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Saltwater Grill

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11040 Hutchison Boulevard, Panama City Beach, FL 32407 (R. Jackson Blvd)
+1 850-230-2739
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Quick Bites, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: As soon as you enter our Panama City Beach restaurant, you will be wowed...
As soon as you enter our Panama City Beach restaurant, you will be wowed by the panoramic view of our newly designed 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Both our Café dining room and our more intimate Mermaid Room offer dazzling views of this tropical reef and its nonstop parade of exotic sea creatures. Our Gulf fresh seafood and choice steaks are amazing. If you are in the mood for Maine Lobster, you can choose your own from our live lobster tank. After dinner, order a drink or two and have some fun at the beach's only piano bar featuring Michael Rorah
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great

Wonderful food always fresh and flavorful. Service is great we sat a while waiting for table then went up front to ask why and somehow we were forgotten but manager was very apologetic and polite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Jenniferpcbbabe
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Panama City Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food always fresh and flavorful. Service is great we sat a while waiting for table then went up front to ask why and somehow we were forgotten but manager was very apologetic and polite.

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Panama City, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice, low lights, soft music. Great atmosphere. Our waitress was extremely helpful. Explained the various dishes I inquired about. Each were well explained. The food was very good. I would recommend this me for couples dining in the evening. I do not know if they are opened for lunch. I do not think small children would be appreciated based on... More 

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Trish S, General Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Nothing goes better with great food than great service, so I'm very pleased we were able to provide you with both for your date night! To answer your question, we are open daily at 4pm for dinner only, but we do serve a Thanksgiving Day buffet each year, so if you're looking for a great way to spend Thanksgiving, look... More 

Fortson, Georgia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Went for their prime rib on the early bird menu and loved it.The salt water fish tank is huge and everybody was wowed by it.service is great and all our food was good and we'll prepared

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Trish S, General Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Many thanks for joining us! Our Early Dinner menu is a great value, and is offered each day from 4 - 5:30. We will be changing a few items on the Early Dinner menu for the Fall season, so be sure to check back for our exciting new entree selections! We'll look forward to seeing you!! More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The piano player was great. The food was awesome! I will definitely go back on my next visit. The waitress was quick and served us with a smile.

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Trish S, General Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Thank you! We feel very fortunate to have Michael Rorah entertaining on the piano each Tuesday through Saturday. I'm so glad you enjoyed the music, as well as your service and meals. Thank you for the great post, and please, come dine with us again! It will be our pleasure! More 

Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food was good but not worth the money if you get the more expensive menu items. We all had the 4-5:30 specials for $14.99. For someone on a diet this isn't place to go. Way too salty and rich creamy sauces.

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Trish S, General Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for you post. I'm glad you enjoyed the early dinner menu. It is a great value, with a variety of entrees offered for just $14.99 each. You mention in your review that your whole group ordered from our Early Dinner menu, so, with all due respect, I'm not sure how you can critique the regular dinner menu having... More 

austinburg
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had dinner last night and it was amazing! My husband had the swordfish special as suggested by our waiter and it was delicious as was my grilled snapper. We always try to visit Saltwater Grill when we visit Panama City Beach, we are never disappointed.

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Trish S, General Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I'm so happy to know that with so many great restaurants in our area you chose to dine with us on your visits! Both of your entree choices are some of the freshest fish the Gulf has to offer! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and hope you will be able to join us on... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there it was great. The food was wonderful. The piano guy played us a song. We got chocolate covered strawberries as special dessert.

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Trish S, General Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for selecting Saltwater Grill for your special night out! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience enough to share it with the TripAdvisor community! But don't wait for a special occasion - we're open and ready to serve you year 'round! Many thanks! More 

Florala, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You will find the expert manner Chef Rob Burgess prepares the food of your choice.Several nights that we were there, the menu was well presented by our waiter Robert. I would recommend that for the best on the coast from Destin to Panama City that you try Saltwater Grill. Joe & Shirley Evans, Florala,Alabama.

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Trish S, General Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mr. & Mrs. Evans! We appreciate you recognizing Chef Rob as well as Robert! They are both an integral part of Team Saltwater, and we couldn't do it without either one of them! I am so pleased you enjoyed the evening enough to make us your very first TripAdvisor review! Please call if we can help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Mades reservation thru TripAdvisor. Called to get there at 600pm. We get there at 600 and bam a minute later were in the best seat in the house! Every meal diverse and excellet with excellent service by Sonja! Wow she rocked our world sending us to the livr loberstrr cage! Not ever having done that we were mesmerized and the... More 

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Trish S, General Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

We feel very honored to be your first TripAdvisor review - thank you! I'm so glad you girls had a great evening (complete with lobsters!) and I'm even more pleased to know how much you enjoyed Sonya's service! She joined us this season, and we are very pleased to have her with us! She has been a great addition to... More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the nicest restaurants in PCB and the cuisine was on par with out expectations. It's a beach restaurant, nonetheless, so there aren't a lot of stilettos, etc.

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Trish S, General Manager at Saltwater Grill, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so happy you decided to join us, and that you enjoyed the evening. One of the great things about dining at Saltwater Grill is you can dress up or down - the choice is yours! We appreciate your post, and look forward to your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11040 Hutchison Boulevard, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
    (R. Jackson Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-230-2739

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 42
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

As soon as you enter our Panama City Beach restaurant, you will be wowed by the panoramic view of our newly designed 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Both our Café dining room and our more intimate Mermaid Room offer dazzling views of this tropical reef and its nonstop parade of exotic sea creatures. Our Gulf fresh seafood and choice steaks are amazing. If you are in the mood for Maine Lobster, you can choose your own from our live lobster tank. After dinner, order a drink or two and have some fun at the beach's only piano bar featuring Michael Rorah
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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