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“Top Notch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Firefly

Firefly
535 R. Jackson Blvd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407
850-249-3359
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Price range: $20 - $42
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Beach Rd.
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.com'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 Paul Stellato 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!
White Stone, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Top Notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Our GPS failed to find two casual seafood restaurants we planned to try. After a week of eating too well, we thought firefly would be just a little too much for our waistlines and pocketbook. But, that's where we ended up and we sure were happy we did. The menu was imaginative, the service polished and friendly, and the food was delicious. It was a very pretty restaurant, with a large tree in the middle of the room lit with hundreds of small white lights. The grouper on special was to die for, and the cajun pasta delicious. Highly recommend.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“You must eat here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Great bar, great food, great service. She crab soup is awesome. Sushi is great. Steaks are great. No matter what you choose you will not be disappointed. This is a great place to go on date night without kids if you can get a sitter. Such a treat for us!

Visited June 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fine Dining. 5 STARS all the way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I was given advice to dine here and truly enjoyed it. Prices are low for this quality of restaurant. I highly recommend the scallops or any seafood. My wife had a great steak. If you want a "White Tablecloth" type of restaurant. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

As a family we make sure we eat here while in town. Have never had bad service or bad food.They have the very best she crab soup! When we start planning vacation one of the first things everyone says is can't wait to go to Firefly. Hope to be going there in a few weeks!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Conyers, Georgia
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Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Best part of the visit to Panama City Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Although we found the Panama City Beach area to be rather tacky and touristy, the Firefly was a wonderful experience, thanks to TripAdvisor. The food, service and atmosphere left nothing to be desired. We would go back here any time. Suggest you get there early. They are busy, and for good reason.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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