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J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill

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3210 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 233-2055
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 239
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Great Food

Best fried shrimp I have ever eaten. The Red Beans and Rice is the best. We always go when in Panama City. Great atmosphere

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
silljunk
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Jackson
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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461 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jackson
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Best fried shrimp I have ever eaten. The Red Beans and Rice is the best. We always go when in Panama City. Great atmosphere

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I had the daily special, which was a shrimp burger: lightly breaded peeled shrimp with lettuce, tomato, and cocktail sauce on an onion bun. It was served with pepper slaw.

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Excels
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Casual place close to beach. Nice local hangout. We had been on the beach and were thirsty and hungry. Beer served in a frosty mug hit the spot. I had a salad with shrimp and my husband had a fish sandwich. We will definitely go back next time we are in PC.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I ordered the Shrimp J Michael's thinking it I would be a dish that was very popular and not to disappoint. It was a huge disappointment. The salad was anemic lettuce stems. The shrimp was served in a small shallow dish of "curry" flavored sauce. Tasted like soap to me. It was accompanied by a huge mound of sticky white... More 

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Macon, Ga.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Service, food atmosphere; need I say more. This place is very comfortable and will prepare your fresh catch for you.

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Solomons, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

J. Michael's has been my go to place, up to 3 visits in one week, over the past 5 years during my visits to PCB but I came away very disappointed during my visit this past week. My "blackened" grouper, normally juicy and tasty, was overcooked with black pepper being the predominate flavor, the red beans were mostly the liquid... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a restaurant that is locally owned. My husband and I did not want to go to any chain and were lucky to find this place. Great food - excellent customer service. Can't wait to go back on our next trip to PCB!!!!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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177 reviews 177 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were told the restaurant was owned by a surfer, and the decor seems to confirm it, with surfboards of all types hung from the ceiling, along with a gun collection, license plates, photos of football coaches and famous game moments, and signed dollar bills -- it's that kind of place. I was surprised there wasn't a greater choice of... More 

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LaGrange, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a little local food establishment that is on the marina side of town, away from all the hustle and bustle of front beach road. We happened upon this restaurant by chance a few years ago and now make it a must do every time we are in town. Their food never disappoints!! Very fresh and very flavorful. I... More 

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hastings
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The food is overpriced and they have a limited menu. We waited over an hour for our meal which was below average. I had the garlic shrimp and it wasn't cleaned properly. The kids menus are $7 for a grilled cheese but they give them a bag of candy. The environment is cool and there is a lot of interesting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3210 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: (850) 233-2055

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?