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Smitty's Barbecue & Salad Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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651 N Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405-4704
+1 850-769-3296
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Panama City, Panama
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for baby back ribs this week end and was disappointed. Plentiful, a large slab, but the flavor was not as good as Sonny's. They were also COVERED in sauce. So much had to wipe most of it off to eat. Too much sauce on the meat. Veggies were good. Husband agreed.

Thank gerri38
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I just left Smitty's and man was it great!!! I had chicken and pulled pork and it was amazingly better than the chain barbecue places that seem to be everywhere now. Brunswick stew was hearty and fresh and loaded, and the sweet potato souffle made me almost cry it was so good. To top it off, the server was very... More 

Thank Lee P
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

There was a birthday party of at least 20 people for a very nice 93 yr. old man, and still the service was outstanding. Brisket was very good and they have a good salad bar. The interior covered the planes was enjoyable to look at while eating!

Thank P.D. S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I try to eat at Smitty's barbecue at least once or twice on my trips to Panama city, its a quint local spot with good food and the smell of smoke when your in driving distance. Uncomplicated menu with fall off the bone ribs. Food has always been good and the ambiance is perfect for any veteran. Serval sauces to... More 

Thank businessjeff
Panama City, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great food, Great Service, and nice atmosphere. Always greeted with a smile. A great lunch or dinner spot. I give it an A plus!!!

Thank Ryan78npc
Panama City, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The lettuce was very crisp and fresh. A ton of toppings to put on your salad. Service was attentive and nice. Pudding was delicious.

Thank mcmegan98
Fayetteville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:00 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 N Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405-4704
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-769-3296

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