People drive for hours just to eat at Panama City Beach…and for good reason. The cuisine of the beach area is at its best during the summer season. The freshest delicacies from the gulf paired with crisp summer fruits and vegetables will keep you coming back to enjoy the coastal flavors. The Gulf is filled with all kinds of seafood brought straight to our restaurants from area fishermen.
850-588-6957, 8010 Surf Dr, Panama City Beach
Nestled a block off Thomas Drive in a quiet beach neighborhood, this local hangout is a hidden jewel. A great place to grab a bite to eat, throw down a couple of cold ones, and hang out with your friends. The tables inside are beautifully crafted from wood salvaged from Hurricane Michael. Or sit outside on the deck and enjoy the gulf breeze and drink specials. There is entertainment every night of the week from bingo, karaoke, and also live music Wednesday through Sunday. Lunch & dinner specials served daily with breakfast served on the weekends. Veteran owned and operated.
Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-249-2031, 15405 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. One of the few gulf front bar and grills
overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Join us for great food, great drinks, and great fun. Hide-A-Way offers live music 7 days a week during the summer. Breakfast 7am-10:30am; Lunch & dinner 11am-9pm; Happy hour 3pm-7pm. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
Barefoot on the Bay
850-785-8761, 1201 Beck Ave., Panama City
Barefoot On The Bay is located right behind The Shrimp Boat Restaurant with a deck overlooking the waters of St. Andrew’s Bay. We’re saving you a seat with a gorgeous view of the sparkling waters and
breathtaking sunsets. Great food, great drinks, great fun and live music! Join us 7 days a week for lunch & dinner 11am-9pm; Happy hour 3pm-7pm. Major Credit Cards Accepted
Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill
850-249-2442. 11073 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. No shirt or shoes required – a casual cafe atmosphere with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner while offering a laid-back dining experience in an open-air setting overlooking the water and live music during the summer. Serving up seafood, sandwiches, surf & sunshine. Relax on our open-air bar or take a dip in the beachfront pool. Breakfast 7am-10:30am; Lunch & dinner 11am-9pm; Happy hour 3pm-7pm. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-739-4647, 11226 Hutchison Blvd., Panama City Beach. Good food. Good Sports. Diverse menu includes 16 flavors of wings, premium-blend Angus burgers, juicy steaks, sandwiches & wraps, tacos & rice bowls, and fresh salads. Fun family atmosphere : 40 TVs, game room, USB ports at most tables. 24 draft beer with many craft beers, wines, fresh Margaritas, speciality cocktails, and signature Sangrias.
Boon Docks Restaurant
850-230-0005, 14854 Bay View Circle, Panama City Beach. Web Site: boondocksfl.com. 4.5 miles north of Back Beach Rd., off Hwy. 79. Open year-round, call for hours. A local favorite with casual waterfront dining overlooking West Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy fresh seafood, chicken, steaks, burgers and homemade desserts at affordable prices. Beach’s best-kept secret. Major Credit Cards Accepted
Buddy Gandy’s Seafood
850-784-0663, 3004 W. Hwy 98, 2.5 miles east of Hathaway Bridge, Panama City. Established in 1955. Buddy Gandy’s Seafood has offered the freshest fish, shrimp, crabs and oysters since the 1950’s. Stop by this family owned and operated business and become a part of the family. Now offering fresh local ground beef and ground bison. “We’re steamin’ what was swimmin’ yesterday!” Located in Historic St. Andrews. Open 7 days a week. Major Credit Cards Accepted
Buffalo Wild Wings
850-236-0325, 701 S. Pier Park Dr., Panama City Beach website: BuffaloWildWings.com Since 1982, Buffalo Wild Wings® (or B-Dubs® as our friends call us) has been the ultimate sports bar. Serving up hot, fresh Buffalo-style chicken wings spun in 1 of 20 signature wing sauces or 5 dry seasonings, a full menu with shareables, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and desserts, we offer something for just about everyone. And with over fifty HD flat-screens, 27 draft beers, Blazin’ Rewards, and a full bar, B-Dubs is the place for awesome food and sports entertainment that creates legendary experiences between friends. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant
& Waterfront Market
850-234-2225, 5551 N. Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach corner of Thomas Dr. and N. Lagoon Dr. Web Site: captanderson.com. Capt. Anderson’s is a waterfront landmark. It is a tradition to dine early and watch the fleet unload. The Waterfront Market sells fresh seafood, steaks, signature dishes and souvenirs. Shop the market in person or online. Major Credit Cards Accepted
Capt. Jack’s Family Buffet
(Front Beach Rd) 850-234-6457 (Thomas Dr) 850-236-8555. When locals think of Crab Legs… they think of Capt Jack’s Family Buffet! Now celebrating over 20 years of being owned and operated by the Bishop family. “Capt” Jack Bishop is a legendary restauranteur on Panama City Beach, serving millions since 1971. Here’s a fun fact, over 250,000 pounds of Crab Legs will be consumed this year alone at the two Capt Jacks locations. The Dinner Buffet, available at both locations, starts at 3:30p daily and it’s what they’re famous for! It’s loaded with all you can eat #1 Crab Legs, Sirloin Steak, Shrimp 3 Ways, Fried and Grilled Fish, Fried Oysters, Fried Scallops, plus over 50 items on the Salad and Dessert Bars. Our Front Beach location offers lunch and breakfast as well. The Lunch Buffet is daily from 11a-2p and it’s packed with endless Shrimp, Fried and Grilled Fish, Chicken Parmesan, Fried Chicken plus over 50 items on the Salad and Dessert Bars. The “Rise and Shine” Breakfast Buffet is daily 8a-11a daily with Endless Eggs, Sausage, Biscuits and Gravy, Omelets, Pancakes, Waffles, plus a 38 item Fresh Fruit & Cereal Bar. They love to say “You’re on Vacation – Eat Like It” at Capt Jacks Family Buffet, with 2 locations on the Beach!.
Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-230-4522, 13820 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach. Recently voted Best of the Bay Italian restaurants, as well as #1 Best Italian in 2014. Come in to enjoy everything from classic Italian dishes prepared in our made-from-scratch kitchen and family recipes. We have the best grilled steaks, chicken, and seafood the beach has to offer! Enjoy happy hour from 4pm- 6:30pm daily. Open at 11am for lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Place a curbside pick-up order or dine-in today. We deliver through Door Dash and Grubhub. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-249-0709, 11501 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach. Website: culvers.com. Locally owned and operated, Culver’s is a family friendly place. This is not a fast food burger joint, but a made to order restaurant with a large selection including cod, reubens, Wisconsin cheese curds and fresh made salads. After your meal try our famous frozen custard, you will not be let down! Catch us
7 days a week from 10am to 10pm.
Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-890-2663, 8501 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach. Web site: datcajunplace.com. Where you go out to feel at home! Authentic Cajun Cuisine. Daily specials, happy hour (4pm-7pm). Live Music nightly, Sunday Jazz Brunch (10am-2pm ), and our famous seafood boils every Friday night. Major Credit Cards
Dave & Buster’s
15701 LC Hinton Jr., Dr., Panama City Beach at Pier Park. There’s always something new at Dave & Buster’s – the only place to Eat, Drink, Play and Watch sports all under 1 roof. Hundreds of the hottest arcade games in the Million Dollar Midway, mouth watering chef-crafted creations in the restaurant, premium bar featuring cocktails, wines and 20+ beers, stadium surround sound while watching your favorite team on our massive HDTVs.
Diego’s Burrito Factory
850-249-7373 15514 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. 850-238-8741, 6209 Sunset Dr., Panama City Beach. Website: Diegosburritofactory.com “Let Us Roll You a Fat One”. A local favorite and must-go-to Mexican restaurant with fresh food, fantastic atmosphere, and the best Margaritas on the beach! Burritos, quesadillas, tacos and street tacos – all ready to be filled and topped with fresh ingredients of your choice. Full bar with thirst-quenching beverages and happy hour specials every day. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream
Two locations in Panama City Beach to serve you: 10025 Front Beach Rd. across from Walmart, and 15402 Front Beach Rd. next to Gulf World. “The Ice-Cream of the Future” is best enjoyed in our PCB stores. Over 40 flavors. Specialty toppings, sundaes and floats available. If you’ve never tried it, you’ll love it, and if you have, “you know you want it again. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
Dirty Dick’s Crab House
850-230-3425, 9800 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach. Web Site: dirtydickscrabs.com. Award-winning restaurant, a “must” for vacationers and locals. Dirty Dick’s Crab House is open 7 days a week, year-round lunch and dinner, serving the freshest local seafood and more with a distinctive New Orlean’s accent. Dirty Dick’s Crab House offers daily lunch specials priced from $8. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
Dirty Dick’s Crab House
850-249-1888, 17292 Front Beach Rd. in Panama City Beach. Website: frozen-dune.business.site Delicious and creamy rolled ice cream in a wide variety of flavors and add-ins, Hershey’s scoop ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, banana splits, sundaes, Taiwan boba tea, hot and iced coffees, lactose-free and gluten-free available. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
Guadalajara Mexican Grill
850-235-3300, 8730 Thomas Dr, Suite 1108 in
Panama City Beach Website: GuadalajaraMexicalGrillPC.com At the northeast corner of Joan Ave. and Thomas Dr. in Panama City Beach is where you can find this traditional and authentic Mexican restaurant that serves fresh ingredients, delicious margaritas, and excellent service. The staff works hard for the customer to have an enjoyable experience which is why this restaurant is always busy. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. Delivery and take-out available. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-233-3907, 8752 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach Dine inside or out on fresh seafood, all new Char-Grilled oysters, and some of the best drinks around in this rustic, casual hangout. Check out Fred’s outdoor Hangout Pavilion featuring live entertainment nightly. When you’re hungry, HEAD to FREDS! Local Seafood, Local Music, Local Flavor! Open for lunch, dinner and late night. Major Credit Cards Accepted
Hershey’s Beach Ice-Cream Shop
850-708-1840, 8815 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach. Website: Hersheyspcb.com Real Ice Cream. Real Ingredients. Real Smiles! With over 40 flavors of creamy, smooth hand dipped ice cream and scooped into crisp homemade waffle cones or piled high into sundaes loaded with fudge, caramel, and toppings. For the true ice cream love, we
recommend you “create your own” shake or try our famous BIG Banana Split! hakes, drinks, snacks and take-home. Outdoor seating available so stop by and say hello and enjoy a delicious treat.
Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-775-1480-Beach 9956 Hutchinson Blvd.,
Panama City Beach. Our mission is to provide the best quality food possible at a reasonable price. We are humbled by our customers to be voted best Sushi and Asian food in town. Hibachi Express came to Panama City Beach to offer the freshest fish and Japanese food in a casual atmosphere. We are committed to providing delicious food and the friendliest service. Come experience the ultimate Japanese dining with us! Eat in, take out and
delivery available. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
East-850-230-3999, West 850-236-4426 At Hungry Howie’s, we use only the freshest ingredients. With over 40 years of experience, satisfy your appetite with our large variety of pizza options, plus our breads come in 5 flavors and our wings (boneless or tradtional style) have 3 savory flavors. The salads are made with a fresh romaine mix. The Howie Roll® is a delicious on-the-go meal – stuffed with pepperoni & cheese, steak & cheese or chicken & cheese. Our Calzones are a fold over favorite stuffed with quality meats, veggies and cheese. Order today for either carry out or delivery. You can now also order online with our new mobile app! Major Credit Cards Accepted
Los Antojitos Mexican Restaurant
850-784-6633, 1246 Beck Ave., Los Antojitos has been proudly serving Bay County the freshest Mexican cuisine and best steaks for over 40 years. Everything is made fresh daily, no chain food sold here! Enjoy waterfront dining, live music and two full bars. House favorites include lobster tacos, seafood enchiladas, mexi street corn, bone in ribeye and all of the margaritas are muddled fresh. Located in the heart of Historic St. Andrews on Lake Ware. Fun, Funky & Always Fresh! Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-215-3335 NEW LOCATION! 6804 Thomas Drive Panama City Beach, Fl. 32408 Local, Family Owned BBQ Restaurant. Serving meats slow smoked daily with delicious homemade sides. Menu consists of tender ribs, pork, chicken, brisket, wings, smoked yellow fin tuna dip, burgers, catfish, sausage and salads. After your meal, enjoy one of our homemade cobblers or banana pudding. Also serving ice cold beer with a full bar. Dine In, Take Out. Catering available for large groups. Live Entertainment. VOTED “BEST OF BAY” Eleven Years In A Row! Major Credit Cards Accepted
Pier 77 Seafood Restaurant
850-235-3080 Founded in 1982, at 3016 Thomas Drive, PCB, continues to offer outstanding seafood at affordable prices. Fresh grilled, fried, blackened or broiled seafood available each day. Menu also includes chicken, beef, soups and salads. Specialty items include family recipes like She Crab Soup, Seafood Gumbo and Oysters Sandra, named for the founder’s daughter, who currently operates the restaurant offering perfection in each dish. Be sure to visit our family owned Seafood Market, Shrimp City, next door. Entertainment Wed., Fri., Sat. Major Credit Cards Accepted.
850-235-0928 located at 9875 South Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach. Web Site: Pwillys.com. This Panama City Beach legend is where it all began. Pineapple Willy’s is serving up great food and huge drinks daily, from fresh Gulf seafood to Willy’s Famous BBQ Ribs. Come enjoy the fantastic sunsets on the historic pier. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir from Willy’s T-shirt Shack. Major Credit Cards Accepted
Pompano Joe’s Seafood House
850-233-1790, 16202 Front Beach Rd. in Panama City Beach, FL. Web Site: pompano-joes.com Beachside at Pier Park. Open daily at 11:00am. Pompano Joe’s Seafood House is a destination you must visit.Known for its fresh affordable Gulf seafood prepared with a Caribbean flavor, Pompano Joe’s is not your typical seafood restaurant. We’re a neighborhood beach place where you can “savor the flavor” of the Islands! Stop by and enjoy great Gulf views while dining and sipping on an icy cold beverage. Major Credit Cards Accepted
Runaway Island Beachfront
Bar & Grill
850-634-4884, 14521 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach.Web site: runawayislandpcb.com It’s new but it feels so familiar! Nestled among the rolling dunes and the emerald green waters of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Chef Chris has created a menu featuring classic items and fresh local seafood with a twist. Famous for our Runaway Fish Tacos & craft beer on tap! Enjoy island-inspired food and drink with old friends and new ones for lunch or dinner. The daily sunset celebration is fun for the whole family and late nights are full of live music and dancing. Life is short, runaway often! Major Credit Cards Accepted
Local Beach Club
850-235-3555, 1521 Gulf Drive. Web Site: schooners.com. This is where the locals come to the beach… to build a sandcastle, take a dip in the Gulf, count-down to the cannon roar at sunset. There’s no better place to watch the surf roll in, sip a cold one and truly relax. Voted “Best Local Flavor,” “Best Bar,” “Best Place for Live Music” and “Best Place to Take Friends from Out of Town!” Home of Lobsterfest every
Fall. Major Credit Cards Accepted
Sharky’s Seafood Restaurant
& World’s Largest Tiki Bar
850-235-2420, 15201 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Web Site: sharkysbeach.com. Seafood, music and fun all overlooking “the world’s most beautiful beaches.” Come sink your teeth into the all-new menu. Open daily at 11a.m. for lunch and dinner. Indoor and outdoor tropical deck dining. Families welcome. Kids will love to play pirates on the all-new giant pirate ship playground. Live entertainment by some of the best musicians
on the coast. Come enjoy our “Tiki Time” sunset celebration daily under the “World Famous” Sharky’s Palapa Hut. Major Credit Cards Accepted
850-235-4099 Located at 3016 Thomas Drive, PCB, is the most convenient seafood market in the Thomas Drive area. Shellfish available, steamed or raw.
Family owned and operated since the early 1980’s. Many varieties of fresh fish and shellfish are offered daily. We recommend the house made specialty items such as the She Crab Soup, Tuna Dip and Seasoned Steamed Shrimp, all perfect for your next party. While at the beach, be sure to dine at Shrimp City’s family owned restaurant next door. Pier 77. Major Credit Cards Accepted
Sisters of the Sea
& Dive Bar
3901 Thomas Dr. PCB. Sisters of the Sea & The Dive Bar is making a splash on Panama City Beach with a menu of award-winning dishes. Located in Pirates Cove Marina, Sisters of the Sea took the Best of Show at the Mississippi Gulf Coast-based Chefs of the Coast, won a media people’s choice award in Biloxi, MS, and last but not least, Sisters’ Gumbo Gris Gris even beat out casino chefs to take home a Best Gumbo award. Not only do they have amazing award winning dishes, but they are also home to live mermaids and pirates who love to Party and Swim with guests of all ages! Major Credit Cards Accepted
The Back Porch Seafood
and Oyster House
850-233-1750, 16220 Front Beach Rd. in Panama City Beach, FL. Beachside at Pier Park. Web Site: theback-porch.com Opens daily at 11:00am. A favorite with the locals and visitors since 1974. Enjoy the breathtaking Gulf views from the Back Porch while sipping on your favorite beverage and enjoying some of the best Gulf seafood on the coast. Dine inside or on our beachside deck. Everything is better when you’re at the beach! Major Credit Cards Accepted
The Grand Marlin
850-249-1500, 5323 N Lagoon Dr. Located on Grand Lagoon, The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach offers a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere, paired with the area’s best selection of fresh seafood highlighted by delectable, daily specials from the kitchen of award-winning Chef Gregg McCarthy. The restaurant boasts the area’s best-stocked, most tempting oyster bar where the finest oysters, from Apalachicola and East Bay to more exotic locales, are shucked to order. For those in the mood for something other than seafood, The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach offers enticing steaks, succulent poultry dishes and other fare to meet your every taste. Major Credit Cards Accepted
Wicked Wheel Bar & Grill
850-588-7947 Located 10025 Hutchinson Blvd., Just west of WalMart. Web Site: wickedwheel.com. The Wicked Wheel is a “custom concept” theme Bar and Restaurant created for all ages to enjoy with one thing in mind: to share our love for classic cars, custom bikes, and all things cool. With our unique decor, and classic Southern comfort menu which includes our perfectly seasoned secret recipe fried chicken. This one-of-a-kind location is one you don’t want to miss while visiting Panama City Beach! Major Credit Cards Accepted