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Capt. Anderson's Restaurant


About

Since 1967, Capt. Anderson's has innovated many of the Gulf Coast's classic dishes and has won the loyalty of millions of customers and friends. It is a local tradition to dine early at Capt. Anderson's Restaurant in Panama City Beach and watch the fishing fleets unload their catch.

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 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.

They were voted #1 Seafood Restaurant by Southern Living readers every year from 1996 to 2006, and were ranked among America's Top Fifty restaurants by Restaurants & Institutions.

They are the recipient of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence and we were inducted into Florida Trend’s Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2005.

Each year since 1977, Florida Trend magazine has bestowed Golden Spoon awards to Sunshine State restaurants that offer diners the very best in food, service and décor.