Loved the ambiance...we were a party of 10; had our own separate room wish allowed us to be as “joyful” as we were...celebrating 40 yrs of Sisterhood...Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority😍
This restaurant was highly recommended, but was a disappointment to us. We were wowed by the restaurant decor and ambiance, but that's about it. The night began with being seated after our reservation time even though we arrived 30 minutes early. After being seated, it was a while before our waiter showed up and we had almost decided to leave when he finally showed up. He was nice enough, but seemed to be more interested in a nearby table who was buying multiple bottles of wine and food so he spent the most time there. Anyway, on to the food, the complimentary bread was good as was the she crab soup that we ordered as an appetizer. The entrees were a mixed bag though, my entree was the stuffed filet and it was ok. My boyfriends entree was the shrimp and grits, and had zero flavor. It might have been better if we had available salt and pepper to add, but since there was none on the table, that was not an option. Our waiter had asked us in the beginning if it was a special occasion and we said it was my birthday dinner, but nothing was mentioned or offered after that so I am not sure why he even asked. The creme brûlée that we saw served around us looked great, but we decided not to try it since the entrees were so disappointing as well as the overall service. In closing, we really wanted to like this place but it fell flat in our opinion, especially for a fine dining and pricey restaurant.
Quickly seated. Service for water came immediately. Waiter was very friendly and somewhat efficient. We placed order around 7:50, bread was brought within 15 min. 25 min to receive soups, over an hour from time we received soup. to receive meals, ordered dessert to go -waited over 45 min. had to go to manager. it was an ALL night affair. Ambiance is nice, but want be back. Waiter was evidently over loaded & kitchen way too slow. :(
While staying in PCB my wife and I had dinner twice at Firefly. Both times we were early (6pm) and took advantage of the Sunset dinners. You have to ask for the menu and know about it. The restaurant does not give you the menu voluntarily (bad). We got the She crab soup ( a $2 adder to the Sunset menu prices). That soup is excellent. The portions for the Sunset menu are smaller than regular portions, but still of a good size.
The service is really dependent on the waiter/waitress. It was not great during our first visit, but just outstanding during our second visit (Jeffrey M was wonderful).
At the suggestion of our Concierge, we visited Firefly for dinner and we are sure glad we did. The food and drinks were delicious. I enjoyed the Braised Short Rib with the She Crab soup as an appetizer (extraordinary), and my wife enjoyed the Mahi Mahi and the Fried Calamari (very good). We got there early and requested the Early Bird menu (again, a tip from our Concierge). As a result, we can honestly say that we received a first class meal with at a great value.
In addition, we happened to be visiting Firefly on the evening of Prom Night in Panama City Beach. As a result, several couples dressed in their finest gowns and tuxedos paraded through the restaurant as we dined, thus making it a great People Watching event as well :)
Was a little loud for celebrating an Anniversary. Overall a good experience. The food was very good and the service was excellent.
Wow. Our server, Harrison gave excellent suggestions. The she crab bisque was out of this world. The hydroponic warm pecan salad was a meal in itself and my pepper crusted filet was the tenderest I’ve ever had. Sunset menu prices are great and regular prices are good too. Only problem we had was eating too much.
Great food and great service. Always enjoy coming there. Had reservations and were seated immediately and we had a celebration for three birthdays.
Super friendly staff & delicious food!!!
Great for a large group too - wide variety of food for everyone.
Food was excellent. I had the special of the day, rack of elk chops. Perfectly prepared. We always enjoy going to eat here.
We had the stuffed filet and the grilled filet both were excellent. The grilled filet melted in your mouth with every bite. The stuffed filet was outstanding and very flavorful, I would order either again.
The food is always amazing. They have a great cocktail menu and sushi bar as well.
Been to Firefly several times and have always looked forward to going back as the food has always been good and service good. This trip however was very disappointing as service was extremely slow. Food was good but after having to wait so long, was not worth the wait. Our reservation was for 6:30. We did not get seated until 7. Saw a good many empty tables so assumed they were short staffed. We did not leave until 9:00pm. I will go back again, however, will not be planning for every trip to beach as I use to.
Food was amazing. Server Patrick was very good. Ordered a featured entree that was off menu. Chef was happy to oblige
We love this restaurant- being in the business it’s nice to be taken care of so well, with service and awesome food.
Steffanie was amazing!!! Thank You so much for everything!!!!
