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Firefly

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535 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407 (Front Beach Rd.)
+1 850-249-3359
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Casual Fine Dining at it"s Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Skip the soup & salad!

While the soup and salad were good, we had the miso soup and the wedge salad, the appetizers, entree and deserts were fantastic! KC and the staff took care of us very well keeping our caipirinhas flowing. ( if you haven't tried these you are missing a truly uniquely refreshing drink made from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
masbury
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

While the soup and salad were good, we had the miso soup and the wedge salad, the appetizers, entree and deserts were fantastic! KC and the staff took care of us very well keeping our caipirinhas flowing. ( if you haven't tried these you are missing a truly uniquely refreshing drink made from cachaca, muddled limes and raw sugar). We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

David, you have some staff problems to address. Evening of August 29, 2015. Young man at reception totally offended a long-time local guest and friend. He proceeded to school her on how to make a restaurant reservation! Full of himself!! He should have been sent home on the spot! Server, while obviously trying, did not know how to open a... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food was very good, but don't think it was worth what we spent. The waiter was too attentive, We were on family vacation and he kept interrupting our conversation. I left behind a sweater. They had our phone number but didn't call us till the next day, after we left Florida to return home. I called and asked if... More 

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DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this review

Hi Linda, I'm so glad you enjoyed the food! Sorry my server was too attentive! I'm also sorry that you left your sweater and we where unable to call you until the next day, definatly our bad. I will send the sweater back free of charge, after all, we had it for a day. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

food was awesome! It was so good we went twice! I had the Wagyu strip and the boar Shank. My wife had the filet and lobster tail and the bone in ribeye. we enjoyed She Crab soup and some of the best tuna Sashimi ever. David the owner came by to check on us. Dave at the Bar is Awesome.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food, service, decor, and value! She crab soup really is incredible. They had one of the most extensive wine/drink lists I have seen in a restaurant. Warm bread is brought to the table accompanied by 3 different spreads, all of which were delicious. The early bird specials were an excellent value as well as aesthetically pleasing. The service was attentive... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a hiidden jewel! ! We are from Huntsville, AL. We have been staying across the street on vacation for 15 years and never noticed this place! Eric, the manager came to our table and could not have been nicer. Lisa was our waiter and she was awesome! The food was soooooo good! I had the bacon wrapped Shriimp... More 

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I made our first visit to this restaurant in a non-descript strip center, but once you step in you think you are in a stand alone very nice restaurant. With the white linen tablecloths I felt a little underdressed in my shorts, but there were others there in very casual attire too, but pants might be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place easily rates as one of the best places to dine in PBC. The food was high quality and service was great. The manager was rounding regularly. The dress was resort wear, I wore sundress and hubby wore khaki shorts and button up Tommy Bahama and we were comfortable. Must order the She Crab Bisque and save room for... More 

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Lower Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, service, menu and beverage specials. Calamari appetizer was superb. The last page of the menu is for those folks who dine before the evening news, great choices. Martini specials 5-6. Our server made the evening the complete experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Four of us enjoyed a very nice birthday meal at the Firefly. We went to the Early Bird special and our meal really was a bargain. My husband & his friend enjoyed sushi which were presented beautifully. I had delicious crab cakes and she crab soup and my friend enjoyed the steak medallions. We all had drinks and I think... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 535 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
    (Front Beach Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-249-3359

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 42
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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!
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?