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Capt Jack's Family Buffet

8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
+1 850-236-8555
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“crab legs” (446 reviews)
“boiled shrimp” (19 reviews)
“clam strips” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Food was ok, decent variety. But the advertisement for endless crab legs is a bit misleading. Yes, they have crab legs, and yes you can get more. But not whenever you want. You have to first flag down your waiter or waitress (and they’re not...More

Thank Debbie C
ChrisF1169TJ, General Manager at Capt Jack's Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Debbie, Thanks for taking the time to review us. If you were writing about your lunch experience with us then that would make a little more sense. We do only offer crab legs by the pound at lunch- they are not included with the...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great Crab Legs! A favorite place for dinner while at PCB. The food is always good and the wait staff always attentive!

Thank Patty W
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The variety here was amazing, but let me be honest... we were there for the crab legs. The price was fantastic. $39.99 per adult, but when you go out to eat crab legs are usually $30 for the basic amount. They were cooked perfectly and...More

1  Thank Merry C
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a great buffet...a lot of different choices...something for everyone...and never having to wait for the food...the line can be long for a table, but that is understandable

Thank SheilaW09
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for the lunch buffet and were pleased. The food selection and overall quality were good. For the price, you really can't go wrong.

Thank bigb0082017
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Great experience every time. Friendly staff good food and all you can eat. Clean facilities good location could use better parking

Thank Justin K
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Husband and I tried to vary our eating experiences while here in Panama City Beach for a week. Lunch one day found us here at Capt Jack's. Buffet offers choices, right? Well Capt Jack's does just that -- salad fixings, veggies, seafood, chicken, beef, spaghetti,...More

1  Thank sister-cousins
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Waste of money! Even the crab legs are not worth a $40 bill per person. Buffet was average. If you want crab legs and want to spend that kind of money, go for it. But I am sure you will find a much better deal...More

Thank Cookie B
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Every trip to Panama City Beach, I try to make a visit here. (Closed during the winter season). They have seafood (plus) on the dinner buffet. I love this place and will definitely return.

Thank Jo Anne W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My husband and I took his parents to Capt Jack's while we were at the beach. The buffet is huge - no joke. I am counting my carbs so I only had a salad with crab legs and butter. The salad was delicious and so...More

Thank Shelia D
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Ginger N
18 August 2017|
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Response from Melvin H | Reviewed this property |
Depends if you go to lunch it was 9.99 and supper 39.99 the lunch was good but the supper bit high but the crab legs were worth it
19 July 2017|
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Response from Tracy P | Reviewed this property |
My son is 13 and he was charged 15.95$ and I believe when they're younger it is less than that
11 July 2016|
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Response from Orlandobound88 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they do it by size because I had two kids off by one year in age. One is very tiny and petite and she was a small child (she is 6). The 7 year old was a large child according to them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-236-8555
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An All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet famous for our #1 Snow Crablegs! We have a variety of seafood options as well as steak, chicken, other side items, vegetables, an amazing salad bar, and a great selection of homemade desserts. We also have a full bar with our famous frozen daiquiris, signature cocktails, beer, and wine.
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