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“Overpriced and not tops on cleanliness but good view” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Shrimp Boat Restaurant

The Shrimp Boat Restaurant
1201 Beck Avenue, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401 (Formerly Shrimp Boat)
+1 850-785-8706
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Ranked #53 of 271 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: The Shrimp Boat Restaurant offers casual waterfront dining in Panama City with a reputation for serving the best seafood straight from the local waters. Dine with us for delicious, fresh seafood, and exquisite views of St. Andrews Bay. Our comprehensive menu is filled with everything from mouthwatering hand-cut steaks to succulent seafood dishes. As a family owned and operated restaurant since our opening in 1950, we have been crafting fine dishes to feed your appetites such as our delectable grouper panama, the bacon wrapped scallops, or the famous shrimp pompano. Everything is grilled over pecan wood to give each dish a distinct and enchanting flavors. Shrimp Boat in Historic St. Andrews has more to offer than just amazing food, drinks and top-notch service. It is also home to multiple venues that are sure to be perfect for your next special event. From wedding ceremonies under the old oak tree at "The Point" to a business luncheon overlooking St Andrews Bay in the Palmetto Room, let us help you make your next event a memorable one. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority here at The Shrimp Boat Restaurant. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to welcome you into our cozy, comfortable, and relaxing environment to enjoy a meal that will create memories and experiences you'll remember for a long time. Visit us today, and you'll see why we are known for serving the best seafood in town.
Kingston, Georgia
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“Overpriced and not tops on cleanliness but good view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a party of 12. I called ahead and they said they did not take reservations but would take it since we were a large group--even gave her my name. This was to be our nice dinner out for 2 birthdays. Got there and they said they did not take reservations and waited 30 minutes to get seated. Most of us got water and it came with about 3 pieces of ice and half the glasses had stuff floating in them. We actually returned 2 and some chose not to drink the water after that. The food was good but the prices are pretty steep. Years ago when I ordered a seafood platter it covered the plate. Now you get a few shrimp, small scallops, and a piece of fish--but the crab was excellent. Vegetables were overdone and looked old. On the plus side the rolls and salad were excellent. The shrimp and grits was also a hit with those that had that.The dock area is pretty and it was nice to watch the sunset. But doubt I'll hurry back again in the near future.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cumming, Georgia
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“CLOSED AS OF LAST NIGHT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Apparently it was the first night this restaurnat was closed, because we met several folks planning to eat there. The Herald newspaper showed an article saying saying they were facing foreclosure, but the owners planned to stay open. Guess this great place is another casualty of our poor economy.

Visited July 2014
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“Classy, pricey, but well worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For four of us with an appetizer, 2 lemonades and 4 meals the price was $139. The service was awesome. The food tasted great.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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kennesaw
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“Do try the pompano shrimp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Selected a salad and pompano shrimp appetizer. Was just enough, and the shrimp, what a taste. Shrimp wrapped in bacon with a wonderful sauce drizzled on them. Can't wait to have more on our next trip.

Visited June 2014
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Jackson, Tennessee
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“Best in Panama City”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

The service was the best ever!!! The entrees were delicious, the bread was fabulous, the fried green tomato appetizer was amazing. The female manager on duty that night was also superb!!! Great experience!!!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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