One of the best parts of visiting Panama City Beach is all of the fresh seafood you get to eat, but what makes that seafood even better, is enjoying it with a beautiful view of the Gulf. Whether you're looking for a casual place to grab a beer while watching the sun go down, or somewhere to get dressed up and go while enjoying the best seafood you can find, we have it all. Here's a few of our favorite places to go to get the perfect view of our turquoise waters:
Whether you've been down on the beach playing volleyball or walking around Pier Park looking for an outfit for your beach vacation, both Harpoon Harry's and Hook'd Pier Bar & Grill are great places for a casual bite to eat. Hook'd is an ideal location because it's set at the foot of the pier where Pier Park ends, you can sit down and have a delicious meal of fried or grilled seafood while you cool down from your day in the sun. Harpoon Harry's is known for its Seafood Bucket, which keeps locals and visitors coming back for more. Both restaurants overlook the Gulf and offer outside seating.
If you're looking for a restaurant with a fun atmosphere that really provides the beach-y feel you've been craving, Runaway Island, Schooners Last Local Beach Club and Sharky's Beachfront Restaurant are all great picks! All three restaurants overlook the Gulf and often provide live music so you can tuck in to a delightful meal while you listen to some tunes. You can sit there as the sun goes down and have a breathtaking view of the sunset while enjoying the salty beach air. Dress up or down, these restaurants are perfect for whatever mood you're in that day.
Upscale Bay Front Dining
If you're looking for a restaurant with an upscale feel to enjoy your seafood and one of a kind views at, Capt. Anderson's and the Grand Marlin, located right next to each other off Thomas Drive, are both great options. Although they don't exactly sit right on the Gulf, they overlook Grand Lagoon, a beautiful setting during both day and night. Capt. Anderson's, a family owned restaurant that's been around for more than 50 years, is well-known for its fresh fish and beautiful view that lets you watch as the fleets unload the fish they caught that day. Grand Marlin has remarkable options like Lobster Fingers and Grouper Picatta and an outdoor seating area upstairs that provides a unique view of the water. Both eateries are a must when visiting Panama City Beach.