Panama City Beach Restaurants

where to eat in panama city beach fl

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Sooner or later you’re gonna have to stop and refuel. Panama City Beach has some amazing steak & seafood restaurants, but also plenty of fast-food spots and diners where you can grab a quick and affordable bite to eat. Whatever you’re looking for, here’s a list of some of those local’s favorite places to eat…

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Beachside Deli at the Sandpiper sandpiper deli

This place has you covered – from freshly grilled burgers, patty melts, and steak sandwiches with fries, to deli sandwiches and snacks. Feeling a little worse for wear from the night before? This place serves breakfast all day, as well as one of the best grilled cheeses you’ve ever had! Open all day, serving breakfast lunch and dinner right on the beach! Located at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort.


paradise grill

This place has all that yummy comfort food you crave. Burgers, pizza, chicken wings, and pretty much any appetizer you can imagine. Conveniently located across the street from the Sandpiper Beacon & Tiki Bar – this is a great place to sit & slow down the pace for a while. Coconuts also has a full bar and flatscreen TVs playing the games…

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Tasty Waves Ice Cream tasty waves

Who doesn’t still love ice cream? Tasty Waves will blow you away with their awesome 44+ topping bar, letting you load up and customize your sweet treat however you wanna! They also have a selection of lighter sorbets and frozen yogurt, so you don’t loose your spring break 6-pack! Price varies – based on weight.



Finns is definitely a well-known local’s favorite. Ask anyone from here ,and they’ll tell you that you gotta try this place. It doesn’t look like much, a laid back surf-themed food truck tucked away to the side of the road. But the amazing, freshly made food that comes outta here will keep you comin’ back for more. Pro Tip: Try the shrimp Ceviche and the Fish Tacos.

Liza’s Kitchen lizas kitchen

Another local’s joint. The Sandwiches on the menu at Liza’s are nothing like the stuff you’ll find at McSubKings… All sandwiches are served on their hand-made focaccia bread. including their most famous sandwich of all, the Hippie Chick. Roasted chicken, goat cheese, spinach, roasted red pepper and spicy mayo… You Hungry?

Buddy’s Seafood

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Some people call Panama City Beach, FL the seafood capital of the World. All we know, is that if you come here for Spring Break, you’ve gotta try some seafood – and one of the freshest & tastiest places is Buddy’s. Located about half a mile from the Sandpiper Beacon, grab yourself a pound of fresh, steamed shrimp with Old Bay spice, and tear them up on the beach!