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Smitty's Barbecue & Salad Bar

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651 W Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405
850-769-3296
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Dinner

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Horrible Customer Service

Poor customer service. They charged us for our meal and someone else's meal which totaled $110.00. My husband called to address it while we were driving back because we assumed they could simply give us cash. They had customers attempt to approach my husband (however the lady up front did advise... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
PanamaCityFamily
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  • Families with children
  • Dinner
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Poor customer service. They charged us for our meal and someone else's meal which totaled $110.00. My husband called to address it while we were driving back because we assumed they could simply give us cash. They had customers attempt to approach my husband (however the lady up front did advise them that she has it handled). Then says she... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Terribly serve had to track down the waitress to get our cold okra.The waitress gave us sweet tea when we asked for unsweet tea and said that the containers were mixed up how could that happen. Just simply terrible.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were there at 11:30 a.m. and were seated immediately. Waitress Tina mentioned that the staff makes a point to get people in and out quickly, as they know diners are there on a limited lunch period. She brought our drinks immediately, took our order, and was back with our food before we hardly had time to blink. I'm sure... More 

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Let's just say that I wasn't expecting one of the best meals I had ever ate to be off the beaten path in Panama City. I went to Panama City Beach with my mom to attend a meeting at her timeshare and she suggested we go to a little barbecue place in town. I was one of the best eating... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were leaving Panama City, Florida. My husband spotted a restaurant that I have mentioned repeatedly for their Monterary Jack Cheese Sticks, Chicken and White Chicken Sauce. In our day to day life, I eat 5% meat protein. I adore nuts, veggies and fruit. Smitty's has a good salad bar. It always has been very good. Yet, this is not... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

had all you can eat chicken, which was delicious. also had beans and tater salad. no room for dessert. service was great. the place is aviation themed, I guess to appeal to the nearby AFB. right on hwy 231

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Warner Robins
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stop in every year on our way home from PCB. We have always had great service and excellent meals. The owner is very personable as he spoke with us and was glad to know we visited even if it was only once a year.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stopped at Smitty's on a whim, hankering for some good old BBQ. The restaurant is decorated, perhaps excessively so, with model airplanes hanging from the ceiling and the walls covered with flying related memorabilia. The ceiling, by the way, had a few water stains and the entire restaurant could use a cleaning and a coat of paint. We were... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I had the ribs, corn on the cob and fries. Seating was prompt....the order was taken in a timely way. Service through the meal was good and very friendly. The overall impression was it was about average as barbecue goes but was among some of the best in this area. The area just isn't really big for barbecue.

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Gainesville, FL
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Our first and only visit to this place. I am a restaurant manager and my experience with this Large Wanna Be Intimidating Black Man was completely under part for what the service industry should be providing. The situation was me thinking wrongly that I could take some food home from the all you can eat. I understand the part that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 651 W Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 850-769-3296

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?