When you visit Panama City Beach, you’ll find endless varieties of fish and shellfish to try. There’s seafood with an island twist, seafood prepared Cajun-style, seafood that’s deliciously simple and seafood you’ll want to write home about. From fresh fish tacos to eye-popping buffets, discover the best seafood in Panama City Beach.
Treat the family to a memorable meal at Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant. The award-winning, waterfront restaurant has been a Panama City Beach staple since 1967 and for good reason. Delectable customer favorites include scamp imperial with lump blue crab meat and stuffed flounder. There’s also an extensive wine list to choose from to complement your meal.
Join the daily beach party at Schooners for seafood that’s served with a view of the beach. A true gathering spot, stop by around sunset for the daily cannon blast to celebrate the end of a great day and stay through night to take in live music and dancing. Catch the restaurant’s Annual Lobster Festival in September and Cajun Festival in April.
The best fish tacos in Panama City Beach can be found at this laid back food truck turned permanent fixture. Choose from tacos with grilled mahi mahi, seared ahi tuna or grilled shrimp. There’s also loaded burritos, epic quesadillas and much-raved about ceviche.
This New Orleans style eatery is Panama City Beach’s spot for seafood flavors straight out of the bayou. Mardi Gras happens every day with dishes like Cajun lump crab cakes, catfish and seafood muffulettas. The weekly crawfish boil during crawfish season bolsters the authenticity.
Indulge your urge to go face first into a mile-high plate of seafood at The Wharf Local Seafood Buffet. Located at the Laketown Wharf Resort, the nautical-themed buffet offers a chef-directed menu of local seafood including snow crab legs, boiled shrimp, fried grouper and more. There’s also steak for land lovers and a mouth-watering dessert bar.
Get your tropical seafood fix for breakfast at Coconuts. The popular shrimp and grits is served day or night so you can get it anytime, but there’s also omelets served with sautéed crab meat, shrimp and scallops. For dinner, try the namesake coconut crusted shrimp.
Just across from Pier Park next to Russell-Fields Pier, Hook’d Pier Bar and Grill has possibly the best restaurant view in Panama City Beach. Try the Drunken Duken Shrimp served in a white wine broth with veggies and get the deep fried avocado slices for an appetizer to enjoy as you take in the sight of the beautiful gulf and white sand beaches on the pet-friendly patio.
With marlins, mariners and mermaids adorning the brick walls of Salty Sue’s, this is the quintessential experience that comes to mind when you think of seafood restaurants. The homemade gumbo with shrimp, chicken and sausage is a favorite, and so is the grouper sandwich; plus there are barbecue and burger options.
Experience the best seafood that Panama City Beach has to offer and see for yourself why everything tastes better when you eat on the beach.