Captain Jack's Buffet
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Panama City, FL

#1 Sep 19, 2012
How does Captain Jack's Buffet stay in business? My family is on vacation here and we went to Captain Jack's for dinner. The food was mediocre, the price was $30.00 per person and the service was the worst we have ever experienced. We had to wait 15 minutes for our drinks to be brought to the table, well after we had all started eating. We asked for some extra napkins and the waitress never brought them. A refill of drinks or the need for plates to be removed from the table was not happening. The waitress brought the bill timely, but I couldn't even get her to come and take my money! I had to flag down another waiter to take my payment so we could leave. I wonder if the locals eat there at all or just the ignorant vacationers such as myself looking for some good seafood.
Captain Jacks sucks

Panama City, FL

#2 Sep 20, 2012
You are exactly right! We tried it also and they are terrible in too many ways to mention. Save your money and eat anywhere but at Captain Jacks!

Panama City, FL

#3 Sep 20, 2012
Save your money is right! Fried, nasty and uninterested employees. Eat at Boondock's or Carraba's. Great food and great service!
Much ado about nothing

Panama City, FL

#4 Sep 21, 2012
I have to agree with this string. We made the mistake of going to Captain Jacks and were very disappointed also. I know our service was bad also, but I would have looked over that if the food was any good. If you are unfamiliar with Captain Jacks Buffet, take it from me, "Don't do it!". I would not recommend them to anyone nor will we ever go back.

Panama City Beach, FL

#5 Sep 23, 2012
Locals don't eat there, ever !!

Lynn Haven, FL

#6 Sep 29, 2012
No. Locals never go there! Not fresh seafood. Don't waste your money or time, all the good food is mainly at St. Andrews.

Hixson, TN

#7 Oct 15, 2012
Ate there once when on vacation...overpriced, and food was bad....if you don't like seafood there wasn't much else to choose from. Service was slow....never again. Check out the website: and you can write a comment there also...that is where the people look that are coming to vacation. They look on there for places to eat and stay...perhaps some of the locals could comment on that site also.

Carrollton, GA

#8 Oct 16, 2012
Wanda Carrollton GA

Smyrna, GA

#9 Oct 16, 2012
WE went in to check it out and walked right out not worth the 30 a person, went right across the road back to Hooters.

Bowling Green, KY

#10 Oct 28, 2012
Angelo's is the place to go

Chipley, FL

#11 Nov 5, 2012
I like crab leggs. capt. jakes has really good ones.

Marietta, GA

#12 Dec 9, 2012
carroll wrote:
I like crab leggs. capt. jakes has really good ones.
for $30 a plate they should let you take one of the waitresses home with you

Panama City Beach, FL

#13 Dec 30, 2012
Better food and prices at Dirty Dicks.

United States

#14 Jan 5, 2013
Dirty Dicks sucks! We ate there when we were up North and it was nothing special at all Tourist trap

Panama City Beach, FL

#15 Jan 5, 2013
We have alot of great resturants on the beach, especially small mom & pops. Captain Jacks is not one of them.
bart simpson

Marietta, GA

#16 Jan 6, 2013
who would pay $30 for THAT?????? The last time I went in there and asked the price, thats $120 for a family of 4.. NO THANKS! You can buy out mcdonalds for $120
Gobble Gobble

Panama City Beach, FL

#17 Jan 12, 2013
If you must go to a buffet, drive over to Panama City to Chow Time. Inexpensive, with crab legs.

Lynn Haven, FL

#18 Jan 13, 2013
Chow Time is cheap but you cant compare the two against once another on the crab legs Chow Time is a whole lot smaller and a different grade of legs, how ever Capt Jacks is s rip off, if the rest of the buffet was any good it would be worth the price I thought it caught fire tho

Since: Jan 13

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#19 Jan 15, 2013
Cannot Stand Captain Jack's........Yuck! That like asking for the poo poo
For Real

Panama City Beach, FL

#20 Apr 13, 2013
Captain Jacks is nothing but a tourist trap. Overprised, uninteresting and just bad.

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