Saltwater Grill - Panama City
Saltwater Grill - Panama City

Saltwater Grill - Panama City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saltwatergrillpcb.com/
  • Phone: (850) 230-2739
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm- 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Rob Burgess
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday featuring the talented Michael Rorah. Stop by for dinner or drinks and hear Michael play all your favorites in Panama City Beach’s only Piano Bar!
  • Special Events: Please call Trish to book your special event - 850-230-2739

Getting there

  • Cross Street: R. Jackson Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Saltwater Grill - Panama City
As soon as you enter our Panama City Beach, Florida, restaurant, you are presented with a panoramic view of our seven-foot high, 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Both our Café dining room and Mermaid Room lounge offer dazzling views of this tropical reef and its nonstop parade of exotic sea creatures. Fresh, locally caught seafood, choice hand cut steaks, and live Maine Lobster are our specialty. We use only the freshest produce and ingredients. All of our sauces are made from scratch daily. We also feature an extensive wine and martini list. Live music featuring the talented Michael Rorah every Tuesday through Saturday. Listed as one of Southern Livings top reasons to visit Panama City Beach, the Saltwater Grill is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Saltwater Grill offers a unique dining experience you are sure to remember!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Saltwater Grill - Panama City reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)fit for foodies (50)romantic (44)good for groups (42)neighborhood gem (38)kid-friendly (24)notable wine list (18)hot spot (15)scenic view (11)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • An Absolute Must Go To!
    maggieinlg
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We have eaten here many times over the past few years, but this last visit was absolutely the very best. They always have Dayboat Red Snapper on the list but I had never tried it. It is just marvellous. Probably one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Just sorry I have been missing it all this time. If you are a fish lover, this is an absolute must!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    Ububuddy
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at our first time here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food
    PedroVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    By far, my best dining experience in Panama City Beach! Had one of the best lobster bisques ever, followed by excellent pan-fried jumbo scallops on a bed of risotto. Service was attentive and friendly.- thank you Jane. Would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    sobercox
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The waiter was professional but not too friendly. Which was kinda nice because he was there when needed but not pesty. The food came out in a timely manner and was excellent. A little pricey for our taste which is why I rated it for special occasions. But you certainly get what you pay for. This was our second visit and will certainly return when we are in the area again. Will recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old time restaurant
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    With piano bar and decor, it reminds me of restaurants of the past. Not all bad though. Good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious!! We will be back!!
    Juri3940
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My husband and I went to the SWG while vacationing at Panama City Beach. We will definitely go back. The service was great and the food was delicious with perfect portions. We asked the waiter, Zolton, for suggestions and we found his recommendations to be right on. The calamari was tender and flavorful (not rubbery like so often is the case). A very pleasant dining experience in the light of the huge and colorful fish aquarium. They also have an early bird menu with cheaper selections that looked very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful, as always
    maggieinlg
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    As always we were not disappointed in our dinner here. In particular is their excellent red snapper with soft shelled crab. Just devine. Service is great as usual. One of favorite places to eat when we are here for our annual 6 weeks at PCB.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    Heatherdoes
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food was good and the menu had a nice selection of fish, steak, pasta, and other choices. Fresh bread was served. Wine selection was good. The service was excellent! Our waitress was attentive without being too intrusive. She was friendly and pleasant and the manager made a point to check on us as well. I recommend this restaurant if you are in the Panama City area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mon night dining experience
    Lmn2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great food, especially the lobster bisque. Prompt and responsive service, wonderful ambiance especially when seated next to the beautiful aquarium.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommending
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have recommended this place to several out of town guest. They have gone and have loved it just as we do. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite of ours
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We live close to PCB and love this restaurant. Its pricey so we don't go each time. It can get a little loud in there especially for the seemingly vocally challenged. I put scenic view because of the huge fish tank and beautiful tropical fish. Love it! The service is on point and the food is wonderful. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    TK19
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food is good, but over priced by 33%. The service was great but the ambience was marginal. It's a big place that serves a lot of meals. Very noisy. Not worth your money
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • DID AS EXPECTED.... WONDERFULLY
    birthday
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I booked it through open table and added a few notes to ask for special arrangements to be made. they put us in a romantic booth. The waiter took care of her every need and explained the menu very well. The meals were outstanding and the dessert was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellencei
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Based upon everything we had been told, we anticipated an excellent experience, but I must say we were very, very pleasantly surprised; EVERYTHING - food, service, ambiance exceeded our expectations.i
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    DH1962
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Every year we visit PCB and every year we return to SWG!! We love the food and the service it's the best in town. I can take my older kids and feel like we are having a grown up meal or just my husband and have a romantic quiet dinner. We often go with friends that have younger children and still have a wonderful experience each time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & drinks!
    Lolo
