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“Just average. ”

Capt. Anderson's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 14 - USD 48
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My husbands company took us there while he was on a business trip. We had a party of 13. Staff was great and attentive. Food was just ok. Salad was just lettuce and 2 half tomatoes and dressing. Rolls were 2 different kinds with butter. Steak was chargrilled with no seasoning. And the gravy was just that, brown gravy to drizzle or dip it into. Loaded baked potato was good. Husband got charbroiled shrimp. Eh. Not great. Daughter ordered chicken fettuccine. Eh. Bland. Nothing special.
The star of the $$$$ meal were the desserts. The coconut pie was delicious. And the other desserts looked good too.
Wouldn’t come back. But would order dessert to go.

Thank beebows1228
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We loved Capt Anderson's. We had 2 families of 4 and the kids loved walking the docks and seeing all the fishing boats while we waited. Wait was approx 1 hour. Nicolas was our waiter and he was awesome! Really great with the kids and made sure we had everything we needed. You receive bread before your meal and we sat next to the docks so the kids were entertained while we waited for our food. the food itself was delicious. Would highly recommend any shrimp dish. The She crab soup is also delicious, very creamy.

Thank cwilson1720
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Once a must visit during any trip to Panama City Beach, sadly the change in chef has reduced it to a mere echo of it’s former self. Skip the sky-high prices and visit Uncle Ernie’s instead.

Thank Wil A
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

After a lot of looking where to go for dinner with the family we chose captain Anderson’s. Best decision! A perfect family oriented restaurant by the water. Service was amazingly from the time we stepped in the doors. Our waiter was Kerim and he was very attentive. We had 4 little girls between age 5 and 10 with us. The 5 ys old dropped a shrimp under the table and before you knew it she had 2 extra ones on her plate.
Food was great, all 8 of us had something different. We definitely recommend at least one visit here while on vacation.

Thank janetdenisg
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Dawn was perfect. Food was fresh and staff was helpful with great attitudes. Home Run! Great for family dining with a wide menu item selection.

Thank James A
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