Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Panama City has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Firefly or at Saltwater Grill, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

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Dee's Hang Out


An unsurprising local favorite, Dee's Hang Out dishes up fresh, New Orleans-style seafood alongside frosty draft beers that are only $1 during happy hour. Amidst a friendly, intimate atmosphere, patrons munch on BBQ shrimp, seafood gumbo and...  Read More

J. Michael's Restaurant


If you're seeking a delicious, no-frills seafood spot, you're sure to enjoy the bold flavors dished up at J. Michael's, a family-owned local treasure where friendly staff have been serving fresh-off-the-boat seafood since 1976. Diners give...  Read More

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A laid-back local favorite, Schooners is one of the most unusual seafood places in the area. This open-air oceanfront hangout, hailed as the "Last Local Beach Club," has been around for decades and holds tradition as a top priority, particularly...  Read More

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This sensational seafood restaurant's popularity with locals says it all: for fresh, locally-caught and perfectly-prepared seafood, have a seat at the Captain's Table. Mouthwatering appetizers such as crab claws and tuna dip serve as a...  Read More

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Built around a vibrant 25,000-gallon tropical aquarium, Saltwater Grill's unique setting sets it apart from other seafood restaurants in the area. Here, diners indulge in the freshest seafood as the sweet sounds of the live piano music complete...  Read More

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One of the most elegant seafood restaurants the city has to offer, this award-winning culinary gem is ideal for a romantic dinner. After settling under a majestic, warmly-lit oak tree, patrons savor sophisticated yet imaginative dishes such as...  Read More