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Firefly

535 R. Jackson Blvd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407
850-249-3359
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $42
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were very happy with our dining experience @ Firefly, on a recent vacation to Panama City Beach. We started with a really good sushi roll, our waitress was very attentive and even came back to make sure what we wanted was what she had put in as our order. We both then had soup, instead of salad and it... More

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoy dining out for dinner when on vacation. After two referrals we decided to try the Firefly. We are so glad that we did. We enjoyed the upscale atmosphere. The service was outstanding. The Shecrab soup was wonderful. We were so glad that we shared a bowl for an appetizer. I had a fish entree and... More

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Altha
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Food is consistently great and the attention the waiters give you here will make it a hard act to follow the next time you go out to eat.These guys hussle and tend to you like your royalty. About 12 of us get together and eat here a couple times a year .Look forward to going back soon.The steak and lobster... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Excellent food and very professional servers. The setting is romantic with a large indoor lit tree. They also have a large sushi bar area. The food is consistently good, excellent wine list and interesting featured drinks.

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Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I went to this restaurant with my husband and mother and father in law. Their dishes were lack luster. The shrimp appetizer was basically just three large shrimp in an asian sauce for $13.00 and was the most fishy tasting shrimp we have had all week. Dishes came with strange sides (i.e. almost everything we were interested in ordering had... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The meal was the best we have ever had in a restaurant. Service and atmosphere were just delightful.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I saw this restaurant on here so thought would give it a try.. when we pulled up to the place was surprised to see it in a shopping center store front. we went in and I ordered the crab cakes they were ok and my friend had the salmon it was really good I do recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had the grouper and it was very good, but a friend had the shank and it was delicious ( I'm sure I will be craving that for months to come). Oh and the creme brûlée was fantastic!

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Panama City, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We frequent Firefly and absolutely love the food. We've had almost everything listed on the menu. I love the sushi, wife loves the she-crab soup and crab cakes. The waitstaff is always excellent, and the atmosphere is awesome - both the sushi side and the oak tree side. Would definitely recommend Firefly to anyone. A++ restaurant!

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an excellent Restaurant hidden in a strip shopping center in Panama City beach. Excellent food, service and drinks. The early bird specials are a great value between 5pm to 6:30pm. We had the Tuna and Crab Cakes and both meals were outstanding.

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