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Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill

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$$ - $$$
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3901 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7943 (Formerly Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill)
+1 850-233-0334
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Antonio, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, very friendly service. But we were told one price for our grouper sandwichs and charged a higher price. Waitress apologized, but not good business practice.

Thank sagetravel2016
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

good food, location was great but food was very expensive, its good place to go ones. if you really wanna go there and seat outside watch the ocean, check the weather, if the weather very windy, you should look other options.

Thank angelazoyo
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Enjoyed lunch on the back deck overlooking the pool and the marina activity as they launched boats from dry storage to the bay. At the suggestion of the waitress I ordered the shrimp and bay scallop pasta dish with a salad. The house salad was very good. Nice and crisp. The pasta dish came with a piece of bread which... More 

Thank Debbie B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. Our waiter was engaging and did a great job. It was for sure one of the better meals we've had while we were gone.

Thank Jennifer R
Taylorsville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

this place is small but very neat. Lots of food options.The staff is very nice. Bring a bathingsuit to swim

Thank davenportjohn0717
Panama City, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

On a whim decided to convene here for an informal business meeting. While waiting around in front to be seated when we were advised they were short staffed and it might take a while. Not being in a hurry, we decided to stay and were quickly seated on the deck by the pool. Being in no rush and wanting to... More 

Thank ganixle
Johnson City, Tennessee
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Service was very slow had to wait on food for over 40 minutes ... food was not good... better food at a fast food restaurant.. nice atmosphere for drinking ... certainly not to eat !! Will never go back 😡

Thank Davesheila
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Maddie was great. Food was great. Seating by the pool was great. We will go back when we return to PCB.

Thank Anthony S
Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went to Runaway Bay last night and they were not busy. All tables were seated on the patio but our service and food were terrible. Ordered the tuna dip appetizer (the only decent thing about the entire meal). I requested a sweet tea while ordering our food which I never received. Server never refilled drinks. The only time drinks... More 

Thank Edgefam08
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place was disappointing from the second we walked in the door. The took forever to seat us. We arrived between 5:30 - 6:00 and there were plenty of open tables. We sat there a good 15-20 min before a server took our drink order. We joked and said to each other that we hoped this wasn't a sign of... More 

Thank Angie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3901 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7943 (Formerly Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-233-0334
Overlooking the beautiful Grand Lagoon sits Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill, known for its Amazing View, Great Food, Awesome Drinks and Laid-Back Island Atmosphere! Our goal is to provide a paradise experience, using recipes from the tropics to give families a taste of the Caribbean. Runaway Bay has inside and outdoor dining, swimming in the outdoor pool, live music, dancing, outdoor tiki bar, and gift shop, so bring the whole family for some guaranteed family fun!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?