Your guide to fine dining: Panama City Beach style

Looking for a romantic spot with elevated food and great ambience? I’ve got you covered! Keep reading for my top four fine dining spots in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Panama City Beach is not just a haven for sunseekers; it’s also a paradise for those with discerning palates. Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey as I tell you about the top-notch fine dining establishments that grace this coastal area.

1. Firefly

One of the more upscale establishments in PCB, Firefly is sure to impress! Described as “casual fine dining” reservations are recommended at this popular eatery (and can be made easily online here). Firefly’s dining room is thoughtfully centered around a beautifully lit tree; This unique feature creates a cozy, romantic atmosphere for your special evening. The seafood themed menu options are fresh, luxurious and always delicious. Don’t skip the sushi options – they’re always a hit.


535 N. Richard Jackson Blvd. PCB, Florida

P: (850) 249-3359


2. Hunt & Gather

Next on our list is H&G – a newer establishment that has quickly become a local hot spot! Don’t be fooled by the strip mall exterior – the interior is warm & intimate. The food is fresh, modern and artistic. With small plates giving a tapas style feel, a vast wine menu and spectacular service, Hunt & Gather is a perfect date night option to wine and dine your lover! Personal tip? Don’t pass up the biscotti dessert. It’s not overly sweet & is sinfully delicious.


7942 Front Beach Rd. PCB, FL 32407

P: (850) 708-1147


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3. The Grand Marlin

With beautiful scenery and to-die-for flavors, The Grand Marlin dishes out impeccable bites & service. If you can, snag a reservation for a table upstairs – the harbor views are a beautiful backdrop to your date night! The menu rotates depending on the catch of the day and has options for all palettes. Be sure to check out the extensive cocktail list for expertly mixed drinks to compliment your meal.

Address: 5323 N Lagoon Dr. PCB, FL 32408

P: (850) 249-1500


4. C-Level

With the most casual atmosphere of this list, C-Level’s food is anything but! The restaurant is cheery, light and perfect for a date night after a long beach day. The food and service are excellent, and you’ll probably meet one of the owners – as they’re always making rounds, checking on guests and ensuring that everything looks and tastes wonderful.

Address: 8014 Front Beach Rd. PCB, Fl 32407

P: (850) 233-3564