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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!
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Seafood, Steak, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Front Beach Rd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Call for entertainment schedule.
Catering available for all size groups and budgets.
Large lot. Plenty of parking.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Our beach vacation tradition includes the Early Bird Special at Firefly (5pm-6:30pm). Gourmet food at great price ($15). Wonderful ambiance. Low noise level, perfect lighting. Delicious food and wonderful service. Honey ginger salmon perfectly cooked. Delectable crab cakes. Do NOT miss the she-crab soup-indescribably DELICIOUS! We will return year after year.
First, the negative. It’s located in an old shopping center, and if you weren’t looking for it, it isn’t likely you would see it and think ‘looks great, let’s try this tonight.’
Now, the positive: everything. Everything from the decor to the service and back again. The food was top knotch and the options were amazing. I was impressed with how extensive the menu was. The stuffed filet was too perfectly cooked. This in now on our list of “must do” every time we visit Panama City Beach.
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