Capt. Anderson's Restaurant & Waterfront Seafood Market
Best Panama City Beach Seafood Restaurant

Awards & Recognition


Capt. Anderson's restaurant has repeatedly won prestigious awards throughout the years, and been recognized by many national institutions and magazines as the best Panama City Beach seafood restaurant.


We 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.


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


With every passing year Capt. Anderson's works harder at making a visit to our restaurant more enjoyable, and the continuing awards and recognition seem to indicate that the hard work is paying off!


Southern Living Readers Choice Award Southern Living Magazine - Readers' Choice Award

- 1996: #1 Seafood Restaurant
- 1997: #1 Seafood Restaurant
- 1998: #1 Seafood Restaurant
- 1999: #1 Seafood Restaurant
- 2000: #1 Seafood Restaurant
- 2001: #1 Seafood Restaurant
- 2002: #1 Seafood Restaurant
- 2003: #1 Seafood Restaurant
- 2004: #1 Seafood Restaurant
- 2005: #1 Seafood Restaurant
- 2006: #1 Seafood Restaurant



Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence

The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants with interesting wine lists, whose selections match the menu, and that appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. The wine list itself must include vintages and appellations for everything - including wine by the glass. Spelling, correct producer names, and appearance of the list are also included in the judging.

- 2005: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
- 2006: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
- 2007: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
- 2008: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
- 2009: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
- 2010: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
- 2011: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
- 2012: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
- 2013: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence




Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award Florida Trend - Golden Spoon Award

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.

- Recipient of 16 Golden Spoon Awards.








Florida Trend Golden Spoon Hall of Fame Florida Trend - Golden Spoon Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is the highest honor Florida Trend can bestow on a Florida restaurant. Restaurants that have won Golden Spoon Awards year after year are considered unbeatable and put into the Hall of Fame.

- 2005: Golden Spoon Hall of Fame




The Bay List
The Bay List - Reader's Choice Winner


Each year, Panama City Living Magazine and its readers selects the best-of-the-best among local businesses and eateries. Capt. Anderson's has been forunate enough to be the recipient of four "Reader's Choice" awards.

- 2008 Reader's Choice Winner
- 2009 Reader's Choice Winner
- 2010 Reader's Choice Winner (Best Seafood)
- 2012 Reader's Choice Winner (Best Seafood)


Best of Bay Best of Bay

Each year, Panama City News Herald holds its "Best of Bay" competition highlighting the best in Panama City Beach businesses.

- 2011 Best Restaurant
- 2011 Best Seafood




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