G. Foley's
G. Foley's

G. Foley's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gfoleys.com/
  • Phone: 8504810354x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Thursday 11:00-2:00 & 4:30-9:30
    Friday 11:00-2:00
    Friday & Saturday 4:30-10:00
    Sunday-Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Weekend Entertainment

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pretty Bayou Dr
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from G. Foley's
Featuring 100% Black Angus steak, fresh seafood from the Gulf, and unique starters and entrees, G. Foley"s is the premier choice for casual, upscale dining in Panama City.
Our one of a kind bar is a welcoming destination with top shelf liquors, an exclusive wine list, imported draft beer, and a selection of fine cigars our guests can enjoy on the deck underneath our ol' southern oak tree.
It is our mission to provide the finest service to our guests with friendliness, efficiency, and genuine concern. You have only to step into our contemporary and elegant dining room to see why at G. Foley's, guests become friends, and friends become family.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
G. Foley's reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)romantic (27)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (17)great for outdoor dining (16)good for groups (10)hot spot (8)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (6)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • As always...
    Floridagirl
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A wonderful meal. Our server, Jake was exceptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Night out
    Notjustforfoodies
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I took my wife for her birthday as a night out. I wanted to give her a special dinner away from the children. This restaurant was exactly what we were looking for. The service was great, food was very tasty and filling, and the atmosphere was elegant but friendly to all. The owner even sang a special birthday song to my wife. Made her blush but she loved it. Over all the experience was one to bring us back for another outing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    Datenight
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Wife and I really enjoyed the vibe of the place, the food was great, and the prices we right in our opinion. Service was the only thing I would rate needing improvement, good, but could have been better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    TropicPC
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Drinks came out quick but food, water refills and the check seemed to be slow. Food was beautiful to look at and wonderful to taste. My dinner ending up being a little too rich for my taste but still excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really?
    DiningOutwithBobVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went here based on its reviews: "Top 3 in PCB". I can only say Are you kidding?. Our waitress was sweet, but very inexperienced. First day, maybe? Thought Glenlivet was "Glenliving" and didn't know it was scotch we wanted. My wife ordered grouper, no potatoes, no grits, with broccoli. She got dried up overcooked grouper on grits. Really? Asked for what she ordered, and after staring at my wife's plate for a long bewildered moment, we got an OMG! and off it went. Came back with new plate of same dried up grouper on broccoli rabe. My cedar planked salmon was very good and that's what gives Foley's two stars instead of one. Dessert? Cheesecake (not bad) with butter pecan ice cream (?), topped with butterscotch and a strip of bacon. Really?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Wedding Night Dinner
    HappilyEverAfter
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our dinner was fabulous, the service and food were amazing. It was the perfect ending to our perfect day !!! The surprise desert was an added surprise that we both loved !!! Thank You for everything and we will definitely be back next year to celebrate our 1st anniversary !!! Ron & Ann Marrier
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    Hereiis
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Extraordinary!!! Awesome!!! A great place with fantastic food, excellent ambience, and super service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Megan2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place is great. The food was amazing and the service was incredible. They made my anniversary very special. I'm so happy that we went here.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed from inconsistency
    Letsrackupthosepoints
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I left a glowing review for G Foley's after the first time dining there but was sorely disappointed on the second go 'round. We felt rushed because of how fast our waiter was talking and both our main courses were well over done. I had the pork tenderloin while my fiancée had a fish of some sort (maybe salmon) and we hardly touched them. We should have sent them back but we didn't (our fault). Based on this experience, we will likely not go back. For a decently expensive restaraunt, there needs to be consistency. G Foley's unfortunately lost an advocate.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy !
    PCBgal
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I've been to G-Foleys about 6 times .. its not too far a drive from the beach into town and well worth it. I have never been disappointed in what I've ordered, but tend to favor the cedar plank salmon entree. This last time we also enjoyed the shrimp/cornbread appetizer and finished with the blueberry bread pudding. Awesome !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teddy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was great - I had rib eye Service was excellent - Page was terrific Nice quite dinner for the 4 of us Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    my wife and i had the seared grouper. we swapped the mashed potatoes for gouda cheese grits. the meal was well presented and fish cooked perfectly.the grits were very good with the fish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood Supreme!
