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Gene's Oyster Bar

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302 Sherman Ave, Panama City, FL 32401-4871
+1 850-785-1232
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11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When you step into Gene's, you experience genuine 1960's atmosphere and hospitality. This place is great. The four of us tried raw, fried, broiled and stewed oysters. They were fresh, shucked ice cold in front of us, and served directly to us. Even fried and broiled oysters were chucked fresh and presented to us for inspection before preparation. All of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quaint, small amazing oyster bar shucking your oysters while you wait. Very, very casual but great service across the counter. Oysters really fresh and prepared how you like. Also other sea food platters but when we were there everyone was eating oysters. No parking problem once you find it.

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Thank drasco2015
Severna Park, Maryland
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

undoubtedly the best oysters I have ever had, and we are from the Chesapeake Bay region. Oysters were tablespoon size and plump. Shuckers were personal, owner very proud of her business.

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Quinton
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great lil place good baked oysters they shuckum right in front of you just a great olfashion place if you close by you got to try it out.

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Thank Randall S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great oyster bar. I had read the reviews and knew I wanted to try a little bit of everything. We sat down at the counter where we were asked if we had ever been, to which I replied no. The gentleman got us a menu (which has tons of items) and asked if we liked oysters. We got half a... More 

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Thank CJ G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a local. I know all the oyster houses. Gene's is the best. Hands down! It is the real deal. No touristy crap or hype. Just great oysters and seafood. Don't let the few extra minutes dissuade your trip.

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Thank Brian D
Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Appalachacola oysters were briney-sweet and delicious! You sit at a funky bar with a plastic tray in front of you and they'll shuck the oysters onto your tray til you say stop. And at their price, it's hard to stop. Others in our party loved the shrimp scampi, fried blue crab claws, and bay scallops. I also thought the beans... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Genes is a small little building and from the outside doesnt look like much. inside there is a bar for seating.there is a wait buts worth it.its small inside but people from all over comes here they open the oysters for you and they do as long as you keep eating.you can even get a quart to take home with... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local we met on vacation. It was about 30 min away but it was totally worth it. We will definitely pass by by other oyster bars to go to this one. The dozen loaded is perfect! And the soft she'll crab is amazing ! We left full and happy.

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Cullman, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Once again, we visited Gene’s for Oysters, and we left more than satisfied. The oysters were quality, the fish excellent, and the staff treated us like part of the community, not tourist. Our pocketbook was not insulted by the price. This IS our favorite Oyster Bar!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Sherman Ave, Panama City, FL 32401-4871
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-785-1232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?