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The Shrimp Boat Restaurant

1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458
+1 850-785-8706
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (45 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very good. Table service was a little clunky. Restaurant interior has been remodeled and is very nice. Good atmosphere.

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good but slightly pricey. Had great scallops and house salad and wonderful lemon cake. Service was good and setting is beautiful. Great bread too!

Thank marydarrah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shrimp Boat has changed their ownership (and apparently chef). Menu items have changed as well. Shrimp Pompano is no longer which was one of my favorites. We had other issues such as the Lobster Nachos that was actually Lobster Bisque Nachos because no lobster meat...More

Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up here as our original destination was too long of a wait. The service here was attentive, but a bit on the slow side. We saw a rather large party walk out after waiting for some time. Our food was mediocre at best....More

Thank Kate R
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kate R, Thank you so much for your review. The team and I were sad to see that you did not completely enjoy your meals. We appreciate the feedback and we will work hard to address your concerns. Again thank you and see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice service and fresh flavors. The Grouper was prepared perfectly and the corn relish had a nice amount of butter sauce not overwhelming. Shrimp scampi done right with butter and garlic and without the gooey cream sauce! Well done. We will be back!More

Thank Denise H
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Dear Denise H, Thank you so much for your review of the Shrimp Boat Restaurant. The team and I were thrilled to see you enjoyed the Grouper and Scampi. The team and I hope to see you again soon to try more of our locally...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place could have so much to offer, but its missing the boat. (pun intended) The building and the location are gorgeous, but the menu doesnt seem to match up with the clientele for the area. Im not a picky eater, but I have to...More

Thank Lori V
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lori V, Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your comments and we will work hard to make improvements for the future. We do hope next time you join us at Barefoot on the Bay for more casual fare. We offer fresh...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our goal at the Shrimp Boat is to create Unforgettable food with Unforgettable memories, to have fun and to give great service. Come enjoy people who want you to enjoy our restaurants, Shrimp Boat and Barefoot on the Bay Chef LarryMore

Thank Larry E
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear Larry E, Thank you for your kind review of the Shrimp Boat Restaurant. The team and I loved that you had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Don't forget about our Sunday Brunch! Its the best in St....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic meal at this place. Good seafood platter and great creme brulee. everything served fresh and great service. Chef Larry is impressive.More

Thank Hunnicutt0601
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear Hunnicutt0601 Thank you for your review of the Shrimp Boat Restaurant. The team and I were happy to see you enjoyed the seafood platter. Chef Larry is great as well as the rest of the team. I hope you had time to share a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has an upscale feel on the marina with reasonably prices entrees. We were pleasantly surprised. We sat outside and watched over the bay, marina and farmers market as we ate ... both of us had great salads with grilled shrimp. We also had...More

Thank Phinatic
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Dear Phinatic, Thank you so much for your review of the Shrimp Boat Restaurant. We were so pleased to see you enjoyed your time with us. The Shrimp and Lobster Bisque is a local favorite! Again thank you, and see you again soon. Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place have been bad four a few years its was easy to get free food here so people would go . there will always be that cheap person who doesn't have good taste for food. I heard people like the old food but this...More

Thank donotreply2017
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear donotreply2017, Thank you so much for your kind review of the Shrimp Boat Restaurant. The team and I were happy to read you enjoyed our new menu. Your are right!! No frozen food here! All fresh with Gluten free options. Be sure to check...More

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Jeff W
22 February 2016|
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Response from TiltedKilt2013 | Reviewed this property |
They do not open for lunch, but their bar (Gracie Rae's) is open for lunch. Not the same type menu. Capt. Table, Hunts Oyster Bar, and Uncle Ernies are the to best places for lunch in St. Andrews...all within walking... More
26 February 2015|
Response from CMWynn | Reviewed this property |
The Shrimp Boat is usually open throughout the week and also serves lunch. If you are visiting Panama City for Spring Break, it is worth driving over the bridge and enjoying the St. Andrews area. You can dress up or down... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458 (Formerly Shrimp Boat)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-785-8706
  • E-mail
For over 65 years, The Shrimp Boat Restaurant has offered casual waterfront dining in Panama City with a reputation for serving the best seafood straight from the local waters. Dine with us for delicious, fresh seafood, and exquisite views of St. Andrews Bay. Our menu is filled with everything from mouthwatering hand-cut steaks to succulent seafood dishes. The Smith family has owned and operated restaurant since our opening in 1950, we have been crafting fine dishes to feed your appetites such as our delectable grouper panama, the bacon wrapped scallops, or the famous shrimp pompano, or the traditional fried seafood platter. Many items are grilled over pecan wood to give each dish a distinct and exciting flavor. We are a family friendly restaurant with a great kid's menu. Shrimp Boat in Historic St. Andrews has more to offer than just amazing food, drinks and top-notch service. It is also home to multiple venues that are sure to be perfect for your next special event. From wedding ceremonies under the old oak tree at "The Point" to a business luncheon overlooking St Andrews Bay in the Palmetto Room, let us help you make your next event a memorable one. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority here at The Shrimp Boat Restaurant. Don't forget to visit Lowe's House of Bourbon for the best live entertainment on the Gulf Coast, located on the 2nd floor of the Shrimp Boat. We also offer Gracie Rae's Bay Front Grill for the best casual food on the bay with great sunsets! And the Salty Hawg Oyster Bar is right next door serving ice cold oysters and cold draft beer daily! All inside the Shrimp Boat Complex! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to welcome you into our cozy, comfortable, and relaxing environment to enjoy a meal that will create memories and experiences you'll remember for a long time. Visit us today, and you'll see why we are known for serving the best seafood on the Gulf Coast!
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