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“Great food, Cash only, byob”
Review of Gene's Oyster Bar

Gene's Oyster Bar
Ranked #10 of 271 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Best oysters we had on our trip! Quaint little place with down to earth people. It is cash only so plan ahead. They also don't serve beer but told us we could go down the street and buy some and bring it in. The oysters were so fresh and delicious. The gumbo was also fantastic. Off the beaten path, and you'll doubt yourself when you see it, but go in and enjoy. It was good.

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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wonderful food!!! The best fresh oysters we had on our trip.. We had the cheese and jalapeño oysters n they were great!!! The gumbo wasn't that great nor were the fried green tomatoes but if you want oysters cooked or raw this is the place, service was great and the prices were of exceptional value!!

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1  Thank Vickie C
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

It is off the beaten path, and a tiny place when you pull up but it is worth it. Friendly staff, shuck right in front of you - oysters and soft shell crabs were amazing. They have kids meals, gumbo, crab legs - something for everyone. We will go every time we come down here!

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place is not for you if you are looking for a sit down menu. It's very laid back, mom and pop type country restaurant. However, they have the best fresh oysters in the area. They'll shuck them in front of you. Service is great and It'll make you want to go back!

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Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Family owned restaurant where you feel like you are eating in someone's kitchen. We didn't ask enough questions about serving size of oysters and all left hungry. But the oysters were good. Just make sure you order enough. Great low key dining.

1  Thank Alisa D
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