One of the first things on most people’s to-do list at the beach is to find the best place for a gulf breeze, a cold beverage, and some fresh caught seafood. Luckily in Panama City Beach, there are countless places to choose from serving anything your tastebuds desire from a fried grouper sandwich to oysters on the half shell. Here are five places beloved by both visitors and locals that you should add to your must-try list. Leave us your other favorites in the comments below!
17501 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Known for homemade New Orleans-style gumbo that perfectly blends the flavors of shrimp, smoked chicken and andouille sausage, Salty Sue’s is a traditional sports bar and seafood joint that has been serving customers for over 25 years.
14521 Front Beach Rd
There’s nothing quite like gazing out over the gulf during a meal and at Runaway Island on Front Beach Road, you can literally dine on the beach with an expansive Gulf front deck fronting the dunes.
The Grand Marlin
5323 North Lagoon Dr
With a hip, coastal casual vibe and a menu featuring everything from fresh seafood to perfectly prepared steaks, the Grand Marlin offers something for all tastes along with spectacular sunsets over the lagoon.
Dusty’s Oyster Bar
16450 Front Beach Rd
Whether you prefer raw, steamed or fried, finding the perfect oyster can make or break your beach vacation. A longtime local hangout, Dusty’s Oyster Bar serves up an impressive variety of oyster preparations for a dive bar with dollar bills hanging from the ceiling.
Finn’s Island Style Grub
St. Andrews & South Thomas
For a fresh meal on the go, Finn’s Island Style Grubb offers a tantalizing selection of tacos, burritos, nachos, ceviche and quesadillas with an island flair. Finn’s serves six days a week from a food truck parked on Thomas Drive and a second location in St. Andrews.