Panama City Beach Dining
The Gulf of Mexico’s bounty guarantees that Panama City Beach restaurants have the freshest seafood available. Tasty choices of fish and shellfish include grouper, snapper, scamp, pompano, amberjack, flounder, tuna, salmon, shrimp, scallops, oysters, crab, lobster, crawfish and many more.
Area chefs are creative in their preparation and presentations. All provide memorable dining experiences. Char-grilled grouper topped with sautéed crabmeat and Hollandaise sauce, snapper grilled over mesquite hardwood and charcoal, blackened tuna flavored with piquant spices, Grecian style pompano and Cajun crawfish are a sampling of Panama City Beach’s delicious fresh seafood dishes.
Seafood prevails, but meat and potato lovers find plenty of delicious fare here too. Beef is offered so tender you can cut it with a butter knife, and chicken is prepared in many creative ways. Italian and Cajun dishes are also specialties for which area chefs are famous for.
Panama City Beach has several award-winning establishments where the food is fabulous and the wine lists are extensive. There is an array of colorful eateries and oyster bars which compete with elegant restaurants.
A new seafood restaurant, with a heralded theme from the past, is now open on Panama City Beach. Runaway Island Beachfront Restaurant and Grill is 2 floors of local seafood specialties, live entertainment and frosty drinks all with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico. Plans for this unique restaurant have been in the making for over 20 years by locals who know fresh seafood and Panama City Beach. The restaurant boasts over 12,000 sq. ft. of dining space, but the crowning achievement is the outdoor deck complete with a boardwalk that extends all the way to the shores of Panama City Beach. Totaling over 6,000 sq. ft. of wood, the outdoor deck lets you take in the Florida sun and landscape of the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”. All while you sit back, relax and enjoy. Great Food. Great Drinks. Great Stories. It’s all part of the Runaway Island experience. Come visit us today for lunch or dinner. After all, life is short… Run Away.
8752 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach. Fred’s starts with fresh whole fish to make our signature dishes like amazing Grecian Grouper and our all new Red Stripe Jamaican Shrimp. Our Apalachicola oysters are ice-cold and the best you ever put in your mouth. Taste the difference fresh makes! Featuring a casual, rustic setting where you can dine inside or out. After dinner, order drinks and enjoy live entertainment nightly on the deck. Local seafood, local flavor and local music. NFL Sunday Ticket & ESPN Game Plan in the fall. 850-233-3907
15201 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. Seafood, music and fun all overlooking the world’s most beautiful beaches’. Come sink your teeth into the all new menu items created by our all new locally renowned chef. Open for lunch and dinner with outdoor and indoor tropical deck dining. Families welcome. Kids will love the all new giant pirate ship playground. Celebrate the sunset and stay late for live entertainment by some of the best musicians on the coast under the World’s Largest Tik. 850-235-2420