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Panama Jacks

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Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 448 1080
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:59 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner here with my wife. Man!! the sea food platter was exceptional. This was a great sea food experience that we thoroughly enjoyed and was reasonably priced. Well Done. We will be back!!! This is one of Cape Town's best kept secrets.

Thank Zoo L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had dinner at Panama Jacks - and what a lovely experience it was! Mark and his team really made us feel welcome from the moment we passed the door. The service was great, Mark the manager is charming, a real entertainer but somebody...More

1  Thank Lubilu2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for a special evening out. I am so glad that they are moving, because that place are in need of a lot of TLC. The food was good, but I expected better.

Thank annie18108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique venue set, as it is in the Cape Town Dock area. Go now, while you can because they will only be there for another four weeks before they are forced to move to the Waterfront by, in my opinion, the brainless...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We recently visited the famous Panama Jacks restaurant. It is a bit rustic and situated in the Cape Town Docks, but the food and service were really great, but it is a retaurant probably best suited for a crowd rather than just two people. Good...More

Thank Polly D
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Well, it's certainly a trek to get there. Taxi would be fine, or use Google directions, as you would never find it. Quirky kind of place, more like a large beach shack, but great atmosphere inside. The food is pretty good. Have eaten in better...More

Thank kellboy
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Firstly staff were great but after being given good reports I have to say a meal at Panama Jacks was in general disappointing. Very average, barely warm starters and a main course that was passable. Will not return.

Thank sean t
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

A local friend took me there and it was absolutely fantastic. If you really want to enjoy a variety of seafood this is a must. For those who look for a clean as clean can be 5 start locations, that’s not the place to go....More

Thank 288guid
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This use to be one of my favourite spots to visit when in Cape Town. I must say that i feel service and food is a let down as of late. I ordered seared tuna with linguini. It was average. It lacked taste. It is...More

Thank nk242014
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Best seafood platter in Cape Town! We’ve had the most beautiful meal. Top top waiter in Alex who was very hospitable and friendly, made the experience even better. Great recommendations on the wine and food. Cant wait to go back! See you soon Panama Jacks

Thank JoannaObermueller
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19 February 2018|
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Response from Vivienne D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have moved.check out Google for the location and new more expensive menus
19 February 2018|
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Response from Polly D | Reviewed this property |
Best to call directly. When we were there they said sometime in April
10 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda G | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 1080
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