Panama City Beach is famous for SEAFOOD, but don't worry land lubbers - cause if you're hungry for a steak or a
cheeseburger we've got plenty of places to choose from. Here are our favorite places to eat on PC Beach:

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OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT!
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BISHOPS BUFFET Now back in the hands of original owner Jack Bishop. 3 buffets daily: breakfast, lunch & dinner. #1 Crab legs included w/ every dinner buffet. 38-item salad bar. Kids 3 & under eat FREE! 12628 Front Beach Rd. 850-234-6457. bishopsbuffetpcbeach.com

CAPT. ANDERSON’S RESTAURANT & MARKET Winner Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for seafood 1999-2013. Southern Living Reader's Choice Award for Seafood 1996-2009. 5551 North Lagoon Dr., intersection of Thomas Dr. and N. Lagoon Dr. 1-888-878-6750. 850-234-2225. captanderson.com

CAPT. JACK’S FAMILY BUFFET There’s something for everyone in the family. #1 crab legs with dinner buffet. 3 buffets daily: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Kids under 3 eat free. 8208 Thomas Dr. 850-236-8555. captjackspcbeach.com

CARRABBAS Experience the wonderful fresh flavors of Italy and more. Unique, flavorful handmade dishes prepared in a lively exibition kitchen. House specialties include crispy calamari, tender chicken marsala, fresh fish, seafood and steaks cooked over our wood-fired grill. People are our specialty. 13820 PCB Parkway. 850-230-4522. Carrabbas.com

FATTY’S SANDWICH SHOP You’ll fall in love with the unique vibe of this little sandwich shop with BIG TASTE! Sandwiches, subs, wraps, pizza, salads & a menu for the kids. Featuring Boars Head brand. All new expressos & lattes! Delivery available. 2 Locations: WEST END - 1 block east of Pier Park, 15900 Front Beach Rd. 850-249-1515. EAST END - Across from Navy Base, 916 Thomas Drive. 850-588-4580. FattysSandwichShop.com 

FIREFLY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE  Winner of the Golden Spoon Award & The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Locals voted Best Fine Dining, Most Romantic, Best Chef & Best Service 4 years running. Exquisite cuisine, world-class wine list & an ambiance second to none. Your deserve a night at Firefly. Now featuring fresh world class Sushi. $14.95 early dining specials 5p-6p. In Shoppes at Edgewater. 850-249-3359. FireFlyPCB.com 

HAMMERHEAD FRED’S Casual & laid back, serving up ice cold Apalachicola oysters, Bourbon Glazed Tuna, hand cut steaks & much more. Dine inside or out for lunch or dinner. Live local entertainment, call for schedule. Come see the all new FREDS HANGOUT outdoor pavilion. Smoking section avail. Catch your favorite team on one of our big screen tv’s - home of Sunday Ticket. 8752 Thomas Dr. 850-233-3907. HammerheadFreds.com

HARPOON HARRY’S Completely renovated and now more than double the size with the same chillin’ laid back attitude. Enjoy the nautical vibe of this tropical escape from the ordinary, while you dine inside or outside right on the Gulf of Mexico. Live music on the tiki deck in season. Sport lovers unite, come catch the game on one of over a dozen HDTV's. Families love it here! Kids menu. Open for lunch, dinner and after dark fun. Come casual and ready to eat, drink & be Harry! 12627 Front Beach Rd. 850-234-6060. harpoonharry.com

HOOTERS The only Hooters in the world that sits right on the beach! '60’s, '70’s & 80’s music jukebox, sports on HDTV’s, and a menu that includes seafood, sandwiches, salads and spicy chicken wings. Full liquor bar. 12709 Front Beach Rd & 1136 Thomas Dr., across from Navy Base. 850-230-9464.

MONTEGO BAY SEAFOOD, STEAKS & RIBS When you find yourself craving raw oysters or a great seafood platter, treat yourself to one of Panama City Beach’s favorites! You just gotta have the gumbo! The menu includes a variety of appetizers, generous salads, grilled and fried fresh seafood, juicy ribs and burgers, perfectly seasoned chicken, USDA Choice steaks, oysters, and a menu just for the kids. Take a trip to the Caribbean without ever leaving Panama City Beach! Open for lunch, dinner & cocktails. In the Shoppes at Edgewater. 850-233-6033

PINEAPPLE WILLY’S & PIER BAR Jack Daniel’s BBQ RIBS made famous on a VISA commercial. Seafood, Certified Angus Prime Rib, Sandwiches & kids menu. Reader’s Choice Voted Best Restaurant, Best BBQ & Best Sports Bar. Live musuc in the all new Pier Bar, located next door. 9875 S. Thomas Dr. 850-235-0928. PineappleWillys.com

 

Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill

When you're ready to live the island life, you're ready to runaway!  The new "Runaway Island Beachfront Bar & Grill" is nestled among the rolling dunes and the emerald green waters of the world's most beautiful beaches. Chef Chris has created a menu featuring classic items and fresh local seafood with a twist. Enjoy island-inspired food and drink with old friends and new ones for lunch or dinner. The daily sunset celebration is fun for the whole family and late night is full of live music and dancing. Life is short, runaway often! 15241 Front Beach Road, 850-634-4884. 14521 Front Beach Rd.


