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Smitty's Barbecue & Salad Bar

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651 N Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405-4704
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Panama City, Florida
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 


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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 N Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405-4704
  • 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?