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Smitty's Barbecue & Salad Bar

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651 W Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! EXCELLENT SERVICE too. We found them by looking on here and so glad we did. DEFINATELY a must each trip from now on. The Sweet Sauce is soooooo good.

Thank Aimz4
Atlanta, Georgia
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130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently with about 10 people. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Food was very good. BBQ chicken and pulled pork. Sauces on the table are home made and excellent. Southern Ice Tea is bottomless! Salad bar is good but not one of the best. Smitty's is a landmark and many generations have eaten here. De or inside is aviation... More 

Thank Flyeguy
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a break from a dance competition at the Marina Civic Center on a Sunday afternoon. Took advantage of their lunch specials, and happy hour! Great pulled pork BBQ, and my wife had a stuffed baked potato that she thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank johnfss
Prospect Heights, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch. The dieter's special included a fair amount of meat and an average sized salad bar. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank Don F
Panama City, Florida
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Smitty's is a local BBQ place, not a chain. BBQ is good, with a good selection of meat and sides. Good selection of items on the salad bar. Wait staff are super friendly. My husband loves the aviation and model airplane decor theme.

Thank Anne W
Tallahassee, Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This was my first visit to Smitty's while in Panama City for the weekend. I just happen to stumble upon it at dinner time. The service was good. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. The sweet chili wings were delicious! The short Ribs were okay, I've had better. Sides was great. Fried okra and the sweet potatoes were great! Everything... More 

Thank Latonia S
Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent experience while dining there. First, I asked if I could get the smaller size of ribs at dinner. My server, Laurie said I could get the lunch size, which was perfect. I ordered the sweet potato suffle and the slaw. OMG! Sweet potato was heavenly. Then my husband didn't care for his Brunswick stew, so Laurie... More 

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited Smitty's while we vacationed in Panama City. We are always looking for good BBQ, my son's favorite. We saw that they had Baby Back Ribs on the menu and we were excited. My son ordered the BB Ribs, I ordered the Chicken Combo with fried corn on the cob (thinking that it came with BB Ribs, it didn't. It... More 

Thank nancy d
New Orleans, Louisiana
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Went with a large group. We were promptly seated and the staff was very friendly for being the middle of lunch time rush. The Smittys Amber ale was the best part of lunch. I ordered a two meat combo of pork and beef and French fries and fried okra as my sides. What I got was lukewarm slices of flavorless... More 

Thank geg652
Nashville, Tennessee
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

First off, the service here at Smitty's was great for a BBQ joint. Otherwise...the baby back ribs were small and not very meaty. I buy ribs at my local grocery and smoke them myself...the meat on ONE of my ribs makes 3-4 of the ribs at Smitty's. The sausage was grilled, not smoked. I don't think the beef was brisket... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 W Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 850-769-3296

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?