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Capt Jack's Family Buffet

8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
+1 850-236-8555
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (422 reviews)
“boiled shrimp” (19 reviews)
Open Now
15:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No impressed after eating at a different all you can eat establishment. Crab legs were good but that was about it, nothing else impressed.

Thank 563terih
Restaurant's Favourite
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 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I love crab legs, that's why we eat at Capitan Jacks. The buffet food is only there to nibble on while you wait for a fresh batch of crab to come out. For two adults and a child expect to pay around...More

Thank GoodfellaJC
Reviewed 2 days ago

While I'm not a big crab fan, my dining party was and they went nuts on the giant stacks of crab legs. There was plenty of shrimp, fish, chicken and beef for me to stuff myself as well. Good selection of salad "fixins", but not...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We love Captain Jacks! We travel to PCB for a week every summer and we always eat at Captain Jacks at least once! We are not buffet fans but this is one exception. The wait staff stand near the buffet to make sure it stays...More

Thank Gina W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Should have listened to all the other TripAdvisor reviews. Family of 3 food was $103. The food was terrible. However the server was attentive and on her job. Please save your money and eat else where I beg you. Unless you really enjoy crablegs.

Thank Janay F
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is based around its crab, so you need to make sure everyone loves crab and will eat their share of them. the buffet has a selection of other things but if you don't eat lots of crab this is a wayyyyyyy expensive place...More

Thank tazman569
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a buffet. I'm not a big guy so I rarely get my money's worth at buffets. Think it better suited for BIG hungry families. Hard to decide sometimes if one was just there on an off day or if the grub is always pedestrian....More

Thank TravelDoc2009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Capt Jacks crab legs $ fried shrimp were great and very fresh. I think it needs more selections on the bar.

Thank alyajazz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really wonder if they pay a company to delete bad reviews! This place was terrible! I have no idea how this place has so many good reviews. Yes, they had all u can eat crab legs, which were fine if u got them fresh....More

1  Thank Kateb7737430
ChrisF1169TJ, Manager at Capt Jack's Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry you feel that way Kate. We do feel we offer a great value and take pride in what we do. Also, all our positive reviews are legitimate; TripAdvisor will only take off reviews if they are flagged as offensive or inappropriate. I wish you...More

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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.
Tommy F
1 July 2016|
Response from marquita6852 | Reviewed this property |
I think around 11 AM or 11:30
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
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15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8208 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
  • 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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