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Firefly - Panama City Beach
Firefly - Panama City Beach
  • Address:
    535 Richard Jackson Blvd.
    Panama City Beach, FL 32407
    Panama City Beach - Bay Point
  • Cuisine:
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 restaurant is a must try. Yummy food and beautiful interior."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Truly this cannot be the best restaurant in Panama City area. Food was only fair. Atmosphere was very good. Stick with their early bird specials as we went from regular menu and the food does not match the prices. I don't mind paying for good food but this was not. Another restuarant trying to present themselves as something they are not, fine dining."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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 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
  • "The best meal I had in Panama City Beach! Hats off to the Chef. Truly outstanding entrees."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 had a small private wedding party and Firefly was the perfect choice for our reception dinner. Our waiters were very attentive to our needs and the food was exceptional not to mention each plate was a work of art with beautiful presentation. Customer service.... Excellent!!! Highly recommend and when we go back to PCB we will definitely visit again. :)"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Superb Resturant, excellent service, amazing food exceptionally prepared and presented, great wines!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We ordered the beef medallions and crab cakes. Very good! Crab soup is divine and very filling actually. Restaurant is very clean and beautiful inside. Everything is very elegant. We loved it!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Try to get to Firefly at least once every visit. The she-crab soup and creme brulee' are musts!!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great dining experience! Service was outstanding. We liked that servings were well-timed to allow enjoyment without being rushed. Noise level was a bit high but not a big issue. A bit pricey but well worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
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    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Jordan was our server. Very attentive. Fabulous food. Yummy drinks. Perfect evening"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Although our waiter was fairly UNattentive, we didn't let that ruin a FANTASTIC dinner. The bread was warm, all 3 dipping choices or the bread were amazing! I got the filet mignon - absolutely to die for! Great taste & great presentation!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Waitstaff was extremely attentive and helpful. Food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food. Great atmosphere. Wonderful experience all around."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We've been coming here for about 4 years and the last visit wasn't as good as usual. The mashed potatoes tasted like dirt and the banana pudding I had been looking forward to for the last 6 months wasn't nearly as good as it had been. There was no chocolate or caramel and the bread was overcooked. I would not order it again. All that to say, it's still one of the better places to eat in PCB."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Went to Firefly for our anniversary looking for a fine dining and romantic experience. We liked the atmosphere overall, we loved lighted tree in the center. I indicated "anniversary" on the reservation, yet we were seated in the open floor area which was not a intimate as we would have liked. The food choices were great. We ordered the She Crab soup; my husband loved it, I thought it was too sweet. We both enjoyed our entree`s. I had a lamb dish and the lamb was cooked perfectly, but the potatoes were very much overcooked. The major downside is the price; it is a bit pricey. We did not have drinks (wine or alcohol) or dessert, and our bill was as much as we have paid at nicer restaurants in other places with drinks and dessert."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Outstanding service; food, ambience. It was surprising to find such quality located in a beach town. Highly recommend Firefly."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Believe the Reviews, this place is special, the best in Panama City by quite a lot. Impressive atmosphere, top-tier service, and the food stands out in a town of cookie-cutter "premium" seafood restaurants. It is expensive but so is everywhere in this town and at least you get premium food for our money. We ate out every night of our trip, wished we had eaten here two or three times and passed on other places. I wanted to try the she-crab soup just because of the reviews but was hesitant because I typically don't like crab- but felt like I had to try it and wastn't dissapointed- It is unbelieveable. Total waste of time to go here and not order it, but plan to share a bowl, as it is very rich and filling and will fill you up quickly."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Sunset entree list is extremely limited. She Crab soup and bread were exceptional. Special occasions were not recognized."
    Dined on 6/8/2014