Firefly - Panama City Beach

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Firefly 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 Top 250 High End Restaurant and Wine Spectator 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!
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is amazing, the food is phenomenal, and the staff is always super polite. Firefly is hands down my favorite restaurant in Bay County!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

HJ
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firefly is an outstanding dining experience. The food was excellent. The Veal Tips as an appetizer was one of the best that I have ever had. Our server was attentive and asked all of the right questions. If you want a truly special dining experience, I would recommend Firefly.

RS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots! The perfect sushi date night!

MR
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience! Been going back for the last 10 years and will continue to do so!

AG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firefly exceeded any of my expectations. The food was phenomenal, excellent service, wonderful overall dining experience. The best food of my life and I may never have a meal as mouth watering as this one. Every bite was as amazing as the one before. Local brews were fun to try and experiment with something new. The romance and lighted tree made it the perfect setting for our anniversary dinner. My compliments to the chief and wait staff for an amazing unforgettable night.

OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great experience. Did not expect that fine dining experience at the beach. My place to go every time I at Panama City Beach.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year's Eve dinner with another couple. Excellent food & service!!! Place was super busy due to holiday yet it was handled perfectly for us!!

A
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and even though it was a holiday and super busy, our waiter “J” was very attentive and took excellent care of us.

HM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are so pleased that Firefly has reopened after damage from the hurricane in 2018 kept it closed last winter. This was the first time that we had tried it for New Year's Eve. We were pleasantly surprised at how well the tables were managed given that it was probably one of their busier nights of the year. We only waited for 5 minutes for our 7:15 reservation and we never felt rushed to finish our meal. And the food was delicious too!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous NYE meal!

JM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Fire Fly. Food is excellent as service as well Thanks for an extremely great experience!

VW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Noise level was a bit too high at times.

j
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice, expensive, but quality food. We went on New Year's eve, so the menu was limited. Filet was tender and cooked perfectly, although I didn't care for the sauce. Would have liked more asparagus than 2 sprigs. But it was great service, everything was good for our table of 8.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is second time we have been to Firefly for New Year’s Eve. Thought we would give it another try. The menu they post on their website is a far cry from what is offered on New Year’s Eve. The offering is not what most people would want to eat. I ordered Grouper. Highest thing on menu...$43.00. The top layer was sprouts, next layer crab crumbles, then a very thick grouper, next underneath that, asparagus, then fried potato cubes very brown. I told the waiter that I thought he was bringing me another salad. I ate 3 bites & left the rest. Obviously, we will not be going back for a 3rd New Year’s Eve celebration.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Very pricey but you get what you pay for. Would go back again and again.

LT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience from the moment we walked in. Our server Patrick was very amicable and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and there were generous portions.

OT
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Special family night out. Server well versed on cocktail menu and dinner menu. Our guest had a special request of the chef, and the chef accommodated the request. The server suggested to split a large salad before our entree, and the kitchen gladly plated the split salad. Very nice! Lovely dining experience. It’s our favorite place to come for a memorable dinner.

D
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we first walked in I thought we made a mistake. But when they took us into the restaurant that all changed. The ambiance in the restaurant was excellent .The she crab soup was outstanding as was the grouper. My wife had the salmon and she said it was done perfectly. The key lime pie was tasty and just the right size. A good wine list as well.
Justin our waiter was excellent, very professional and very helpful. He seemed to always be there but just when we needed him.
A great experience, we will be back

RH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical! Wonderful service and food. The she crab soup was incredible.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance.

C
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firefly has been a favorite of ours for years now. The atmosphere is unique, the food is spectacular and the service is excellent. If you are looking for a unique upscale
dining experience you can’t go wrong here.

S
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I spent the holiday in Panama City with our son and his family. Daughter-in-law is from PC. Someone recommended Firefly so we decided to give it a try and we were far from disappointed!
Our meals were outstanding—medium rare ribeye cooked to perfection and roasted grouper in a light sherry cream sauce which was excellent. The butter lettuce salad with strawberries and a butter pecan dressing was so refreshing.
The creme brûlée topped it all off in a delicious way!
Thank you, Steven, our waiter...

OT
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner. Outstanding dining experience as usual. We are locals and take it from us this is the BEST restaurant in PCB.!!!

B
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Firefly is where I go when I want an all-around excellent dining experience. The bar is well stocked (my old fashioned was perfect), and the menu is just broad enough to please and not too large to stretch the effectiveness of the kitchen. You'll have a small team taking care of you; the staff is attentive without being overbearing. I made the mistake of asking the busboy for the wine list mid-meal. It never came, but by the time the waitress arrived, I was too far into the meal. Servings are generous. Only one of us finished our meal. My brother and I happily took 1/2 of our amazing ribeyes home. The Brussels sprouts are a home run. The otherwise ordinary breadbasket is elevated by three delightful butters which had the entire table talking and sharing.

RS
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner made even better by the great service by Lance and Danny

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dynamic!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal & amazing service! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion.

MP
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food was extremely salty. Both my husband and I ordered the wild salmon. We would recommend because of the excellent staff and ambiance but let our friends know they would have to request no salt. Once home we did not feel well that evening. I was up half the night.

MG
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very concerned about finding a great place to eat in PCB.

Firefly is one of the top restaurants I have been to in the past 18 months.

Foodies will love the diverse menu.

Ask for Katie as your server if possible. She is a young energetic fun server that makes the dining experience that much more enjoyable.

OT
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fabulous as usual!!! The She Crab soup never disappoints. Great drinks. We’re locals and having been coming here for years. It’s our go to whenever family is in-town or just for a good meal. We just LOVE Firefly!!!

g
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

She Crab soup, Grouper, Swordfish and fried brussels, excellent but way up on the “richness “ scale! House salad was ordinary. Excellent service and really festive!

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started off with Carpaccio and spicy tuna roll both were delicious and could have been shared buy two more people. Next we had the soup of the day which is a cream chicken poblano that was excellent nice combo and the she crab which was more like a bisque but absolutely delicious. Entrees brown butter scallops wow Fresh great size delicious and swordfish wrapped in prosciutto perfectly done but the shrimp risotto and mushrooms excellent. We enjoyed speaking with the owner who came by the table to see how things were the server was great and the Busboys set the table with precision great place don't miss it if you're in Panama City Beach almost forgot for dessert the chocolate fudge cake with praline and cream brulee was to die for.

JJ
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and sevice was exceptional. Very courteous wait staff but service could have been a little faster. The restaurant was busy but not packed and the ambience was great. Will definitely be back!

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A short trip to the coast following a great Iron Bowl Victory by Auburn. I found a couple of my favorite Panama City Beach restaurants closed for the Winter.
I use the Open Table Ap and found Firefly there. Made a reservation for my wife and I. We were immediately shown to our table and drink order taken. A few choices were suggested. I chose the stuffed filet. It was one of the best things I have eaten in my 70 plus years.
I highly recommend Firefly and Open Table.

NK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and he even recommended dishes and drinks for us. This is a great place to take your date for an anniversary or any occasion

JC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Got to try those Brussels sprouts!
Excellent service as well. Definitely coming back when visiting PCB.

JW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dining experience was outstanding. Patrick S. was our waiter and he was excellent. We had the pork shank and the pan seared scallops with the wedge salad and awesome crab topped Caesar salad in the Parmesan bowl. My only complaint is they tried to sit my husband and I by the kitchen however we asked for another table and were politely moved to another table.

VW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Perfect as always

CS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food was wonderful. I had the filet mignon which could be cut with a butter knife - perfectly cooked. My husband ordered sushi and said it was some of the best ever...,including Hawaii.
Our severs were top notch. We would definitely go back.