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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fireflypcb.com/
  • Phone: 8502493359
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Seafood
  • 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 8502493359
  • 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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Firefly - Panama City Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
259 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (205)romantic (187)fit for foodies (102)notable wine list (90)good for groups (78)neighborhood gem (67)hot spot (41)vibrant bar scene (22)kid-friendly (20)scenic view (10)late-night find (9)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great spot for dinner with friends
    Gina
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Firefly was an great choice for dinner during a girls beach weekend getaway. The food was delicious and the wine list was very nice. The manager made an excellent recommendation for our group that paired very nicely with a previous bottle and with our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for A Romantic night!
    NorthwestFLresident
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Took my wife there for her birthday weekend. We dressed in formal attire and sat under the tree with lights that definetly makes you feel like you're outside at night. We ordered some mix drinks that were very good and had pasta dishes as our entrees which was also very good. Service was good but the waiter forgot to put in our starter dish which was needed anyway because we were going to be full from the bread and 3 types of spread they sent out, the salads we ordered and then the pasta dishes which we couldn't finish. But don't think you have to dress too formal like I thought we were supposed to, because there we other people there not in formal attire. Overall, we give it about 4.5 out of 5 and would definitely go again!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Over the top amazing! We will be back for sure! Not sure which is better, the amazing food or outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go early!
    FoodieKVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The Sunset Special menu from 5:00-6:30pm is an amazing deal. So many excellent choices! The portions are supposed to be reduced but are very generous. The calamari appetizer is the best I ever had and the she crab soup is perfection. Was blown away by the savory beef medallions with orzo Alfredo. Wonderful bread pudding and white chocolate creme brûlée. This place is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beachie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Ordered sunset specials as we were not too hungry. Had calamari, she-crab soup, beef medallions and creme brulee. All the food was delicious. Our server was nice and friendly. She took the time to answer all our questions. She did a great job of taking care of us. Music on entering was a bit loud, but not so in dining room, where it should be quiet so customers can relax and enjoy each other's company. Nice dining place. Pleasant evening. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    FoodieKVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I've had She Crab soup many times, but now I know what it's supposed to taste like. Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible find
    redace2782
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Firefly was the best place my wife and I have ever eaten. Flat out the best service, food and incredible atmosphere! I would recommend tFirefly to everyone. The price is well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Time!
    ASpotinKY
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went on the recommendations of friends, and glad we did. There was a little issue between the bar staff and the hostess in getting us seated as the hostess asked if we had settled up our bar tab, but went to check before we could be seated. She could have checked after seating us but she didn't so we waited an extra 8 minutes after being told a that our table was ready. The food more than made up for the bar experience! The food was amazing. She crab soup to die for, lump blue crab salad was one of the best salads that I have ever had, and but the Cobia dinner special was the best part of the meal. A mix of great flavors and presentation. This was truly one of my best dining experiences ever. Just wished we lived closer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firefly never fails
    Sandini
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Everything from the impeccable service to the always delicious food make this almost worth the six hour drive to visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Sanders1963
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were rushed , we was in resturant for just over an hour , starters , main , bottle wine ,, asked for fillet to b well done came out medium , never got a min to digest the food , wouldn't recomend unless u was in hurry
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect summer ending
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Came to celebrate the end of summer and had the best time. It made our trip. Food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firefly 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had been to Firefly on one other occasion with a group; this visit was a special occasion for just us, and it was very different. While the restaurant was still "upscale" in our opinion, it appeared to have transitioned to a beach, casual attire scene with children in attendance. As the noise level was so high, conversation was difficult. The wait staff was very personable and professional. Overall, the visit was okay, but one we probably will not do again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent seafood and wine list
    Cowboyfan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The red snapper and the grouper were outstanding. Very large selection of wines and the soup was incredible. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I have been wanting to eat there since they opened their doors. On Sept. 13 we finally had that chance. The staff was amazing, but our waiter and all who helped him were out of this world. The food was awesome, but we could not get enough of the bread with their spreads. Their salad was great , and the entree was ok. Next time we will try fish. Thank you for a wonderful experience .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firefly is amazing
    FoodTraveler
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    After reading the reviews decided to try this gem out. Best decision of the weekend. Food was heaven and Ashley our server was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Beachcomer1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The resturant was beautiful, food was OK, service was fine. Not my favorite place to eat!! In PCB, ALSO LEFT A COMMENT THAT WE HAD A BIRTHDAY, nothing was asked about that,, wanted it to be a surprise ?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!!
    BreAnn
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our group of four had a wonderful experience at Firefly. The food and service was excellent! We were visiting from out of town, but will definitely return to Firefly when in the area.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Birthday Dinner
    birthdaydinner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was great. Crab cakes app, hydroponic salad, Land & Sea pasta, creme brule!! The food was great as it is most of the time. Service was slow as it is most of the time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!!!
    Aman0709
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed our meal. We both had lobster and a filet. I also had the she crab soup. Every bite was incredible I highly highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed It
    DiningOutwithBobVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food was delicious; service very good; would definitely come back on another visit to PCB.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu
    BRohr
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    While situated in a shopping center, this place was much better than the area suggested. They have the typical menu but the chef prepares each item in a unique way that makes each item burst with flavor. The sauces that accompany each item are very good and worth sharing with the group. The prices a higher than expected and where they should be, but the food is great. We ate there twice. First time the server seemed to be having a bad night. Second time, server was fantStic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Love the She Crab Soup! The food, drinks and service were outstanding! Made for a wonderful night out. We will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best restaurants!