    FABULOUS
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wif e and I both ordered a fish dish - it was fresh, perfectly prepared. Living on the coast, one might think this is not out of the ordinary; but it was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect seafood in Panama City
    App4U
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    G Foleys is a pearl away from the touristy pcb. We had grouper, salmon, shrimp and grits, chicken papadeaux in our group of 9. Service was prompt and genuine. I had a bite of most and found the seafood fresh and all items were Creative and tasty. Everyone had a delightful time with wonderful ambience and lovely music. Go on Fridays for live music. We have to return for bacon cheesecake and blueberry bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Girl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is the place to go. Food and service outstanding. Had the soft shell crab and crab cake appetize - delicious. The rib eye was cooked perfectly. Finished the meal listening to live music on the patio. Going back for another meal soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice atmosphere
    Tony
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was very good, excellent martinis, nice atmosphere. Would go back next time I'm in the area. A cut above for Panama City!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot spot my first visit
    DevO
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food, atmosphere, decor, staff and general feel is excellent. This looks like a good spot for special occasions and events too. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great review for G. Foleys!
    Letsrackupthosepoints
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a great time first time here! Great for date night as we had perfect ambiance, drinks, food and service. Really everything has been well thought out and executed. Owner came out and spoke to us as well, which always leaves a lasting impression. Will go back every time we're in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    RS105
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I had taken two other couples on a buisness dinner. The other couples had not been to G. Foley's for dinner and were most pleased with their meals, beverages, view and outdoor music. The parking did present a slight problem but all in all it was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Tootybug
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    First time at GFOLEYS and will be back. We come the two for forty and it was plenty of food. I was a little disappointed that the salmon wasn't available. The shrimp and cornbread appetizer was out of this world! I love the interior design; lighting was perfect for a special evening. Our server was pleasant but seemed distracted. Still all in all the whole experience was great! Kudos to George and his staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best filet by far in Panama City
    HollywoodHotti
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I am a local and love to eat out especially since my boyfriend and I both work odd hours... Usually go to Destin and this is by far THE BEST FILET IN PANAMA CITY!! Reasonably priced and very romantic!! Spectacular evening and birthday for both of us! Thank u for always raising the bar to show us each time we eat it gets better than the last time.. First time I had ever eaten here was when my boyfriend band played out on the patio before extending it... Spectacular food, perfect atmosphere!! Hands down my favorite place to eat and enjoy a romantic evening!! Thanks once again!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Floridagirl
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I realize Monday night is not the best night to eat out, but it was the only night available for our guests. Our guests and my husband seemed to enjoy their steaks. My prime rib was good but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a treat
    RBCangemiVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had the best experience at this restaurant. The outdoor patio was really nice and spacious, the service was outstanding, the food was absolutely delicious, and we were fortunate enough to have live entertainment. If you are trying to decide whether or not to visit this restaurant, let me assure you that it will be a good choice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Valentines
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    JFoley's was very nice and the service was wonderful. It was the perfect play for celebrating my wife's 60th birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 156 reviews are from the G. Foley's reviews archive.
  • Well worth the wait.
    NandPZinger
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife and I have been waiting for a special occasion to give G. Foley's a try. It was well worth the wait. We did the 2 for $40. We split the Shrimp and cornbread app, I had Lobster Bisque and my wife had the Caesar salad. I finished my dinner with the Cedar plank Salmon and my wife had one of the chicken pasta dishes. I can't remember the exact name of the dish she had but she loved it and I took a bite to see just how good it was. All in all, it was a great dining experience. The service was excellent, the food was great. I can't believe it took us this long to try this place out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    foodlover
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We always enjoy dining here at g. Foley's. They have good food, good service & good ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining....
