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535 R. Jackson Blvd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $42
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Beach Rd.
Description: Casual Fine Dining at it"s Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught seafood, mouthwatering steaks seared on an 1800 degree broiler, fresh sushi and artisan pizzas. Winner of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award, Urbanspoon.com's Top 250 High End Restaurant and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, quality of food and service is Firefly's mission. The atmosphere is more like New York City than Panama City. Firefly is the locals choice for a romantic night out, or a special occasion. Firefly has also played host to Country Music Stars, Heisman Trophy winners and the President of The United States. Chef Paul Stellato was one of eight Chefs selected to cook for the athletes and dignitaries in the USA House at the 2012 London Olympics. We want it to be much more than dinner, we want to treat you to a unique dining experience!
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90% Recommend
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English first
Tallahassee, Florida
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It has nice romantic vibe if you get to sit with the dining room with the big lit tree. Unfortunately we did not. I guess we should have made our reservation a week or two ahead. The food was excellent. I had the salad with warm pecan dressing which is my favorite. The lamb chops were delicious and plenty to... More

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Belvidere, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great service! Our waiter, KC, was a terrific waiter and an easy person to talk to. But the food....... simply amazing! I had the Cajun Pasta and my wife had the special, flounder, rolled up and served in a delicious sauce. We both shared the crab cakes which were very tasty and included a fruity sauce and each of us... More

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Port Orange, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We loved this restaurant. The atmosphere was pretty, the service was excellent and the food was out of this world!! You have to try it..especially the sundowner menu..very reasonable!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing .. Best she crab bisque ever -- best crab cakes -- a restaurant we always eat at when in town -- must try ... Fresh sushi

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Birmingham, Alabama
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

except their sister restaurant - Salt Water Grill. Atmosphere is delightful, food was exceptional, and the service was unbelievable and very knowledgeable

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Found restaurant on Internet. Celebrating a retirement and a grad frm nursing school. Atmosphere was wonderful and food was delicious. Would go back next time in town. We went during their twilight menu which was reasonably priced.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been several times and its always great. This time there were 20 of us in a private room. Large groups are typically hard to handle but the service & food could not have been better or more special. Thanks again to staff & management for doing it right on this very special 50th Wedding anniversary party.

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Gainesville, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wife and I are from the New Orleans area and our son-in-law is an executive chef with a long time family of fine dining restaurants. Both of us enjoy fine dining and never had that experience here until Firefly arrived. Service is impeccable, food is well presented and excellently prepared, wine selection is one of the best in the... More

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Hamilton, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Food was amazing! We had 2 teenagers with us, they also loved the food, plus Firefly shared their password for the Wi-Fi while we were waiting - so everybody was happy!! Very short wait, great service and the she crab soup is totally worth getting - we all shared - so rich and good!!

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I called ahead to find out closing time. I stayed at the resort across the street. It was close to when they cut off seating but since I was across the street the hostess said come over. From the time it took me to leave my room to get to the hostess stand, the situation changed. I dress well, like... More

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DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this review

I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am. I was actually there when you came in and heard you say that you called and walked over. When I saw your review I was shocked that my staff didn't take care of you. For the life of me I can't understand why you weren't. I can promise you that... More

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