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Firefly - Panama City Beach

4.5
3149 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(850) 249-3359
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Derek Langford
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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.
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Private party contact
Tricia O'Quinn: (850) 249-3359
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Catering
Catering available for all size groups and budgets.
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Cross street
Front Beach Rd.
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Parking details
Large lot. Plenty of parking.
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Entertainment
Call for entertainment schedule.
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
What 3149 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

What an amazing meal start to finish, we did the early sunset menu and wasn't expecting much given so affordable but it was really flavorful and well seasoned and good to the last bite! Service was immaculate as well!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This isn’t our first visit to Firefly and won’t be our last! We love Firefly and visit every time we are in PCB!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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😍

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

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. :(

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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).

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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 :)

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food, great service, and romantic ambiance . It was the perfect setting for celebrating my 10th Wedding Anniversary.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Was a little loud for celebrating an Anniversary. Overall a good experience. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great food and great service. Always enjoy coming there. Had reservations and were seated immediately and we had a celebration for three birthdays.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Super friendly staff & delicious food!!!
Great for a large group too - wide variety of food for everyone.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was excellent. I had the special of the day, rack of elk chops. Perfectly prepared. We always enjoy going to eat here.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food is always amazing. They have a great cocktail menu and sushi bar as well.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was amazing. Server Patrick was very good. Ordered a featured entree that was off menu. Chef was happy to oblige

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love this restaurant- being in the business it’s nice to be taken care of so well, with service and awesome food.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazingly delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Steffanie was amazing!!! Thank You so much for everything!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food, excellent service. Our waitress was great.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fabulous food!!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place for a date

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was outstanding, the atmosphere was lovely and the food was amazing. It's a tad on the pricey side but 100% worth it.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. The food had no flavor.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The Sunset Specials are absolutely delish & most likely the best value on PCB😎

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great experience and delicious food! A must if you are in the city for vacation.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great atmosphere. We always enjoy our meal at Firefly.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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.

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