Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Panama City dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Panama City Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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Pineapple Willy's


This popular Panama City eatery serves up a full menu of favorites from its perch on the beach. Try the Jack Daniels-basted BBQ ribs (Pineapple Willy's is famous for 'em) or the traditional-style seafood specials. The place's friendly staff and...  Read More

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Captain Anderson's


For more than 35 years, this popular and critically lauded family-style seafood restaurant has been a key stop for beachcombers thanks to its fire-grilled specialties. Try Capt. Anderson's "Famous" grilled Bay shrimp, oven-broiled stuffed...  Read More

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Angelo's Steak Pit


Angelo's is a critical and local fave for hickory pit-grilled USDA Choice steaks. Indeed, residents say you haven't had real food until you make the trip to this casual restaurant. The succulent, seared menu also features pit-broiled chicken...  Read More

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Be sure to check out the giant 25,000-gallon tropical aquarium at this Panama City eatery that's earned a great reputation for its food and festive ambience. Dine in the Café or the Mermaid Room. No question, lobster stars here, but other fresh...  Read More

Boar's Head Restaurant & Tavern
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This relaxed eatery serves up fresh local seafood dishes as well as a few ditties that let diners explore the wilder side of the culinary spectrum. Try the baby back ribs, a tender veal medallion or succulent prime rib for a deliciously hearty...  Read More