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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 - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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English first
Panama City Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have dinned with friends in the main formal dinning area since 2012. We've also met w friends in the beautiful bar area, which boast heavy mahogany and comfortable leather seating, for appetizers and cocktails to begin an elegant evening out with friends. The venue is masculine, upscale and delicious. Firefly always sets the stage for a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our best meal in Panama City Beach. Great atmosphere, everybody seem to be dressed up! Food was good and the whole family enjoyed. Used Opentable to book without a glitch.

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Covington, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Our family visited Firefly on the last night of our vacation. The service was excellent. The servers were attentive. Our head server worked at Gulf World previously so he discussed Shark Week with our kids. We had the crab cakes and tuna as appetizers. Both were high quality and very tasty. All of the entrees were excellent. My wife had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is the second time we have eaten here. The first time was March 2010. The place has not changed. Elegant atmosphere and superb wait staff. We had the crab cake appetizer. It was excellent. Being from louisiana I am very particular about seafood. These were the best crab cakes I have ever had!! Next was the she crab soup.... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There was a bit of a wait on Friday night, but the food was well worth the wait. The maple sugar butter was an interesting change from say honey or cinnamon butter and the bread was warm, soft and delicious. My friend and I had pizzas only because it was late and we weren't incredibly hungry. She had the pistachio... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited to celebrate on our honeymoon. The atmosphere is amazing for a romantic dinner! The food was absolutely delicious!!! Our server Lance made the whole experience even better. He had impressive attention to detail and was very attentive. He made the difference between a good dinner and a really great experience!! Would highly recommend!

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NEW ORLEANS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I ate here at the end of July. Inside looks very nice, but the food is fair at best and quite expensive. Entrees do not evem come with a salad. Both of our meals were nothing to get excited about. We will not go back here.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great place for a celebration dinner or to unwind in a more upscale environment. Great wine list and bar area. Food presentation is wonderful. If there is a celebrity in town you will see them here. Seared tuna is my usual appi here. Lots of local seafood on the menu. Not many places prepare lamb and they do a wonderful... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Was looking forward to a great meal given previous reviews. Great atmosphere, but the service left a lot to be desired. Not on par with level of fine dining that was advertised.

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Spring
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

got there before 6:00 for early bird special...waiter was very attentive and a true professional... ordered the shrimp and grits...came in brown gravy and I was looking for cheesy grits but still good

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