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 casual ambience combine to serve up a good night on the town, especially for sightseers and families looking for a great meal at a very reasonable price.
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 Florida lobster with crab meat dressing, or flavorful tenderloin of grouper. If seafood is not your thing, order one of the delicious, cooked-to-order steaks. There is a separate children's menu and an extensive wine list. Be sure to visit the on-site market for fresh seafood, souvenirs and cookbooks.
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 and seafood favorites. If you go the red meat route, be sure to sample their signature sauce. Try your main course with a salad and your choice of chowder or potato, or pick and choose from the a la carte menu. Add a bit of class to the meal with a glass of wine, and be sure to save room for slice of their sinful Key lime or French silk pie.
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 fish and seafood dishes are also worth trying – macadamia-encrusted grouper or grilled mahi mahi, for example. Those looking for something beyond seafood will find excellent steaks and prime rib. Be sure to hang around and sing along to the piano music each Tuesday through Saturday.