Great food, excellent service. Our waitress was great.
This is our favorite restaurant in PCB. Our waiter Palmer made it a more enjoyable experience. It is an upscale restaurant with incredible food. We had the stuffed filet. It was good but we would not order this next time. The meat itself was great but we found the feta a little overpowering. That’s just our taste though. The ceasar salad in a cheese bowl is phenomenal. Sushi extremely fresh, excellent. We will come back every time we are in PCB. It is a real treat!!
I was by myself which sometimes means a table near the bathroom or kitchen but I was seated at a nice table in the center of the dining room.
Two couples who enjoy fine dining. We enjoyed cocktails fir an hour prior in the library. The service there was not good and had to go find a server for both rounds. The cocktails were very good. Dinner was exceptional. We had steaks and scallops by request. Our appetizer of steak tartare, tuna tartare, Caeser salad and tuna crab stack were so fresh. You can’t beat this spot for fine dining. The wine selection and ports were abundant as well. We visit yearly when in town. We will go just for sushi twice this week as well
The menu was stacked with great dinner choices. Our steaks were cooked perfectly, and served very quickly. The experience was worth the travel and definitely go back.
The wine by the glass list was very limited. The sides were a little skimpy. Our waited was mostly distracted and didn't stop by the table until we had eaten almost half the meal. No salt or pepper on the table which could have helped the bland whipped potatoes. Not big issues, but could have made our experience even better.
It was worth the 2 day wait to get a reservation on our vacation because this restaurant it the BEST! Beautiful and romantic and the food and service was impeccable! Wish this was in MY hometown because I would visit them frequently!
Mixed drinks were horrible but the waiter saw that we didn’t like them and took it off our ticket. I was looking for some great local seafood and I’ve had better at fine dining restaurants in TN. The food was bland to me.
The service was great we didn't have to wait long. We made reservations. It was our Anniversary. I requested a spot semi private. We were sat right at the entrance in the middle of the restaurant. We had a great night regardless. Our server was great by the way. We will go back.
Great place for a date
Everything was outstanding, the atmosphere was lovely and the food was amazing. It's a tad on the pricey side but 100% worth it.
We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. The food had no flavor.
I'm very pleased with the server Kim, she was very helpful with the menu selection. I would recommend the She Cab soup. The soup was very rich and flavorful. I had the Braised free-range Pork shank. Fall off the bone tinder and tons of flavor. I would come back at least twice a month if I lived here.
Our server was fantastic and attentive. the food was astounding. Had the she crab(definite must have with the Sherry) and the filet with tempura lobster tail. Overall amazing experience!
We come to FireFly every time we are at the beach and usually rave about the experience. This trip, they made mistakes on 4 out of 6 meals. Some were minor, but three of us ordered fillets and received steaks either very rare or well done. For the price we paid, I expected better or at least an effort to resolve the mistakes. When I requested the manager, it took quite some time for him to visit us and he only offered free dessert (we already had our edible leftovers boxed up and were literally waiting for him so we could leave.) Service overall was slow and less that what you expect at this price point. We are hopeful this was a one time mistake and disappointed no real effort was made to rectify the issues.
The Sunset Specials are absolutely delish & most likely the best value on PCB😎
Great experience and delicious food! A must if you are in the city for vacation.
Great atmosphere. We always enjoy our meal at Firefly.
We ran into traffic (wreck in a construction zone) in route to our dinner. Firefly was notified an I was told that they had a full house for the evening but not to worry that our table would be ready an waiting when we arrived.
Loved the library waiting area. Food was delicious and creative. Order the hydroponic butter lettuce salad!
Slow service and food was average. Fish was dried out. Waiter was friendly but everything took too long. Even with a reservation, the hostess (with an attitude) corralled into a waiting area where we sat for 20 minutes while they were "just getting our table ready". Over rated.
Our first visit to Firefly, was the last day of our vacation. We were hoping to end our trip with a fine dining experience. We were very glad we picked Firefly. The wait staff was extremely attentive, the food was perfection. We asked for the early bird menu and ordered one meal from it and the other meal from the regular menu. The fresh artisan bread and 3 spreads were addicting. My braised rib was excellent, and hubby loved his filets. We shared Creme Brûlée and our waiter brought it “flaming” to the table. All around a great experience. We will surely be back next time we come to PCB.