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Just The Cook


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Just The Cook is a laid back fast casual restaurant that elevates food. We serve everything from seafood to gourmet burgers! Catch us on Fridays when we have our Frank Sinatra Fettuccine Friday! Where we make homemade fettuccine, offer two sauces and drink wine all day! Owner (Ernie) was hand picked by the Food Network as one of the Top 16 Cooks in America and was featured on the Cooking Channels new show Trending Bites!
$5 - $16
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

We went to the dock in July 2018 to find NO BOAT. Fortunately, I was told by a boat owner nearby that Just the Cook was in the process of reopening. I have heard they have now reopened.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jan A
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Great burger and super fun sitting on the dock. Most importantly, the beer is free! Definitely try if you’re in PC.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Southern_Italiano
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I really love eating here. But it's a real pain to find the first time. The prices are what you would expect for a fancy burger.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dan W
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Enjoy the local seafood and all-time favorites with one of the best cooks around town! Hangout with the charter boats in the next slip while you enjoy your meal on the water, the atmosphere is laid back and always fun! Bring your hook & cook...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank GOTCHAExpeditions
Reviewed May 16, 2018

I have lived in Panama City for many years and have heard about this place and finally my husband and I had the chance to have one of their famous Dan D donut burger and all I can say is WOW! The burger was amazing!...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank dewey0168
Reviewed April 12, 2018

this isn't really a restaurant, but rather a food truck that's a boat. You order at the bow and eat at picnic tables on shore. The burgers were delicious, as was the free beer.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank tnfbiz
Reviewed April 6, 2018

My dad and I enjoy going here for lunch or dinner. They always have great quick choices. We like going here because there is no wait time and it is a quick bite, so we can get back to doing things we enjoy like boating...More

Date of visit: August 2017
2  Thank 801jennah
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The shrimp Tortuga sandwich was awesome a little spicy for my taste but I'm a big wimp when it comes to spice. Daughter and husband loved the hamburgers husband said the class cloe slaw was the best he's had. And two beers for free was...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank 867heathere
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful day and a tasty lunch at Just the Cook. We tried the burger and the fish tacos. The fish of the day was wonderfully fresh flounder and it was cooked just right. We got the corn tortillas that were also tender...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank mpbodiford
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

A fabulous lunch of fish tacos overly king the marina full of amazing boats. We ate at a picnic table outside if you’re looking for fancy this is not your place. Just free beer, cheap water and great food! Give it a try!

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank LyndaG487
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October 11, 2015|
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Response from Ernie H | Property representative |
Not open yet but thanks for asking! We are working hard towards finishing repairs! Please follow us on Facebook for new updates!! Thanks Again! Just The Cook
Kristen D
September 25, 2015|
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Response from Ernie H | Property representative |
No we have not opened back up yet. :( Please visit our facebook page for updates!
July 29, 2015|
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Response from Ernie H | Property representative |
I love my customers! Yes, to date everything is under $15. We are still in the boat yard but hope to return soon!
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