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535 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
+1 850-249-3359
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $42
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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'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 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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Dunwoody, Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

FIREFLY sits in a nice strip mall, and it might not be noticed since it's not on a main street. GPS it.... its worth finding. It is actually 2 restaurants connected. Upon entering, if you head to the right, there is Firefly Sushi. It was fairly busy, and the room was attractive. In the middle is a bar area, that... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I grew up coming to Panama City Beach. If you know the area well you will know that good places to eat come few and far between around here. There are chain restaurants everywhere and the few locally owned ones have come and gone...except for a few. This place truly in the best place to eat in Panama City Beach...hands... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Firefly service and food is very good. We arrived at 7:30pm for dinner and we experienced a a very nice dinner atmosphere and meal. Seating area was a little dark and required "tilting" our menu to read the entrées but our waiter turned up the lighting a little to eliminate the problem. My wife and I each ordered a filet... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We had 6:45pm reservation and were seated promptly. This is a surprisingly large restaurant with a Disney-esque tree in the middle of the room which I gather is meant to feel like an outdoor cafe. The overall feel is comfortable and casual. The food both looks and tastes fantastic. Grouper was ordered by one in our party who reported it... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We tried the early dining menu, what a great deal for gourmet food! She crab soup was a good starter. Very accommodating for my 2 year old. Would definitely recommend!

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Enterprise, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is my favorite place to eat at the beach. I've never had a bad meal and my husband and I have had a little bit of everything. The sushi is wonderful (Christmas roll is my favorite), pasta, pizza, boar shank, and grouper are also yummy ! The service is great. You will not be disappointed. 👍

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Atlanta, GA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wish we had this quality spot in Atlanta! Must wait for our yearly trek to Panama City Beach. Might be worth a 6 hour drive to eat here! : ) We dined last evening and had a 6:30 reservation for a party of four. Prompt seating. Request for a table change cheerfully accepted. Phenomenal service. Starters the party ordered included... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is the best fine dining restaurant on the beach, it's a bit pricey but well worth the money. They do feature early bird specials, manager specials and change the menu to reflect fresh seasonal ingredients. The serving staff is well trained in being nonintrusive while you enjoy your dining companions. Truly excellent for an intimate conversation or business negotiation.

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Panama City, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We chose Firefly for my birthday dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We ordered from the sunset menu accompanied by a bottle of of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that complimented our meal excellently. We shared the peppered rings of calamari with dipping sauce that was large enough for an entree, tender and delicious. The escargot in puff pastry was delicate,... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our son was in town over the holidays so we dined at one of his favorite restaurants. We were there in time for the early bird dinners and had some great choices. I had grilled tuna and really enjoyed the squash soup as the first course. We had the shrimp tempura appetizer and it was excellent with the sweet, spicy... More 

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Additional Information about Firefly

Address: 535 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone Number: +1 850-249-3359
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 42
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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