Firefly - Panama City Beach

4.6
5585 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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. We want it to be much more than dinner, we want to treat you to a unique dining experience!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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LatoyaB
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was great I would go back next time

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TomZ
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and best steak anywhere, service staff were nice and on time for seating

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mohammadQ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cocktails are great (martini), we had crab cakes which was amazing.
the Van Halen sushi roll is out of this world (soooo good)
I had bone-in ribeye which was sooo good, and huge, I took half of it home.
we had the triple chocolate bar for desert, it was very delicious (love the bottom crunch).
I highly highly recommend Firefly

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Terry
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were awesome. I recommend the lamb and grouper. They have a VERY large whiskey selection!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great food, service and ambience. Would definitely dine there again.

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MelonaeG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in sushi bar and had a delicious meal. Celebrated a birthday and our server was excellent

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Mimi
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Disappointed that early bird specials no longer available. Prices seem higher than most. Great for special occasions.

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LandonA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! We will always eat here on our return trips from now on!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience our dinner and service was outstanding.

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JanetB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I got the pan seared ahi tuna and the waitress says they prepare it “rare.” So I asked if the chef could prepare it medium-rare. The fish was over cooked and chewy at medium-rare and cold. It was served over Bok Choy which was also cold. So basically, I paid $34 for a tuna salad. I was very disappointed in my meal but was too hungry to send it back.

My husband on the other hand got the grouper. It was prepared perfectly and came hot. It was served on lobster risotto which had large pieces of lobster. I tasted his meal and it was delicious. So one meal out of two is not bad?? I guess my advice is to only order the grouper.

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PHYLLISG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellant. Service was very good, waiter very personable. Room felt very crowded, I was uncomfortable due to covid concerns & wait staff was not masked.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was perfection. AJ was the best.

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PaulaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant restaurant. Superior service. Outstanding food. Atmosphere was incredible.

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brookes
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food but service was slow and not worth the wait. We had a reservation and arrived early. We were told it would be “just a few minutes.” After 15 minutes I went to check with hostess and she said we would be seated after our reservation time. Once seated it took 20minutes to get drinks and another 30 minutes for our food. And one of my friends sushi was not ready so she waited another 15 it.

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Teddy
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner and it was spectacular as usual as this is an excellent restaurant. Food and service is top notch!

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, recommend making reservations!

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Nunnie
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE!
I came for my birthday with some friends and we all agreed the best restaurant experience in years. Our server, Lance, was very attentive and knowledgeable about the entire menu. The won ton tacos and grouper were amazing. Best birthday dinner ever!!!

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JohnC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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gwenh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We eat here once a year during vacation. We came in July, food was great, service was great.
Last night was a disappointing experience. Our server Hunter was great. The food was over cooked. I didn’t like the room we were seated in, it was dark and dreary. The manager corrected our bill which was great. We will still come back, best she crab soup in PCB!

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amyers
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firefly gets better and better every time. I had the Grouper and it was excellent. Even better than the food was the service, Lance was outstanding. This is why we keep coming back!

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PMCPage313
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and attentive staff. We will definitely be back again when we are visiting PCB.

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BurkW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I ordered a $99 bottle of Chardonnay that was barely cool,had to use my icewater and put it in the wine cooler to speed up the process,theBurrata was poorly put together,the escargot where excellent,so was the soup of the day,shrimp noodle,the Bouillabaisse was a total disaster ,smoked Salmon was edible,the second Bottle of wine was OK after I told the waitperson to make sure and prechill it,
All in all I spend over $427 for a mediocre experience,
It would have to be a cold Day in Hell if my shadow will ever darken the Door of this Pitola again,

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AnnaOtero
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! We came here for the amazing tree outside with the lights. Food was amazing woth the perfect bariety of sushi and noce steaks. Nice cocktail and wine list and outstanding service from Jessica, she was sweet and really nice.
Really recommended.

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HeaberlynC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience! Food was fabulous and service was fantastic! Will remember this night forever. Thanks Firefly for making this a wonderful experience on our trip!

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KimD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every dime! Decided to do something different from seafood this trip. Glad we did. Everything was wonderful. Delicious crab soup. The filet melted in your mouth. We ordered the creme brule and key lime pie for dessert and we couldn't decide which one we liked best. We will make this a must do on every trip to PCB from now on.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was fantastic. It was our first time and we will definitely be back!

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GreggD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at Firefly. The food was excellent and Tara our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and procedures of the entire meal as far as wait times for food and the sushi bar. We will be back

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vipSammyboy
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

No one was wearing a mask, not waitstaff nor other diners walking to their table. Beyond that, tables were spread apart a generous distance. Also, the waitstaff were great and the food was very good. Brussel sprouts and Hydroponic Butter Lettuce salad were excellent. Scallops and black risotto was excellent. Grilled grouper was only Ok, but the lobster risotto was very good with lots of lobster. And, portions were generous.

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BillS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and quality of food. We enjoyed our meal.

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jdh8003
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly, an excellent restaurant ! We have been coming here for quite a long time. I truly enjoy the warm atmosphere. My Wife and I and friends look forward to seeing you in the future. Thank You Again !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The appetizers and salad were great. Filet was awesome. Sushi was average and strawberry shortcake was average.

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KristieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding all the way around! We enjoyed every bite from start to finish. The she crab soup is a MUST!

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simple Amazing! Incredible food and atmosphere. Our waitress Tara was superb. Will come back everytime we are back to PCB!!

Firefly - Panama City Beach
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you so much, we will certainly pass along your compliments to Tara as well. We look forward to seeing you all again, in the future!

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JerryM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Devin was Greatv and the Younglady taking care of water and the table was awesome as well...

Firefly - Panama City Beach
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you Jerry! We will pass along your compliments to Devin and Daviah as well!

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JimR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding 20th anniversary meal. My ribeye was cooked to perfection. My wife’s grilled grouper with lobster risotto was amazing.
When we saw the dessert menu had hummingbird cake, it brought a tear to my eye. My mom made me a hummingbird cake as my groom’s cake twenty years ago!
Thank you Firefly for a memorable dinner!

Firefly - Panama City Beach
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for celebrating such a special day with us! We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best restaurant experience we have ever had at PCB.

Firefly - Panama City Beach
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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