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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (99)
Good for Anniversaries (92)
Good for a Date (91)
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Romantic (82)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Creative Cuisine (53)
Quiet Conversation (50)
Worth the Drive (50)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Notable Wine List (37)
Cozy (35)
Business Meals (32)
Good for Groups (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Authentic (28)
Casual (28)
Fun (25)
Bar Seating (19)
Local Ingredients (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Healthy (12)
Comfort Food (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. nice drink menu and the food was superb

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

I absolutely loved Firefly. I have heard about it from friends and never been. I finally had the opportunity and I was so impressed! From the atmosphere, to the staff, to the amazing food, it couldn't have been any better! The food was so delicious and I can't wait to try something new! I had the crab cake entree and it was wonderful. The service was well-timed and friendly and waiter was very knowledgeable. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

Overall the place was lovely ! Food wonderful! Server excellent apart from one young man who was working beside him. He had long hair, no expression no smile not sure he wanted to be there.
We did have a wonderful night with you.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 6 days ago

Firefly is always our favorite restaurant for any get together or special occasion. It is also a great place for rehearsal dinners. The food is excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was more of an experience than I had expected. Food was to die for. The waiter was entertaining and met our needs with perfection. This place is on the top of my list. We will be returning very soon. Maybe a sixth star should be added.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Needs a complete overhaul. Food and decor is circa 1997. Save yourself $80 and go to one of the better chains. I had the lamb chops and they were butchered VERY poorly which made a consistent medium rare impossible. The meat and cheese board is a joke. The corn in the grouper dish is canned. I highly question the sourcing of and stated species of the fish; most especially the sushi. We were right in that you'll need to travel west about 20 miles or more to get a decent meal. We made it clear during the reservation process that there was a birthday in the party. It was never acknowledged. Seems as though they are coasting on an outdated reputation. Just don't.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Delish!!!!! Service was great-food was fresh, martinis were great-Brussel sprouts-the Best!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the Panama City, Florida area. We try to visit this venue whenever we are in Panama City.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The starters, salad and desert were phenomenal. The bread pudding was some of the best I have ever had and I mean that too. Service was nothing short of stellar. Main course wasn't up to par on two tries. Fish smelled fishy and peppercorn crusted stuffed filet were two raw patties with a blue cheese filling. Had this steak before and I talked about it for weeks with a full cut fillet done just right with the sauce oozing out and had this incredible peppercorn crust...not this time. Which was the anomaly? Serving smelly fish is a different deal all by itself. If my wife can smell it so can the chef, prep and server. Sorry Firefly no excuse on that. Back up was a pasta dish that was so so. When you pay $32-$34 for the main entree and al a carte for the sides instead of sunset menu, it better be up to the highest standards.

One suggestion is that seating starts at 5:00 which is pretty typical but they lock the doors until 5. I honestly have never heard of such a thing which gets the people all fired up and anxious lining up like a buffet out front. Seriously, open the doors at 4:30 and serve cocktails in the bar while they wait for the tables and staff to be ready.

I will probably come back, but driving 30 miles maybe a bit of a stretch unless I am going to PCB for something else too. Then I will have to seriously consider dropping $100 bucks on dinner and if this is the place to do it.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were visiting from out of town,saw Rave reviews on Trip Advisor. Totally amazing........ atmosphere,menu, FOOD is Fantastic!!!!! Next time we're in area, only place I would go!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was our second visit. We are very impressed with restaurant, food and staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was all we hoped for, having dined there in the past, it lived up to all we remember. No noise, I may have given the wrong rating there. Loved the little extras, including chilling ou. R wine...no need to ask. Have recommended this restaurant many times and hope to return soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

pleasant surprise. we went for the early bird and it was amazing.
Most Early bird are not worth it. This one was very reasonable , staff attentive, and food delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The whole evening was absolutely fantastic. We asked our server Dimitrio what wine he recommended and it was delicious. The pan roasted duck was perfectly cooked and the salmon was amazing. The appetizer Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Shrimp was so good my mouth is watering even now. The cream brulee was the best brulee I've ever had in my life. The atmosphere is super classy and everything is so nice and all the staff were fantastic. I literally would dine here every night if I could.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Phenomenal atmosphere! The blue crab Caesar salad is amazing. We ate here on our wedding night and came back 1 year later for our anniversary. The service was impeccable. I wish I could leave more than 5 stars.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This restaurant had been highly recommended to us, but it lived up to all the hype. The wait staff was outstanding and the food was excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had friends visit for Thanksgiving and ate at Firefly on the Friday. As always, the food was delicious, the wine outstanding, and our waiter was superb-- friendly, knowledgeable, and super efficient. Firefly is our favorite restaurant in town, and absolutely one of our favorites in the country!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Outstanding service and food. Went with wife for a date night and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We make the 2 hour drive every couple of months just to dine here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

