Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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
we were visiting Panama City Beach and this was one of the few restaurants on Open Table and what an excellent selection. it has a wonderful decorque inside and what an awesome dining experience. all types of delicious foods and a delicious sushi bar, great drinks and an awesome desert trio to finish up a delightful evening. would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. a 5 star for sure.
It was not good experience. Second time I a row. You name it and they managed to screw it up
Service was slow wide gaps no real attention took over 2 hours. Main course undercooked. Two meals came out had wait for third. Waiter was clearly not competent. I don't like to complain. But given their prices service should be exceptional. It was exceptially bad
The manager did respond and tried make it ok. He did best he could under circumstances
Really disappointed again two times in a row
Firefly was an exceptional experience. My wife and I dined there to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Our meals were excellent. My wife said it was the best meal she had ever eaten! We had an appetizer, she had the wedge salad and I the soup (both were great), she had the steak and lobster and I the scollops, we even had creme brule! We both had an old fashion too. We guessed that our bill would be $250-285. It was only $139! The food was off the charts and the value was even better! I highly recommend Firefly to anyone. We were certainly visit there again when we come to Panama City, Florida!
Firefly is a Panama City Beach treasure. A true fine dining experience that is well worth seeking out to celebrate special occasions or just to have a special night out together. The food is without equal in the area, the menu is varied and always interesting and the wait staff is excellent. The prices are quite reasonable in relation to the quality of the food and the experience that Firefly offers; it is a very good value. The ambiance could be improved if the clientele were to dress a bit less casually, but this is a beach resort area and that makes "dressing up for dinner at a fine restaurant" a bit less likely. While distracting, it does not detract significantly from a wonderful dining experience. We have been going to Firefly (and before it was Firefly, Canopies) for over 15 years and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend.
Outstanding Food. Our Server Josh was extremely knowledgeable. His recommendation were absolutely wonderful and tasty. We were seated next to lighted Oaktree. Firefly is fantastic all around. A must when in Panama Beach City. She crab our fav. Filets were cooked perfect. Can't Say Enough
We came here for Mother's day lunch. It was odd they didn't have any bread or crackers to go with the meal or soup. The only choice was to buy a whole pizza and ask that they leave off the toppings. The free mimosas were a nice touch for the mothers in our group.
Grouper is a 10+. The special snapper dish was an 8... just ok. The "feel" of the dining floor leaves something to be desired, but not sure what. Looks like they spent a lot on interior decorating, with mediocre results. The bar and waiting area are nicer.
Really, the grouper is one of the best fish dishes I've ever had. Afterwards, I learned that it was selected to be served at the 2012 Olympics. Wine selection is better than most, and not terribly over priced for the area.
This was the fifth or sixth time we been to Firefly since the change in chefs. Additionally this was the first time that the manager had come around and introduced himself. We were celebrating my wife's birthday. When we checked in, the hostess was reminded of the celebration. Perhaps it was my fault but the hostess stated we were celebrating our anniversary. It so happens that we had celebrated our anniversary a couple of days earlier. It did not register on me what she had. My wife asked if I was playing a joke , not challenging the hostess on the reason for the visit. When the server came, we informed him that the reason for the visit was a birthday not an anniversary. The server was slow in bringing bread to the table and advising us as to why. One of the items on the appetizer sampler was too salty. There were other issues with the meal that we discussed with the manager. He apologized and offered us a couple of free deserts. This was the final straw: The desserts were cold. Lava cake that should have had hot melted chocolate in the center, that was not melted. Bread pudding that was less than room temperature when it should have been very warm and topped with a sauce. We let the manager know of all the issues and the result was the desserts being removed from the bill, desserts that were free to begin with. Overall all, we've noticed a decline in the quality of the food and service. While we were not totally disappointed, the meal was not the event we've come to expect and enjoy.
My friend had a filet which was cooked to perfection. Although she said she could not eat it all , we sat there and took her time so she could enjoy every morsel. I had filet of snapper with a pork panacetta. Also delicious. Always love to visit Firefly when we are visiting PCB.
Our waiter was Josh and he was extra special. Attentive, friendly, great personality; ask for him. You will not be disappointed
We have been to Firefly every time we visit PCB. The She-crab soup is the best, one of the reasons we continue to go there. Food is always superb. Sunset menu for older visitors like us is perfect, as we don't eat as much. Wonderful staff, Hank (Henry Charles) is a delight with his personal take on almost anything you wished to discuss. And his knowledge of the menu and what the food tastes like make selections extremely easy. I will always return as long as I can eat .
Our waiter and food were wonderful. The special was snapper, I had scallops, and another had the seared tuna- all were delicious with beautiful presentation. The ambiance could just be the nature of the location, both physical and geographical. I would return next time in this part of the country for their sushi - it looked amazing.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.