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Bayou Joe's

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112 E 3rd Ct Ste A, Panama City, FL 32401-3103
850 763-6442
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank Broke-and-Hungry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. Was here over twenty years ago. The food and service remain excellent. Dine while watching the boats come and go on the Massalina Bayou. The Mahi Mahi basket is delicious. The lime pie is a must.

Thank redfish007
White House, Tennessee
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is impeccable wonderful staff. Good food. Loved the peel and eat shrimp. Had alot of fun feeding the catfish. Real decor not staging

Thank Robert M
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location by a bayou with a lot of sailboats. Pretty extensive menu, friendly southern service, boats dock on the perimeter of the dining deck. This visit we went twice. I had the grouper sandwich, mom had the shrimp burger and my sister had the shrimp basket. All great!

Thank Bonnie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local restaurant! We've had shrimp all week and this was by far the freshest and perfectly cooked. Also had crab cakes which were just right. Lovely sunset behind the docked boats, friendly staff, nice hometown feel. Small but that's the idea!

Thank Tracy C
Panama City, Florida
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for brunch while on a walk. The homemade chips are excellent. We had the party melts which are good, though personally I'm not a fan of rye bread but I would recommend this as being very fresh. The view is relaxing and our local dolphin was in the water playing. Nice day!

Thank Lisa A
Clinton, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I found this little gem when we got lost in Panama city. The entrance to the building is kind of confusing,but adds to the apeal. I got the fried Mahi Mahi basket & my husband got a Phillips steak and cheese. Both were DELICIOUS! The next time we're in the area, we will definately be back.

Thank Kimberly B
Florida Panhandle
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch, don't let the entrance fool you, it's a nice little place. Their seating area is a covered dock/patio on the water and is partially open at all times(so probably not great if the weather is inclement). It was a breezy, sunny day for us and made the lunch that much nicer. They have a nice... More 

Thank Fireball7709
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had reasonable expectations based on appearance. It was not fancy but right on the water. Just the kind of place that gave me the anticipation of a locals haven. What I got was total disappointment. I ordered a grilled grouper sandwich with fries. The fries were generic bag fries. The sandwich was on a small hamburger bun with a very... More 

Thank Thomas V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Had heard go reviews about this place. I guess I ruined it by expecting more. The sweet corn fritters were very very good, we had a mahi mahi basket fish was good, we also had shrimp and scallop Alfredo. Shrimp and scallops were good the pasta was overcooked spaghetti noodles, we also had the seafood platter with grouper, and grilled... 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, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 850 763-6442

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