Known as the “Seafood Capital of the South,” Panama City Beach offers an array of dining options to please all palates including award-winning restaurants, casual beachfront cafes and family-friendly tables. Chefs fuse bold flavors and fresh seafood to create signature dishes in distinct spaces that make the most of their seaside setting.
Visitors can enjoy island cuisine, steakhouses, barbecue, ethnic cuisine, and specialty sushi. Experiences are available for any occasion from elaborate multi-course meals and dinner cruises to buffets, grills, casual beachside dining and ice cream parlors.
Wicked Wheel Bar & Grill
The Wicked Wheel Bar & Grill is located at 10025 Hutchinson Blvd. in Panama City Beach Florida. Their open Monday through Sunday from 11 AM until 10 PM. This unique bar is a custom concept and theme bar and restaurant created for all ages and for those that have a love for classic cars, custom bikes and all things cool as they say. With the unique to core and classic Southern comfort, this is a perfect blend of fabulous food and unique environment.
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There are always events and challenges going on at the The Wicked Wheel Bar & Grill. For instance, enjoy the Bud Light Great American blues Festival and barbecue challenge in the middle of August each year at the panama city beach Florida. Brought to you by the local The Wicked Wheel Bar & Grill. you can also shop that Wicked Wheel for wickedly awesome T-shirts, sweatshirts and memorabilia. You can also buy a gift card for someone that loves this type of accessories.
When it comes to some serious eats, you can find the half pound burger with 100% all-natural beef ready to deliver. The road King is an all natural Angus beef Patty piled high with bacon, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, bows and island dressing and topped off with crispy onion rings on a fresh and sweet bun. Nothing’s better until you add a pint of their Wicked Ale on tap.
Need some down-home specials? Check out their chicken and dumplings, country fried chicken, barbecue pulled pork sandwich and chicken pot pie. Perhaps something a little unique to get you started such as smoked tuna dip, fried green beans, crisp onion tanglers with their delicious sweet and spicy sauce or their homemade pimento cheese dip. Make sure you save room for dessert because their strawberry shortcake, chocolate coffee cake and sweet ice cream chocolate chip cookie sandwich is perfect for a cool off on a hot day. Don’t worry, the kids are well taken care of with the cheesy chili dog by Nathan’s, chicken tenders and small fry catfish. For more information or to visit their menu check out the website below and make sure your next stop is to the The Wicked Wheel Bar & Grill.
Phone: (850) 588-7947
Los Antojitos is located at 4809 West Hwy. 98 in Panama City Florida. Nestled on the edge of St. Andrews, this fantastic awesome Mexican cuisine restaurant has served up the locals and visitors for over 30 years. Not only do they have some of the best Mexican food in Panama City but they also feature great steaks, a fresh and enchanting dining experience and a fantastic tequila sampler.
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They also have one of the funkiest atmospheres in the area and if you’re ready, take on the super baked burrito challenge. It is to die for! People have stated that they have the best steaks in town and one of the best fish tacos they’ve ever eaten.
Los Antojitos also helps with catering. Whether you’re having a intimate dinner party for just a few people or a wedding for over 200, Los Antojitos can help arrange all of your catering needs. Chef Matt Harbison who graduated from the culinary school at Gulf Coast community college, is a no-nonsense Mexican chef with a background in just about any type of cooking expertise. Whether you’re having an office party or employee luncheon, they can set up a buffet that will please any crowd.
What else does the menu have? How about some shrimp tacos? Seafood enchiladas, the superduper baked burrito, fabulous margaritas made with fresh squeezed limes and award-winning shrimp ceviche. Oh my mouth is watering just thinking about that delicious shrimp marinated in fresh lime juice with onions, avocados and cilantro. This is only available on Friday and Saturday night so make sure you go in early so that you don’t miss out on the fantastic ceviche. They also have fabulous margaritas including top shelf, the green iguana with a shot of Midori, and homemade sangria. The next time he you are looking for a fantastic Mexican treat with a little bit of the Caribbean flair check out Los Antojitos in Panama City. Visit the website for more details or to make a reservation.
Phone: (850) 784-6633
Boon Docks Restaurant
Boon Docks Restaurant is one of the best places in Panama City Beach Florida for seafood. Named Southern living favorite seafood dive into thousand and four and selected by coastal living for the top 25 in 2007.
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Located at 14854 Bayview Cir. in Panama City Beach, Boon Docks Restaurant is nestled under the mighty oak trees on the intracoastal waterway just five minutes from the beaches in West Bay. Open Monday to Saturday at 4 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, ours do change due to the season.
Order up a fresh batch of fried pickles, spicy gumbo or corn nuggets for starters and don’t miss their firecracker shrimp and crab claws. Maybe you’re feeling a bit frisky? Serve up anyone of their favorite seafood dishes fried to a sweet crispiness including bay scallops, grouper, fried tilapia, devil crabs or, if you can’t decide you can choose a half-and-half or the “boat trash” which includes three shrimp, three oysters, grouper and devil crab.
