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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (126)
Good for a Date (110)
Romantic (104)
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Good for Anniversaries (97)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Worth the Drive (66)
Creative Cuisine (65)
Quiet Conversation (57)
Handcrafted Cocktails (48)
Cozy (45)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Notable Wine List (40)
Good for Groups (36)
Authentic (34)
Business Meals (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Casual (29)
Fun (26)
Local Ingredients (26)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Tasting Menu (19)
Happy Hour (16)
Healthy (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Seasonal (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
People Watching (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Live Sports (4)
Tapas (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Best steak ever. She crab soup to die for. Excellent service!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was fantastic! The stuffed filet mignon was, in the words of my husband, "life changing." Appetizers were tasty too, and the famous creme brulee was good. Service could have been better, the server was not very attentive

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

everything was very good, from first walking in, until we left

Tags: Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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·Dined 4 days ago

Mahi was overcooked, beans were from a bag, crab cakes mushy and too sweet. Apps and salad very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, good service. Didn't know you needed reservations. Tried to eat there and didn't have a reservation. It was a 2 hour wait, so we made reservations for another night. Still had to wait to be seated...even though we had reservations but only about 10 to 15 minutes. A little pricey, so would try to do the Early Bird.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Went on Valentines Day (and 10 year anniversary), service was busy (as was to be suspected). Ordered crabs cakes (very good), the valentines roll (for sushi), and scallops with risotto. After we received the delicious crabs cakes, we were welcomed with a sushi roll with salsa on it (menu did not describe this roll to has salsa). I questioned the waiter and told him I didn't think that was the correct roll, he said it was. Worst sushi my wife had ever had, she gave it to me. I started to eat it (I never turn away food) and spit it out. We then decided to just split the scallops. They were rubbery, way over cooked and cold like they had been sitting out for some time. It had the consistency of eating fat. Risotto was not cooked, many bites were crunchy. The atmosphere was great, the meal was horrid. If it was not Valentines day and out for a date we would have complained. We left paying $80 for food we did not eat. The waiter was aware we did not like the food, but did offer a "to go" box. We had been to FireFly multiple times, but I think this night may have ruined it for me.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

I enjoyed taking my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day. They had a special menu for the evening and the food was superb. Our server did an excellent job in telling us about the various items they were offering for the night and the she crab soup was divine. I would absolutely recommend Firefly to any one looking for great cuisine paired with exquisite ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and our server Jeff was outstanding.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined 5 days ago

It was Valentines Day so the restaurant was very, very busy. Our meals were great.. service was awesome (Jessica) but the noise level was a bit overwhelming at times. We asked to be moved to a quieter area which they did and it was much better. We always enjoy eating at Firefly. Look forward to next time....,

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a great dinner on Valentines Day. Our waiter, Palmer, was personable and attentive. He helped make the experience very nice. The she crab soup was fantastic and our steaks were perfectly prepared, tender and tasted great. All in all a great dinner.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 5 days ago

We went on a Valentine's Day - date for two. Our server, Harrison, was very knowledgeable about the menu, friendly and attentive, even though very busy that night. Well done Harrison!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 5 days ago

Love love love Firefly our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Outstanding service by the entire staff always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The food is always outstanding and tonight was a great treat from the appetizers to desserts.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had been there before, but were disappointed that we were not able to sit in the dining room by the tree, due to a private party. It would of been nice when they called to confirm the reservation if they would of told us that. Also due to Valentines Day they did not have the Earily Bird Menu. So the prices were higher and a limited selection. It would of been nice to know that also for we would of probably have chosen a different day to go. The service was good and our waitress was great!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 6 days ago

