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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
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
KY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a party of 8 and came during busy dinner time. We waited about 30 min. Not bad . Waittress was on the ball , kind of a demi moore lookin chick with tattoos. Very good server . Recommended the fresh flounder and it was good!!! other people at my table had shrimp and grouper. All was excellent .... More

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Jamestown, kentucky, USA
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We called ahead to check on wait. "45 minutes, no problem" We showed up in 10 minutes. Told 45min -1 hour. No problem. After 2hr 15 min, we spoke to the owner and asked about the wait. He got quite rude. "WHO TOLD YOU IT WOULD BE 1 HOUR!" "I will fire her right now! Nobody can predict how long... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Live in PCB and used to love the fried Shrimp, but last 2 visits, the Shrimp was dripping in grease and that dripped on the fries... Slaw was great.. Hubby had the Roast Beef sandwich and loved it.. Won't go back till my arteries recoup:-(

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Albany, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Service was so-so, and the food was pretty good. I got the Original J. Michael's, and it didn't have a lot of flavor - but with some hot sauce, it tasted pretty good. The atmosphere was really fun! I can see why this is a local favorite!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If the locals are there, you know it's good. We waited a while for a table on a Tuesday night and it was worth it. Great seafood with a separate prep and fryer for my shellfish allergy. Interesting decorations and small child waiting area available. Yum!

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MONTEAGLE
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is very good and fresh. Service can be very slow at times and needs too be improved. Check out the daily specials.

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Granbury. Tx.
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A welcomed relief from the over priced cookie cutter tourist restaurants. Good food, fun atmosphere. Better quality food for below average price for the area. Met a family that has returned here for several years on their vacation. Will do the same.

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Louisville
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Food was ok. Service was terrible! Do not let hostess tell you it won't be a long wait. She kept telling us we were next as we waited with two kids under age 2 for an hour and a half. Will not be back.

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West GA
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On a recent annual trip to PCB my wife and I stopped in for lunch. We have always wanted to try J. Michaels after we were told about it by Capt. Phil of the Sea Dragon. I asked Phil where did he like to go and J. Michael's was the place. At the time J. Michael's was in another location... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were referred to J. Michael's by some of our friends who visit frequently to PCB. We were not disappointed in their suggestion. The restaurant has a lot of local charm and is a locals place as well. Shrimp J. Michael with a greek salad is my all time favorite dish at J. Michael's. Other items which are excellent are... More

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