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3 Restaurants Perfect for What Your Soul Needs

Traveling to Panama City Beach, Florida, whether you are traveling for a romantic trip with your significant other, family or friends we have just what your soul needs. The panhandle gets plenty of great weather and sunshine year-round, but even on a rainy day, no rainy-day-blues stick around when you’re here because being at the beach guarantees good moods, good vibes and good times.

Get your plans in place for Spring, Summer, Fall and be able to take advantage of all the best Panama City Beach attractions, restaurants have to offer.  Interesting historical sites, breathtaking nature, and unique shopping in Panama City Beach, there is something for everyone!

One of the essentials to a great vacation is having a great meal. In this article, we will be outlining three romantic restaurants for you to visit with your special someone.

You can visit any of these eateries for a special night out that you and your sweetheart will remember for years to come.

Best of all, they’re all located just minutes from our vacation rentals in Panama City Beach.

One of the essentials to a great Valentine’s Day is having a great meal. We have outlined three romantic restaurants for you to visit with your special someone.


Firefly is a fantastic restaurant to spend your Valentine’s Day dinner. Firefly is a fine dining experience with an ever-evolving menu and unique ambiance. Famous for their rotating weekly specials and wine pairing options, this restaurant guarantees guests will have a special dining experience every time. 

Along with its classic fair of fresh salmon and beef medallion entrees, the Firefly is known for its specialty sushi menu. With a wide selection of ahi tuna, smoked salmon and yellow tail, there is plenty of fresh seafood for you to choose from. The Firefly also has their own unique maki rolls that you will not find anywhere else. The fan favorite Van Halen Roll is a spicy kimchi tuna roll mixed with crab, avocado and their house made trio sauce; it’s a must try on your visit to the restaurant!

The Runaway Island

The Runaway Island is a great choice for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal. With a plethora of appetizers ranging from crab dips to Baja Rolls and Caribbean fair, there is plenty to get you started. There are also plenty of non-fish appetizers for you to try, including the Key West Chicken, a chicken breast served on a brioche bun with jack cheese, avocado and aioli. 

Looking for fish tacos? They have that, too. With over seven different varieties of fish tacos for you to choose from, the Runaway Island is sure to have something that suits your liking. No meal is complete without dessert, and the Runaway Island grill has some of the best to offer. With their crowd favorite Key lime pie, and the Dream Pie made of pecans, caramel and a hint coconut, it is hard to choose wrong. 

Enjoy a delicious Valentine's Day meal in Panama City Beach at these local restaurants.

The Saltwater Grill

The Saltwater Grill is an institution and an essential choice for a Valentine’s Day dinner. When entering the restaurant, you are greeted by a panoramic view of their 25,000-gallon aquarium of tropical fish. Both sides of the restaurant offer a dazzling view of the tropical reef and a plethora of other exotic fish. If you are looking for a more elevated dining experience, this restaurant will be to your liking. 

The Saltwater Grill has all of the classics from shrimp and grits to a seafood capellini, Grouper Imperial, and much more. Looking for a quintessential dining experience of Florida for Valentine’s Day? Then the Saltwater Grill is the place for you.

Whether you’re looking for sushi, tacos or even a mix of surf and turf, then Panama City Beach has something for you. With all of these dining options for you and your significant other, you can be reassured you’ll have a great Valentine’s Day meal.

Visit Today!

When planning your romantic Valentine’s day getaway, it is important that you book the right place to stay. Dunes of Panama offers a wide variety of Panama City Beach condo rentals, so you are guaranteed to get the right place for you and your loved one. Contact us today to learn more!