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Capt. Jack's Family Buffet

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8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7523
+1 850-236-8555
15:30 - 21:30
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Acworth, Georgia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

tourist trap in a long line of failing older haunts because the competition is getting stronger on down the beach.

Thank Michael C
Mattawa, Ontario
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The food was so so. a buffet but not great choices .When they told us the price of the buffet we started to leave. They suddenly remembered they had a special for seniors,

1 Thank RibsMattawa_Ontario
Hernando, Mississippi
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251 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here due to having crab legs on the buffet. The selection of seafood items was limited. There are plenty of options of veggies and other items just disappointed in the number of actual seafood items. The cost was around $40 per person so it's unlikely we will return. This isn't to say it isn't good, there just... More 

1 Thank Bigdaddy71100
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Supper is about $40 per person. yes they have crab legs however the food is just so so. very disappointed. for same amount or less you can find alot better. panama city has a wealth of good eating places but this is not one of them. .

1 Thank mawmaw62
Cookeville, Tennessee
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164 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went at lunch time in October and there were not many people. The buffet bar had a lot of items ranging from salad to hot food items to fried and baked fish and seafood. They also had a good variety of desserts. It was not my favorite restaurant but it for sure gave a lot of options to choose... More 

Thank TnOakTree
Greenville, South Carolina
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Server was kind and attentive. They did have a decent amount of choices on the buffet and were prompt at restocking when items were low. The price did include all you can eat crab legs, they just weren't that good. Most everything was mediocre. For $35 per person I expected a little more. The only thing that stood out in... More 

Thank ARForbes
Jamestown, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were excited to see that panama city had a all you can eat seafood buffet , when we arrived we were greeted nicely and explained the price and seated. The buffet is behind a wall and now i know why, It was not anymore choices than you can get at chinese buffet for 12.00 rather than the 34.95 that... More 

Thank joeM8736BE
Athens, Tennessee
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Capt jacks for a birthday celebration and can't say enough how great the food is! 34 dollars for dinner gets you all the food you can hold. The seafood was so fresh, the oysters tasty and well cooked the crab legs Amazing! The shrimp delicious. And the crab salad and deviled crab made with real crab meat a... More 

Thank CandiAnn2014
Palm Bay, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Jason worked the tables not his mouth. Very attentive and provided service with precise anticipation. No hurry up leave bill.

Thank tdhogan1415
Lynn Haven, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place is worth every penny, you will not leave disappointed or hungry. Idk what those other reviewers are used to but this place better than some of the buffets that I went to in Vegas. The seafood is fresh and succulent. The seafood gumbo was worthy, and I'm picky about my gumbo. There was no additional cost for the... More 

Thank Cynthia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
15:30 - 21:30
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
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, signiture cocktails, beer, and wine.

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