Panama City Beach’s proximity to the Gulf of Mexico assures access to the freshest seafood. If you love fresh fish and shrimp, you owe it to yourself to visit one of the premier seafood markets.
Planning to cook your own surfside feast? You can find the ideal ingredients at the fresh catch markets. Want the perfect lunch or dinner to complement an outing to the beach? Panama City Beach’s seafood markets offer a delicious variety of fish and shellfish prepared just the way you like it. Spent the day fishing in the Grand Lagoon or deep-sea fishing in the Gulf? The markets can prepare, store or ship your catch to a location of your choosing.
The Freshest Catch
The waters of Panama City Beach offer a seemingly limitless bounty of fish and shellfish and you can taste it all. If you have a kitchen in your condo and want to prepare a homemade banquet, you can browse the selection of the freshest seasonal catch of scamp, snapper, grouper or mahi-mahi. Or, procure a few pounds of wild-caught Gulf shrimp, succulent Apalachicola oysters or sweet, delicious crab legs.
In addition to the best seafood, the markets offer prepared dishes that make exquisite appetizers, with smoked tuna dip being a longtime local favorite. There’s also a selection of spices and seasonings that will make the perfect complement to any dish you can imagine. Staffed with knowledgeable, courteous professionals, many of whom has been in the business for generations, Panama City Beach’s seafood markets are a must-visit for any culinary enthusiast.
Lunch and Dinner
Along with providing the best ingredients for any cook, Panama City Beach’s seafood markets know how to prepare them. Enjoy a fresh catch of blackened grouper or grilled amberjack. Feast on fresh shrimp, steamed to perfection and dipped in cocktail sauce prepared in-house according to an old family recipe. Slurp down an iced oyster on the half-shell with a dash of horseradish or hot sauce. If raw oysters aren’t your thing, try them baked with a mouthwatering blend of butter, garlic and parmesan. Want to spice things up? Sample a savory seafood gumbo or even a seasonal crawfish boil.
Those in search of more terrestrial fare can choose between barbecued brisket sandwiches or a juicy steak grilled just the way you like. Have a sweet tooth? Follow up a delicious meal with an exceptional local dessert of key lime pie with strawberry puree.
Preparing, Storing and Shipping Your Catch
Panama City Beach is known as an angler’s paradise and the area’s seafood markets are ready to prepare, store or ship your personal catch. Nothing beats having a fish you pulled out of the water yourself go from the Gulf to your plate on the same day. The markets have the equipment and expertise to clean and fillet your fresh catch and keep it on ice until you’re ready to eat.
Not planning to eat your catch right away? It can be vacuum-sealed for a deep freeze to maintain freshness for up to three months. You can pick up your fish before you head home or even have it shipped on dry ice to arrive back home when you do. What’s more, many of the markets also supply coolers, ice, bait, tackle and other necessaries for a successful angling excursion. Make sure to stop by Panama City Beach’s fresh seafood markets before or after your big fishing trip!