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“Saturday night dinner”

Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Grill
Ranked #7 of 276 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Uncle Ernie's is an average priced restaurant on the mainland beside the bay. The atmosphere is some of the best you could ask for with TV's, live music, and a sunset viewing. We'll be back in part because of our great service from James the waiter.

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1  Thank Havenhvg
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

The front desk guy at our hotel suggested Uncle Ernie's. He said it was where he always takes out-of-town guests. We knew we would like it the minute we drove up. Even though it was only 5:30, the place was filling up fast. The staff was extremely friendly and efficient. There were plenty of servers, so no one had to wait long to be served. We both had Uncle Ernie's famous crabcakes. They were absolutely delicious! The water view was very relaxing, and my wife's margarita was excellent. Please don't miss this treat of a place.

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2  Thank Th0masDH
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

A great selection of seafood prepared a variety of ways. I was in a group of 5 with many large groups around. I'll have to say the Superstar was the wait staff, totally on point. You'll pay much more for any better seafood.

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3  Thank Lynn30620
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

I almost always enjoy eating at Ernie's on the outside deck. The portebella appetizer is wonderful. The grilled fish of the day is always good, too. With lunch, you get a good salad( or soup)' bread, a vegetable and smashed red potatoes for around $15. I wouldn't recommend the grilled grouper with the pico de galo, but the grouper and sides were good...just not the topping. It was too strong for the fresh grouper.

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2  Thank PC32405
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

we went last night with a party of 7, and we were seated within 25 minutes, so not bad. Could have been seated earlier but we wanted to eat outside on the bottom deck in the shade, Great choice, view of the boats and bay, and the kids walked on the pier and fed the fish while waiting for our dinner. The prices are a little high if you are watching your dollars, around 25.00 a person, but they do have kids meals that are nice size portions. My husband and I split the seafood platter, and since we do not like the fried scallops they substituted more fried shrimp. Plenty of food for two if you order and extra salad. Food was hot and fresh, and the wait time was reasonable. We got to see the sunset and it was beautiful. Nice place for a special occassion dinner. The best key lime pie i have ever had, so would have been fun just to go for coffee and desert. They also have cheesecake and a monstrous chocolate cake. Overall a very nice place.

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