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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
  • 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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was absolutely delicious. I had the Kobe carpaccio and it was superb. The she crab soup is creamy and delicious. We also had the grouper and lamb chops- both were superb. The location of the restaurant is in a strip shopping area and doesn't appear that inviting, but once you are inside it is a completely different atmosphere. If you visit Panama City Beach I would highly recommend eating here."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We celebrated our 20 year anniversary and everything was superb !!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We were a party of 11 celebrating my daughter's sweet 16. We arrived at 6 and had choice of early bird or regular menu. We ordered off the early bird, regular menu and the sushi menu. The food was amazing the portion size was large and plentiful. The flavour and presentations was awesome. The wait staff were terrific and very attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant, as we're were a large group we had one of all the main entries in early bird, upgrade to Casar salad was delicious. Calamari and crab cakes best we've had. Cheesecake is huge. They even decorated the plate for creme brulee happy birthday. You gotta eat here."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great food, service was OK, did not make any effort to do anything out of the basics. I know this is the beach but some dress code should be in place for a restaurant like this. Took my wife for dinner on our anniversary and had to sit next to parties in hats, shorts and flip flops. Here I was in a jacket and my wife dressed nice in a white table cloth restaurant with several other tables dressed the same as us and there is no effort to maintain the level of service they advertise as the upscale hottest restaurant in PCB. Food was great, I had the grouper and my wife had the red snapper. Both were delicious."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My wife and I chose this place for our anniversary. We love good food and appreciate it even more when it is served passionately and proud. We both enjoy cooking and when it is prepared with heart from others. This was no exception and instead, was one that may have set the bar for the rest. So looking forward to sharing our experience with others as well as our next visit. Super Kudos to the entire staff and most of all, the kitchen!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "my family and I ensure that we visit this restaurant every time we visit Panama City"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Firefly to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. What an experience! The food was to die for, the ambiance was unique, and the service was exceptional. If you have the time and the cash flow, then you should definitely head to Firefly."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Firefly is the place to go with friends and have a nice, quiet relaxing dinner. The ambiance is just right and the round tables make conversation easy with all guests. The food was great and the tempo of the meal was perfect."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "had a wonderful experience. Our waiter Lance was amazing. This restaurant is highly recommended for anyone that wants a great meal with a perfect dining experience. We ate there twice in 3 days because my family loved it so much."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Traveled 1 hour to a place that is living on its laurels. Don 't be fooled by the pictures on their website, they are old. lighting so poor could not read menu, food mediocre at best. ambiance none, this is not a high end place to eat for their prices. asked to share she crab soup they bought one bowl had to ask for another bowl which by the way just a lot of cream with no crab. asked for scallops told they are not on menu for entrée but I could buy them for $4 a piece. Ordered 4 which they brought on a plate with no sauce or anything had to ask for some. all in all it was a terrible experience which we thought was going to be great after all the hoopla they put in their add. Don't waste your time or money the place is not worth it !!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I took my fiancé here the night I proposed! The restaurant was very elegant, the wait staff was very attentive and thorough in explaining menu items, and the food was great!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great option for special occasion. Caesar salad was best I've ever had, comes with jumbo lump blue crab. She-crab soup is legendary and deservedly so. Vanilla bean creme brûlée was excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The appetizer and main course were fantastic. The yellow tail was seared perfectly, and the bone in rib eye was perfectly cooked. We both enjoyed the mashed potatoes and the vegetables. We tried the dessert trio, the crème brulee and cheesecake were ok, but we really like the chocolate bombe. We enjoyed the ambience, however, the whole restaurant is full of hard surfaces, so it was a little loud. Overall an outstanding dinning experience in Panama City, currently our top foodie restaurant here. We look forward going back in the future."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We always try to.go at least once each week weare here. ..we always bring friends along! Love.the food...the drinks....the employees...everything! !!! Very accommodating for my gluten free needs!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Must try the Christmas sushi roll. One of the best rolls we have ever had. Excellent."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, Caesar salad, sushi, would have been plenty with portion size you get. I would suggest they let guest know the size of there portions. All in all nothing bad to say other than it is a bit pricey. So if you choose to eat here be ready to spend a little money. 2 people 1 drink each 1 order of sushi to split a salad each and an entree each $140 bucks not counting tip."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Firefly was an amazing find - great ambience, drinks, and food. My husband said he would almost make the drive from LA to PCB just to eat here again!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was a very nice, upscale meal. Our food and service was superb. We had a party of four and tried a variety of different dishes. We tried the she crab soup, calamari, filet, snapper, and Cajun pasta. Everything was delicious. This is definitely a place to try!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We love firefly the best service best food best atmosphere ... Wonderful restaurant Chef Paul and his staff is amazing"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I used a cell phone, a lighter, and a borrowed magnifying glass from the waiter in order to see my menu. Not Good. Fantastic food though."