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Pompano Joe's - Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach, FL

Pompano Joe's - Panama City Beach

3.9
3.9
410 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Pompano Joe's takes tremendous pride in serving Gulf seafood to its guests. If it lives in the Gulf, you will most likely find it on our menu. Our seafood is delivered daily and it is handled with great care from the minute it arrives at our door to the time it arrives at your table. Our standards are high and it shows in the presentation and flavor of every seafood dish we serve. We're a neighborhood beach place where you can "savor the flavor" of the Islands!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 233-1790

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Panama City Beach - Bay Point

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 410 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Kid Friendly

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for Groups

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for Lunch

  • Northwest Florida

    Scenic View

  • Northwest Florida

    Seafood

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  1. GB

    GregB

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This place is WAY under staffed. Food was mediocre, service was way too slow for as few people that were actually dining there. Stick with sandwiches and avoid the entrees.
  2. JD

    JoeD

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The crab claws and entrees were very good! The food came out quickly. We did not have to wait.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The staff was wonderful and parts of the food was good. The fettuccine Alfredo I had was delicious. My wife’s black beans and rice and hush puppies were good. However, her blackened mahi was extremely dry and overdone and the vegetable medley was under cooked. Additionally, the male bathroom was trashed with paper towels that were littered all over the floor as well as in and around the sink.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Have been to Destin location and had good experience. Went to the Panama City location this time and the server was not attentive and several food items were over cooked (shrimp, snow crab). Reggae rolls, hush puppies, burger and blackened grouper were good. Was there for a birthday dinner that was never acknowledged.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with great food! Has the right atmosphere for families with young children and extremely kid friendly!
  6. JH

    JohnnyH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Hot beer, super overpriced food for very low quality taste.
  7. SF

    ShannonF

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service. Portions were nicely sized but a bit pricy. Dessert was great.
  8. CS

    ClifS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place with very good service. Key lime pie was legit.
  9. CB

    ChristinaB

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Cold Food! $40 entree and it was cold and flavorless. $6.99 to add a house salad. Way over priced for the quality. Had much better dinner at Saltwater and add in salad was only $4!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Craig our waiter was very good, checked on us often. He was very friendly. Food was amazing.
  11. TD

    TheodoreD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food here was average at best. Service was ok. A little inattentive but we survived.
  12. KS

    KenS

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    For a beach restaurant they need to lower the AC. At best it was 74-75 in there. That might be fine for your living room but after being out in the hot Fl sun it should be a little cooler. Our server was good but the kitchen staff messed up the order. It was ok but not worth the price.
  13. F

    Frenchie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We’ve eaten at Pompano Joe’s in Destin and enjoyed it a lot. So, our experience in Panama City Beach was very disappointing. Food was mediocre, service was ok but not many smiling faces there, price was exorbitant for what we got. I was looking forward to great Mahi-mahi and seafood and left truly unsatisfied. Sorry but we will not be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    You get lots of food per plate. Easy place to share a plate of you’d like. Beautiful views
  15. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Not a great experience at all. We were immediately asked to order the moment we sat down and the whole time our server rushed us to order, legit came back to ask us our order 3 times in 10 minutes. Our server seemed to just want us finished for our tip, brought the check before the food even came out. The food was definitely overpriced for the quality. It’s definitely a tourist trap. Do not recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The pompano joes in Destin has always been one of my absolute favorite places to dine on vacation. Well the one in Panama is not at all up to their standards. The food was very over priced and over cooked . My coconut shrimp was practically burnt and my veggies mushy. We were both VERY Disappointed. We will never be back! Honestly I probably won’t even go to the one in Destin again, it was that bad!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I had the stuffed Mahi. The Mahi was good but did not care for the stuffing.
  18. RO

    RickO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was better. Very enjoyable experience.
  19. SH

    SharonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We walked right in at our reservation time. Seated right away. Server answered all of our questions. Our server was very attentive throughout our dining experience. The food was very good. I had the jerk chicken sandwich my three family members had seafood and an Oaster appetizer.
  20. WS

    WendyS

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Restaurant was extremely dirty. When we were seated we had to ask server to sweep under table to clean up French fries and other food debris. Two seats had to be wiped because of dried ketchup. Restrooms, both women and mens were beyond disgusting.
  21. C

    Chas

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing date night at Pompano Joe's. The food was delicious and the drinks were even better. Our server Johnny went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. 10/10, no complaints whatsoever.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere! A little pricey but everything is these days.
  23. JL

    JanetL

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. A little pricey but what isn’t these days. Portions were big. Very nice waitress named Amy.
  24. MP

    MarkP

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our experience started out poorly. Reservation @ 4:30. Seated immediately, very good. Only 3 other tables were occupied, multiple servers. Waited 15 minutes with multiple servers walking by, but no service. Went to the hostess and finally someone came over. Mixup in serving areas was the explanation. Many apologies from manager and server and they made it right on our bill. Service was excellent once the issues were resolved Food was good but overpriced as it usually is in these type of chains.
  25. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and staff is very friendly. Would recommend.
  26. JC

    JC22

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Our waitress, Ari, was super friendly and attentive.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annual vacation We’ve been coming to Pompano Joe’s for years It has been hit and Miss over the years This time the food & service were excellent Exceeded my expectations
  28. FW

    ForrestW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, friendly staff, and was a wonderful night out.
  29. CK

    CillaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service was poor. We waited over 50 minutes to receive our food after ordering. Loud, and not a comfortable setting.
  30. TW

    TeiraW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make reservations before you go. Food is great. They didn't have lobster that was on the online menu
  31. r

    rajman

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall very good. Food and service was good. Good atmosphere
  32. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food took forever to get to the table and then when it did it was burnt and cold. Way overpriced for some crappy food!
  33. SR

    SuellenR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Poor service and food was mediocre. Our server seemed annoyed once we placed our orders. She did not return to check on our table once the food was served and we had to ask another server for help getting our bill to pay.
  34. AB

    AmberB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Wouldn’t even give this place 1 star. Dirty silverware. Not enough fans outside to keep the sitting area cool enough. We ordered the gulf shrimp and it was hard. Maybe from being over cooked. The hush puppies were over cooked as well.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Everything was great even though open table or the restaurant canceled my reservation minutes before I walked in the door. I was thankful they still seated us.
  36. K

    Kiki

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Food was horrible. We eat there every trip to the beach and we were so disappointed.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was overall good and satisfying. Our Waitress was very attentive.
  38. CD

    CharliseD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Food was not good at all. Ordered crab legs, priced too high, bland, no flavor. Had to send back. Totally disappointed!
  39. BM

    BretM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    This is a tourist trap, with mediocre food. Halibut was the quality of a Burger King fillet. Same goes for the fried grouper.
  40. DE

    DebbieE

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We were promptly seated. It took 45 minutes for our food to arrive. Both entrees were lukewarm and sides were cool instead of hot. We were very disappointed because we’ve been to the Destin location several times and were always pleased.

FAQs

Pompano Joe's - Panama City Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 233-1790.

Pompano Joe's - Panama City Beach is rated 3.9 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Pompano Joe's - Panama City Beach

16202 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Panama City Beach - Bay Point

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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