4 Local Seafood Restaurants in Panama City

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Panama City Beach, FL: A Great Place to Vacation

Welcome to a prime vacation spot in Florida: beautiful Panama City Beach! Over 25 miles of prime white-sand beaches and the enticing blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There’s lots to do here: beach activities, dolphin tours, state parks and so much more.

If you love seafood, you’re in the right place: a lot of Panama City Beach restaurants are seafood restaurants, and many are locally sourced. That means you get the freshest Gulf water catches available.

We’ve put together some dining info on the top four locally sourced Panama City Beach restaurants. Read on!

Captain Anderson’s Restaurant & Waterfront Market

In business since 1967, Captain Anderson’s Restaurant is one of the best places to eat (it’s been named among America’s Top 50 Restaurants and made the Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2005–a distinctly high honor!).

The owners of this fine establishment work with local fishermen to ensure that the freshest local seafood is being served every day. You get grilled Bay shrimp and Gulf scallops, flounder and grouper in delectable entrees.

Over 725 seats in this restaurant assure that everyone gets in and everyone enjoys the freshest catches of the day!

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Dockside Seafood & Oyster House

Boasting dishes made of fish “fresh out of the Gulf”, Dockside Seafood & Oyster House, overlooking the Grand Lagoon and offering dining on the patio, is one of the best places to eat in Panama City Beach if you want a locally sourced seafood restaurant.

There’s shrimp, grouper, snapper and oysters taken right from the Gulf and prepared in fine entrees. Dockside also cleans and cooks YOUR fresh catches…so spend the day casting your line into the sea and sit down and enjoy what you caught thanks to the fine chefs at this top Panama City Beach restaurant.

You’ll love the open, airy feel of Dockside Seafood & Oyster House. Definitely, put this one on your list.

Sandbar Seafood and Deli

Oysters and shrimp bought fresh off the boat! That’s the main thing you’ll hear when you research Sandbar Seafood and Deli dining info.

Oyster dishes, in addition to raw or steamed, include:

  • Mexican Baked Oysters
  • Cajun Baked Oysters
  • Cheese Baked Oysters
  • Horseradish Parmesan Baked Oysters
  • Spinach & Smoked Cheese Baked Oysters

Gulf shrimp is served steamed, with scallops or spicy. A la carte by the pound! Regular, large and royal shrimp available.

If you want fresh Gulf catches in a casual dining atmosphere, then Sandbar Seafood and Deli can be your lunch or dinner stop!

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Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar

For nearly 30 years, Sharkey’s has been a staple of Panama City Beach, offering one of the best places to eat in the area.

Dishes of fresh caught Gulf fish include fresh grouper, grilled or blackened; fried, grilled or blackened Gulf jumbo shrimp; snapper with Pineapple Mango Salsa; grouper topped with Herbed Crab Butter; and grilled or blackened cobia with Beurre Blanc sauce.

The unique offerings of Sharky’s will keep you coming back time and again! There’s an outdoor deck and the fish isn’t the only local source: entertainment comes from fine local bands!

Located right on the beach, with tropical drinks served from the bar and a great view of the Gulf and the beach, Sharky’s is among the finest of the locally sourced Panama City Beach restaurants.