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Bayou Joe's

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112 E 3rd Ct Ste A, Panama City, FL 32401-3103
+1 850-763-6442
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stop by this place every time we are in town. So it was a beautiful day sunny and warm for this time of year. Service as always was friendly and laid back, the place got busy just after we arrived but the food arrived In a timely manner. We had a couple of mild issues with the food in... More 

Thank Traveller O
Panama City Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides the view, the place is GREAT, the food is always good, the service is also, the girls have just the right sense of humor, to deal with the customers that come here, The way to start your day is with one of there great bloody marys and a trash omelet. The view of the bay and the draw bridge,... More 

Thank 241charlesa
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband ordered the Blackened Grouper and Bay Scallops. I ordered their Spicy Grilled Shrimp. The spices weren't to my liking so we swapped plates. I had an appetizer of Shrimp rolls that were amazing, so good, in fact, that we stopped back by on our way back home to have some as a snack. We both had a handcrafted... More 

Thank SphynxMinx
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163 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have really enjoyed Bayou Joes for several years. We love the atmosphere and we love the onion strings, with every meal! However, while I can't put my finger on exactly what, something was 'off' on our most recent visit. We stopped for lunch on a very busy day and, between the four of us, nothing was particularly great. Of... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem on Massalina bay. Worth the trip. Food and service was excellent. I had cheeseburger with sweet potato fries. Husband had patty melt.

Thank VickieCline
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Primarily due to the glowing reviews, we decided to have lunch here during our day trip to Panama City. Not sure what all the fuss is about. The food is mediocre, the service was courteous but somewhat inattentive (they were a bit busy), and the prices are a little on the high side. Not a place I would bother returning... More 

Thank Sean B
south carolina
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384 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great weather, great food, great staff!! Hard to beat that combination! This was our second visit & the blackened grouper sandwich with sweet potato fries & Oyster City Hooter's Brown was phenomenal. This is a wonderful place for great food in a really nice setting on the water. We will definitely return on another visit.

Thank tgrdvrmd
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

When we arrived we had to wait for a table to become available. After being seated the service was a little slow but they were busy. Once the food came, it was very good and in good proportion. Casual and simple atmosphere. Good experience in spite of the slow service.

Nashville, Tennessee
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87 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

What a great find! Small place on the water. The food was excellent! We ordered the shrimp and grouper baskets. The fried corn on the cob was devine. They serve beer and breakfast.

Thank Dawn K
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218 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Highly Recommend: We stumbled upon this small restaurant while looking for blue crab claws. It was so unique we had dinner and a day or two later had breakfast (yes breakfast). So I will talk about both meals in this review. First, the place, it is so unique, an old shack hanging over the water at the marina. You walk... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E 3rd Ct Ste A, Panama City, FL 32401-3103
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-763-6442

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