Jacks

Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 448 1080
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (73 reviews)
“abalone” (27 reviews)
“prawns” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:59 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, Sushi, Soups
$$ - $$$
Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Best seafood and good value for money. We only ate dinner and was dark so couldn't rate view. A "must" if visiting Cape Town.

Thank yfisamamagogo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Panama Jacks is an unpretentious rustic restaurant situated on the quays at the Cape Town harbour. We had an awesome time as a couple. We ordered a very good seafood platter for 2 and drank wine from a wine list that would be impressive at...More

Thank Kerry A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely lunch and a delightful afternoon at Panama Jacks. The lunchtime menu is brief and short on choice - but contains everything that brought you there in the first place. The waiters are pleasant and the food fantastic.

Thank jeffsallym
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being in CPT for a few days and following a visit in 2013, we booked here in anticipation. I have to say it was a little down on last time, the service was still very good but the food standard was lower than we remember...More

Thank johne999a
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visit this venue quit often for lunch. They unfortunately have a lunch menu and dinner menu and the prices differ big time. The service has always been excellent and although the venue looks like a shack the food is out of this world. To...More

Thank johliz
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I booked on Monday 3 July for dinner for Tuesday 4 July, with people having a 1st time experience at Panama Jacks - a restaurant so-called known for seafood!! Nobody informed me in making the booking that the restaurant ran out of scallops, abalone, crayfish...More

Thank GertVanZyl
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I eat out around 3 to 4 times a week. At lunch today food selection was compromised - no decent sized lobster nor any langoustines. My third choice was prawns but then not available grilled so it was flash fried. They were very very oily...More

1  Thank Andy M
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Understand....this is a dock restaurant so the worn look is it's character. Mark the owner was very kind as was our waiter, Basille, who was extremely funny. We ordered wine, yum, a great selection, Greek salad (was huge), fried Calamari that was the best I...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We went there with a taxi as it is not easy to find. From the outside it look very cheap and not so nice. On the inside it is very touristic and mostly full. Still a nice atmosphere with a good service and delicous sea-food!...More

Thank vase2017
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Actually South Africa is very famous for it's outstanding seafood. Once you have to be at Panama Jack there is no any longer a reason to argue! Being there my first time it was the best! No credit cards and no reservations. Just simple with...More

Thank Arend S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 1080
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