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About Firefly - Panama City Beach
Casual Fine Dining at it"s Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught seafood, mouthwatering steaks seared on an 1800 degree broiler, wild game, fresh sushi and artisan pizzas. Named one of OpenTables Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, and winner of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award, Urbanspoon.com's Top 250 High End Restaurant and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, quality of food and service is Firefly's mission. The atmosphere is more like New York City than Panama City. Firefly is the locals choice for a romantic night out, or a special occasion. Firefly has also played host to Country Music Stars, Heisman Trophy winners and the President of The United States. We want it to be much more than dinner, we want to treat you to a unique dining experience!
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Seafood, Steak, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Front Beach Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Call for entertainment schedule.
Catering available for all size groups and budgets.
Large lot. Plenty of parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Private rooms available for groups of 10 to 50. Full audio video capabilities with large HD Projection Screens. Great for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners or board meetings.
Private Party Contact:
Ricard Shockley: (850) 249-3359
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Firefly - Panama City Beach Ratings and Reviews
We always eat dinner at Firefly when we are vacationing in Panama City Beach. Although the main menu can be pricey, we enjoy ordering off the "Sunset Special" aka early bird menu. Upgrading to the She Crab Soup is a necessity. Excellent service! Looking forward to our next visit.
Gluten free option but server Zack not on the ball and served me panko on spicy tuna. He had already given out the gf menu and gf soy. The salmon entree on gf menu came without the fingerlings and lemon sauce shown on menu. I had to ask for the lemon sauce and he Didn't even off to comp dessert.
I have eaten at Firefly at least 20 times over the past year. They started out real good, excellent food but my last two trips have been awful. The wait staff has went downhill considerably.
My last visit on May 19 I think we had the worst waitress I have ever had anywhere. She would take one person drink order without asking anybody else at the table if they wanted one. Then we had to flag her down 15-20 min later to ask where our drinks where. They had been sitting on the bar for her to pick up for a while but she forgot. Food took 1 hour and 15 min to get out and had to send the steaks back. It has been like this the last couple times we have went. We actually had two seatings come and go before we got our food. The prices are high, everything is a A'La cart and we ordered a ceaser salad on the side and it was $16. One person got grouper, another had a grilled shrimp and two of us split a entree, two of us had 2 drinks each and the bill was $175.00. The price isn't the issue but the waitress was the worst and it seems to take forever to get your order.
Service was good, great bread and choice of sauces. However, the entrees took too long to arrive. Food was under - seasoned and over-priced. $29 for what was basically a pork shank with a tomato sauce topping. Other reviews note that the atmosphere is romantic. It was much too loud in my opinion. For some reason, it seems that the protocol is for the busser to come to the table and offer to box leftovers and bring it back to the table in a large, handled brown paper bag, before the server asks of the guest would like coffee or dessert. The non -verbal message to the guest is that it is time to leave. If they fix this procedural error, they should notice their average ticket increase significantly. Overall, it's overrated.
My red snapper came and it was prepared with shrimp which is not what the menu stated. I told the server I was allergic she brought it back to the kitchen within five minutes it came back...you could tell that they kept the same fish it was cold and just picked the shrimp out. I proceeded to have an allergic reaction the manager did not seem to care and did not remove the item from the total.
My entire party thought this dinning experience was outstanding! As far as I know, this is the only fine dinning in Panama City. Our only suggestion would be to lower the music. Our dinning was from 11:30-1:30 for Easter. I would hope the evening dinning would be much more subdued. The staff was wonderful with my elderly mother who needed a wheelchair access table.
We were here for Easter brunch so ordered off of a special brunch menu. The atmosphere was great, our daughter especially loved the tree in the center of the dinning room. The wait staff were polite and attentive without being pushy. The food was good overall but with some room for improvement. We ordered the soft shell crab open faced sandwich, which wile delicious was difficult to eat as the bread was too chewy to cut, a different loaf of bread could have made this sandwich amazing. We also ordered the berry pancakes and french toast which were very tasty though a side of some sort of protein to cut the sweetness of the dishes would have been appreciated. Given that this was an off menu for the restaurant, The staff did a great job and the food was well prepared. I would recommend them to others in the area, one of the best meals of our trip.
Have been here several times, most recent visit prior to this was about 6 weeks ago. Food is always superb. Slight glitch, I was trying to order wines by the glass from an outdated wine list. This was remedied immediately by our waiter, Jay.
Thank you for a great birthday dinner.
It was as also nice to be recognized by another waiter, Lance, who stopped by to see how our evening was going .
Couldn't have found a better place!! The food was amazing. I had the grouper and my girlfriend had the filet mignon. Both were cooked perfect. Our waiter was very attentive and let us sample the dips for bread. Their crab soup was the best I've ever had!! I highly recommend this place!
Had been here a few times for happy hour in the front in the bar area. Food is great so I was excited about dining here. I was extremely disappointed in the dining room atmosphere for a place of this caliber. Food was amazing but that is all that was positive about this experience. Despite being on Panama City Beach, I was expecting more. Not gym workout clothes allowed or ripped tshirts and ball caps while having dinner. Guess I was raised with more common sense than this. But, the noise is why I won't be back anytime soon. I honestly would equate the noise level to a cafeteria. This was not the anniversary dinner atmosphere I had hoped for.
My wife and I went to Firefly twice while spending a week in Panama City Beach. Our first visit was on a Monday night. The three ladies at the check in were not very competent. At first they had a hard time finding the reservation on their computer and then they did not give us a wine list although they asked whether we wanted it and we said yes. The check in for our second visit on a Friday night was much better. The lady was fast and competent.
Both nights the service was very good (Danny and Palmer respectively). Also the manager on duty checked on us which was a nice gesture.
We enjoyed the food and the drinks. Everything we ate was well prepared and tasted very good.
Firefly will be on our list of places to eat for our next trip to PCB.
Was in town while it was our anniversary.Made reservations upon recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed.Had Josh for a server,he was great.Service was timely,drinks were good,steak entree(which we split) was excellent.Dessert was decadent ! All in all,a very good experience,would definitely go back.
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