When you’re on Spring Break, you gotta eat and thankfully Panama City Beach offers an amazing dining experience for its vacationers. You won’t find a more eclectic array of restaurants, chefs and dining atmosphere anywhere else.
That being said, we’ve got you covered on all the best places to grab some food so you can get back to doing what’s important (err, partying and tanning).
- Best places to eat at right after a night of pure clubbing:
Hooters (2 Locations to choose from) – No, not your everyday restaurant, but Hooters! That’s right, the restaurant chain that brought you World Famous Chicken Wings, Cold Beer, Burgers, Seafood, Hooters Calendars, and of course the World Famous Hooters Girls. There’s two great locations to choose from, with one being conveniently located right on Front Beach Rd.
The Banana Peel – Serving the best subs and spaghetti all day and night, this place is perfect for curing the late night munchies. Just don’t be surprised to find your buddies crashed on one of the couches.
- Best places to eat at after a day of beach partying/activity:
Harpoon Harry’s – Serving up meaty burgers and cold beer, when the sun sets the party starts! This place is famous for its burgers and fries.
Barefoot Beach Club – Kick your shoes off, walk in and feast on seafood, sandwiches, surf and sunshine right on the beach! One of the few remaining local beachfront restaurants, this place is known for its signature items like the crab cake sandwich.
- Best places to eat at for Lunch:
Schooners: The Last Local Beach Club – Lunch is awesome. The bands are awesome. The beach is awesome. As a matter of fact, this just might be the best place on earth.
Hammerhead Fred’s – Hammerhead’s is legendary for 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.”
- Best places to eat at for Dinner:
Capt. Jack’s Seafood Buffet – Featuring the finest No. 1 snow crab legs included with every dinner buffet every night, Panama City Beach’s finest seafood buffet is housed in a charming and unusual historic building on Thomas Drive. Truly, the best seafood value on the beach.
Pineapple Willy’s – Pineapple Willy’s has it all. Come early and eat dinner out on the historic pier that stretches out over the gulf or grab a table inside to catch March Madness on one of Willy’s 30 plasma TV’s.
The Boatyard Club – Vibing the coastal, open-air, Key West atmosphere, the Boatyard is the ultimate place to hang out, kick back and unwind. The Boatyard menu, overseen by Chef Konrad Jochum of Key West, features signature items from some of Key West’s most famous restaurants featuring island-inspired items like conch fritters with Hot Pepper Jelly and wasabi mayonnaise, fresh oysters, fried Lobster Sandwiches and, of course, creamy Key Lime pie on a stick, dipped in dark chocolate and frozen. Is your mouth watering yet?
Bishop’s Buffet – The original Buffet on the Beach. 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.
- Happy Hour and Casual Beach Dining
Sharky’s Restaurant and Tiki Bar – 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.
Spinnaker’s Paradise Grill / Cantina – The Paradise Grill’s gulf front dining experience includes great barbecue and delicious dishes ranging from sizzling steaks to cool, fresh vegetarian wraps and the best burger on Panama City Beach! And you can’t forget the Cantina, a beachside taco and tequila bar serving up the best fish taco on the beach and massive margarita too.