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“PCB Institution” 4 of 5 stars
Review of J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill

J. Michael's Dockside Bar & Grill
3210 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, FL
(850) 233-2055
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“PCB Institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Restaurants come and go in tourist spots but J Michael's has stood the test of time. Great grouper sandwich, wonderful burger, perfectly grilled fish. The pepper cole slaw, their specialty, is memorable. My last visit we had an issue with an undercooked steak, which they cheerfully placed back on the grill. However, the steak was practically raw so I was a little disappointed that this was not noticed till we complained. Otherwise, this would be a 5 star review.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Montgomery, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We have eaten there many, many times and have never been disappointed. It is just a great place to enjoy a meal with friends. If oysters are one of your favorites then this is the place to go.
Service is always good and food is always delicious and more than enough.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Creole and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I may be a little prejudice as I worked here some 20 years ago but find myself going back as I crave the many signature dishes. Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo, Creole and Shrimp J Michael all on my favorite list. And the garlic bread hard to have just one. Inside and outside casual dining.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Delicious! Great price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Had a late lunch with my daughter here. I order the fish basket and it was DELICIOUS! Lightly breaded and fried, delicious hush puppies and wonderful cole slaw! Price was right as well. Quick friendly service, nice atmosphere! Would definitely return!

  • Visited May 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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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Kenny G”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Consistently good food but was disappointed they had no raw oysters on our last visit they could have gotten some from LA. They may not be as good as Appalachia buy are still are good.the service is always fast and never got a bad meal in 15 years a must stop when in PCB and you must try the no name pie pie!

  • Visited April 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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