My table mates were all very satisfied with everything. Two of them ordered off Sunset Menu.
I ordered scallops and came only with risotto ($33) Asked if I could get a small house salad and the waiter said they don't sell that . I ordered the $8 salad and it was good, but too large. The Sunset Menu came with a nice small salad that I wish I could have ordered - and paid maybe $5 for. Thought for a $33.00 meal they could have accommodated my request.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The early bird menu and food was fantastic.
We felt a little rushed as the main course arrived too quickly after our appetizer.
She-crab soup was spectacular.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was right in line with Ruth’s Chris. Very elegant and beautiful! Great food and excellent service!!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been to the FireFly numerous times and always enjoyed our experience. However, this time it was not a pleasant experience. Our reservation time was not honored. Our meal delivery took forever and the food was lukewarm.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent food, great service. They also have a very nice after-dinner drink menu, with some very nice Scotches.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall experience was great. The waiter was very good and knowledgeable about the menu. Very friendly. Food was great as usual. Now for the front they could be a little more cheery and a little more friendly. They tended to act like robots. Other than the great. Will go back.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Such a wonderful place! We've never been disappointed. The best fine dining in PC beach in our humble opinion!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good a little over priced made reservation still had to wait 20 minutes had,to wait a hour for food to come dress code was a little to relax for price of food

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing. The host really made the experience a great one. The good was superb. I have had duck prepared multiple ways before, but this time.... tops anything I could put in words. #1.

My wife had the steak and the vanilla bean desserts. No complaints

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had an amazing time. It was a little loud and the soup that they are famous for did not measure up, a little too much Sherry. Everything else was absolutely amazing - definitely be back!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service was amazing! Love this place.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We joined friends for an early dinner. We all ordered from the early bird menu. The food was delicious and portions was perfect. Great value for high quality meal and drinks. We always make this restaurant a priority on our annual visit to PCB.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Met a lovely lady for a first date. The atmosphere was cozy, the food was exquisite, and the service was excellent. I will be back...no doubt!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Am a regular snowbird diner for winter season....we alway eat here about 3 or more times.....often bringing along friends .........the food, service, and dining room are very good and are comfortable.....love the early bird menu, because as seniors, we do not eat large meals anymore.....will continue to dine here and tell our friends about this fine estsblishment.....

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything is first class.The beef short ribs were awesome. The early bird specials are why we go. Regular menu is expensive.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Poconos)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Usually a great time at the Firefly but this time we were stuck in the back. Early bird beef selection has been changed for the worse. The asparagus was stringy and wilted. Not a good night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

The service was poor at best it took an hour and 15 minutes with him to bring anything out the appetizers were stone cold the soups were cold and had a gel congealed on the time and the waiter kept insisting it was the kitchens fault it is not the kitchen’s fault when the server does not bring out the food when it’s ready the server never did bring any food to our table it was the bus boy who did an excellent job

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

When the host seated us he did not include the early dining menu and it was awkward asking for it...for some reason it told a long time to get our drinks....the food was good and service was good

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our third time here, NEVER disappoints. The quality of food and service puts Firefly as one of our all time favorites !!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We visit your restaurant at least twice every year when we come to PCB for 6-7 weeks. We have brought many of our guests to The Firefly and they have loved it, too! Our server, Jeff (with the beard) was exceptional!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service and amazing sushi tonight. Nights like this one are what keep us coming back!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

First rate faculty good food and outstanding staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding food and service! Easy to make a reservation on a Saturday night with Open Table. Grouper, She Crab, and duck bread were amazing! Will be coming back again soon!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Both of us opted for early bird menu and it proved a good choice. Plenty of food. Short ribs and Cajun pasta. She crab soup was delicious but bread pudding was so-so. Ambiance is over rated. Demetrio did a great job on service.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a great anniversary dinner with my wife. Service was outstanding as always and the food just as good. I can not recommend Firefly enough best restaurant in Panama City. Thank you!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food great as always. However was not happy with the special snapper.
Waiter, Matt, seemed to be distracted and rushed. Did not ask about dessert before bringing the bill.
I had mentioned our anniversary when making reservation but nothing was said at dinner.
Have had better experiences before.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love love love this place.
Food and atmosphere is great.
She crab soup is the bomb.

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