 

SALTWATER GRILL Voted the beaches best steak! At Saltwater Grill you can choose your own lobster and we’ll prepare it fresh to your table. Our friendly staff invites you to come as you are and experience casual dining at it’s best. Whether you choose the Cafe’ dining room or the more intimate Mermaid Room you will be mesmerized by the panoramic view of our newly designed 25,000 gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. After dinner, order a drink or two have some fun at the beach’s only piano bar featuring Michael Rorah. Early bird specials 4-5:30pm every day. Happy Hour drink specials and discounted appetizers at the bar only 4p-6:30p. 11040 Hutchison Blvd. (Middle Beach Rd.) 850-230-2739

SCHOONER’S The last local beach club. Every table has an incredible view of the beach. The food is far from fancy, but always fresh and delicious. Lunch and dinner. Live bands and nightly sunset celebrations. 5121 Thomas Dr. 850-235-3555. schooners.com

SHARKY’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & BEACH CLUB Seafood, oysters, steaks, live music & fun right on the beach. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Indoor & outdoor tropical deck dining. Families welcome.  Live entertainment by the best musicians on the coast. 15201 Front Beach Rd. 850-235-2420. SharkysBeach.com

SPINNAKER’S PARADISE GRILL The coolest beach club on the planet - a beautiful waterfront legend and one of the best places to take the family for lunch and dinner! Voted best burgers “out-of-this-world” BBQ. Right on the Beach. 8795 Thomas Dr. 850-234-7882. spinnakerbeachclub.com

WICKED WHEEL A"custom concept" theme Bar and Restaurant for all ages to share our love for classic cars, custom bikes, & all things cool. Unique decor & a classic southern comfort menu,  including perfectly seasoned secret recipe fried chicken. 10025 Hutchison Blvd. 850-588-7947. TheWickedWheel.com  

Ice Cream

DIPPIN’ DOTS   “The Ice Cream of the Future” is best enjoyed in our PCB Stores. Over 40 flavors. Specialty Toppings, Sundaes and Floats avail. If you‘ve never tried it,  you’ll love it, and if you have “you know you want it again”.  2 locations: 10025 Front Beach Rd. Across From  Wal- Mart; 15402 Front Beach Rd Next to Gulf World.  850-236-7006

Pizza & Subs

CI CI’S PIZZA BUFFET  All u can eat pizza, pasta, salad & dessert! Open for lunch & dinner. Carry out available. (sorry no delivery). 513 R Jackson Blvd. in Shoppes at Edgewater. 850-249-3040. CiCisPizza.com

HUNGRY HOWIE’S PIZZA & SUBS Home of “The Free Flavored Crust Pizza”. Pasta, wings & salads. Delivery or carry-out. East PCB: 850-230-3999. West PCB: 236-4426. hungryhowies.com

 

NAVIGATE LIKE A LOCAL

Places to SHOP

  • ALVIN’S ISLAND
    FLORIDA LINEN
    LIZ AND JANE'S
    PIER PARK
    SHIPWRECK LTD
    SUNSATIONS

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    LIZZIE LEIGHS JEWELRY  Nothing over $10. A lovely little boutique in the heart of PCB. Name brand jewelry & accessories at low prices.  Necklaces, earrings, feather jewelry, sunglasses, sarongs, beach bags, wallets & more.    7950 Front Beach Rd. Suite A. 850-303-0789. Facebook.com/Lizzieleig
    PIER PARK Over 1 million sq. ft. of shopping, dining, and entertainment including Dillards, JC Penney, Forever 21, Old Navy, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Dick's Last Resort, The Grand Theatre, Longhorn Steakhouse, Target, Panera Bread, Starbucks, Miracle Strip at Pier Park, and over 150 specialty shops. Located on Front Beach Rd., at Pier Park Dr. and Hwy 98. 850-236-9974. Simon.comSHIPWRECK LTD This fun & exciting 43,000 sq. ft. store offers swim wear, surf wear, shoes & accessories, exclusive designer denim & fashion wear. True Religion, 7 For All Mankind, Sinful, 7 Diamonds, Roxy, Billabong, Volcom, O’Neill, Christian Audigier, Spy & Oakley.  Innovative gifts, souvenir, T-shirt & home decor. Airbrush & henna artists. Skim & surfboard rentals!  10570 Front Beach Rd.  850-233-6750.  ShipwreckLTD.comSUNSATIONS LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED! 

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