Dine at One of the Top Seafood Restaurants in Panama City Beach

Heading to Panama City Beach for a vacation? You’re in for a treat! Imagine spending your days on the white sand beaches, exploring the history of the area, or spending quality time with the ones you love.

Between all of the attractions in Panama City Beach, FL, you have to indulge in the local seafood.

While there are many seafood restaurants located near our Panama City Beach condo rentals, here are the top four destinations you simply can’t miss.

filet of fish on a cutting board

Saltwater Grill

Saltwater Grill is an elevated dining experience that immerses you in the Florida atmosphere. As soon as you walk in, you will be amazed by the 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. You can view it from anywhere in the dining room!

The menu features fresh local seafood including Grouper Imperial, Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, and Red Snapper. You can also choose from land offerings such as pasta primavera, pork tenderloin, or parmesan-crusted chicken. They also have an extensive wine and cocktail menu for you to enjoy alongside your dinner.

Saltwater Grill is located at 11040 Hutchinson Boulevard. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.

J. Michael’s

The slogan at J. Michael’s says it all: “a little Southern, a little Creole and a lot of hospitality.” This eatery has been welcoming locals and visitors alike since 1976 thanks to the friendly staff and delicious seafood. Start with one of their oyster preparations like baked oysters jalapeno or southern-style oysters, then move on to a house original, like shrimp and pasta, red beans and rice, or the original Shrimp J. Michael.

The menu also features several handmade “surfer sandwiches,” salads, and sides. For dessert, grab a slice of Key Lime Pie or No-Name Pie. They also feature various daily specials, like Cuban black beans and rice on Tuesdays and the ultimate roast beef sandwich on Sundays. Every day brings something new, but it’s always delicious and warming.

J. Michael’s is located at 3210 Thomas Drive. They are open daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

seafood and lemons

Captain Anderson’s

Captain Anderson’s is a favorite selection among our Pelican Walk guests, and it’s not hard to see why. This waterfront restaurant provides dinner with a view that has been drawing guests for more than 50 years. The restaurant provides an elevated dining experience without feeling too stuffy, so you can relax and enjoy a good meal with the ones you love most.

The extensive menu offers something for every palate, but there are a few standout dishes that customers have particularly loved over the years. These include the Johnny Special Greek Salad, oven broiled stuffed jumbo Gulf Shrimp, and Tomahawk ribeye, just to name a few. Pick out a premium house wine or a specialty drink to complement your meal. If you have dietary restrictions, they also offer a gluten-free menu.

Captain Anderson’s is located at 5551 North Lagoon Dr. They open Monday through Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Plan Your Visit

Each of these mouth-watering seafood restaurants is located just minutes from our pet-friendly condos in Panama City Beach, FL. Contact us today to start planning your dream vacation!

The Grand Marlin

The Grand Marlin offers guests a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere featuring delectable fresh seafood caught right in the city. The first floor is home to the elegant and expensive dining room, while on the second floor, you’ll find the North Drop Bar where you can enjoy a delicious cocktail.

The cuisine at Grand Marlin is elevated and unique, including appetizers like salt and pepper calamari and crispy lobster fingers, as well as entrees like Key lime grilled lobster tail, lemon parmesan pasta, or “loved and rubbed” Scottish salmon. They also have a wide selection of oysters, both raw and baked. Weekly drink specials are consistently rotating and are the perfect way to take advantage of the delicious options available at the bar.

The Grand Marlin is located at 5323 North Lagoon Drive. They are open for dinner Sundays from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.


Pelican Walk Rentals
6905 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 234-8090