Panama City Beach Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Panama City Beach

It should come as no surprise that seafood is the main ingredient many PCB menus are built around. Whether it's chargrilled grouper, Apalachicola oysters or Gulf shrimp stuffed with blue crab, you'll have your pick of delicious sea creatures to choose from. And you don't even have to go to a restaurant to enjoy the city's bounty: some of the best eateries are actually seafood markets that steam and season their freshest catches right in front of you. Anderson Seafood Market and Buddy's Seafood Market both come recommended by recent visitors.

If you're looking for a more formal environment, Saltwater Grill (which boasts a 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium inside the restaurant) and Capt. Anderson's Restaurant & Waterfront Market both received high marks from recent diners. Firefly is another local and traveler favorite thanks to its unique setting: the restaurant is arranged around a giant lit-up oak tree.

You'll also find plenty of casual beachfront eateries (try Schnoors or Sharky's). Though they cater mainly to tourists, it's hard to deny their prime locations, especially if you want to catch a classic Panama City Beach sunset. 

Find the Best Restaurants in Panama City Beach

  • #1
    Gypsea Crepes
    #1 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 109 reviewsTripAdvisor (109)
    $ | Cafe, American
    7012 Thomas Dr Dunes Plaza, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6126
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  • #2
    David's Sno-Balls
    #2 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1087 reviewsTripAdvisor (1087)
    $ | American
    13913 PCB Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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  • #3
    Pink Pelican Ice Cream Bar
    #3 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 506 reviewsTripAdvisor (506)
    $ | American
    543 N Richard Jackson Blvd Shoppes at Edgewater, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3616
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  • #4
    Jesse's Place
    #4 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 254 reviewsTripAdvisor (254)
    $ | Diner, American
    7008 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6126
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  • #5
    Liza's Kitchen
    #5 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 633 reviewsTripAdvisor (633)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Soups
    7328 Thomas Dr Suite L, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7500
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  • #6
    Eat My Pasty
    #6 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1248 reviewsTripAdvisor (1248)
    $ - $$ | Bar, British
    280 S Arnold Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2116
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  • #7
    Finns Island Style Grub
    #7 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 769 reviewsTripAdvisor (769)
    $ | American
    7220 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7527
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  • #8
    Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe
    #8 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 195 reviewsTripAdvisor (195)
    $ | American
    14660 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-3517
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  • #9
    Diego's Burrito Factory
    #9 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 809 reviewsTripAdvisor (809)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern
    15514 Front Beach Rd 6209 sunset drive Pcb FL 32408, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2504
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  • #10
    Firefly
    #10 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2296 reviewsTripAdvisor (2296)
    $$ | Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
    535 N Richard Jackson Blvd Shoppes at Edgewater, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3616
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  • #11
    Donut Hole
    #11 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 559 reviewsTripAdvisor (559)
    $ - $$ | American
    12983 Hwy 98 E, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
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  • #12
    Moe's Original Bar B Que
    #12 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 592 reviewsTripAdvisor (592)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue
    14896 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-3521
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  • #13
    Pompano Joe's
    #13 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1972 reviewsTripAdvisor (1972)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    16202 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2516
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  • #14
    Andy’s Flour Power
    #14 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1781 reviewsTripAdvisor (1781)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2629 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6227
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  • #15
    Fatty Patty's Cakes & Cafe
    #15 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 241 reviewsTripAdvisor (241)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    948 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7442
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  • #16
    Kilwins Panama City Beach
    #16 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 428 reviewsTripAdvisor (428)
    $ - $$ |
    821 Pier Park Dr Ste 100, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2183
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  • #17
    Patches Pub & Grill
    #17 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 592 reviewsTripAdvisor (592)
    $ | American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
    4723 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7322
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  • #18
    Another Broken Egg Cafe
    #18 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 781 reviewsTripAdvisor (781)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    11535 Hutchison Blvd Ste 100, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3748
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  • #19
    Bayou Bill's Crab House
    #19 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1069 reviewsTripAdvisor (1069)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood
    23100 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-1096
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  • #20
    Muy Wayne O's
    #20 of 501 Places to Eat in Panama City Beach
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1169 reviewsTripAdvisor (1169)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern
    303 S Arnold Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2143
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