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.

850-739-4647, 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

850-234-6457, 15628 Front Beach Road, 850-236-8555 8208 Thomas Dr., in Panama City Beach. 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.


850-249-0709, 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.

DatCajun Place

850-890-2663, 2705 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 Accepted.

Dave & Buster’s

15701 LC Hinton Jr., Dr., Panama City Beach at Pier Park. Website: DaveandBusters.com. 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, a 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, 850-236-7006 and 15402 Front Beach Rd., 850-259-0782 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.

Guadalajara Mexican Grill

850-235-3300, 8730 Thomas Dr, Suite 1108 in
Panama City Beach. Website: GuadalajaraMexicanGrillPC.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.

Hammerhead Fred’s

850-233-3907, 8752 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach. Website: HammerHeadFreds.com. 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 lover, 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.

Ice Cream Shoppe

850-230-6373 Located in Open Sands Center,
14660 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, for 35 years. Real homemade ice cream made on-site daily. Open 1 p.m.-10 p.m seven days a week. Cash Only.

Hungry Howie’s

850-230-3999, 10272 Front Beach Rd., and
850-236-4426, 17180 Front beach Rd., in Panama City Beach. At Hungry Howie’s, we use only the finest ingredients including 100% pure Mozzarella cheese and dough made fresh in-store daily. With almost 50 years of experience, Hungry Howie’s knows pizza. Every order is made fresh. You can even flavor your crust for FREE. Hungry Howie’s offers oven-baked subs made with quality meats, veggies and cheeses, oven-baked pasta, a variety of garden-fresh salads including Antipasto, Chef and Greek, 3-cheeser breads and more. Order today @ hungryhowies.com or download the Hungry Howie’s app! Major Credit Cards Accepted


Los Rancheros
Mexican Restaurant

850-769-7999, 111 W. 23rd St., Panama City
850-249-5195, 11208 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. 850-622-0754, 3906 US Hwy. 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach. 850-880-6166, 16469 US-331, Freeport. Website: LosRancherosPC.com. Welcome amigos! Los Rancheros offers authentic Mexican food from tacos to fajitas and great-tasting margaritas. We do everything fresh – fry our own chips and taco shells, make our own guacamole and salsa, and rice and beans are made every morning. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Serving lunch, dinner and take-out. Happy hour daily.

Outlaws Bar-B-Q

850-215-3335, 6804 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach. Website: OutlawsB-B-Q.com. 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

Paparazzi Gourmet Deli

850-588-8244, 2810 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach. Website: PaparazziDeli.com. Paparazzi’s menu consists of our family recipes that are 100+ years old passed down from 4 generations resulting in delicious authentic Italian-American dishes. All of our food is prepared from scratch with only the freshest and natural ingredients. We make our own fresh mozzarella and signature sauces and marinara in-house daily. Serving stonebaked pizzas, calzones, stromboli, subs, decadent desserts, soups, salads, variety of pasta dishes, homestyle gourmet deli, beer and wine. Daily specials. Order online at PaparazziDeli.com. Military Discount.

Pineapple Willy’s

850-235-0928, 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 (beachside in Pier Park). Pompano-joes.com. Known for its fresh Gulf seafood prepared with a Caribbean flavor. We’re a neighborhood beach place where you can savor the flavor of the islands. Stop by and enjoy the great Gulf views while dining and sipping on a cold beverage. Opens daily at 11:00am. Major Credit Cards Accepted

Rudy’s Real Texas Bar-B-Q

850-588-1996, 14501 PCB Pkwy, Panama City Beach. Rudysbbq.com. Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q has been a Southwest tradition since 1989. Serving real Texas BBQ on red checkered tablecloths, each plate of Rudy’s Bar-B-Q is perfectly prepared for you. Serving breakfast tacos, delicious meats and sandwiches, sides and desserts. Look for a variety of “sauses” and rubs available for purchase in our country store.
Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Runaway Island Beach
Bar & Grill

850-634-4884, 14521 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Web site: runawayislandpcb.com. Chef Chris has created a menu featuring classic items and fresh local seafood. Famous for our fish tacos and craft beer on tap! Enjoy island-inspired food and drink 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

San Marcos Mexican Grill

850-708-3097, 101 Bluefish Dr., Suite 105; Panama City Beach. Website: SanMarcosMexicanGrillPierPark.com Family-owned and operated. We commit to serving authentic, freshly prepared, and flavorful Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. Delicious dishes and a full bar. Furry friends welcome on the pet-friendly patio. Come chill at the grill. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Schooners Last
Local Beach Club

850-235-3555,  5121 Gulf Drive. Beach. Panama City Beach. Web Site: schooners.com. This is where the locals come to the beach… to build a sand castle, 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

Señor Frogs
Mexican Food & Fiesta

850-502-5555, 15005 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Website: SenorFrogs.com. At Señor Frogs, the party starts where the ocean waves end. It’s the ideal beach destination for unforgettable memories, best entertainment, delicious food and the perfect view.

Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant

850-235-2420, 15201 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Web Site: sharkysbeach.com. Since 1986, mouthwatering favorites, specialty drinks, music and fun overlooking the world’s most beautiful beaches. Kids will love to play on the pirate ship playground. Live entertainment by the best local musicians. Open daily at 11am for indoor or outdoor tropical deck dining. Enjoy ‘tiki-time’ sunsets under Sharky’s world famous palalpa hut.
Major Credit Cards Accepted

Shrimp City

850-235-4099 3016 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Shrimp City 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

The Back Porch Seafood
and Oyster House

850-233-1750, 16220 Front Beach Rd. 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.

Uncle Ernie’s Bayfront
Bar & Grill

850-763-8427, 1151 Bayview Ave., Panama City. UncleErniesBayFrontGrill.com Located in Historic St. Andrews, Uncle Ernie’s offers fantastic food, excellent service, and an incredible view. While you enjoy our award-winning food in a relaxing atmosphere, enjoy live entertainment and stay for the breathtaking beautiful sunsets over the bay. Open 7 days a week, 11am-10pm. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Wicked Wheel Bar & Grill

850-588-7947 10025 Hutchison Blvd., Panama City Beach. 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

The Grand Marlin

850-249-1500, 5323 N Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach. Website: thegrandmarlin.com. 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