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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

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (104)
Good for Anniversaries (100)
Good for a Date (100)
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Romantic (91)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Worth the Drive (55)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Quiet Conversation (51)
Notable Wine List (40)
Cozy (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Business Meals (32)
Casual (29)
Authentic (28)
Bar Seating (24)
Fun (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Healthy (13)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Seasonal (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
People Watching (6)
Scenic View (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were surprised to find a restaurant like this near the beach as most places are geared towards tourists. The food was wonderful and the service was too! Don't let the outside setting in a strip mall deter you. I was especially happy with their attentiveness to gluten free options for me. They had apps, entrees and dessert options.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food. Not expected given the location. Had a steak and Caesar salad both were good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I wasn’t impressed with this place. It says that it had outdoor seating but, it’s really just a gaint tree in the middle of the restaurant. 3 of us ordered the same steak and it came out 3 different ways and 1 had to be sent back. Our server was good and hostess had alittle attitude. For someone that had never been here before and who uses open table a lot. I wasn’t impressed.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had reservation and party of four was seated immediately. All ordered from the early bird menu and we were happy with the quality and quantity of our selections. Servers were friendly and attentive including the bus boy who kept out table clean and uncluttered. We will visit again on our next trip to PCB.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We went for the Sunset Special menu. Hank, our waiter was quite good. Food was delicious, plentiful portions. Chef, Derek Langford, came to our table to determine our satisfaction with the food, a very personable young man. What a nice touch for a very busy dining room. If ever in PCB area again, we will dine at Firefly.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It is really great food.
Amazing ambience.
All is perfect!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our server, Harrison was very good, the food was delivered quickly and was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

I had a great experience and great food and wine. Was our 20th year anniversary and it was nice to see that the chef or server took the time to write "Happy 20th Anniversary" on our desert plate. A great touch.

Only issue I had was that the server was not comfortable with the knowledge of food menu or drinks. However he did very well. Polite, attentive (but not too attentive) and positive personality.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Phenomenal experience! The food was great and the service was as well.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love love love the food and the Strawberry Margaritas. I was there for my birthday and they ask was it a special occasion but didn't receive a free desert but overall good restaurant

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was our first time in Fire Fly and we enjoyed ourselves. Brooke (our waitress) was phenomenal. She was very friendly, knowledgeable, and spot on with recommendations. The food itself was very good, but don't expect getting a lot of food especially for the price that you will pay. Overall, a good place to come and eat.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time here and we loved it. We had a great experience here with the sunset menu. The service by Paul was wonderful and the food was amazing. The setting of this fine dining is pretty romantic, it was a perfect place for me to propose to my fiancé. Totally recommending this resultant to my friends back at home. Keep it up.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always great service. One of the better places on the beach.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent Sushi, the Pork Shank would feed a small army (delicious) and the roasted duck was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Consistently delicious food, served hot and fresh. The service is consistently courteous, attentive and knowledgeable.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

I would highly recommend this place to anyone. We were very impressed with the staff and food. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Just a great dining experience.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had our wedding reception here it was perfect. It was the best of the best made an endless memory and big kudos to Danny for doing such a fine job.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I’ve been here multiple times and the food is always excellent, however this time the service was so poor it overshadowed all the positive elements. We waited 30 minutes before Danny, our waiter came to our table and when he did, he told us to wait some more. 40 minutes later he took our drink order. We then ordered a sushi appetizer and it was not served until we had been seated for 1.5 hours. He would bring food items such as our soup and then quickly disappear without any utensils to eat with. It was my friend’s birthday and I had raved about the restaurant and was embarrassed I had brought them there. I didn’t see a manager anywhere in site. The food was excellent but after our 3 hour fiasco and $400 bill, we left frustrated.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

When you search for best restaurants in Panama City, Firefly is at the top of many lists. It did not disappoint when I had the opportunity to visit during a recent family vacation. Great food, professional service and reasonable pricing - what more can you ask for? Don't let the strip mall location concern you. Firefly is worth a visit!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The service was outstanding and the ambiance nice. House Pinot Grigio 8.00 per glass. Deserts were very good but the entrees were only average. Veg were undercooked, beef tough, fish bland.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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