    Panhandlemama
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Most restaurants in Panama City are generally casual these days, however, G. Foley's has a "special" air to it. While some come casually dressed, it has the feel of a fine dining restaurant. Yes, I like children, but sometimes it is nice to dine without them! G. Foley's comes close; they appear to be rare guests here. Excellent food, quiet atmosphere. They make that night out feel like a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LoveEatingOut
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was our first visit to G Foley's while on vacation. We were seated outside and noticed that there was a very large party in an indoor room. The ambiance on the patio was nice and we had a nice server but things went downhill after our appetizer arrived. Our entrees arrived after a very long wait. My daughter had shrimp and grits and it was not a full portion. My husband and I ordered the grouper and while it was good, we don't think it was grouper. Perhaps it was the large party that threw off the service that night, but with all the great choices closer to the beach, we will probably not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Date
    dcorse
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    First time going to G. Foley's. Not really sure what to expect. Our dining experience was fabulous. Would highly recommend. Waitress took great care to make sure everything was just right. Quality and taste of food was superb! The only downside was the size of the salmon. I would have liked a slightly larger portion. However, this would not stop me from returning again. new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    LocalPCB
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant; one of out two favorites and best available in the Panama City area. Food is excellent and service I'd very, very good. Only thing holding G. Foley's back from give stars overall I'd the ambiance, which is a bit more like a neighborhood sports bar (TV's in the corners tuned to ESPN) than a fine, romantic dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We had salmon and two different steaks and all of the food was superb. We love this place and plan to eat here every time we are in Panama City . The atmosphere is very nice and good service, too. Nothing to complain about here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mothers day
    Wowed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were wraping up an anniversary (44yrs)vacation that happened to be mothers day. When we walked in we were greeted with a beautiful smile & rose. We had reservations so we were seayed immediately. We hadnt said that it was our anniversary, but we felt a little special. The joise level was a quite high because there were 2 large groups seated next to us. The food was amazing from the appetizers to the main course . The house dressing was very good. I love the flavors that were combined some I would never have thought of so, I am glad you did. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed a great meal on Mother's Day, complete with being presented a beautiful rose. Our first time dining here, look forward to returning possibly for a weekday lunch. One of the nicest restaurants Panama City has to offer!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could Be a Star Butt??!!
    PawnStar
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been enjoying the food at G. Foley's since they opened. My wife and I love the menu and all the dishes come out well presented and well prepared. The cocktails and wine list are also well represented for this town. We continue to see a problem with the service staff although I don't believe it is from a lack of effort just sloppy training. I think with just a little more effort this could be the best dining experience in the city. My personal pet peeve is plastic creamer tubs with coffee!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dusty
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was excellent but service was poor. I took my wife out for an early Mother's Day dinner (night before Mother's Day) so it was busy but still not an excuse. Although the waitress was friendly, she was slow. We never received bread and drink refills were almost nonexistent. However, our meals were good enough we will probably try it again, hopefully our experience was an aberration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We had an enjoyable dinner with my family on our only night out for dinner in Panama City, Fl.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Floridagirl
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We always enjoy G. Foley's, but this past Tuesday night was even better. A new menu seemed to have more choices...at least of my favorite things. Prime rib was on the menu instead of an occasional special. For the first time, veal escalopes were on the nightly special menu and were they delicious! I hope this item will be a more frequent visitor to the Foley menu. Logan was our server and she always is so attentive and good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Birthday Dinner
    FLJenny
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We went to G. Foleys with a small group of 5 to celebrate my birthday. I had never been there before. We all had a wonderful time. The staff was very nice and attentive but not over the top. The restaurant is classy. The food was delicious. The drink menu was creative. The only drawback was that we were placed at a table for 4 with 5 of us and we were at the entrance to the bar area, along a traffic area. There was a wedding reception going on, so that took over one of the larger dining areas. The menu had lots of delicious looking options and all the ones we tried were wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Panama City
    Foodpal
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excellent food, great service and wonderful place to dine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PRIME Rib
    Tastebud
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Easy to find; ample parking. Decor is a bit dated, but pleasant. Receptionist was cheerful and accommodating, having advised us that live music would begin at 7 in that section of the restaurant. We noted several prom dates this April evening (a good sign the locals approve). Service was a tic slow, but acceptable. Prime rib was one of the best I've had. A tad stringy around the edges, but the flavor was top-tier. My wife had the seared grouper; it was excellent. Didn't have room for dessert; and the choices appeared limited. Would strongly recommend G. Foley's. Tastebud
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic