There is a plethora of amazing dining options nearby! Please consider taking a taxi out if you will be drinking and don’t have a designated driver.
Taxi/Limo Service: Please call Beach Boys Shuttle at 850-236-6234. You can get to Ms. Newbys for about $15, or Pier Park for about $20. Please drink responsibly because the police don’t play down here.
With sunsets overlooking Grand Lagoon, The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach offers a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere, paired with the area’s best selection of fresh seafood highlighted by delectable, daily specials from the kitchen of award-winning Chef Gregg McCarthy.
The Grand Marlin, boasts the area’s best-stocked, most tempting oyster bar where the finest oysters, from Apalachicola and East Bay to more exotic locales, are shucked to order. The upstairs dining/bar area provides a wonderful atmosphere, watching all the boats, coming, and going (Sea Screamer/ Pirate Ship/ Capt. Andersons fleet). Grand Marlin Link 850-249-1500
The Shrimp Boat in St. Andrews (20 min. drive). It is a family friendly Steak/Seafood/ Prime Rib, Homemade Dressings, and Friendly Service Establishment! Although Shrimp boat has been here for years, it's a well-kept secret, here on the Beach. Plenty of room for a large family/group also. They have Early-bird Specials, and a children’s menu also. 850-785-8706. Shrimp Boat Link
Saltwater Grill on Middle beach road (Hutchinson Blvd). They have fresh seafood, and the Prime Rib is exceptional! Be sure to leave room for the Dessert Sampler. It is literally 1 slice of every dessert that they offer). $24 as of 10/2022. Totally worth it!!! They also have a wonderful Piano Bar, featuring the excellent pianist, Michael Rorah. Ask to be seated on the Piano-bar side for dinner if you like. Oh, and they make great Martinis. 850-230-2739. Saltwater Grill Link
Another Broken Egg is fantastic for breakfast. Located within walking distance from Grand Panama, out the north end of property. The lobster brie omelet is to die for. They also make a good Bloody Mary. Pets are allowed on outside patio. 850-249-2007. Another Broken Egg Link
Shuckums Oyster Pub and Seafood Grill - Head west about 2 miles on Front beach road. Locally Owned and Operated, they offer good food for the value. And their FRESH SHUCKED OYSTERS don’t get much better than this! It’s great if you want good seafood or bar food in a casual atmosphere. Keep your receipt to get $5 off your next visit too. Karaoke is a blast here if you have any Singer's in your party! Pets are allowed on outside patio. 850-235-3214. Shuckums link
Captain Anderson’s - Although they have been labeled “touristy”, the food and service is still top-notch! Kind of expensive, but if you can swing it, it’s a great experience, sure to delight! The waiting area is filled will with very interesting, signed photographs of the Stars, and when they visited. They have a fresh Seafood Market on site, or you may want to go early, and watch the fleet unload, the days fresh catch! Their dining experience is first class and can accommodate large groups. The Crab meat stuffed filet of Grouper is to die for! 850-234-2225. Captain Anderson's Link
Tootsies Orchid Lounge – This is at Pier Park and is a great place to eat and dance to live music. Head West on Front Beach Road and go about 3 miles. They have a FREE FRIDAY LOW-COUNTRY BOIL (large shrimp, sausage, pearl onions, potatoes, corn) YES, FREE. It starts at 4pm. LIVE MUSIC TOO! Go early around 3pm to get a table. Pets are allowed on outside patio. 850-236-3459. Tootsies Link
Runaway Island for fresh fish and seafood. Ahi Tuna, or Salmon tacos are delish! And the Gouda cheese grits are SO GOOD!! Get the Crab-cakes (mostly crab, little cake). Best on the beach! Never had a bad meal here. The atmosphere is wonderful, overlooking the beach. Ideal for large families. Get the Souvenir glass and bring it back for discounted drinks next trip! Better yet, check your cupboard, you may have one already. Pets are allowed on outside patio. They take call ahead seating, or you can even reserve online. 850-634-4884. Runaway Island Link
Pineapple Willies has good food, great atmosphere, and AWESOME house band (The lead singer, used to be the front man for Kansas). If you want to literally eat on the beach, this place is for you. It’s like a long pier that extends onto the beach, lined with tables, friendly service, and strong drinks. The scenery is perfect, and it is not overpriced either. Plenty of room to sit, and watch the sunset, while waiting for your table. Plenty of sitting room, so it is ideal for those less mobile. It is on Thomas Drive (which is East on Front Beach about a mile down on the right). Pets are allowed on outside patio. Get the Souvenir glass and bring it back for discounted drinks next trip! 850-235-0928. Pineapple Willies Link
Ms. Newbys is a lot of fun if you are looking for a Party! Also on Thomas Dr, about a mile down from Pineapple Willy’s. They are famous for stiff drinks and their signature Hunch-Punch. They even offer drive thru service, for those wishing to purchase liquor on the go. Famous for their “Hunch Punch”. 850-234-0030. Ms Newbys Link
For a first-class meal, try Firefly. It is about a mile East on front Beach Road in a strip shopping Center. It's a dressier place. Call 850-249-3359 or visit Firefly Link for a reservation.
Dee's Hangout Never had anything I didn't like here! Wide variety & seafood also. Easy on the wallet too! 1 Mile east on left next to Firefly. 850-249-4264. Dee's Hangout Link
Sharky’s, located about 2 miles west on Front Beach Rd. They have a Wonderful Keys Platter, that includes grouper and gulf shrimp, crab legs, and a crab cake. Prepare to be full! They also have a fun bar, and live music. Great place to for the party-people! 850-235-2420. Sharky's Link
Schooners at the East end of St. Thomas is Great food and Atmosphere. Gruben Sandwich (grouper Ruben), Tuna BLT, Shrimp wontons and the side of Crab Legs are fresh and meaty! The drinks are strong too. Get the Souvenir glass and bring it back for discounted drinks next trip! Pets are allowed on outside patio. 850-235-3555. Schooners Link
PIZZA - Call Nicks Slice of Brooklyn. 850-708-3177 or look the menu up here Pizza Link Order early because it takes about 1 ½ hours during peak season. No delivery, pick up only but totally worth the drive!
CHINEESE, JAPANEESE, SUSHI, THAI CUISINE – Call Jin Jin 88 at 850-235-8835. Fast delivery (usually 30-45 minutes). Surprisingly, their food is made fresh, and the taste shows it! We love to get the Sushi delivered and then eat is down by the pool or tiki bar. Order online at Asian Food Link to make it easy