In PCB for vacation and reserved table here for an evening dinner with family.
We wanted to eat light so we chose sushi. The dishes were all good. We had she crab soup as a starter because we had heard so many good things about it. It was too rich for me but that’s probably just me. Dessert was creme brûlée and it was very good. Would probably visit again and just make different menu selections

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

This was my fourth visit to Firefly. It has been a disappointing experienc

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We frequent the Firefly when in Panama City. Hands down the best food and service in Panama City.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic food again with a wonderful staff,had a great time and will dine there again on our next trip to PCB

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Outstanding! Don’t let the strip shopping center throw you. This is a great restaurant with innovative dishes and spot on service.
Worth a trip when in PCB!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great as always. Jessica took great care of us. Best Martinis in the area. Sunset specials are a good value. The she-crab was was "to die for" to quote my wife.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My family always enjoys eating at Firefly! Our waiter this time was Palmer and he was very polite, knowledgeable about the menu and had our food and drinks out in a timely manner! We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was excellent. Our waiter, Jameson, was extremely knowledgable and attentive to our needs. He made our experience at Firefly spectacular. I will definitely be coming into Firefly again the next time I am in Panama City.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I stopped in spur of the moment, I’m glad I did. Ambience was great, the food was amazing and the staff.. couldn’t ask for nicer people. Everyone was great. I will be back next weekend. It’s worth the drive for sure!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very nice place! Great food! Great service! Will definitely be back in the near future!!!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My husband, our adult daughter, and I all enjoyed our dinner at Firefly. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We enjoyed the calamari appetizer, salads and dinner.
The ambiance could be a little more unique, but otherwise we truly enjoyed our dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We made a reservation and got seated quickly. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. We enjoyed the library and tree of life inside restaurant. Great anniversary date!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was wonderful as usual.The early specials are wonderful value.The waiter was good, however needs a lesson on pouring champagne and opening bottle, but very attentive and nice.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A very nice restaurant. We're a local couple and were celebrating a birthday. Our dinner was excellent and I highly recommend the she crab soup and the filet which was cooked perfectly. Our server was very nice and attentive. On the downside though, several minutes after we were seated, a family with two small children were seated right next to us. Very noisy and did not stay in their chairs. Perhaps management would want to consider trying to seat families with young children in the same general area so that an adult only table doesn't have to deal with the clamor. There were plenty of open tables so it really was a poor decision on the part of the hostess. It was an expensive meal and we could hardly wait to get out of there so did not partake of dessert or an after dinner drink.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Superb evening - hostess showed us to perfect table on slightly raised section. Oysters Rockafella were outstanding, She-Crab Soup, best I ever had. Entree very generous and well prepared and presented. Lava cake Dessert a bit disappointing - - no "lava".

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had steaks that were on a par with the top steak houses

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Panama City area. We had a private room for a 70th birthday party as well as many dinners. It is always delicious and the service is top notch. The best sushi around.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent fine dining in Panama City Beach,,,always have at least one meal here when visiting. Excellent early bird special also,,

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Firefly was a wonderful experience. The food was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Panama City Beach area. It is a must to go there.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great ambiance, delicious food exceptionally attentive service from our server, Jameson. Sunset menu is an outstanding value with nice sized portions. We will definitely fine here any time we are on the area.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We prebooked around 2 weeks in advance for a 'romantic table' for 2 to celebrate being together for 12 years. We had to wait past the time we had booked by around 15 minutes, thought no one apologised for the delay, so I guess it must be the 'norm'. When I booked the table, I had advised that one of the party was vegan so that they could plan ahead.

The starters were excellent, lovely textures, colours and flavours.

I was disappointed with my vegan main course which was 'roasted vegetables' - baby courgettes, onions, asparagus, tomatoes - that was it. I was rather underwhelmed.

My husbands main course of pork shank was amazing, the meat fell away from the bone. It was served with seasonal vegetables and cooked to perfection.

The waiter was amazing too, he couldn't have been more helpful. Nothing was too much for him, I wish we had customer service like it in the UK!

The vegan desert was homemade strawberry sorbet which just 'melted in your mouth' it was like eating fresh strawberries. My husband had the crème brulee which was equally melt in your mouth.

Overall we did enjoy the experience, and would probably go back, but I might suggest some vegan options in advance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent night to celebrate finishing IRONMAN Fla 2017.

Ev
Erything was fantastic and our waiter Steven was the best!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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