    JenR
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Amazing food, atmosphere and service. The she-crab soup is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! The children's menu was a little pricey, but well worth it. This is now on my top 5 restaurants ever!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place near the beach
    JAM1949
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Service was outstanding. Although the menu features a number of seafood entrees, I ordered the 14 oz. strip steak which was marvelous. Firefly is not on the beach but close to it. It is very easy to get to and there is plenty of free parking. The dining room is well appointed and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very quaint, special night out.
    Kjmggsd
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had dined at the Fire Fly restaurant for our after wedding dinner, and have been coming here every year after for our anniversary. Atmosphere is great and the servers are pleasant and the food is amazing. See you next year!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for celebration!
    Myfav
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The staff was so amazing when we came to celebrate my Dad's birthday...they kept my surprise secret and we had wonderful service! Excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As bad as "food" gets
    MariettaScottVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Took my family to this abysmal place the other night. Greatly overpriced, and the food was absolutely awful. In addition, my son ordered a mixed drink that was terrible, and told the server he'd like something else. He was informed that he would have to pay for the drink. I spoke to the manager about this and he snarkily told me that they put a lot of effort into the drink list and the descriptions. Through tight lips he told me he'd take it off the check. Isn't he special?? I ordered the boar shank and it unremarkable, to say the least. Others in our party ordered steaks (at around $40 apiece!) and they were inedible. We already knew the manager's opinion on customer service - given his snide attitude, we decided to take our lumps
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable evening out
    KJ28222
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have eaten at several places in PCB. This was the best. Great service and we'll prepared food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delious
    foodwasgood
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The crab cakes were Awesome. I had the steak and lobster and it was very good and my wife enjoyed her Fish special as well. Everyone said get the She Crab soup, We did not care for it to much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my all time favorites
    FoodJunkies
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We look forward to Firefly every year when visiting PCB. The food is incredible, plating is beautiful, and the service is outstanding. Firefly never disappoints - My favorite restuarant by far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to reputation
    Richard
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was our first time to dine at Firefly. The décor is inviting, the service is great, and the food taster very good. The She-Crab soup is amazing as is the cheesecake.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had an awesome dinner. The food was beautiful as well as the restaurant. Waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. A little dressy for an everyday dinner but great for a special occasion. Restaurant was a bit noisy but not unbearable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time but not our last
    Carol
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first time dining at Firefly. We were waiting for a special occasion and so we booked reservations for our anniversary. Since the prices were not as high as we anticipated, we are going to come back very soon. The food was exceptional and the service as well. The ambience was romantically appealing and casual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 15 + yr Review
    Appreciate
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I return to Canopies/firefly for the past 15+ years because they are , World Class , Treat you like ROYALTY. Experience you will never forget.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent Food: Wine, Not So Much
    wistas
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    She-Crab Soup, was very good, but Avocado Caprese Salad, was so cold that the flavors were dull. Apple-Wood Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Cheese Grits and Red-Eye Gravy proved too rich and sweet. Andouille Crusted Snapper over Vegetable & Pecan Ratatouille with Lemon Worcestershire Sauce was perplexingly good and lacking at the same time. Although the snapper was cooked perfectly and the dish had a good taste, it was not "crusted", and I did not discern pecan or lemon in the flavors. Big mistake ordering the Featured Wines, a Chardonnay and a Merlot. Both wines were totally lacking in body, bouquet, or finish, and we really should have sent them back, but we didn't. Our server, Marian, was very knowledgeable, personable and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FireFly experience
    TXbeachfolks
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    By far the BEST restaurant in PCB. Service is excellent, food is exceptional. Prices are consist with the quality of food and service. Really enjoyed our visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not fine dining
    Anniversarycouple
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is a casual dining experience. Not for a romantic night out. Kids everywhere. Children crying. Little girl decided to join our table and dancing around it. Parents were unconcerned as well as the staff. On the reservation, I mentioned that it was our 30th Anniversary. Didnt seem to change anything at all. Persons who were seated after us were served their drinks and bread before we were ever acknowledged. Service was poor. The only positive was the She-Crab soup. Amazing! The pepper crusted Filet was OVER peppered but no salt. You really cannot taste anything but the pepper. Wedge salad was poorly conceived and it seems a one armed man is in charge of cutting the wedges. Clientele were grabbed at Walmart and bussed in.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extraordinary
    northcarolina
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were in town to celebrate our 42 wedding anniversary. Wow, what a nice place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been to Firefly several times but this was a first for my husband and me together. We are food nerds and loved the entire experience. Tricia was an excellent server. We thouroughly enjoyed the evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I come to PCB often. He is not a fan of the typical fried fish found at most of the local joints. I looked online and found this restaurant listed in most of the great PCB food lists. What can I say? The food is great! The She-Crab soup is creamy and to die for. But if you get the soup, try not to order a huge meal afterwards as the soup is very filling. The sushi here is tops in Panama City. I would recommend this over any other in the area. My husband loved the steak options and when I tell him we are headed back to the area, he always asks if we can get a ressie for Firefly. We have 3 children but I would not recommend bringing them to this restaurant as it is definitely more upscale. We did see children though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic