Take A Look, Here Are The Very Best Restaurants In Downtown Panama City, FL!

Source: Yelp

Along U.S. Route 98, Panama City, Florida is one for all those who love seeing history come to life! The Historic District being a main highlight of the city with its beautiful architecture, thriving night light with frequent live music, unique shopping areas, museums, art depots all around, and of course the restaurants where tourists and natives flock to to grab a bite to eat after walking the streets seeing the sights. 

What’s also interesting is the mix of newly built businesses mixed in with the older ones, adding a modern flare to this ever growing city. Out during the day or night exploring the city, these restaurants in Downtown Panama City, FL are sure to catch your eye!

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House of Henry Irish pub and eatery

Welcome to Panama City’s Only Irish Pub! Come on in and enjoy a good time!

So much food. So much flavor. So dang good. Image courtesy of the House of Henry Irish pub and eatery Facebook page.

461 Harrison Ave | Panama City | hohpub.com 

“To bring you great food and beer.” That's the vision House Of Henry decided to create from the chairs and tables to the people making it happen. At Florida’s most authentic Irish Pub, you can expect exceptional service from every person who works there, and some of that Irish hospitality you won’t get anywhere else. Whether you’re there for a simple pint with friends, or a whole meal after a long day out on the town, House Of Henry has a little something for everyone to enjoy, (with added events almost every night like Taco and Trivia Tuesday and Karaoke on Wednesdays)!

On the House Of Henry menu, you can expect a number of “Irish” classics and standard favorites to enjoy, from the Mahi Sandwich, Nashville Hot Chicken, and the Turkey Reuben. To the patron favorite Irish Nachos, potato wedges loaded with beef, chicken, or bacon, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and jalapeños, finished with sour cream and onions. Along with Pretzel Sticks, Irish Potato Soup, Shepherd's Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Blackened Shrimp Pasta, and more!

“Cute Irish Pub! Stopped in to order some lunch to go. Enjoyed a shot of Proper 12 while we waited. The place had a good vibes, interesting decor and friendly staff. Food was delicious. We would recommend.” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Alice's on Bayview

In historic St. Andrews, Florida, Alice’s is here to provide you with a good time!

When you go to Alice’s, you’re sure to remember just how good each dish was! Image courtesy of the Alice’s on Bayview Facebook page.

1000 Bayview Ave | Panama City | alicesonbayview.com 

Looking for some Southern comfort any time of the day, or at least for brunch, lunch and dinner? Well, let us introduce you to Alice’s on Bayview, a restaurant in Panama City with views of the St. Andrews Bay and the Marina. With those two iconic sights near, you’ll be able to enjoy a nice meal with a view! 

Alice’s on Bayview doesn’t just have their food that’s “cooked to perfection,” but also events set up throughout the year to make the dining experience more fun, (so be sure to check out local events or what they have on the website so you can see what might be happening).

For brunch, you can get a classic Southern Breakfast, Spinach Omelet, Salmon Benedict, and a Brunch Burger. While for lunch you can dive into the Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad Sandwich, a Mahi-Mahi Sandwich, Bacon Cheeseburger, and Chicken Wings. And finally for dinner you can grab some Fried Oysters, the Seafood Platter, Ribeye, and Fresh Gulf Fish! There is plenty more on Alice's menu, so be sure to take a look and see what looks good to you!

“Awesome, family owned and run spot! Sunday brunch is my favorite. Excellent service and quality ingredients. I always get the filet and eggs with fries. Nothing like dipping your perfect medium rare steak and fries in the runny egg yolk!” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Ferrucci Ristorante

Quaint, quiet, and cozy. This storefront restaurant makes the very best Italian classics!

Nothing better than a good piece of pizza with toppings on toppings. Image courtesy of the Ferrucci Ristorante Instagram page.

301 Harrison Ave | Panama City | ferruccirestaurant.com 

Would you like a meal that tastes like it was cooked by your Italian grandma? Ferrucci Ristorante is the place for exactly that. Featuring modern Italian dishes from both the north and south, this place is for any occasion, as long as you enjoy great Italian food, you can host a business dinner or event, have a celebration, or simply enjoy a meal out with family/friends, you’re sure to have a Tortellini-awesome time.

From Spaghetti alla Bolognese, Linguine Al Pesto, Penne dello Chef, to Bruschetta, Insalates’,  Carne Misto, and a Ricotta Cheesecake, these delicious dishes are just some of items you can expect when you head through the doors of Ferrucci Ristorante!

“Awesome homemade food. From the made to order mozzarella appetizer to the tomato soup. The chef's special red snapper with a light lemon sauce and capers. And the homemade ricotta pie. Highly recommended.” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

The Place Downtown

A jukebox, the game on the tv, American foods, and a good time!

Comfort food > any other food. Image courtesy of The Place Downtown Yelp Photo page.

429 Harrison Ave | Panama City | theplacedowntown.net 

If you love a lively place to grab a drink with friends or food while out exploring Panama City, then you’re in the right place at the aptly named The Place Downtown! Catching the game has never been easier as this hot spot has tv’s lining the walls, along with a fully stocked bar. With trivia nights on Wednesdays and a state of the art jukebox with all the tunes ranging from classics listens to new age grooves! This is the perfect place to just kick back and relax with good food and even better company.

The Place Downtown has an array of foods, with items from their regular menu like the 10 Wonderful Wings, Basket of Mac & Cheese Bites, Loaded Philly Fries or Tots, a Beyond Burger, the Build A Burger (with a ton options), BLT Sub, Shrimp Po Boy, pizzas, salads, and desserts! While their “weekly specials” section is updated, well…weekly! You can expect a fun variety on the weekly menu with things like the Taco Pizza, Caprese Burger, and Country Fried Steak Meal! Bar food and comfort food is what The Place Downtown specializes in, so don’t miss it!

“Have been here a few times and never lets me down! Went here last night with my father and it was his first time and he raved about his experience. Great food, great service, great atmosphere so overall ... amazing place! Highly recommend!” -Yelp Review 

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Bayou Joe’s Marina & Grill

A waterfront restaurant serving fried seafood and Southern style breakfast!

Burgers so stacked you’ll have toppings flowing over the side to eat later! Image courtesy of the Bayou Joe’s Facebook page.

112A E 3rd Ct | Panama City | bayoujoes.com 

According to the website, Bayou Joe’s Marina & Grill is “one of Panama City’s best kept secrets.” Aptly named as the restaurant is overlooking the stunning Massalina Bayou, this place is known for catching patrons with their great food and great views. And you’re able to dine right on the water! Well, not actually but on a dock above the water, so you know when you’re ready to either have your breakfast in the morning, lunch before you start your day exploring, or dinner after a long day out on the town, Bayou Joe’s Marina & Grill gives you an experience to remember!

Now that you got the hook, let’s talk about the food! For breakfast you can have the Garbage Omelet with bacon, sausage, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and cheddar cheese with a side of toast, Catfish & Eggs, and Traditional French Toast. While you can have Blue Crab Claws, Bacon Cheddar Chips, Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy, Cajun Shrimp Burger, Pecan Encrusted Fillet O’ Fish, and plenty more not mentioned!

“The vibes online looked great and once we got to the restaurant the vibes we even better! Great food, great service, and such a relaxing view. We would definitely go back the next time we are in the area!” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Outback Steakhouse

An Australian themed restaurant specializing in “steakhouse fare” with other great additions!

Big portions make for a stellar meal! Image courtesy of the Outback Steakhouse Instagram page.

861 W 23rd St | Panama City | outback.com 

If none of these other restaurants in downtown Panama City don’t look interesting to you, why not try out a nationwide favorite? Outback Steakhouse is an American chain that's an Australian themed casual dining establishment. With over one thousand locations in 23 different countries, it’s safe to say that the Outback Steakhouse has made quite the impression throughout the world. Whether it’s for a simple meal out with the family or you need to cater an event, Outback Steakhouse has got you covered!

Now that you know a little bit about the Outback Steakhouse history, it’s time to get into the food! At the Panama City location you can expect an array of tasty menu items like the famous Bloomin’ Onion, Aussie Cheese Fries, Signature Steaks like the Slow Roasted Prime Rib, a Chicken Tender Platter, The Outback Burger, and many more!

“Service was really good. Waitress and staff very friendly. Staff very nice, had a toddler knock over drink and made a mess. Clean up and took great care of us 4. Great food, very hot and right on. Price was very reasonable and best place to eat so far for us on this vacation.” -Google Review

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Any one of these restaurants in downtown Panama City, FL are a real treat to go to, from classic Florida seafood, to breakout hits like Irish and “Australian” foods, and good ol’ “pub” like food! Wherever you go, you’re sure to enjoy both the sights and foods!

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