The best restaurant in Panama City Beach? Isn’t that all relative? Sure, but there are some similarities to the best restaurants in Panama City Beach. According to several restaurant review websites, the number one highest rated restaurant in Panama City Beach Florida is Firefly.
Firefly has over 1800 reviews on Tripadvisor.com with a 4 1/2 star rating. It has received the Certificate of Excellence. It has over 1400 excellent reviews, 251 very good reviews and very few poor reviews. Here’s one of the biggest things that impressed me about Firefly, those that left a bad review were actually responded to by the owner of the restaurant himself, Dave Trepanier. He even offered to contact the reviewer in order to fix the problem. To me, that shows a level of excellence unlike a lot of restaurants that just leave bad reviews up without any response. Sure, things can happen and not everyone has a perfect night, but taking the steps to rectify situations is really the mark of a good owner and a good restaurant.
- Over on Yelp, Firefly has nearly 500 reviews with 4 1/2 stars. Many of these reviewers say that this is truly one of the best restaurants in Panama City Beach.
- Open table recently awarded Firefly as 2017’s most romantic restaurant.
- Urban Spoon states that Firefly is one of America’s Top 250 high-end restaurants
- Firefly one Wine Spectators award of excellence from 2008 to 2015
- Firefly received the Best of the Bay Award and Florida Trends Golden Spoon Award 4 years in a row.
So what makes Firefly so unique? In addition to fantastic Gulf of Mexico seafood they also have delicious steaks, artisan pizzas and sushi. They have a complete sushi menu so it’s perfect for people that love sushi and those in a party that might like steak or seafood as well. They have a special martini menu and a sunset special menu. This Sunset Special Menu is from 5 PM until 6:30 PM daily. For $14.95 you get an appetizer of your choice, house salad, soup of the day or spiced pumpkin soup. Plus, they have some of the best she-crab soup in the area. (Check with current pricing as they can change)
Have you ever been to Firefly? If you haven’t, you have to check this fantastic fine dining option out. If you have been, we’d love to hear from you on our website. Feel free to leave a comment below and check back with our blog often for news, updates and more of the best of Panama City Beach Florida.