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535 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407 (Front Beach Rd.)
+1 850-249-3359
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Best restaurant in PCB

This is by far the best restaurant in Panama City Beach, Florida. We had excellent service from the time that we walked in the door until we left. The service was great, but the food is the star. I recommend the snapper, stuffed filet mignon, and the dessert trio. All AMAZING. The food is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Jessica G
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best restaurant in Panama City Beach, Florida. We had excellent service from the time that we walked in the door until we left. The service was great, but the food is the star. I recommend the snapper, stuffed filet mignon, and the dessert trio. All AMAZING. The food is expensive, but well worth the cost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The service at this fine dining restaurant was top notch. Like, many other restaurants should take a lesson. Starting with our host, to the water, to the busboy, everyone was attentive, friendly and aiming to please without hovering. The atmosphere was beautiful - we dined in the main room with the lighted tree - and everything we ordered was yummy.... More 

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DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are also glad you chose Firefly! We hope to see you again the next time you visit Panama City Beach! More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went to a wedding dinner here. The She crab soup and grouper were amazing. Also, the tree with lights on it was berautiful.

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Thank you for your kind review! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Spent a week in PCB and ate seafood almost exclusively (since we're from the midwest where steak is king). Firefly delivered the best overall food quality and experience of the week. If you want a break from the beach bar scene in an upscale setting, you can't go wrong with Firefly. Will definately make it a regular stop on future... More 

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DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this review

Thank you! Out of the many great dining establishments in our area it pleases me to know that you considered us the best! We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon! More 

Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I chose Firefly out of a dozen or so restaurants listed as the best in Panama City Beach. Our experience here went beyond our expectations. I made seven o'clock reservations; we arrived five minutes early and were brought to our table immediately. The atmosphere is enchanting. We were seated under the branches of a big tree they have in the... More 

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Thank you for your kind review of our service and food! I'm pleased to know Firefly was your favorite dining spot on your trip here! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Eastman, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Always one our favorite dining experiences in PCB, just keeps getting better each year. Applewood bacon wrapped shrimp were superb and my son had rack of lamb which was simply divine! Pricey but well worth it! If you only have one night to splurge definitely go here!

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Woodstock, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

On a girls weekend with no kids, so my sister and I treated ourselves to a nice seafood and steak dinner just off the beach in PCB, FL. The low lighting and giant tree decorated with blue lights made the room look like an Italian courtyard. I had the beef tenderloin and my sister had the salmon off the Sunset... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The are not words in the English language ( or any language for that matter) to describe the explosion of flavorful goodness the guys are cooking up over here. I am amazed how the chefs are able to create such life changing cuisines. I ordered the shrimp and grits along with the she-crab soup.... This was the greatest meal I... More 

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Saint James, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great atmosphere, excellent service and food. My husband got the NY Strip and said it was the best he has ever had. My mother ordered the crab cakes and said they were the best she has ever had. The She Crab soup and Hydroponic Butter Lettuce Salad was fantastic. My Sauteed Gulf Grouper was very good also. Best dining experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The staff was great the food fabulous but very expensive its fine dining for sure. Elegant atmosphere. We went twice we liked it so much. Call for reservations, on Friday night for sure.

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

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?