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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 - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crew at Smitty's BBQ is top notch. Very friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the brisket; it was flavorful and juicy. My Mother had the ribs and man oh man were they delicious. The potato salad was excellent and Mom really enjoyed her peach cobbler. Friendly vibe! Great atmosphere! Outstanding BBQ! I highly recommend. We didn't have to wait even... More 

Thank PoohNanny
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know what I like about busy barbeque joints? They sell the meat so fast it never gets served dry. The menu here is like a thousand other barbeques, but the service is fast and the food is fresh and plentiful.

Thank praxis1
Panama City Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first impression of Smittys BBQ should have been enough to tell me NOT to eat here. It's tucked away behind a McDonald's and a Chick-Fil-A and honestly you're better off going to either of those. A McRib probably tastes better and isn't crawling with whatever scum is living under their chefs fingernails. I pulled into a parking lot that... More 

1 Thank haroldmurphy64
Leland, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This little gem offers some of the best bbq I have had. The wall as bar is quite extensive for a small place. Satisfactions excellent and food even better!

Thank dee16emt
houston, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

I guess I am spoiled by having really good barbecue in both Tennessee and Texas. This is really not good. The barbecue ribs were not smoked...they were cooked in the oven and drenched in the most God awful brown sugar sauce that I have ever tasted. The baked beans were even sweeter, if that is possible. If I had diabetes... More 

1 Thank Ladypaints
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Again, historical place that has amazing food! I have eaten here since I was a child. The menu is great and deserves a tourists attention on the way to the beach. I live in Atlanta and this place deserves your attention as well.

Thank dbro5353
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

We stopped here for the first time on 1/27/17 my wife ordered the smoked chicken breast which was great, I ordered chicken wings which weren't done, so I sent them back asking for Extra Extra Crisp wings, they came back done but still not crispy. The employees are very nice.

Thank Crooner82
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Have to say Smitty'se is the most overpriced lunch in Panama City. I got the one trip salad bar the barbecue lunch plate with one side and a glass of tea my bill was17. Could not believe it was so much for so little Salad Bar was only item that was fit to eat. Brunswick Stew... More 

1 Thank Rs E
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We used to eat at Smitty's when we lived in Panama City. Funny, we had sort of forgotten about it during a recent trip to Northwest Florida, and ventured over to Panama City. Driving somewhere in a Florida downpour in Panama City Beach, I said we could go to Smitty's. We're so glad we did. The pulled pork is awesome;... More 

Thank KWhyte1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Just as I remember from my childhood of over 30 years ago still excellent barbecue and its famous salad bar everything was absolutely delicious and service outstanding!!

Thank Sherri B

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?