Panama City Beach - Where To Eat

Panama City Beach offers an amazing dining experience for it’s vacationers. You won’t find a more eclectic array of restaurants, chefs and dining atmosphere anywhere else. Once you’ve tried the “Jack Daniel BBQ Ribs” from Pineapple Willy’s or “Playa Fish Taco” from Spinnaker’s Cantina and Tequila Bar, just a few among a wide range of food, you’ll know you only nibbled the tip of truly grub-tastic dining.

Harpoon Harry's

Harpoon Harry’s

Harry’s is the “College Bar on the Beach”… cause it’s just like your favorite bar back home – if your favorite bar back home sat right on the beach! Serving up meaty burgers and cold beer, when the sun sets the party starts! Go to the website for menu items and more information:

Hammerhead Fred's

Hammerhead Fred’s

Known for throwing the most exciting Spring Break parties on Panama City Beach, Hammerhead’s is legendary serving up everything from ice-cold Apalachicola oysters to one-of-a-kind Seafood Dishes. “Kick back on the front deck and enjoy a frozen drink while listening to the sounds of a steel drum band.” Freds is local seafood….local flavor. Go to the website for menu items and more information:

Bishop's Buffet

Bishop’s Buffet

The original Buffet on the Beach. Now under the management of original owner and founder Jack Bishop. Get “the best for less.” Three buffets daily: breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus Sunday brunch. The Rise and Shine breakfast buffet serves up all the breakfast favorites like eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, pancakes. Dinner seafood buffet includes No. 1 crab legs, shrimp, fried oysters, scallops, fish of the day and a 38-item salad bar. Go to the website for menu items and more information:

Sharky's Restaurant and Tiki Bar

Sharky’s Restaurant and Tiki Bar

One of Spring Break’s most popular party spots, you can’t miss Sharky’s Restaurant and Beach Club with the “World’s Largest Tiki Hut” looming in the sky. Since 1987, Sharky’s has become well known along the Gulf Coast for fresh seafood and great live entertainment. With a varied menu serving the freshest seafood on the Gulf Coast, from Jamaican Jerked Chicken to the World Famous Keys Platter, if that doesn’t get you the full bar featuring frozen tropical drinks will. Go to the website for menu items and more information:

Barefoot Beach Club

Barefoot Beach Club

Kick your shoes off and GET BARE…because the Barefoot Beach Club is serving up seafood, sandwiches, surf and sunshine right on the beach! Located next to the Beachbreak at Hills and Front Beach Road, the Barefoot is one of the few remaining local beachfront restaurants. Listen to the waves, not the traffic and enjoy a cool, tropical drink plus signature items like our crab cake sandwich. Barefoot Beach Club

Runaway Island

Runaway Island

A new seafood restaurant, with a heralded theme from the past, is now open on Panama City Beach. Runaway Island Beachfront Restaurant and Grill is 2 floors of local seafood specialties, live entertainment and frosty drinks all with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico. Plans for this unique restaurant have been in the making for over 20 years by locals who know fresh seafood and Panama City Beach. The restaurant boasts over 12,000 sq. ft. of dining space, but the crowning achievement is the outdoor deck complete with a boardwalk that extends all the way to the shores of Panama City Beach. Totaling over 6,000 sq. ft. of wood, the outdoor deck lets you take in the Florida sun and landscape of the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”. All while you sit back, relax and enjoy.