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About Firefly - Panama City Beach

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!

535 Richard Jackson Blvd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Front Beach Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(850) 249-3359

Website:
http://www.fireflypcb.com/

Entertainment:
Call for entertainment schedule.

Catering:
Catering available for all size groups and budgets.

Parking Details:
Large lot. Plenty of parking.

Executive Chef:
Derek Langford

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.

Private Party Contact:
Tricia O'Quinn: (850) 249-3359

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

Firefly - Panama City Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (120)
Good for a Date (110)
Romantic (101)
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Good for Anniversaries (96)
Worth the Drive (68)
Good for Birthdays (68)
Creative Cuisine (66)
Fit for Foodies (55)
Quiet Conversation (55)
Handcrafted Cocktails (47)
Notable Wine List (43)
Cozy (41)
Business Meals (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Casual (31)
Authentic (30)
Fun (30)
Local Ingredients (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Healthy (13)
Seasonal (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Comfort Food (11)
People Watching (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Live Sports (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined a day ago

Love this place every time!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 2 days ago

$120 including tip for two adults with no drink or dessert, just soup, salad and entree. Food was very good and staff friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

We dine here whenever we are in Panama City Beach
We love the food and atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

We eat at Firefly often and have never been disappointed. We always receive great service and delicious food. Love Martini Tuesday and the sushi.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant, I haven’t stopped talking about/recommending it! Great service, beautiful decor, and most importantly-fantastic food. Started with warm bread, my husband got a t-bone and I got a sushi roll. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Mississippi)·Dined 6 days ago

Always enjoy Firefly

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful restaurant. Mainly seafood on the menu and it was excellent. Great service.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

The shecrab soup was excellent. Good quality calamari. The sushi was not too flavorful. The grouper was tough and disappointing. The creme brûlée lacked flavor for the custard part.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

First visit, pleasantly surprised with unique ambiance. Service was excellent. Variety of dishes were excellent. Unfortunately entree filet mignon was gristly and not up to par. Other courses were good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Outstanding experience - the food, service, atmosphere is a cut above all that’s available-will diffently come back

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Firefly is hands down the best restaurant I have been to in the Panhandle! We will definitely eat there again!

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The restaurant itself is phenomenal. The atmosphere and the service were fantastic. It was my first time and I ordered the seared tuna. It was good, but I’ve had better elsewhere. Strictly a personal taste issue as it was prepared differently than I had tasted before. The rest of the food ordered was delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Not as good as it used to be. Too much pork throughout the menu

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My first time here. The waiting area is very nice, but did not like the sport's bar look the bar. Liked the tree and decorations of the dining area. The hard floor and tall ceiling made it noisy and allowed you to hear conversations all over the place. Nothing special for a birthday.
Service was excellent. My food was well prepared with great sides.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Took my 71 year old mother and family there for her birthday. Everyone loved the food, the ambiance and the service. My mom has high standards , especially on seafood and steaks. She had the steak and lobster which she praised repeatedly. The mixed drinks were exquisite and potent! Now our favorite fine dinning place in PCB. The lounge and bar is special; you’ll have to see for your self.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Perfect place to have a special evening. Best food in a Florida. Exceptional service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was awesome! Service was good! The wine was pricey for house.
I will return! I just won’t order wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on January 12, 2018

An absolute delight! Friendly and knowledgeable servers who keep on top of things to ensure a lovely experience for the diners (including making sure your water is always topped up, something I really appreciate). The food is delicious, and in particular, the she-crab soup is to die for. The early bird menu has an excellent variety of dishes at very reasonable prices. Definitely a must for anyone in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Everything was exceptional....gave 5 star in every category .....except....ambiance.....gave 4 stars....as it was our 32 anniversary....would have been nice to sit under the tree and stars.....the hostess mentioned two other table locations and then the third seated us next to the wall.....very quietand peaceful....

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Evry Nice place for dinner

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our server was very friendly and helpful, along with the entire staff. Food was incredible as always.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Our favorite restaurant when we go to Panama City Beach. Great service fantastic food definitely a must in if you’re in the area !

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Crab cake appetizer was fabulous. Fried green tomatoes were a great touch. Scallops were a little salty. Braised ribs were great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was our first visit and it came highly recommended. There isn't a single thing is change. The prices are not high at all when you consider the taste and portion sizes. We will absolutely be returning!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Firefly never disappoints! Wonderful meal and ambiance - a favorite every time we are in Panama City Beach.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was expectional but the cheese plate was disappointing. I didn’t not feel as though the price of the cheese plate was worth what we received. I will visit again, but will avoid ordering the cheese plate again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent as always. Best place in the area. Food and service are great!

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent food and great service. The She Crab soup is amazingly good
Our server Jessica was awesome.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Sushi is awesome! All good was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went early on NYE, it was a great experience . Harrison took great care of us. The food was beautifullly presented, and tasted even better. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service and food was great. Wish we had been seated under the tree so I guess we will have to return!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The runners move much too hurriedly in a place that should be relaxed and enjoyable. Every time
one of the runners refilled our water, he spilled the water all over the floor because he was in such a hurry. All this anxious behavior rubbed off on me and those accompanying me. That behavior does not lead to a relaxing environment.

Then, we had a gift card fiasco. We used a gift card at the bar before dinner. Well, there was a “system error” which did not show our server the right amount on the gift card when we were paying for dinner. We signed the check, only to have a manager come back out and demand that we pay $50 more due to their “system error”. This amount should have been comped.

I expect at a restaurant this move for service to be top notch and guests to be accommodated in every way. This did not happen when we dined here.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always Consistent. Food was Outstanding!!! Service started out slow but finished strong. She Crab soup is superb. A must try if you are going to Panama City Beach.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I loved everything about Firefly. The ambiance is great, delicious food, great service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was my 3rd time dining at Fire Fly and the food has been excellent every time. It is a little pricey but worth it for those special occasions. The first two times I dined during the evening specials but third time was a special occasion so went all out. Even though we had a large group, service was spot on. I highly recommend you try this place.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a reservation, and it still took us 30 minutes to be seated. Aside from that, it was wonderful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service a bit slow
Table next to kitchen
Food was great
A bit loud for us

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Firefly is always a special treat, great food and excellent wine choices

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and a super wait staff. Always eat here on trips to PCB.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We arrived at 5:00 and our bill was time stamped 7:37 . The service was very slow and the food for our main course was cold and the fish was overcooked and hard. At this juncture I cannot visualize our returning again despite having had good experience previous years.

Bill Oakes

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