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“"Old School" oyster bar and restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gene's Oyster Bar

Gene's Oyster Bar
302 Sherman Ave., Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 785-1232
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Ranked #2 of 266 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Seafood
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“"Old School" oyster bar and restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

They don't make 'em like this anymore. The place is truly an oyster BAR. Only about 16 seats at the bar in the whole place. I was absolutely thrilled to actually get Apalachicola Bay oysters, and they were great. I had the mini sampler with fried oysters, shrimp, grouper, and scallops. It was wonderful and fried to perfection, not overdone. The raw oysters are currently $8.95 a dozen. Very friendly folks. Just plain ole GOOD!

Visited December 2013
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English first
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87 reviews 87 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Happy Happy, Happy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

I saw this place on trip advisor. 22 5 star reviews and no other postings! This was hard to believe but Wow was it worth the drive and money! Fried were great. The baked and loaded were just as good and near half the price of what I paid the night before in Destin. The appearance is just as you might thin for an establishment that began in 1968. Do not let this scare you away. The service is very much down home and family owned and they make you feel just like one of the family.

Visited December 2013
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Winfield, IL
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“off the beaten path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Fresh oysters. We ordered "loaded oysters" which were baked and came with cheese and jalapenos - very delicious. Prices are very reasonable. Lots of locals meet here. They are CLOSED on SUNDAYS and MONDAYS. They do NOT accept credit cards.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“really enjoyed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

they shuck them and you eat them...fried seafood was really good also...david really took great care of us

Visited November 2013
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“Off the beaten path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous oysters shucked right in front of you plus we had soft shell crabs &hushpuppies...yum! If you like out of the way, different places you have to go here...authentic...good folks!

Visited November 2013
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