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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:
Tricia O'Quinn: (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
Final date night on vacation and Firefly
has become our tradition. Open Table certainly is best rather than drop in and take a chance. From cocktails to appetizer to entree with wine, we enjoyed it all. One wish is that the noise level could return to what it was when it first opened but people just don't use their indoor/private voices anymore.
We always include dinner at Firefly during our annual vacation to Rosemary Beach. Do not let the location or outside appearance deceive you. Once inside, it's a totally different experience. Sushi is always excellent and best grouper around. If they ever decide to expand to Texas, I will be their first investor!!!
Best Restaurant in Panama City Beach, Florida! Everything they serve is 5 STARS. Great Filet Mignon Steaks. The sushi rolls here make it hard to go back and eat at every other Japanese restaurant you have been to. They are soft and melt in your mouth. Go here, you won't be dissaspointed.
Our server was wonderful and the waiting space was very comfortable. We loved the private room option but the food took entirely too long between courses and we even opted against sushi. We were told the wait was at least 45 minutes and we sad about not getting to try any. Since we were there for over 2hours, I'm quite certain we could've ordered some and not Waites any longer than we did.
Firefly is a fabulous restaurant! The atmosphere is beautiful, and we love the lighted tree. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Since you offer early dining, it makes it more affordable for our family. We will go back every time we visit Panama City Beach. 🏖
The positives: the food and service at Firefly were very good. Our group sampled local fish, sushi, she crab soup, and a number of other, diverse menu items. Everything was good, and some items were exceptional. The service, from greeting to meal to exit, was professional and friendly. This restaurant takes care of its customers.
The neutral: it's expensive. You get what you pay for, but you pay dearly.
The negatives: Firefly is an upscale restaurant located in a dingy strip center next to a Subway sandwich shop and other lowbrow tenants. We thought we'd made a mistake when we arrived. The interior of the space is a design nightmare. Choppy, inconsistent, and adorned with an enormous fake tree in the main dining area. There is no rhyme or reason to the design and layout.
Summary: if you want good food and good service, you're willing to pay for it, and you can ignore the location and interior, Firefly is a good spot. We will return.
I've been to Firefly a few times and it has never disappointed. Came here for a first date and we were seated next to the lit oak tree. I love that you feel as if you're in a forest! Make a reservation so you get a great table; we had a 6:30 reservation on a Tuesday and it was packed.
Our server was wonderful. Wish I remembered her name! Based on reviews and a recommendation from a friend, we started off with the She Crab Soup. Although I rarely order soup when dining out, it is a must! The puff pastry and sherry really make the dish. We decided on sushi and despite all the tempting options, ordered the Devil's Advocate, Cat's Eye, and Little Richard. The bottle of Maso Canali (Pinot Grigio) we ordered was the perfect pairing for our sushi. Everything we ordered was amazing. A successful dining experience depends on delicious food and drink, quality service, and ambience. Firefly has all these characteristics!
We made an early reservation because our 3 year old was with us so we had the Sunset menu. Prices are great for dinner. We got both the escargot and calamari and they were both great. Also loved the drink list. Service was wonderful too. Only reason for 4 stars is the entrees were just okay. We both got the Yellowtail and it was just average.
No matter how much I write I don't think I could explain how amazing this place is. Just go. Just GO.
I made reservations for my Love and I for his birthday. I called to see if Chef Derek would do a tasting for us. I was impressed w the service immediately. The woman who answered the phone was super polite and I was transferred to Chef Derek who is AHMAZING! We talked preference and faves and dislikes, and I could tell he was almost as excited as we were!
Fast forward to the night of the birthday... as soon as we walked in, we were greeted with friendly professionalism. We were seated at a beautiful table under the oak tree.
The chef came out to greet us and then the magic reallllly began! We were served about 7-8 courses, and honestly the food was so good I didn't even take any photos of it!
The first 2 courses were raw fish based, there was one where the fish was served in little cucumber bowls, salmon and tuna and there was kimchi too and holy wow! Then we were served duck eggs scrambled w duck fat and bacon, lion fish, homemade pasta with so much flavor I can't even, a steak dish w bone marrow, artichoke and small potatoes, a seared duck dish (I had never tried duck until then and WOW), and dessert which was a creme brûlée served complete w flame to our table as well as cheesecake. My man's fave was the duck and the fish, mine was the cucumber/tuna and the duck - if I HAVE to choose. Everything was literally Devine!
I also have to rave about the service, absolutely as on point as the chef and the food. I cannot say one single negative thing about our evening.
We will definitely be going back to try things on the menu, so much of it looks so good. It's about a 30-40 min drive for us, and well worth it. If it was closer I'd be trying to eat there every single night!!!!
We had an incredible dinner at Firefly. Our boat trip ran long so we were a bit disheveled but the staff was still incredibly kind. Nick, our server, was excellent. Attentive and very helpful, awesome with our children, and very knowledgable about the menu and food items. Overall it was the best dinner we had our entire vacation in PCB. We will definitely be back to Firefly on our next visit!
OMG, Firefly to our group of 8 was the best restaurant within 200 miles of PCB. The food,drinks and wine were over the TOP. This is a must see & Do. You can go in from shorts and flip flops to full formal. We saw both the 20 times we have dined there. If you have only one night or 2 weeks in PCB you must eat at Firefly. The owner,Chef and all staff are AMAZING. Oh yea the freshest sushi ever. Pleas don't miss this amazing Gym.
Shocked that it was in a strip mall, but once you enter - you feel like you're in a 5 star restaurant. Low lighting, comfortable waiting area, polite hostesses and waitress, and a well, but low lit dining area was a great mood setter for a date. Heard the sushi bar was great. The wine list was long. Had a full bar. The food (especially the she crab) was well cooked. Only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 on food was that the shrimp & grits were just bland. Great portion and plating.
Don't let its location in this non descript strip mall fool you; the food is worth checking this place out. My party couldn't have been more delighted with the food, service, ambiance and dining room decor was fantastic. If you happen to arrive for the early bird menu between 5p-6:30p, you're in for an even more enjoyable experience. Don't leave Panama City, Florida without a stop here.
First let me start by saying please get the crab bisque if you decide to come, it's delicious.
But our meal/experience was less than stellar here. When we arrived, we waited 30+ minutes for our table despite having a reservation. Then we had an okay waiter, but his assistant was extremely rude and aggressive towards one of the ladies in our party. Then our food took nearly 2.5 hours, and on top of that the rest of the meal was mediocre at best. I tried some of my friends sushi and it was below average at best. Drenched in sauce with no flavor in the sushi itself. Please avoid. Then I ate my steak and it was okay but t not worth try the price. I know this is pcb but
If you're wanting steak, this is the place to go. Two people in our party ordered steaks and they were prepared perfectly. The grouper was lacking in flavor and very bland. The LUMP crab cakes were mere deviled crab formed into mushy patties and not edible. Overall I would not go back except to try the sushi which seemed to have an extensive menu.
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