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Some of the Best Seafood Dining in Panama City Beach

If you’re looking for fun in the sun on your next Florida vacation, Panama City Beach is the perfect solution! Not only will you have tons of gorgeous shoreline to take advantage of, but you’ll also have a blast shopping, exploring historical sites, and taking in the nature and wildlife around you.

One of the best things to explore in Panama City Beach is the food! There are countless seafood restaurants near our vacation rentals in Panama City Beach, so you can get there quickly to stop in for a great meal with the ones you love most. Here are some of our favorite seafood restaurants in Panama City Beach.

mussels at a seafood restaurant

Grand Marlin Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Want a fun eating experience around the water? The Panama City Beach location of the Grand Marlin was opened in 2016 and has been serving locals and visitors alike ever since. You’ll find a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that allows you to truly unwind, whether you choose to eat in the main dining room or grab a drink on the second floor’s North Drop Bar.

The menu at the Grand Marlin features weekly specials, but there are also multiple mainstays that you can enjoy any time!

You can get raw or baked oysters to start you off, or choose another appetizer like salt and peppers calamari or crispy lobster fingers. Move on to a grilled ribeye, fried Gulf Shrimp or oysters, or Maryland-style lump crab cakes. Be sure to add a side of truffle parmesan fries or jalapeno coleslaw to share with the rest of the group!

Dee’s Hangout

Dee’s hangout is one of the most popular casual eateries in Panama City Beach, Florida. You’ll be greeted with a smile as soon as you walk in the door, and the delicious and hearty food will keep you coming back again and again. The oysters are the main attraction here, but they also have a full lunch and dinner menu for you to enjoy. Don’t forget about happy hour!

Come in and sample one of their tacos, sandwiches, or po boys. No matter what you select, the freshest ingredients from Panama City Beach are always used, so you know you’re getting the best quality food available. Be sure to grab a serving of Key lime pie or Mama’s banana pudding for dessert!

fish filet

Saltwater Grill

If you want a bit more of an elevated dining experience, Saltwater Grill is a must. As soon as you walk in, you will be in all of the 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Once you’re seated, the helpful staff can recommend a selection from the dinner menu as well as a refreshing drink to pair.

Saltwater Grill features elevated coastal cuisine that is unique and satisfying. Start out with an appetizer like firecracker shrimp or the lobster spring rolls, then move on to entrees like teriyaki salmon, seafood linguine, or diver scallops. They also have a wide selection of steak options, as well as plenty of sides and add-ons. Choose a glass of wine or a specialty cocktail to complement your meal.

Boon Docks

Boon Docks is a casual eatery right on the water, perfect for a quick bite to eat with your friends. The extensive menu offers something for everyone, and once you take that first bite, it won’t be hard to understand why locals love this place!

On the menu, start with an appetizer like smoked tuna dip with chips or bacon-wrapped shrimp. For your main, there are plenty of sandwiches and fried options to choose from, as well as grilled fish and land options. There’s also a large kids’ menu so everyone in the group can join in! Finish it all off with a cold soda, beer, or wine. Whether you’re looking for an upscale dinner or a casual get-together, you can find it all in the heart of Panama City Beach. The best part? Each of these restaurants is just minutes from our Panama City Beach condo rentals.

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