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Firefly - Panama City Beach
Firefly - Panama City Beach
  • Address:
    535 Richard Jackson Blvd.
    Panama City Beach, FL 32407
    Neighborhood:
    Panama City Beach - Bay Point
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $30 and under

Firefly - Panama City Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fireflypcb.com
  • Email: info@fireflypcb.com
  • Phone: (850) 249-3359
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Paul Stellato
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering available for all size groups and budgets.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private rooms available for groups of 10 to 50. Full audio video capabilities with large HD Projection Screens. Great for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners or board meetings.
  • Private Party Contact: Ricard Shockley (850) 249-3359
  • Entertainment: Call for entertainment schedule.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front Beach Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large lot. Plenty of parking.
A word from Firefly - Panama City Beach
Casual Fine Dining at it"s Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught seafood, mouthwatering steaks seared on an 1800 degree broiler, fresh sushi and artisan pizzas. Winner of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award, Urbanspoon.com'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. Chef Paul Stellato was one of eight Chefs selected to cook for the athletes and dignitaries in the USA House at the 2012 London Olympics. We want it to be much more than dinner, we want to treat you to a unique dining experience!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
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Diner Reviews
  • "The ambiance is beautiful. The martinis we ordered were delicious and icy cold. We had the Eggplant Pancakes and Kobe Carpaccio for appetizers. Some might find it a little heavy on the salt but it was perfect for my taste. The Kobe was super fresh and delicious, almost a meal by itself. We moved next to the She Crab Soup. Silky smooth, sweet, and so very delicious. Be sure to have the waiter add the flavored oil. The risotto was creamy and perfectly cooked. All were served medium rare, upon our request, and all came out perfect. The filet was like butter. The lamb was tasty and was served with a delicious kiwi/mint sauce. We ordered the Dessert Trio. Crème Brûlée, Cheesecake & Chocolate Bombe with Fresh Fruit."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places to go for a nice dinner! The she crab soup is a must have. The good is delicious and service fantastic. We will be back again and again!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. With our 'Open Table' reservations, there was no wait considering it was Prom night, as well. (Thank you!) The atmosphere is nicely upscale & the tree in the dining area with the twinkle lights & random fireflies glowing in it, was perfect. The waiter knew the menu inside & out. The food was impeccable. The Cream Brulee for desert was the best I've ever had. They even wrote 'Happy Birthday' in chocolate on the bowl. Nice touch!! The prices are in accordance with the food & atmosphere. This is the perfect place for a romantic dinner or special occasion."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I love the dining room space, but still it seems a little dated. the menus are covered in plastic - classy! We ordered the special grapefruit martini and had to have the bartender remake it ... it was so sour it was undrinkable. But a little simple syrup and it was fine. We had the surf and turf and wanted to upgrade the filet from 4 oz to 6 oz, and weren't allowed to do so. The lobster was overdone and chewy. Because there are relative few fine dining establishments in PCB, we'll go again, but they really could try a little harder."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went there for my daughter's bachelorette party dinner. It was perfect. The food was delicious and served in a reasonable amount of time. There were 11 of us, all women, and our waiter, Blake, did a great job. We had wine and drinks and appetizers and entrees and it all was perfect. I would highly recommend Firefly!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service was not good, because of the waiter was a little rude and this was the first time for me and wife. Own the other hand the food was very good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service was excellent, food was too. No big surprise there. We eat at Firefly when we can. This is always a treat."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fantastic food, wine list and service. Our favorite place at the beach!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Best place to eat in Panama City hands down. We come to PC once a year for our anniversary. We used to frequent the Pasta Grill but it recently closed. So we were in search of a new place. I'm glad we found Firefly. The food is outstanding. We had the best time. Will be back again for sure."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Excellent Caesar salad topped with jumbo lump crab meat is outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My fiancée and I have been three times. We love it! The She-Crab soup is a must. They have early bird specials so it won't break your pocket. It's a very nice get away restaurant. It is very romantic and quiet."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was my third time dining at Firefly. It was a wonderful experience as always. The food is great. The service is great. The decor and ambiance are excellent. It's not too noisy either. I know of nothing they could improve upon. We eat here every time we come to Panama City Beach."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Special menu Crab soup outstanding. Beef medallion a little chewy, accompaniments unremarkable. Crime brûlée wonderful. Cocktails were outstanding. Would go again."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Food was excellent but took an hour to get appetizer and an hour and a half for food."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This place was absolutely amazing. The food was to die for. They met and exceeded every expectation I had. The parking was easy with plenty of parking spaces for the larger parties."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have been to Fireflys many times and will continue to go. The service and food is always consistent and superb."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Best meal I have had in a very long time. It was the blacken snapper with soft shell crab."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Everything was excellent from the bread to the bread pudding! The She Crab soup was delicious as always. The Land & Sea Pasta, Andouille Crusted Snapper, and the Asian BBQ Salmon entrees were appealing to the eye and even more so to the palette. The Crème Brûlée and the Bread Pudding (with ice cream) were generous and thrilled the taste buds. We also had the calamari with peppercorn sauce and my granddaughter had Pasta Marinara so she would be sure to have room for the Crème Brûlée - wise beyond her twelve years. The service was very professional and warm. Lance's suggestions were spot on and the coordination of service with other servers was seamless. Second trip to the FireFly and it will not be our last. Five Stars * * * * * +."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Gourmet food at a reasonable price. