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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Down home cooking at it's best

They only serve what Mamma's cooking that day! With a limited menu that changes on a daily basis the place is packed with locals. They are open from 6:00 am - 2:00 pm only and will cater your events. Lunch is a choice of 2-3 meats, 8-10 vegetables and 4-6 desserts; with pricing for various... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MDW2
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They only serve what Mamma's cooking that day! With a limited menu that changes on a daily basis the place is packed with locals. They are open from 6:00 am - 2:00 pm only and will cater your events. Lunch is a choice of 2-3 meats, 8-10 vegetables and 4-6 desserts; with pricing for various combinations as well as all... More 

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Thank MDW2
Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

I always come here when I am at the beach. The food has always been excellent if you want real southern food like grandma use to make. They will have peas that are in season like white acre, lady, crowder, field, zipper, butter, etc. The peas are seasoned with ham and are delicious. Collards were outstanding. The Mac and cheese... More 

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Thank TigerPC
panama city florida
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

they have a different menu everyday meat selection and three veggies - also make really great cobbler - the mac and cheese is yummy

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Thank cheryl140
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Come hungry, the portions are big. My wife often leaves with half of it in a to go box and eats it for dinner after going to lunch there. It's a traditional meat and three veggie kind of place. Almost like going home for lunch...

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Thank beachfiinder
Panama City, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank Zach T
Panama City Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Chris C
Panama City, Florida
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank PanamaCityFLAgirl
Panama City Beach, Florida, Usa
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Thank Pam G
Panama City Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Thank TiltedKilt2013
Concord, North Carolina
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?