Restaurants in Panama City Beach
Is it the tasty seafood fresh from the gulf, the phenomenal coastal views, or the availability of a vast assortment of restaurants that bring people back to Panama City Beach, FL, time and time again? We know it's all of these things and more! This coastal city has earned the title of "Seafood Capital of the World” due to its many seafood markets and restaurants offering the freshest seafood.
From beach casual to sophisticated 4 star dining, you're sure to find a favorite. There are many seafood markets offering the freshest catch of the day, too. They will cook it to your liking on the spot, wrap it up and you can take it with you.
The best restaurants in Panama City Beach include more than just seafood. Some of the tastiest Southern-style pulled pork, barbecued steaks, and surf-n-turf you’ve ever had in your life can be had right here. Tasty side dishes, the freshest salads, and a variety of warm home-baked breads and desserts are sure to hit the spot. If international fare is what you’re craving there are many restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe. Whether it’s Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, German, or just tasty Southern-style dishes, you will find it all among the area’s local restaurants.
Looking for light fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Check out the variety of diners where you can spot locals enjoying good food at reasonable prices.
For the freshest seafood, you need to go straight to the source. The fish markets in Panama City have the freshest just-caught seafood in the area and will cook it for you on the spot.
Café & Bakeries
The many cafes and bakeries provide the perfect place to have a leisurely breakfast. Eat in or get your favorite baked goods and coffee to go and head out to the beach where you can watch the sun come up while enjoying a tasty breakfast.
For those with really big appetites, many mouths to feed, or on a budget, family buffets are where you can get the most bang for your buck.
Beach front oyster bars, dockside grills, and delis are just some of the casual dining establishments available. Many of these beach eateries offer views of the Gulf, bay or marina and have live entertainment, including music.
For the exquisite palette, there is a vast assortment of upscale restaurants in the area. You won’t be disappointed. You’re sure to love the ambiance, large wine selections, and specialized menu choices. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.
One thing is for certain – you won’t go hungry when you spend your vacation in Panama City Beach, Florida. In fact, the restaurant experiences you have here will be among your most treasured vacation memories. We look forward to dining with you!
On the beach, it’s always Friday! T.G.I. Friday’s is an excellent choice for food and fun with exciting menu items like Jack Daniel’s Grill and House Classics. Treat yourself at Friday’s any day of the week.
Browse a list, complete with phone numbers, of some of the area's most popular dining spots!
Voted No. 1 seafood restaurant by Southern Living, ranked one of America’s Top 50 by Restaurant and Institutions, recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, winner of Florida Trend’s coveted Golden Spoon Award and a member of the Florida Trend Hall of Fame.
They call it “the Last Local Beach Club,” because it is the last of the old open air hangouts. Named “Best Local Flavor,” every table comes with an incredible view of the beach.
The iconic Spinnaker Beach Club is one of the few area restaurants that offers beachside dining. Try the signature "Beach Getaway Breeze!"
Some of the best food and fun under the sun awaits beachside at the Under the Boardwalk Bar & Grill!
Located at the Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center, this quirky bar and grill serves up numerous dining options and features a full-service liquor bar. Known for their hot wings, thick burgers, ice-cold beer and sports bar atmosphere, the Rusty Anchor Bar & Grill is open to the public. Get hooked!