Panama City Beach offers several great restaurants, but sometimes the best places to eat are simple pubs and grills! The number of Panama City Beach restaurants can be overwhelming so here’s some dining info on the best places to eat.
You’ll find these fun eateries to be located just a short drive away from our luxurious Panama City Beach vacation rentals for your convenience. Our top picks include a variety of cuisines and atmospheres, so pick your favorite, or try them all!
Patches Pub & Grill
This is one of the highest rated Panama City Beach restaurants, and for good reason. Not only is the food here top notch, but the staff and the atmosphere of the place is so much fun. Located on Thomas Drive, Patched Pub & Grill specializes in your typical bar food.
From burgers, to pizza, sandwiches, wings and more, you’ll be sure to find something here that everyone can enjoy. The restaurant also has live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que
Many people call Moe’s a local gem in the array of Panama City Beach restaurants. Here you’ll find great barbeque of course—but also a fun ambiance. With a tiki hut bar out front and a large patio, Moe’s is one of the best places to eat if you’re looking for a mix between beach barbeque and southern comfort food.
Here you’ll find Alabama style pulled pork, ribs, wings, smoke turkey and chicken, plus delicious catfish and their signature shrimp Moe-Boy sandwich. Located on Front Beach Road, this spot is great for meat lovers, and you’ll also find gluten and dairy free items on the menu as well.
If you’re looking for the best gulf coast fresh seafood or a juicy steak, this is the place you do not want to miss. Located right on Hutchinson Boulevard, locals say this is a perfect place for families or even for a romantic date.
Choose from a great selection of appetizers, salads and soups to start. If you’re looking for something even fresher, you can even pick your own lobster right out of their live lobster tank! The Saltwater Grill is also home to the only piano bar on the beach. So, stick around after your meal for a couple delicious cocktails and some fun music.
Fishale Taphouse & Grill
This restaurant is not only one of the best places to eat in the area, but it’s also the first gastro pub to hit Panama City Beach. This spot specializes in microbrews, but also has an amazing selection of food on the menu. Fresh gulf seafood, sliders, flatbread pizza and more can be found here.
The atmosphere of this Panama City Beach restaurant also makes this a fun spot for a bite. An intimate dining room features two fireplaces, plus a modern lounge area. You can also rent out a private banquet facility for a larger party.
Dee’s Hang Out
This restaurant is one of the best you’ll find in the Panama City Beach area. Located on North Richard Jackson Boulevard, Dee’s in infamous for its amazing Creole style food. From jambalaya, to all different preparations of oysters, and awesome po-boys and sandwiches—this place has it all.
There’s also a great drink menu, which includes delicious daiquiris, margaritas, and other fun cocktails! But this is also a great spot for the whole family with a fun kids menu too.
Experience some of the best cuisine that the region has to offer at these top rated grills and pubs the next time you stay in our Panama City Beach vacation rentals!