Fried food a little too much? You can get any of their seafood grilled as well such as yellowfin tuna, chicken breasts or popcorn shrimp. The Boon Dock also serves up ice cold beer, funky label wind and cocktails.
Because their home of the fried pickles and some of the freshest seafood you’ll find, the Boon Dock also has a fully stocked gift shop with T-shirts, souvenirs, wine and more, all to leave you with a pleasant memory for your next visit. One unique feature about this is that the social club is located in the old fish house, which dates back to the early 1900s. Locals know it but when you’re there notice the slope of the floor, which goes directly to the bay. For more information, viewing the menu or to call and make reservations visit the website below.
Phone: (850) 230-0005
Los Rancheros is serving up some of the best Mexican food in Panama City Beach Florida. With daily deals, coupons, and some of the best authentic food to hit the streets, you have to check out the fantastic menu at Los Rancheros.
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Located at 5 to 7 Richard Jackson Blvd. in Panama City Beach between Middle Beach Road and Front Street, Los Rancheros serves up authentic Mexican fare from tacos and say he does to fabulous margaritas. maybe you’re looking for something a little more authentic then the typical rice and beans that you get at most Mexican restaurants. Well, this restaurant has it all from cheesy notches with Mexican sausage and quesadillas to housemaid secret ingredient margaritas. Maybe you want to create your own favorite ingredient enchilada, taco or burrito; you can do it here. Maybe something traditional sounds delicious such as fajitas with Kwok Amalie salad, a delicious taco salad or other reader supreme. But, maybe you’re looking for something more unique to this restaurant including the steak Mexicano, Camilas, or their famous fish and shrimp tacos.
Lunch menus and dinner menus are both available and a lot of times you can buy one combination and get a second combination at half price. Be sure to check their website for more information on deals and the current discount of the day.
When the fried shrimp of the ocean gets to be too much for you, check out some authentic Mexican food at Los Rancheros in Panama City Beach Florida.
Phone: (850) 249-5195
Sweet Basils Pizzaria
Sweet Basils Pizzaria is proud to offer the finest Italian cuisine on the Emerald Coast. Whether you prefer delicious seafood, pasta selections or one of our handcrafted pizzas, you will not be disappointed; we take great care preparing all of our ingredients fresh daily so that we may provide our guests with an authentic taste of Italy. Our distinctively delicious Italian dishes, served in a casually elegant atmosphere, have attracted travellers for over a generation.
Website: www.sweet-basils.net Phone: (850) 234-2855
Fish Ale Taphouse & Grill
Fish Ale Taphouse & Grill is located at 7715 Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach Florida. Oh my, this is one of the most talked about places in the city. For local food, vocal brew, and a fantastic environment, this is the place to be on any Friday night.
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The Fish Ale Taphouse & Grill has over 65 craft beers on tap and has been serving up locals and guests alike for years. Specializing in craft microbrews and a unique menu, Fish Ale Taphouse & Grill is one of the only Gastro pubs in Bay County with handcrafted beers and new beers weekly. Whether you looking for a half pound hamburger, a juicy steak, or some of the best desserts on the beach, you’ll find it at the Fish Ale Taphouse & Grill. This facility also offers a private banquet facility that can accommodate up to 100 guests for any type of catered event. They host office meetings, holiday parties, wedding receptions, dinner rehearsals and any type of get together.
The beer menu has over 65 tap brews including IPAs, stouts, ales, Hefeweizen, Pilsner’s, Scottish ales, porters and pale ales. The food menu includes unique starters such as beer and blue chips, crispy, Mari with a sweet chile lime sauce, a Bavarian pretzel and beer battered onion rings, tuna rolls and roasted hummus with delicious house chips. You’re welcome to try the blackened mahi mahi, sweet pepper tuna, shrimp Alfredo and the drunken grouper. Of course, there’s more from the turf as well including juicy steaks, chicken Alfredo, soup and salad and Gastro pub sliders.
To really experience all the fun, food and fare at the Fish Ale Taphouse & Grill you have to check out this amazing restaurants located in Panama City Beach. Visit the website below for more information and details about the menu and upcoming events.
Phone: (850) 640-1410
Boars Head Restaurant
The Boars Head Restaurant is one of the finest dining establishments in Panama city Beach Florida. Located at 17290 Front Beach Rd., this restaurant and Tavern has been operating in this area for over 36 years. They emphasize the freshest and highest quality of food and seafood in the area. Their motto is “good food, simply prepared”.
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Try their world-class prime rib, New York strip, or fried lobster tail, which is been a signature item for years. Happy hour starts at 4:30 PM until 6 PM in the tavern. There’s an award-winning wine list and even a children’s menu of available. Earlybird specials, weekend events, Mother’s Day and Easter special are often a favorite for locals and tourists alike.
The Boars Head Restaurant offers fresh Gulf seafood, amazing appetizers and scrumptious silence. Make sure you save room for dessert since there is delectable cheesecakes, chocolate delights and caramel temptations.
This restaurant features many different venues and events throughout the year including an Easter buffet, Christmas Day buffet, Mother’s Day brunch and a Thanksgiving Day buffet. They even schedule special events for private parties during the year. If you’re looking at having a wedding or a private party, call in advance and schedule for the most delicious catering around. Whether it’s a char grilled grouper, pan seared tilapia, or juicy ribeye steak, the Boars Head Restaurant is sure to deliver.
