Your only in town for a few days and you don’t want to waste any of your meals on terrible food, bad service or a lousy location. I get it! Every meal needs to count. I’ve compiled a list of some of the best restaurants in Panama City Beach, with a culmination of my own experience, Google reviews, trip advisor and yelp. These are some great places not to mess if you’re going to be in town for just a few days.

Dee’s Hang Out. This receives a foreign half stars and 82 reviews at the publishing of this post on Google and a 4 1/2 star on Yelp with 340 reviews. This is definitely not something you want to miss. Many locals and visitors say this is the best place in town. You can enjoy amazing Cajun, southern and Creole food such as collards and cheese grits, smoked tuna dip, raw oysters with crazy good cocktail sauce, Hush Puppies, Creole tomato butter keeper sauce over delicious Cajun grilled redfish and homemade banana pudding for dessert. I would suggest if you have just one place to visit, this would be it.

5097884168_afebc0c1e9_zFirefly. If you’re looking for something expenses, elegant, and fine dining, this would be it. Delicious crab soup, beautiful fish and seafood options, luscious bread pudding and crème brûlée all add to the charm, the ambience and elegance of this place. If you are stuck on what to order, just about every reviewer suggests the crab soup. This is a quiet restaurant with excellent service, fine dining options, delicious seafood and probably one of the most elegant places to dine in Panama City Beach.

If you’re looking for some great American/Florida food, Pineapple Willy’s is the place to be. Right on the beach, this casual dining option receives four stars with over 170 reviews. You can enjoy a great cocktail, shrimp and oyster Po boys, big-screen TVs and live music. This is a loud, fun, family-friendly place to enjoy at least once on your trip.

For a great island style dish check out Finn’s Island Style Grub. Out of 42 reviews, every single one is given them five stars. If you’re looking for great fish tacos, Cardia sought a stake, spicy nachos and great chips and salsa, this is it.

David’s New Orleans Style Sno-balls. I know this sounds unique but stay with me; you can enjoy Cajun and Creole food as well as ice cream and donuts. With nearly 500 reviews, these amazing benet’s, roast beef Po boy, delicious French bread and authentic Mffuletta, you can’t go wrong with this unique restaurant.

These are definitely five of some the best restaurants in Panama City Beach but feel free to check out trip advisor, yelp or even Google for the better reviews on what to eat, when to dine, and where to stay.

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