Panama City Beach offers an amazing dining experience for its vacationers, thanks in large part to the beach atmosphere, warm climate, and southern influence. Whether it’s fresh seafood you’re after, chicken, or steak, you won’t find a better array of eclectic cuisine anywhere quite like Panama City Beach.
What makes Panama City Beach such a great spot for tourists is the fact that there’s something for everyone – not to mention, there’s a restaurant to suit anyone’s budget!
We’ve narrowed down some amazing choices for you, so that on your next visit, you’ll know what to try:
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.
Harpoon Harry’s – Newly renovated, right on the beach and serving up meaty burgers and cold beer. When the sun sets the party starts! This place is famous for its Monster Burger and signature seafood bucket!
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.”
Coconuts – Start your day off right with the \”Best Breakfast on the Beach!\” Belgian style waffles, French toast, pancakes, bacon, eggs and grits… It\’s the most important meal of the day; do it right! Serving an incredible Lunch & Dinner Menu… Located just steps away from the beach, opposite the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort & Tiki Bar. Coconuts is a friendly, laid back restaurant with great service, serving delicious food with a tropical twist.
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.
Runaway Island – Offering the freshest seafood with a local flair on each unique menu item, Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill has something to please every palate. Two floors of savory specialties, live entertainment and frosty drinks provide a breathtaking view of Panama City Beach like no other location on the Coast. Great Food. Great Drinks. Great Stories. It’s all part of the Runaway Island experience.
Capt. Jack\’s Seafood Buffet – Panama City Beach\’s newest and finest seafood buffet is housed in a charming and unusual historic building on Thomas Drive. Hosted by renowned local restauranteur, Jack Bishop, and an experienced crew that has been serving Panama City Beach since 1971. Two amazing buffets daily.
The Beachside Deli at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort – This is one of the only places in Panama City Beach serving breakfast, lunch and dinner where you can eat with your toes in the sand. Dine right on the beach, or simply enjoy the spectacular panoramic views from the landscaped back deck. The cool tropical breeze feels fantastic as you read the extensive menu, while you are shaded by palm trees. Open from 8am – 11pm (Seasonally) the beachside Deli at the Sandpiper Beacon prepares each delicious meal to-order right on site. You can see the menu here.