Cape Town Restaurants


Panama Jack's

Panama Jack's Review

In this raw-timber structure in the heart of the docks, about 3 mi north of other V&A venues, the music is loud, the tables are crowded, and the decor is nonexistent, but tourists come in droves to gorge on fresh seafood. Expect to pay upwards of R530 per kilogram for local crayfish (similar to lobster), a whopping R1,150 a kilogram for the scarce and endangered wild abalone, which is being poached nearly to extinction, and R430 per kilog for Namibian crab. Large prawns start at R185 for 10 from Morocco. There is plenty of less expensive seafood as well, and daily specials such as baby squid and local line-caught fish are competitively priced. Lunch specials are more reasonably priced.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Quay 500, Harbour, Waterfront, Cape Town, 8005
  • Phone: 021/447–3992
  • Website:
  • Location: Waterfront

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch Sat.
Updated: 11-15-2012

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