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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

Once again we traveled to Panama City Beach for a few days away. And, since it's been craving them since last year, we returned to Hammerhead Fred's for more Hurricane oysters. Don't get me wrong, our entrees were good, but the oysters were the standout....I'll be back next year!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022 via mobile

The lives music was good and loved the atmosphere. The hostess that seated us was rude. Our server was excellent. Jamah Terry was the entertainment and was so talented. We enjoyed the experience. Food was good.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

Awful. The most expensive meal of our trip and by far the absolute worst. It took an hour and 20 minutes for our char grilled oyster appetizers. Those were actually good. However, that was the highlight. I had the Captain’s Platter. We’ll, the captain must...love his breading because each idea had entirely too much of it and was borderline inedible. My daughter got shrimp and grits and didn’t eat hardly any of it. The shrimp was actually fried. Never seen that before in a shrimp and grits before, but whatever. The problem is the sauce made those fried shrimp soggy and, as I mentioned, they’re completely over breaded. This place falls completely in the tourist trap zone. So incredibly disappointed this was our last meal at the beach.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

We had very good food and the prices were pretty good compared to other places...the atmosphere was nice too and the waitress was attentive.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

My friends and I ate here while we were in PCB. The food tasted great. I had the oysters and my friend had shrimp tacos, and the nachos. Although the food tasted great, I was disappointed in the prices. $24 for 14 oysters is pretty...pricey. They did not have the prices on the menu so I did not realize how expensive they were going to be. I tried the Shrimp Tacos and they were definitely worth the price. Overall a good experience, just a little pricey.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

WE have been coming to PCB for over 20 years. Plenty of better places to eat in PCB, both service AND food, probably. We love good restaurants, but poorly managed ones are not acceptable. Moving to PCB, we decided to try this one, that we...never went to in the last 20 years of bi yearly visits. We went through the huge outside concert area to enter the main dining room. Although busy, many empty tables were interspersed including 4 high tops near the bar. Our party of 4 sat at one and were quickly told we had erred and needed to contact the UNMARKED hostess table outside (not anywhere near the entry door). The 6 employees SITTING there having a talkfest (with no one else around the area) told us we could not sit at the table because of a waiting list and we had to move. Mind you, there were plenty of empty tables and nobody sitting around waiting and no one being seated at them. The hostess station had 6 people sitting there doing NOTHING. While talking to them they yelled at another group of people, walking toward the same door we had entered minutes before, about needing to wait for them to seat them (they had evidently been too busy gossiping to notice us just minutes before). We left and went elsewhere. If that is how they treat their customers before even seating them, we did not need any further evidence of the quality of their establishment.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 3, 2022 via mobile

Three couples went there Friday, January 28, for their all you can eat fish. We were all VERY disappointed. The prior 2 years the fish had a light batter and was actual filets of different shapes and sizes. At that time we all felt it...was some of the best fish around. However, last Friday the fish had a consistent size like fish sticks and was HEAVILY breaded. Not sure what caused the drastic change…..supply chain issue, cost cutting measures, etc. Regardless, none of us will go back for the fish fry and would not recommend it to others.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2021 via mobile

We went for the Thanksgiving buffet and were very pleased that we lucked out. There was a huge selection and it was kept hot and fresh. Tried chargrilled oysters for the first time and they were good! Everything on the buffet was really good. The...service was great, drinks were strong. I would recommend Hammerhead Fred's based on our Thanksgiving experience. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 21, 2021 via mobile

We had the Oyster Sampler appetizer. The oysters were good but not overly large. If you want really good oysters go to Hunts. We then ordered the Nachos with Andouille Sausage, Monterey Jack and Queso. The Nachos came without any trace of Andouille Sausage or...Monterey Jack cheese. We complained to the waiter who tried to explain that the sausage was in the Queso cheese sauce. The chef must have dipped a sausage into the sauce and then removed it. There was no trace, no little bits of Andouille in that sauce. Told the waiter that we didn’t want it ( we had only eaten a few chips looking for the sausage) and to just bring the check. Surprise, surprise the Nachos we’re still on the bill. I had to tell the waiter that I was not paying for it before he took it off the bill. We will not return. Should have known because when we got there, there were hardly any cars in the parking lot. There are better places to eat in PCB.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021

We were looking for a family dinner near our lodging. Hammerhead Fred's was closer than pineapple Willie's. The kid meals were poorer quality than McDonald's and my PO boy sandwich only had a few shrimp. The wife and I got each got a different souvenir...adult beverage that had little to no effect on us. $100 for a family of five. Only good thing going for the place was the live band.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 13, 2021 via mobile

Party of four adults for a Saturday dinner, we were seated immediately. I got a grilled chicken salad and it was fresh and tasted good. A good experience but nothing overly special.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2021

The food is good but nothing special. Service was also average. You can get the same quality of seafood at any other place in PCB. I had the shrimp taco's ( 2 ) per order. They were good but not great. Nothing about this place...that you can't find any any other seafood restaurant here.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

We went on Wednesday night with a party of 10. We were seated right away! We sat outside and they had a band playing. The music and entertainment were great! The food is just ok but the drinks were strong! The food is not the...best but it's a great vacation atmosphere!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

Great experience! We went on a Monday evening and we’re seated within 10 minutes for a party of 3. The food was great. The waiter was exceptional. You could tell they were short staffed but he had a great attitude and was very attentive. Would...recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the PCB area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

On our last night before heading home, we decided to head over to Hammerhead Fred's. We were seated quickly at an outside table, but ended up inside due to the weather. We started with a half dozen Hurricane oysters and a half dozen garlic butter...oysters. Both were baked and utterly delicious. The Hurricane were our favorite. We also got a side of gator bites, which were really good. We all got a mixture of fried, fish, oysters, and shrimp. Everything was delicious! The fish was light and delicate. The shrimp just right. The fried oysters were as good as they get. My oddball child got his usual chicken tenders which were also good. All in all, as good a meal as I've had thus trip. I look forward to the next time!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Hammerhead Fred's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4