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Pier 77 Seafood Restaurant

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Family Fare, Oyster Bar
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3016 Thomas Dr, Panama City, FL 32408-6229
+1 850-235-3080
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Description: Pier 77 is a local PCB seafood restaurant that has been in operation for...
Pier 77 is a local PCB seafood restaurant that has been in operation for over 35 years. Our seafood comes fresh from our sister business next door, Shrimp City, a gulf seafood market. Both establishments are ran by the same family, in fact, they are brother and sister. Sandra Arnold runs Pier 77 and Hal Dybdal operates Shrimp City, while their father, Mr. Harold Dybdal, acts as the family business consultant. Ask the locals and they will tell you Pier 77 is the hidden gem of Thomas Drive, that serves the best fried shrimp and she-crab soup in Panama City Beach! Our restaurant will be reopening on January 15th, 2015! We are excited to show you the incredible changes we have made during the off-season. Come out and help us celebrate our 35th year serving Bay County & our new and improved menu and decor!
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fooled me.

It looks very average on the outside....the indoor décor is plain to the point of depressing. It is nothing special to look at. Everything changed when our server immediately showed up with a smile and quick wit. Fresh oysters were very nice and fried shrimp was perfect. Wife had the she crab soup... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Doug S
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Graysville, Tennessee, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

What a joke .....,don't waste your time at this dump. Slow service, food is bland and they could care less. What a shame

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SandraArnold77, Owner at Pier 77 Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience here at Pier 77. We pride ourselves on doing everything we can to please our customers. We would love to make it up to you. Give me a call here at the restaurant and tell me specifically what was not "worth your time" and I will do... More 

Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The welcome as we came in the door was friendly, but things went downhill from there. Food was just average, service was below average. It's reallly too bad because the owners have been in business in Panama City for a long time, but I wouldn't recommend eating here.

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Horn Lake, MS
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We ate at Pier 77 on 2/6/15 and it was terrible. I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years and it has been great, but the last three times I ate there it has been terrible. The portions get smaller and smaller and the price keeps going up. I order the soup and salad, my salad was... More 

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SandraArnold77, Owner at Pier 77 Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed at your most recent visit to Pier 77. We would love to hear your opinions on what we can do better in order to satisfy you and our other customers. Please email me at seadra77@aol.com to further discuss your visit and what we can do to improve our customer relations,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

food not that good,service was very poor.waited 1 1/2 hour at table and still got the order wrong.Other's were having problem's also(couple at next table were cursed at by waiter)not a place i will ever go back to!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

First you notice the street sign --- needs to be repaired. The service from the staff was excellent and attentive. 2 for 1 beer was unexpected welcome. A dinner portion for grouper was a bit small and sides were uninspiring. Oh, skip ordering Boudin Balls as an appetizer, - terrible.

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Graysville, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It looks very average on the outside....the indoor décor is plain to the point of depressing. It is nothing special to look at. Everything changed when our server immediately showed up with a smile and quick wit. Fresh oysters were very nice and fried shrimp was perfect. Wife had the she crab soup and loved it, It was a very... More 

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North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was our first trip to Pier 77 and I was not disappointed. The food and service was very good but the place lacks atmosphere. We had the grilled fish and it was done perfectly. Prices are not great but about average for the beach.

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SandraArnold77, Owner at Pier 77 Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you this season. We reopen January 15th with an updated menu & decor! Thanks, Sandra Arnold Pier 77 Owner More 

Canton, PA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited family and they took us to this place. WOW is all I can say. The oysters jalapeño were so good I made the chef come out so I could hug her. $1.99 margarita was suburb and the blackened grouper was awesome. It may not look like much from the outside, but everything about it is the food, and it's... More 

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SandraArnold77, Owner at Pier 77 Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We love hearing that we made you happy! We reopen for the new season on January 15th with an updated menu & decor. We hope to see you again! Thank you for your business, Sandra Arnold Pier 77 Owner More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Accessible location; for parking you may need to get creative if it is busy. The facilities aren't impressive, but the staff is friendly and competent. Our group was large but we moved tables around to accommodate. Try the Early Bird Special or the 2-for drinks at Happy Hour. Portions were smaller, but so are the prices; so the net value... More 

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SandraArnold77, Owner at Pier 77 Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience and we hope you come back. We are reopening on January 15th with an updated menu and decor. We hope you come check it out! Thanks for choosing the Pier!, Sandra Arnold Pier 77 Owner More 

Panama City, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is me and my wife's favorite seafood restaurant in Panama City! Very relaxed atmosphere and the servers are extremely friendly. The specials before 6pm are a great deal and rarely is something not cooked exactly right. Parking is a bit tight but the owner is almost always outside watching the parking lot and making sure that vehicles have enough... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3016 Thomas Dr, Panama City, FL 32408-6229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-235-3080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Family Fare, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Pier 77 is a local PCB seafood restaurant that has been in operation for over 35 years. Our seafood comes fresh from our sister business next door, Shrimp City, a gulf seafood market. Both establishments are ran by the same family, in fact, they are brother and sister. Sandra Arnold runs Pier 77 and Hal Dybdal operates Shrimp City, while their father, Mr. Harold Dybdal, acts as the family business consultant. Ask the locals and they will tell you Pier 77 is the hidden gem of Thomas Drive, that serves the best fried shrimp and she-crab soup in Panama City Beach! Our restaurant will be reopening on January 15th, 2015! We are excited to show you the incredible changes we have made during the off-season. Come out and help us celebrate our 35th year serving Bay County & our new and improved menu and decor!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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