We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill

3210 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 233-2055
Menu
Update restaurant details
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
13 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Write a Review

284 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
    150
    83
    29
    12
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Wichita, Kansas
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We went fishing today and we had the fish cleaning crew give us a bag of fish to take to a restaurant to have them cook it for us. We chose this restaurant based on the captain’s recommendation. For $11 per person, they blackened, grilled, and fried about five pounds of fish for us. It came with bread and two... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Our group was looking for an easy and location after a dive trip. This location was next to the dive operation we used and was highly recommended. It was not a peak time of day but the place had a good deal of patrons. We were seated very quickly. Our waitress was on the spot taking our drink order which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Last minute pick for us, but a good one. Thin beer selection, but the fish and chips were excellent. The other entrees we ordered were also very good, and the kids were kept busy with the decor, kids area, and candy! Staff were friendly, and even took a family picture for us! We will return this summer!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Panama City Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I am a new local trying to find a "go to" place........think I found it!.....Had a great lunch birthday lunch today with two of my best friends........can't wait to go back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
LaGrange, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This place is a must go every time we visit. it has a very local atmosphere and feel. The shrimp j michael is very good! As well as the chili and peel and eat shrimp. Tip is to sit at the bar if available it will avoid a long wait.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, Alabama
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Went to the restaurant after reading the reviews on this website. Short wait on a Friday, was sat quickly by the friendly hostesses. Server was good and took care of our table. Food was good, and not over-priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indiana
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I took my boys fishing and J Michaels has a "hook and cook" special for $9.95. They will cook up your fish and serve 2 sides plus bread and grilled vegetables. Being a novice fisherman, I didn't know how to ask for my mackerel and sheep head to be cooked. The kitchen gave us recommendations that we followed (grilled mackerel,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, GA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Its a roadside place. Lots of dollar bills on the wall, expired car tags all over the place. And for some reason, there were dozens of rifles hanging from the ceiling and signs denoting a lack of patience with those not so enamored with guns. But the grouper sandwich I had was outstanding. Mine was fried, my companion had grilled... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very reasonable place to eat seafood. Lots of people like their variety of oysters. Not being an oyster eater, I will give two thumbs up to their shrimp, their service and the quaintness of the locale. It is very reasonably priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newmarket, ON, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

4 of us went for late lunch 26 Feb 2014. food/ atmosphere and service were exemplary . We enjoyed the ,Seafood gumbo Fish and chips, Grouper sandwich and Grilled catfish . The portions were generous and everything was cooked perfectly.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill also viewed

Panama City Beach, Florida Panhandle
Panama City Beach, Florida Panhandle
 
Panama City Beach, Florida Panhandle
Panama City Beach, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing