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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
  • "Everything experienced on recent visit to FireFly was exceptional. Food, service & atmosphere was very enjoyable. Have been to FireFly on many occasions and have never been disappointed. Consider it the best place to go for a nice affordable dining experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Had an amazing time. Excellent food, great price with Sunset Special. Absolutely loved the tree, lights and overall beauty of the place. We will be back next visit to PCB :)"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "First time to visit Firfly! Absolutely delightful. Top of my PCB list. Ask for Lance. He made our experience wonderful."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend there for her birthday. The server was very attentive without being invasive. The food (fillet mignon) was utterly amazing and the most tender ive had. The atmosphere was very romantic; the giant indoor tree with lights in it was really unique. It was a bit noisy but other than that, i have no complaints. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Went for our anniversary We enjouyed the great service and the food was try very good. Had a great new appetizer for us the crunchy eggplant pancakes and they were delicious. ended the meal wit a fantastic creme broulet. The entire night was great"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Well worth your time! Great early bird special menu!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I was in town for business and was recommended to Firefly by local COC. Had dinner on 8/11. Food and server (Eric) were excellent only comment would be that the hostesses were inattentive and I had to go to the bar on more than one occasion to get drinks for my guests that were waiting in library. Also surprised of music choice that was playing as I thought jazz or acoustical would have been more apropo for the setting and locale instead of rock & roll."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My family always dines at this restaurant while in PC. Incredible in every way! We ate sushi and had drinks at the bar...fantastic. Our waiter at the table was so attentive and made suggestions about food that were right on the mark."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The drinks are very creative and tasty. The service was timely and very friendly... the food is excellent... One of the best restaurants on the Florida panhandle. The Caesar salad w/ lump crabmeat is one of the best and most creative I've ever had."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Firefly never let's you leave disappointed. Their staff is extremely attentive but yet never seem intrusive. The food is always great even with some of the odd combinations that chef Paul comes up with. The environment is spot on with the dim lighting and soft music it makes for the best place to spend a night dinning with friends or that special someone."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was our first time to visit Firefly on the suggestion of our friends who go regularly. We were so pleased.... Attention from our server was over the top and the food was perfectly delicious. Absolutely the most fantastic "Crab Bisque" that I have ever had!!! We will definitely be back and will not hesitate to recommend Firefly to anyone......"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant and we'll go back, even though it was a 50 minute drive for us. Our waiter, Eric, was knowledgeable, funny, and attentive. The She Crab soup was divine, as promised. The atmosphere, with a twinkle lit tree in the center, was both romantic and relaxing. The tables are placed far enough apart from each other to offer that non-cramped feeling. The Grouper and the NY Strip Steak were both excellent. Would recommend them to anyone. My husband always has his steak "Pittsburgh style" and they did it just right."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "No dress code, some very casual patrons. The bar area is very nice and the library lounge is a great escape when the bar area is full. The sushi bar was a bit small and full the whole time we were there, but the sushi menu looks worth checking out. Starters were delicious as well as the entree, overall a perfectly cooked meal in a great atmosphere at a reasonable price for more upscale dining. Definitely one of the best in PCB."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were, at first, hesitant, as it is a resturant in a shopping center and didn't really have a romantic look. But I wanted Sushi and so we ventured in. We were seated in the "patio", which was a total suprise. From what we could deduce, it was a non-ceilinged room (looked like netting way up) centered around a HUGE live tree. The ambience was perfect, romanticlly lit, lite music, tables far enough apart for conversation. The wait staff was superb, very attentive without being intrusive. The food delicious, fresh, and generous portions. We will definitely be back when in this part of the country again."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Really disappointed that they didn't do something for my wife's birthday, I.e. Dessert, etc. I specifically noted when I made the reservation through Open Table that we were coming there to celebrate her birthday. Our waiter was pretty dry. Knowledgeable of the menu, but he just wasn't very pleasant. My wife and I were in such a great and spirited mood when we arrived, but he did nothing to make the evening joyous."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner for 4 at Firefly. The food was good, the service was excellent and the dining room setting is lovely and conducive to conversation. Pluses: The she crab soup was rich and delicious. Our steaks were tender and perfectly cooked. The creme brulee was a perfect ending to the meal. Minuses: The pre-dinner bread and accompanying spreads were nothing special. The potato dishes that came with the steaks (mashed and a kind of home fries thing) bordered on tasting like they were either out of a box or frozen. At the fine dining price level I expected more in that regard."