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Big Mama's Country Cooking

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580 Harmon Ave., Panama City, FL 32401
850 784-6009
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Country Cookin

Good basic country cooking. Large seating area with views of bayou in downtown area of Panama City. There is little here if you are looking for light or "healthy", but there are plenty of good veggie sides to go with your choice of meat. This is a lunch place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Zach T
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Panama City, Florida, United States
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Panama City, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good basic country cooking. Large seating area with views of bayou in downtown area of Panama City. There is little here if you are looking for light or "healthy", but there are plenty of good veggie sides to go with your choice of meat. This is a lunch place.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very friendly service with many choices and large portions. Simple lunch that was served quickly and hot makes someone on a time table.

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

THE BEST country cooking in Bay County. When I want cooking like my mama did it, I head to Big Mama's. Country fried or smothered is what to expect here. The food is hot and fresh and when it's gone, it's gone! Only open for lunch till 2:30 but if you wait that late, there won't be much left. Service... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Big Mamas is definitely a favorite of mine when I am wanting home cooking especially their frites chicken and fried shrimp. Chicken is served daily but the shrimp and fish is Fridays..so plan your days around your favorite foods like I often do. If you like macaroni and cheese, this is one of the best I've had around. There is... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Go there only because of the convenience - not their food! No comparison to the fresh vegetables at Golden Coral and their lunch is only $7.50 with drink for seniors!~ So, Big Mama's at just over $10 for lunch is NOT GOOD VALUE! Always out of things, pitch substitutes continually, always making excuses and get pissy when you bring their... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was hungry, alone after work and looking for good fresh country veggies and Southern cornbread. I found the veggies - some fresh, others not. Didn't care for the sweet cornbread. Dessert was a too-sugary-sweet pie. The service couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating and the price was very reasonable. I just do not like eating on Styrofoam. Way... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food is always excellent! You definitely get a good size portion for a great price! I've not had any bad experiences at Big Mamas! Great value and a peaceful view while you enjoy breakfast or lunch.

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Lynn Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you are looking for homemade comfort food, this is your place. It overlooks a gorgeous bayou, too. Everyday there are different meals offered on the menu and each is cooked fresh that day. Plus, there are so many sides to choose from that my eyes always get bigger than my stomach. I want to try all of it. Sadly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This is a cute down home restaurant that over looks a marsh for that Louisana feel. The menu is custom for each day but everything is home made by mama and delicious greens and the sweetest sweet tea I ever had. Highly recommend.

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PANAMA CITY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Good old southern cooking at it's finest. Daily specials are a meat/fish and 2 sides for $7.95 or 3 sides for $8.95. All homemade and very generous portions.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 580 Harmon Ave., Panama City, FL 32401
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 850 784-6009

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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