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We have been in Panama City Beach for a week and this is the best food by far. We plan to go back before we leave to dine with them once again. The food was great and the attention to detail was second to none."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This place is excellent for any occasion. The food is outstanding. The menu has a variety of items but not too many to confuse you like some restaurants do. The atmosphere is perfect. I've been there a number of times and it seems like each time gets better and better. This is one of those places you really have to experience for yourself."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Super. Everything about this restaurant is mind blowing. Even the bread service has 3 different types of spreads. Its just awesome. Went there with a friend and she loved it too. Super nice atmosphere you feel like you're in France!! Servers and host are super professional and knows how to treat their guests. Would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The dinner was amazing! It is by far one of my favorite restaurants now, except I will only be able to dine in when I am in Panama City Beach. I am from Austin, Texas, so I will definitely be looking for locations close to this region. The dishes were very delicious, unique, and presented beautifully. I hope to dine at Firefly again soon."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I don't know how one makes veal tenderloin as tough as leather, but Firefly did it. The veal and scallops was inedible, though the orzo Alfredo it was on was tasty. My companions reported the food was OK, or I would have assigned a much lower rating. For the money, I've eaten in far better places. Firefly was the most expensive place we visited in two months of vacation. I probably won't go back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "very good as usual and kids love it nobody seems to mind us bringing in messy kids since we cant go anywhere without them"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "A great little restaurant hidden in a strip mall, Firefly transports you from an outside world of strip mall craziness to a tranquil and tasteful setting where good food abounds and unbeatable service caters to your every need. We had two dining experiences within the same week and both afforded us all the best in delicious dining and unmatched service. The setting is very appealing, whether for a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of friends to celebrate a special occasion. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "All their food is excellent but the she crab soup is in a even higher class of its own!! We ate at the sushi bar on this trip & had 3 different specialty rolls. Excellent!! The bartender also makes a mighty good dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Best service on the beach. We are locals and have been to all the fine restaurants in town and Firefly is up there with the best of them. From the first moment we stepped in the door, we were treated like royalty."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Waiter was curt, bordering on disrespectful. Food was good, but see below"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "There's always something for everyone. This time, I ordered from the sushi menu, even though I was eating in the main restaurant area. Excellent, as always."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal and the staff was very accommodating. Food is excellent and staff is very friendly. Recommend this restaurant to friends often"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • ""The" BEST Restaurant in Panama City Beach. The food is outstanding, as is the service and the ambience. Two nights before we had gone to a local "Cowboy Steak House" that had great reviews as far as their food was concerned. What were THEY thinking! The service was fair at best, the food was TERRIBLE AND the cost for less food was MORE than at FIREFLY! We are SO happy that we went to Firefly, terrific, terrific food from the appetizer, to the salad to the steak and of course to the dessert! And to add to the perfect meal the service and wine were outstanding! Why anyone visiting or living in the PCB area would not dine at THE FIREFLY is beyond me! BE SURE TO DINE AT THE FIREFLY - you are throwing your money away every where else!"
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "Very good seafood and steaks, Service was oustanding"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We went before 6.30 and had the fixed price menu to which we added the appetizers and upgraded to the she crab soup. The she crab soup was the best we have ever had. They offered a dash of sherry which we added to the soup and it just heightened the taste. Spend the two dollars and have the soup. the escargot did not have enough garlic for me but my husband thought they were just right. the steak was done just right and the crab cake portions were generous. The service was just excellent and the price was right."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Firefly is tucked along a strip mall in Panama City Beach. Walking up to the outside facade you would never expect to see what is inside. The decor, multi-seating areas finds a niche for anyone's preference. The menu was outstanding and even catered to the vegan diner in our party. The waitress was knowledgeable and explained items of interest; our party of 4 even was assigned 2 waitresses. Food and drinks were a hit with all. Don't miss the bread pudding and triple chocolate bombe for dessert! We shall return."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Love the cuisine at Firefly. It is on the top of my list every time I am in Panama City."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Dined at Firefly the first time on 3/4 after recommendation from a friend. What an incredible experience. One of the top meals in my 45 years. Order the 3 soup sampler. I mean it! Had filet mignon and crab. Eric was our waiter. One of the best ever. Sat down with my wife (non-seafood eater) to explain fish. What a treat! Ask for him when you get there. He will take great care of your table and make you feel like the most important person in the restaurant! Overall, a wonderful experience and we will return many, many times! This is a "must do" for fine dining in PCB!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The seafood was excellent. Our only complaint was the "wonder bread" that was offered."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "This restaurant is in a strip mall but do not let that stand in the way. We did the open table reservation, they seated us immediately! The atmosphere is so romantic, dimmed lights, a tree in the middle of the restaurant covered with lights so romantic! When you are seated you waiter/waitress will get your drink orders and next they will bring bread! YUM! We ordered from the I call it early bird menu and we got the she crab soup (to die for) I got the tenderloin medallions with mashed potatoes and green beans. I was so tender and delicious! My husband got the crab cakes with mashed potatoes and asparagus! He gave me a bite and it too was delicious! We were going to have the creme brulee' but just could not room for it!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Firefly came recommended from several friends and it did not disappoint. Best crab cakes we've eaten--something we've ordered in every state we've lived in. The meal was delicious & service was excellent. A little pricey but well worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/1/2014