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J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill

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3210 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 233-2055
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 228
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, great fun, reasonable price

My wife and I were in Panama City Beach for a week of fun and relaxation. We ate twice here at J. Michael's. The food they serve is delicious. Both times we both had daily specials. Food was good at a decent price. The ambiance is unusual but it makes the place interesting and fun to visit. Each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Fisherman243
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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439 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were in Panama City Beach for a week of fun and relaxation. We ate twice here at J. Michael's. The food they serve is delicious. Both times we both had daily specials. Food was good at a decent price. The ambiance is unusual but it makes the place interesting and fun to visit. Each time I... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great value, nothing fancy but really good seafood. Service was great as well. Go early or be prepared to wait for a while to get a table.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Fresh fish and seafood, big portions, good value, fun atmosphere. Definitely where the locals go. Been twice and definitely recommend.

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Garrison, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had great food at reasonable price. Locals told us to go so you know it's good! Wish they had cocktails tho!

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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The menu is not very large, but do yourself a favor and order the curried shrimp dish. I am not an oyster fan, but have heard others love their oyster dishes.

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Castelnaudary, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Tucked away, almost unnoticeable from the road, this little eatery is a great find. Lovely fresh fish (they will cook your own catch), meats and salads are delicious. We four seniors ate an early Sunday dinner and loved it all from the signature gumbo with garlic bread appetiser to the mains of chicken pasta with salad with an interesting parmesan... More 

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Horn Lake, MS
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We ate at J. Michael's three times in February 2015, we love this place. The waitresses are usually great. Every once in a while you will get a new one that is kind of snobby, but most are awesome. I always get the Greek salad with shrimp, the only complaint is that sometimes you get a lot of Shrimp and... More 

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Marble Falls, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Such a tiny non descript restaurant that despite several times walking by did not see any cars parked there. Thank goodness the couple we were traveling with did ask about it and got rave reviews. We went there the last night in PCP and wished we had gone more often( our friends went back the next day for lunch) The... More 

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We ate here today 2/24/15. I had checked out their menu before we got there so I had an idea what to order. We were lucky enough to get Lauren as our server. She answered all of the questions, gave recommendations ans constantly checked on us. Great smile and positive attitude helped make this a very good experience. The portions... More 

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We actually ate here twice on our family trip. Their prices are good for the quantity & quality of food you get. The Grouper basket was AWESOME!!!! Try the Pepper Slaw! It was a hit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3210 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: (850) 233-2055

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?