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535 N Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3616 (Front Beach Rd.)
+1 850-249-3359
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Franklin, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was amazing and the service was superior. A table of 5 women on vacation having a great time and they helped to make our time together that much more fun. Haley was our server and she treated us so well. We went back three times while we were in Florida that week. Great experience. I highly recommend making... More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying at Holiday Inn resort across the street and picked Firefly because it was close. WOW wish we had tried it earlier. We dined during the early dinner (before 6:30) when prices are most reasonable. Good was excellent. A must try is the she crab soup which they are famous for. Atmosphere and service was... More 

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Thank Nancy M
DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about Firefly. It is always a great pleasure to hear about new customers like yourself discovering us. We are committed to providing unique quality at a reasonable price and flavors that you will enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and look forward to serving you again... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Not your typical beach restaurant" is their claim, and it's true. Firefly attempts to bring cosmopolitan restaurant style to the tourist wasteland and mostly succeeds. We know several people who ate there and thought it was great. Our experience was a little less stellar, but I'm tempering my rating because it does indeed stand out from the other choices nearby.... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firefly offers a selective menu. While on the pricey side the food was excellent. Seated promptly. Although we had reservations, the service was extremely slow. Took approximately 25 minutes to be asked for our beverage order. Waiter always seemed to be in a hurry to leave the table versus providing customer service.

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Thank Roadievs1
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple times and it never disappoints. Good ambiance, good food and even better service. I've never ordered something I didn't like.

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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't think a restaurant in a strip mall would be so good - but we were wrong. Once you open the door the atmosphere completely changes. First we were offered the library or bar to wait for our table. We settled for comfortable chairs in the Library for our pre-dinner drink. The dining area has just the right amount of... More 

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Arkansas
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184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Firefly a couple years ago and it was very average. BUT this time it was excellent - we had two fish dishes and they were great. The wine is a little fancy and expensive. They have a full bar. We had good service.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Firefly last night for an anniversary dinner. We were more than pleased yet again, our food was perfectly cooked as well as incredible in taste. The staff went above and beyond just as they have on every occasion that we have been there. The unique atmosphere is truly difficult to describe, it is suitable... More 

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Thank waywardthird
DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We strive to create a multi-purpose environment where everyone can enjoy their experience, including delicious meals and top notch service. We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

ALABAMA
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has great food and service. They were able to give me several options for a gluten free meal. The grilled fish was fresh and had a great taste it was prepared just right. We had a wonderful evening with them and will be looking forward to our next visit with them. Great place for a fine meal.

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Thank TIDE2124
DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this review

We are glad you found our gluten free menu enjoyable. Chef does his best to provide items suitable for all dietary restrictions and needs. We look forward to having you dine with us again. More 

Hoover, Alabama
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The ambience and service were exceptional. Tables were spaced to allow quiet conversation and the food was delicious. Good wine list, separate bar area for those who enjoy a more "spirited" environment.

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Thank Yesdog2016
DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed the ambiance and your experience here. We look forward to you joining us again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$42
Cuisine
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 N Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3616
    (Front Beach Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-249-3359
Description
Casual Fine Dining at it"s Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught seafood, mouthwatering steaks seared on an 1800 degree broiler, fresh sushi and artisan pizzas. Winner of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award, 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. Firefly was one of eight restaurants selected to cook for the athletes and dignitaries in the USA House at the 2012 London Olympics. We want it to be much more than dinner, we want to treat you to a unique dining experience!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?