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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
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Restaurant details
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

As everyone knows, or has reported, this is where the President and his family shared a meal while they were visiting. Firefly goes beyond that. The atmosphere is mood setting! The price of a meal is on the high side, but the quality of the meal is on the high side as well! We have never been disappointed. My husband... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited many times and coming back regardless if alone or with company. Ok prices but LOVE the sushi!

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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Even tho we just had the early bird specials, we had the best meal we've had in a long time. We started with the escargot appetizer. I may have had better escargot, but the way it was served, in a puff pastry with a delicious sauce made it very tasty. We both had the soup of the day - a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

First of all Tripadviser please correct address to "Richard Jackson" Blvd... So that your customers can find the finest dining experience I've had in years. I couldn't possibly say enough about every detail of this experience from the bread to final creme brûlée it was outstanding! Dave the owner, stopped by and said hello and I shared the details of... More 

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Oakwood, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

On a weekend trip to PCB we wanted a romantic dinner out and Firefly was the perfect place!! The atmosphere is very nice and the food was amazing!! The service was impeccable. I cannot wait to return again. The wine list is great & I literally had the best filet of my life!! So impressed!!

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Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We spend almost all of our time on 30-A now and don't get to Panama City as often as we used to, but we often make the trip specially to hit Firefly. Off to the right is the sushi bar, which is BY FAR the best sushi in Panama City Beach. Off to the left is the main restaurant, which... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I used the online booking service to reserve a table here, requesting a nice one if possible as it was my mothers birthday. To my delight they gave us a fantastic table under the beautifully lit tree. The service was friendly, the food tasty and the ambience just right. They even wrote happy birthday around the dish used for her... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was the second time that we visited Firefly and it was even better than I remember. The food is wonderful and the service is the best. I loved it all from the She crab soup to the dessert! It was so good that I am going back tonight!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We've eaten at Firefly before, but this restaurant continues to amaze. The tree jutting up from the middle of the dining room is a nice conversation starter and center piece. But the main attraction is the service and the food--well prepared and expertly served. We started with sushi rolls prepared in the next room (Firefly Sushi Bar), salads, and a... More 

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Neosho, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Located in a strip mall, but don't let that discourage you. You walk in two doors and it is amazing. Just Beautiful. We sat under a tree with lights all on it. What an atmosphere. My husband had the Filet; and wasn't impressed, but I had Sushi. Very good. I wish I could have sat at the Sushi Bar. Maybe... More 

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Additional Information about Firefly

Address: 535 R. Jackson Blvd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone Number: 850-249-3359
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 42
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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