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J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill

3210 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 233-2055
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Hudson, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The first time we went here was for lunch. The food was remarkable! Prices were great as well. The restaurant has great atmosphere. Our server, Cortland, was awesome. Very friendly and her suggestions were spot on. We went back here another time just for the Key Lime pie!! Great experience

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Columbus, Georgia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I'm a frequent visitor to Panama City and a friend recommended this place while on a dive trip. 6 of us went on a Saturday night and absolutely loved the place. Atmosphere is great, server was fun and attentive and the food was excellent. Definitely will be going again!

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Most of my favorite restaurants are closed during the winter season, but J. Michaels you can always count on! Great food and service! Try the gumbo!

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essex
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Casual, and friendly, obviously popular with the locals. Not expensive, tasty filling sandwich and good portions.OH had shrimp in garlic butter with potatoes which she thoroughly enjoyed and left nothing. Would return for good value home cooked food.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited during lunch hour. It was pretty busy, but the wait for a table wasn't long at all, a few minutes. There were 6 of us, so I can't remember what everyone ordered. I had a burger and fries and they were delicious! My husband had fried fish with corn fritters and he tried some oysters for the first... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband was craving oysters since arriving at the beach. J. Michael's is very near to our condo (across from Capt. Anderson's). We sat a an intimate bar where we watched the oysters being shucked. They were delicious (if oysters are your thing). My husband ate 2 dozen! They were served on a tray...not a plate, HA! They had daily... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were looking for a lunch of fresh seafood, and chose J. Michael's. At lunch time, the restaurant was close to full, but there was available seats at a spacious bar and at the oyster bar. But even the regular bar had many patrons sitting at it and having lunch. We chose the oyster bar, which was smaller, with about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

In search of a seafood platter I came to J Michael's. First time since 1978. the food was good, the prices reasonable and the Services was a 7 out of 10. Reading other reviews, if you don't mind a small drag in customer service, this place should be on your list.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went here for lunch whike on vacation and I was thoroughly pleased with both the food and the atmosphere here! The food was very reasonably priced, the staff was absolutely wonderful and thr fiod was delicious! Will definitely consider returning here if I am ever in the area!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This bustling restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge nearby. We took a seat at the bar rather than wait for a table and had a wonderful time watching Megan, the busy and efficient bartender do her job. She was cheerful and pleasant despite how frenetic the pace was. We observed all the waitresses moving quickly and efficiently from the... More 

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Additional Information about J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill

Address: 3210 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, FL
Phone Number: (850) 233-2055
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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