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“Great Appetizers and Beer Selection” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shades

Shades
10952 East County Highway 30A, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
(850) 231-9410
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Price range: $10 - $10
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood, Family Fare
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Dive into a piping hot flatbread pizza with mouth-watering toppings, Golden Fried Fish served with Creamy Cole Slaw, Crispy Fries, and Homemade Hush Puppies, or something lighter like a Shrimp and Avocado Salad! We're open late and offer your friends awesome food, the largest draft selection of draft beer in NW Florida, and a fun family-friendly atmosphere for lunch and dinner. Let the kids enjoy our game room while the adults indulge in our amazing draft beer selection with 46 beers from around the world. Love watching sports? We've got you covered! With 15 HD Big Screen TV's, 2 Projectors and all the premium packages, we can accommodate even the biggest sports fan. So pull up a chair, ordered a frothy brew or mixed drink, and see what's cooking at Shades Bar & Grill. Cheers!
Panama City Beach, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great Appetizers and Beer Selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Had lunch here with a friend. We had chicken nachos, calamari, and firecracker shrimp. These are all appetizers and we left stuffed. Two of these would have been plenty. The firecracker shrimp are the best - my new favorite. They are lightly battered and tossed in a house sauce that has a little kick, lots of taste, and not too spicy. They're served on a bed of shredded cabbage. I think they're better than Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp! Calamari and a mix of hot peppers were also lightly battered and cooked to perfection. The chicken nachos fill a very large dinner plate and are enough for three people to share. The were good, but not my favorite. I thought the chicken was a little dry. Each of the appetizers were just under $10 and you get a pretty generous serving. Oh, they also have very good sweet iced tea and a huge selection of beer. Shades is known by locals as Shades at the Loop. Don't let the full parking lot fool you because there's lots of seating inside at either a table or booth as well as the bar and outside. There are TV's everywhere playing different sporting events. It's a nice casual atmosphere with good service.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Casual / Consistant / Convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Shades is casual, conveniently located with very good service. Even when the parking lot looks full, we can usually get a table pretty quick. Basic offerings (burgers, salads, fried seafood, pizzas), a step above fast food, and reasonably priced. We usually have pizza with a beer or glass of wine - the service & food have been consistantly good.

Visited November 2013
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Bismarck, ND
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food, nice casual sports bar atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Have been here a few times and enjoyed each time. The fish tacos are one of my favorites. Lots of beer choices. Quite a few TVs. Usually go with 8-10 people and there isn't a problem splitting the check or getting everyone seatted together.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Sports, beer, burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a sports bar that gets the basics right: lots of sports on big screens, cold beer, good quality burgers and fries. Service was outstanding, our attendant passed by repeatedly to check on us and this sort of attention is rare at casual places like Shades. The Rosemary Beach area is known for high prices and Shades offer a less expensive option for beer and a burger. Definitely recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Not for Titans fans...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This sports bar has lots of beer and lots of televisions. The food is not bad. Offers college games on Saturday and the NFL package on Sunday. We went there twice, one Sunday at noon and the next Sunday at 3..trying to see the Tennessee Titans. Although 75% of the out of state cars in the parking lot were from Tennessee, they put the Titans on in one tiny corner of the place. Everyone was trying to catch a glimpse of them..stretching our necks to see...we left, both times. They had televisions with games that no one was watching and refused to switch them to a Titans game. We went to Whiskey Bravo, down the street and found the Titans. They also had the Titans on the loud speaker in the restaurant:-)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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