Even though this is a fine dining restaurant the dress is casual. “One of my favorite restaurants in Panama City Beach”. “I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal here and the service is great”.
If you’d like to make reservations or just look over the many, visit their website and find out what makes the Boars Head Restaurant one of Panama City Beach is best kept secrets.
Phone: (850) 234-6628
Pineapple Willy’s is located at 9875 South Thomas Dr. in the heart of Panama City Beach Florida. If you’re looking for something fun to do you’ll always find it at Pineapple Willy’s. It all started back in 1984, William Buskell, better known to all as “Pineapple Willy” began to serve fantastic food and drink out on what used to be called Pier 99.
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He changed the name to Pineapple Willy’s and has been a hit ever since. The name originated from there now signature rum drink but adding great food, great cocktails, and a terrific setting and you have the perfect Florida beach ambience. They serve some of the best ribs on the beach and fantastic cocktails and cold beer.
With fantastic nightlife, fabulous food, a gift shop and kids events, there’s always something to do and see at Pineapple Willy’s. You can’t leave here without getting one of their colorful T-shirts in a variety of tones and designs. Their website even has the camera so that you can watch what’s happening 24 hours a day with their live beach cam.
How about some fantastic shrimp and grits? About the mahi-mahi or Cajun sound jambalaya? Perhaps you’re looking for the smokehouse Cuban one of their newest sandwiches with smoked Gouda, dill pickles, smoked beef brisket and prosciutto ham? Maybe something a little simpler such as a seafood Cobb salad with a generous helping of albacore tuna and crabmeat. Maybe you’re looking for a taste of home so check out their Wisconsin white cheddar bites, breaded cheese curds fried to perfection. Or, a stack of Vidalia onion rings perfectly fried to a crispy crunch. looking for something a little unique to the Florida appetite? Try the lightly seasoned alligator bites served up with a delicious honey mustard. Maybe something more traditional such as the notches grandes served with homemade chili and white case of Fox. There’s always something fun and fantastic to eat and step on at Pineapple Willy’s. Serving the Panama City Beach area for over 30 years, this is the place to be on any given night of the week. Visit the website for more information, hours and to check out their beach cam.
Phone: (850) 235-0928
Delicious Food and Cakes Coming to Panama City Beach
Jae’s Sinful Delights is soon coming to Panama City Beach on April 30. This delicious bakery and cake shop will celebrate its official grand opening on April 30 at the shops at Edgewater located at 539 Richard Jackson Blvd. in Panama City Beach. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:00 PM.
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Jae’s Sinful Delights offers numerous roles, cupcakes, pies, cookies and truffles and everything will be prepared from scratch and handcrafted on-site. We even have a show kitchen so the customers can see exactly how things are made. They use fresh, high quality organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. They also have a large selection of gluten-free baked goods and something for everyone including those with dietary restrictions.
This new venture is the creation of food enthusiast and pastry chef Jae Camino. He has been baking ever since he was a toddler in his mother’s kitchen and running a successful catering business in New York City. Today, Jae is incorporating his innovative concepts with classic dessert and creating unique flavor combinations and products for the people and visitors of Panama City Beach Florida.
Some of the unique confections that Jae will be offering includes a red beet velvet cake made with roasted beets, although he don’t cupcake with alignment frosting, Brazilian coconut truffles, gluten-free chocolate cakes and sweet corn coconut pudding as well as fair trade coffee, espresso and gourmet organic teas. Jae’s Sinful Delights will also offer private parties, cake and cupcake decorating classes and customize cakes for parties, weddings and events. Make sure you visit JaesSinfulDelights.com or visit their mobile app and be sure to join us on April 30 for this extremely sweet and delectable grand opening.
Barn Backyard BBQ
Looking for some good old country fun down in Panama City Beach? For the entire month of August on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Barn located at 10025 Hutchison Blvd. in Panama City Beach Florida enjoy live music, food, music shows, entertainment and more. This is one of the best country music shows in the entire area.
The time starts at 6:30 PM until 10:00 PM every night of the week day. With your coming for just one night for several nights this month, the Barn Backyard barbecue is a great event. Seating opens at 6:30 PM with the show starting at 7:00 PM as a cash bar available at 6:30 PM and an after show party and dancing from 8:30 PM until 10:00 PM.
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Tickets are $22.50 for adults and $13.25 for kids 12 and under. Kids three and under are free. The price includes tax, dessert and soft drinks as well as delicious hickory smoked barbecued pulled pork, chicken, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, beans, corn on the cob and macaroni and cheese. There will be lemonade, iced tea and coffee as well as soft drinks and a cash bar for guests 21 years of age and over. For dinner you can enjoy chocolate or vanilla frozen yogurt. This is a super fun time perfect for the entire family put on by the Wicked Wheel Bar & Grill. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy some backyard fun with some delicious barbecue and fantastic music. Join us all month long at the Backyard Barn Family Barbecue Show.