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Fri, 8/12
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Local cuisine, Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Wine Bar
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Casual Fine Dining at it"s Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught seafood, mouthwatering steaks seared on an 1800 degree broiler, wild game, fresh sushi and artisan pizzas. Winner of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award, OpenTable's 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, Urbanspoon's Top 250 High End Restaurant and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, quality of food and service is Firefly's mission. The atmosphere is more like New York City than Panama City. Firefly is the locals choice for a romantic night out, or a special occasion. Firefly has also played host to Country Music Stars, Heisman Trophy winners and the President of The United States. Firefly was one of eight restaurants
PRICE RANGE
$14 - $49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was good and the attendant that waited on our table was very good. We had a concern with a bottle of wine that was served. Oddly the manager was not empowered to resolve. It required communication to the owner.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

AMAZING people, service, menu, ambience!! Family & Locally owned!! Award winning Chef's Apps + Entrees!! Love the VIBE!! Great BAR for pre-dinner meet + drinks. LOVE the shout out to country music w' SIGNED Artist Guitars. Worth the Drive from West PCB/30A - Let's GOOOOOOO...Firefly!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant with very nice ambiance. The wait staff is friendly and very efficient. The food is very good but a little slow. Sushi was really good

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service! We liked the variety of items on the menu. It was also kid friendly which was great! The food was delicious and service was great.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

Our server was excellent (can’t recall his name). He answered all our questions and made great recommendations. The bone in rib-eye was so delicious and it was a great upscale dining experience. Beautiful atmosphere!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

THE VIBE: We walked in on a Saturday night w/o RSVP and was able to snag a seat in 10 mins. There is a Fine Dining part and also a bar part. The bar isn’t rowdy just a more casual space for common folk on...a common night. There was visibly 2 managers that moved about the restaurant engaging with guest, refilling beverages and making sure everything moved smoothly. TO DRINK: I ordered a pineapple cosmopolitan and a lemon drop martini. Both were The perfect mix. THE FOOD: Once seated, you’re given a complimentary basket of bread with three spreads. One spread was a delicious strawberry butter! For appetizers, we ordered Brussels Sprouts and Calamari. For Entrees, I had the Macadamia Crusted Salmon and my friend ordered the Short Rib. For dessert, we ordered the bread pudding & it was EVERYTHING!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

Great Place to make someone feel special. When making your reservation on OpenTable.com you can notify restaurant that it is a special occasion and request a seat in the main dining area under the tree of lights. They can't always honor this request but it...doesn't hurt to ask! I did have to remind the waiter of the special occasion even though the hostess was aware, just fyi. Otherwise the staff is superb and the food is wonderful. The Caesar salad comes in a bowl molded from parmesan and is yummy! Loved the beef carpaccio, filet, scallops, Brussels and of course the special dessert they bring to celebrate the occasion. Make reservations at least a week in advance.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 25, 2022 via mobile

The atmosphere, the staff, and the food were all delightful. We highly recommend the filet. It was cooked to perfection and melt in your mouth delicious.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

Had reservations for a Friday night and were seated without delay. Service entire evening was superb. Appetizer (fried octopus and poached shrimp) was very good as was the complimentary bread. Our two entrees ( lobster tails and salmon) had good flavor, were served hot and...were well presented. Only negative was the steamed asparagus with the lobster was barely edible. Dessert of pineapple bread pudding was the best we've ever had. Pricing was in line with other establishments of this class. The Firefly has great ambience and was moderately noisy for a Friday evening. They pay attention to detail making for a fine dining experience in every respect.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

Wedge salad with blue cheese dressing was superb traditional steak house salad. Escargot was rubbery, floating in grease. Service was perfect.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022 via mobile

Disappointed. Has been a favorite but this time was not to par. Service inattentive and salmon was burned. It had taken so long to get our entrees I was no longer hungry after great bread and amazing she Crab soup so I didn’t wait to...send back. No one even noticed it wasn’t eatenMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022 via mobile

Food seems to be off from prior visits. Menu seems limited and not enough seafood selections. The sides did not seem to be paired well with the main item. Tried to sit us at a table literally at the kitchen entrance after waiting past reservation...time. Cocktail did not taste what was on menu. Not on par for fine dining. Won't return.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022

Great service and food for my husband's 80th birthday. There were 8 of us, all different ages.There was something for everyone.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022 via mobile

Top notch service front to back. Everyone attentive to our needs. Very creative and tasty Parmesan crisp cone bowl for the Cesar salad . Highly recommend the stuffed filet or the rack of lamb. Both were prepared at perfect temperature and very flavorful

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022

I was so excited to be having dinner at Firefly on our vacation in PCB. I made our reservation far in advance, which is highly recommended. I saw they had a $22 3-course menu from 5-6 so we decided to dine early on a Tuesday....We arrived at 5 just as they were opening. When we entered, all the staff were waiting to greet us. It was really nice. However, when as we were seated, we were told they no longer had the $22 menu even though it was still posted out front. That was disappointing. But the real let down was the old sushi roll I was served. It must have been made three days old since they had been closed on Sunday and Monday. It was called 'Surf and Turf' and was told it would be warm. It was refrigerator cold, the beef tasted off and there was no crunch from the shrimp tempura. I was sick for two days afterwards and do not recommend getting their sushi. The bread with three spreads was tasty and my husband had the Butter Lettuce Salad with strawberries and Grouper which were both good.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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I believe that they do, before 6 pm
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Response from davetrep | Property representative |
Other than the kids filet, I'm sure we can accommodate.
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Yes they do. It’s a little different than before but it’s still good.
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Firefly is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5