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Terrific birthday celebration dinner. Our server, Lance, was perfection. We had brie which was delightful. The (overflowing with) blue crab ceasar and the caprese salad were both wonderful. Entrees were Lobster, Filet and Asian BBQ Salmon. To die for all! Finished with an amazingly light fruit & cream in a chocolate almond cookie shell dessert. Just couldn't beat this experience. Loved it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This restaurant is a must try. Yummy food and beautiful interior."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Firefly is wonderful. It is a truly high end restaurant in a sea of mundane seafood options at Panama City Beach. I started off with a Spicy Tuna Roll. Very crunchy and flavorful. The She-Crab soup was creamy and wonderful. Then the Shrimp and grits. The grits are good with bacon bits. The shrimp were bacon wrapped and grilled. They select huge prawns and grill them nicely. I could not finish them all. But probably best of all, the service is superb. 2 to 3 people with an eagle eye on our water glasses, bread, and plates taken away at just the right time very courteously and efficiently. Crumbs were cleaned up. Just great."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I would recommend trying it, absolutely awesome food, great service, great flavor,bbeautiful look, all in all awesome."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Firefly is a gem in Panama City. Not the typical beach restaurant at all. My wife and I found it to be romantic with excellent food and service. We both loved our entrees: shrimp and grits (with red eye gravy, yum!) and seared tuna (generous portion). My favorite dish was my salad, a Caesar salad with crab...lots of crab served in a Parmesan cheese bowl. Next time we are in Panama City, we will return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food is really good, the service even better, BUT - it is a little bit on the pricier side of things. Great place to go, just be ready to pay for it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was the best meal we have had in Panama City Beach! The She-Crab soup certainly lived up to its reputation, and the main courses and desserts were flavorful, beautifully presented, and delicious. The service was wonderful--Hank was a delight! We highly recommend Firefly and definitely plan to return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent choice for dinner to celebrate our 56th wedding anniversary. Was our first time to dine at Firefly and we were not disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Chef Paul's food is the best enough said! Great atmosphere food is delicious the Firefly cocktail is to die for. Wish I had not waited so long to try them out. Knew I would not be disappointed since I had dined with Chef Paul before at Canopies. A must try for Locals and Beach goers a like."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Upon arrival was dubious about being in the garish strip mall. Food was delicious and service was great. It was first class. Would suggest a freshening up of the interior. The food quality and very good service far and away exceeds the interior which I personally found to fall short as compared to the real reason for being there-the dining experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The sunset menu had a nice variety that included a salad for $14.95. Great atmosphere, service, and food."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The best meal I had in Panama City Beach! Hats off to the Chef. Truly outstanding entrees."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Without any doubt, Firefly is the best restaurant for fine dining in Bay County! My wife and I both enjoy dining here and love to bring friends to introduce them to their entrees. We love to share so we continue to sample everything on their menus. From seafood to steaks to sushi, your taste buds will thank you. Reservation is recommended."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Even with this being more of a gourmet the food service was pretty prompt. I highly recommend the she crab soup."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Food presentation was gorgeous. Most of all the food was excellent everything and I mean everything was cooked perfectly. The restaurant itself was lovely with the lights it was quiet and plenty of room between table very private."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Aside from the beautiful interiorwhat stood out most immediately upon arrival was the cheerful staff,they all obviously were proud to provide an outstanding experience! Wanted to take my girlfriend someplace very special and this was absolutely the right choice!Our waiter made us feel as his own house guests. He knew the menu by heart,answered any questions,made suggestions and even described how a specific dish was prepared.He and his assistant were very attentive and watched for the proper time to approach our table to check on us or to be friendly.Have patronized many restaurants and Firefly is now one of my favorites,certainly in PCB!We will be back.PS the tree picture in the bar is totally awesome!The She Crab Soup is unbelievable.Wow!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We are very impressed with Firefly. The dining room is very nice, our server was very knowledgeable about the entire menu, our food was perfect. I had the she crab soup - a must, and then the grouper- which was melt in your mouth perfectly prepared. My husband had the ny strip, med rare and also prepared perfectly. Our dessert was so wonderful. The prices were very reasonable for quality. We wish we had a firefly in Houston."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our five year anniversary at Firefly on 6/20/14, and everything about our experience was delightful. We arrived early and had cocktails in the lounge before dinner, which was quiet and cozy (we were there before the dinner rush started). Hubby got the crabcakes app, the filet for his entree, and the cheesecake for dessert. I ordered the full moon sushi roll for an app, and I had the grouper for my entree. Everything was exceptional - very fresh and flavorful. Our server was very courteous and attentive. He wished us a happy anniversary and even had the kitchen write "Happy Anniversary" on our dessert plate. Such a nice, personal touch! It was a wonderful dining experience, and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was our first time there and we loved it! Everything was great and especially the shrimp tempura. Would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Superb Resturant, excellent service, amazing food exceptionally prepared and presented, great wines!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014