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Strawberry Basil mojito is a must. I ordered the mixed grill the beef was prepared perfectly, the scallops were simply prepared so I was able to enjoy their natural buttery texture and taste, and the shrimp were large flavorful. I skipped the salad and enjoyed a rich Lobster bisque instead, so glad I did. Groups and children were enjoying meals. Large aquariums entertain little ones. Enjoy a meal here! Additionally, the service was really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    BahamaBreeze
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Management is on top of every detail. Pretty fish tank. Very interesting touch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AlabamaBound
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service outstanding. The internet directions to the restaurant were way off so I called them and received excellent directions given by a friendly voice. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • steve holliday
    pops5155
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was very good. service was great and people were very friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SWA a real find
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This restaurant is one of the top restaurants in Panama City Beach. We have recommended it to many and everyone has thanked us. It's always busy so pick a time when you can wait...worth it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robert was awesome!
    hope95
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great find! The food was wonderful. The atmosphere was great. Loved the fish tank and piano music. Our server Robert was awesome. Very funny and just the right amount of attention. Will definitely make this a regular stop when in pcb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    doglvr3
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything was wonderful!! Great food and service, gorgeous fishtank, excellent specials. This is the place to go for fish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jaye
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    First dining experience at Salt Water Grill, and it was amazing!! The food was beyond delicious!! Impeccable service! Excellent all around!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was A+!
    bravo22
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The service was fast and friendly, the salads were fresh and crisp. (I recommend the Greek salad!) We had seven in our party and we all ordered something different. Everyone raved about thier dishes. Everything tastes so fresh, not preserved and salty like a lot of places! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service but noisy
    Trajan
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Only complaint is the big screen TVs over the bar that are visible in the dining room. The food and service are first rate but spoiled somewhat by football games and the distraction they cause.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service and food
    eat2much
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Zoltan was an excellent server and the food was very good! All seafood this trip. Scallops, scallops and shrimp and just scallops. Loved it all! Drinks were just OK - small and not to strong at all. We were Sat away from fish tanks somewhat out of the way and could hear the pump from the bathrooms running every so often. Prices were reasonable for the food and drinks we got.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    MaryMB
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had never eaten here before but I read many good reviews on Trip Advisor. We went to the early bird dining. There were about 6 entrees to choose from which included a soup or salad, a starch, and veggie of the day. Portions were ample. Bill, our server, was very attentive. I would recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service great food
    Rusty1099
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food great but worst service EVER! Will not return because of this, so many other choices with such bad service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    September16
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We are from Maryland and this place was recommended by a local resident. We made reservations online and in the additional information we wrote that we were celebrating a birthday and anniversary. The waiter was excellent in service and suggesting places to go. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. They even brought out 2 chocolate covered strawberries for our anniversary and we didn't even say anything when we were there, they paid attention to the online reservation. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marki
    Wylam1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The evening was very pleasant. Our reservation was accepted when there was a wait for a table. We were promptly seated and the meal and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for seafood or steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was a good place for a family dinner. Make reservations or the wait may be a bit long. We all enjoyed the dishes that we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our 2nd visit. We love it!
    Kdaddy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We love this place. We found it 2 years ago. We booked on OpenTable with a special request for our son who is in a wheelchair and they more than accommodated us. We ordered his food first so we could feed him and they had it out fresh and ready in no time flat. Great service! Everyone is so friendly. Our food was great and I must say that was the best prime rib that I have ever had!! Everything was outstanding! Thanks again and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter
    Barney
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Warren was our waiter, he was just OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! I wish everyone had work ethics as he does. He is a KEEPER:-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice for a mid priced value
    taschroth
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is a real restaurant, by that I mean some of the places near a resort look the part of something unique and special just to have below average food and presentation. Salt Water is a classy place BUT not a high end expensive restaurant. You get what you pay for and fell like you got great value. Professional servers, great presentation, lots of food. Regular menu is great but if you go early its a real barging. Safe bet, don't be afraid to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great food, great service! Wonderful experience. Well worth your time and money!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    crazyeater30
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was a great experience loved the food the ambiance and the guy that sings on the piano to lighten the mood.Great all away around
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10 Years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I recently celebrated out 10 year anniversary. We make sure to come to Salt Water Grill everytime we visit PC. Thank you for the great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Vballcoach
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was absolutely fabulous except the service. Enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and entrees. All which were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 of the Best at PCB
    AUmaniac
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Good service, GREAT food, and excellent atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salt Water Grill Dining
    TXbeachfolks
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Always good food, reasonable prices and good service. We always have Salt Water Grill on our must visit list in PCB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.