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Firefly - Panama City Beach

4.5
3225 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Casual Fine Dining at it's Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught seafood, mouthwatering steaks seared on an 1800 degree broiler, wild game, fresh sushi and artisan pizzas. Named one of OpenTables Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, and 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. We want it to be much more than dinner, we want to treat you to a unique dining experience!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(850) 249-3359
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Derek Langford
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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.
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Private party contact
Tricia O'Quinn: (850) 249-3359
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Catering
Catering available for all size groups and budgets.
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Cross street
Front Beach Rd.
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Parking details
Large lot. Plenty of parking.
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Entertainment
Call for entertainment schedule.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3225 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We were on vacation at Panama City Beach and were recommended to visit Firefly...and we are so glad we did! The food was amazing from start to finish and our server was kind knowledgeable and attentive. We spent way too much money simply because we couldn’t decide on which appetizer or dessert to get...so we got multiples! The next time we visit PCB this will be at the top of our list for dining.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Food is NOT worth the price! They said the she crab soup is their top seller, but the she crab soup next door at Dee’s is 100% better and half the cost! I also had the grouper which was dry. I wouldn’t waste my time or money at firefly again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating our 42 wedding anniversary. The service and food were beyond exceptional. We ordered dessert and they wrote out in chocolate Happy 42 Anniversary “ on the plates. The waiter was awesome and our water glasses were topped off so many times I can’t count. We will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Dining experience was more then I expected. the food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Anniversary dinner

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The experience was perfect from the moment we arrived. Great area to relax while we waited for our table, impeccable service and food was simply amazing. What a perfect evening. Don’t let the location or outside fool you, Firefly is an excellent dining experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our family love FireFly and it is where everyone picks to go for special occasions. It has an amazing wine and beverage list, She Crab soup is to die for and the service is always PERFECT!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

FireFly is absolutely amazing. We planned our annual beach trip this year around this restaurant because it was so delicious last time we went. It did not disappoint. They have a Sunset Special daily from 5PM-6:30 (you have to ask for the special menu) and the prices are less expensive than the normal prices. The food is incredible. Make sure to get the She Crab Soup (say yes to the sherry when the offer!) and the Calamari. The Crab cakes and short rib are fantastic as well. Wonderful service and great atmosphere.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

It was a bad service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The crusted filet, strawberry salad, and creme brûlée were all delicious!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful experience Saturday night! Jay was an outstanding server, and worked with us to keep the "pace" at the right, totally romantic level. Will be going again!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We came to Firefly for our anniversary. The food was amazing. The service was wonderful. We had a great time and would recommend this restaurant to anyone for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This place is beyond amazing. From the time we walked in. The hosts, bartenders, server, and managers were on point and so friendly. The food was fantastic! We tried a little of everything. Salads, sushi, entrees all done wonderfully. Our server was Stephanie. Shout out to this one, she was amazing. I wanted to take her back to Nashville with me and be my new best friend. I will for sure be back when in PCB and for anyone doubting going there, don’t! You guys rock!

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Our service was great, however the food was just ok for the value. My husband left hungry after paying $37 for a meal.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Simply amazing. Every thing was fantastic and the creme brulee was to die for

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food was fantastic. Our server, Jeff, was attentive without being overbearing. He accommodated our 4 year old well and kept a great pace of service.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Very good food and nice quite atmosphere. Would definitely recommend, and will be back. Sushi is good as well.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants.. always great service & the menu never disappoints..one of the best dining experiences in the area!! Service & Food is top notch!!!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Food was delicious and atmosphere was great.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great Place! Excellent food and service. Would go back.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful meal here. We also had good drinks from the bar here.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Never had a bad experience here. The food is delicious, service is attentive but not obtrusive. I enjoy the ambience. Our go-to spot anytime we are in PCB.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Wonderful experience all around. Best filet that my husband has had in a long time! Delicious she crab soup! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Love Love Love Tini Tuesday and the early dining menu

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Very enjoyable evening

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Always top notch service and delicious food!

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2.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I made a 10pm reservation on open table and the restaurant closed at 9...they need to change their hours on open table.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Experience was pretty good, food was a little high priced. The steak was a little dry though

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

I feel bad giving the food a 3. Almost everything I ate was great.

I was super excited for my lobster entree and even asked the server what he recommended between two items. I received my entree and my potatoes and asparagus was great, but sadly my lobster tail was too salty to eat.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

To start it was Mother’s Day. We had a 5:30 reservation and were seated about 5:20. The restaurant opened at 5:00. The waiter was prompt in taking our orders and the salads and soup (She crab. Wonderful and what I enjoy at Firfly) came out pretty quickly. The soup however was Luke warm. The waiters assistant was vet attentive and the water glasses never went empty. Cudoos. However at the one hour point we went to the manager and asked about our entrees and found out they had not been started yet. We were not pleased and decided to leave. He understood and made no excuses and we paid for what we had eaten in full. No apologies and no offer to discount or entice us to come back. We have been going down to Forefly for many years. We drive 2 hours one way for the She crab soup and the diverse menu. It will be a while before we go again. It was disappointing to say the least. Obviously the kitchen did not know it was Mother’s Day.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a great time and the food was perfect as usual

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Firefly was me and my girlfriends destination for our 1 year, along with the fine city that surrounds it. We enjoyed ourselves from the moment we entered until we left. They seat you in their library as you wait for your table, and that sets the tone immediately. Our server, Paul, was as relaxed as they come and seated us right next to the beautifully lit tree in the middle of the dining area. You get what you pay for at Firefly. By the time our entrees rolled around, my girlfriend and I were already feeling it from our starter, bread (with 3 delicious options to spread on), and our drinks. The food looks carefully crafted on the plate, as if it was an art piece. The food was just as delicious as it looked. Firefly was a standout experience during our trip to PCB and I recommend it to anyone that wants to enjoy great food and ambiance. Just be willing to bring ya MOOLAH.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The restaurant was a great find in Panama City Beach. In a town where everything is fried, FireFly was a much-needed departure. They have an extensive sushi menu, as well as some excellent traditional American fare. We went for: the Kobe beef carpaccio - very tasty if a little heavy-handed on the horseradish sauce, a sun-dried tomato flatbread - delicious toppings on a foccacia bread that was excellent, and the bone-in ribeye - pretty sure we were served a bone-in filet instead but you won't hear us complaining about that switch!

All told, a great experience. We really enjoyed grabbing a drink from the bar and sitting in the "library" as we waited for our table - there is a spacious lounge off the bar with comfy leather couches and arm chairs.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

What an Amazing experience! Our meal was so Incredible and our server Lance was the Best!! We celebrated our 12 yr Anniversary

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Well worth it, it being everything.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Amazing staff, atmosphere, and food. I would highly suggest this place for fine dining or special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great restaurant. Outstanding selection of food and the server's (Lance?) recommendations were perfect. He was attentive and frequently stopped by to update us.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food service, menu selection was awesome and the atmosphere was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had a wonderful anniversary at Firefly! The hostesses, waitress and staff were so friendly and even ask about our anniversary. A great place to go for a special occasion or just a night out.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Picked the Firefly for our anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. Great service and excellent food. Staff was attentive and seemed to really care about providing a great dining experience. We were there early, but it was filling up fast, when we were leaving. Recommend reservations. We will go again.

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