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The service was outstanding, atmosphere was remarkable, food was orgasmic, and saying this establishment is 5 star is the understatement of the century. The butter platter they give you to start off with is so uniquely divine that it is best described as foreshadowing for the rest of your meal. Not wanting to get too full, we split the She Crab soup and it proved to be the best soup either of us had tried. Our entrees were out of this world. She had the lamb and I the tenderloin. Both tender and bursting with delicious flavor. For dessert, we ordered the dessert trio that includes cream brûlée, cheese cake, and chocolate bombe. All so amazing that I'm losing adjectives to properly explain the tasty sensational ending to an outstanding meal."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We made reservations for 7 pm and arrived 20 minutes early. We were greeted by the hostess and ask to sit in the waiting room. The ambiance in the waiting room was awesome. After about 10 minutes, we were seated. Our waiter did an awesome job of recommending wines and food. My wife and I were very impressed with the food and exceptional service. I would highly recommend this place to any vacationer to the area looking for a great, romantic dining experience. Great job Firefly and its staff!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We recently moved to Panama City Beach and was so pleased to find this hidden away fine dining restaurant. Stuffed filet, tempura lobster, sides and bread were all excellent."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, we will definitely go back"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We have been here many times. The food and service was wonderful each time. We will be back again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant, but was a little skeptical. This restaurant lives up to its reputation. We were greeted promptly and given a nice seat along the wall. Our server was very attentive and did an excellent job. The food was FABULOUS!!! I love the tree in the middle of the restaurant and there are some private rooms that I intend on checking out next time."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Recommend this place to everyone!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "What a great evening! Everything was perfect. Can't wait till #29!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Restaurant very romantic and the food is outstanding. Service was very good but a little slow. Although this was a common theme in PCB's restaurants. A must try is the stuffed filet and sautéed grouper! Both excellent dishes."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a good experience for our 5 year anniversary. Food was excellent and service was very good. Pretty and romantic atmosphere and friendly staff."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We love Firefly. Always a must for us when we visit the coast. We visited twice this trip. Always a true highlight of our trip to visit Firefly!! The She Crab Soup is wonderful. Really everything we had was delicious! Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We (hubby and I) went there for their early bird special. Hubby had the salmon (which was recommended by waiter) and had to send it back due to the salmon being overcooked and dry. Had the tuna replacement and was a lot better. I had the grouper from the regular menu and it was great. Will we go back? Probably not. One should not have to return food when it's a fine dining restaurant (whether food ordered is from the early bird special or not)."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was fabulous as always, service was superb. Loved the ability to carry on a conversation while dining."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Firefly is our go to restaurant for special occasions, business, and when you want a great meal in Panama City. Always a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal so much that we returned for dinner again 3 days later! Yum!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The hostesses kept blowing us off until the manager asked them to seat us (30 minutes after our reservation, even though there were many empty tables in multiple dining areas.) the servers were fantastic, the food was very enjoyable. Nice wine list. Interesting menu items. Casual beach/dressy attire."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Lovely dining experience! The she crab soup was delicious and made to perfection! The signature grouper was awesome as was the soft shell crab special. The service was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I absolutely love this place. Great look, and you don't have to get too fancy to get 5 star service! Great food with amazingly nice staff."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Wonderful meal and great service. Definitely the best meal we had in Panama City!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "First time visiting. Great experience overall. Our server Lance was amazing and very knowledgeable. Made us feel like we his priority.Food was great. Try the crab cakes."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and family went for the sunset specials at 5:30 and it was amazing! Super cute restaurant with great food and prices. The service was amazing! We really enjoyed the whole experience!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I enjoyed our date night here while on vacation in Rosemary Beach. It was a little pricey(we are 18&19 years old), but nowhere near some of the other places we looked at! We were looking for somewhere romantic with a view, but we missed NOTHING about the outdoors once we got seated and looked around at the awesome qualities(such as an indoor tree with lights hung from it) that Firefly had to offer. The food was amazing and we had a great experience here!! We were on a date, but noticed some large parties there too and they looked like they were having the same wonderful experience as the 2 of us! There was also a really well-behaved young child next to us who looked like she was having a blast as well!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Everything was delicious. She Crab soup is a must. We went for the Sunset Menu and the portions were very generous. Dress up and enjoy a nice meal."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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