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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 232
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 46
    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
Delicious food at a reasonable price!

This place is always packed! Luckily we had a small party so we were able to sit at the bar and order. The prices are very reasonable for PCB and the food was very good and you received a generous portion. Definitely recommend trying J Michaels!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
MexicoMissy
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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448 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Smyrna, Tennessee
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I tried to rest hear last time I was in the area based not she review la and it it was Jammed packed and after eating here to today? I understand. The food and service was real really good. I will visit this spot again.

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Pinckney, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed lunch here. My husband ordered a grilled grouper sandwich and he said it was excellent. I had their roast beef sandwich which is like a cross between philly steak and hot roast beef. It has mushrooms and grilled onions, cheese, and gravy-very good. The service was good and the ambiance very fun.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Food was decent, but service was extremely slow. Nice, clean dining area. Cost was what you would for a steak house...two can dine for around $40.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This place is always packed! Luckily we had a small party so we were able to sit at the bar and order. The prices are very reasonable for PCB and the food was very good and you received a generous portion. Definitely recommend trying J Michaels!

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Mobile, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

J. Michael's is a great local place to get fresh seafood. We enjoyed looking at all of the things on display around the dining room from the sea turtle shells to the shotguns. The seafood was fabulous and was reasonably priced.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Looking forward to the catfish and for the 2nd visit in a row, they were out by 6pm Disappointing. Our server Georgia was phenomenal, however. Oh, and best garlic bread EVER

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We drove by J Michaels around lunch. The parking lot was very crowded so we decided to eat dinner there. We arrived around 8pm. It took an hour and 15 minutes to get seated. Wait staff was very good and friendly. They really hustled. The food was okay. It was billed as a place locals go. My experience on places... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This time I ate at the bar. Got a kick out of watching how well the bartender could multi-task. She filled drink orders, took food orders over the phone and at the bar, and served food. All with a pleasant attitude and smile. A true professional at work. Love their fried shrimp because it is cooked perfectly and lightly breaded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

liked the ambiance. the decor was very cool. The glasses they served the beer in were pretty small, but they were very chilled and the beer was good.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?