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1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458 (Formerly Shrimp Boat)
+1 850-785-8706
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Shrimp Boat restaurant located in Historic St Andrews offers a verity of dining options. You can eat in the main dinning room and experience 4 star service and food. If you want to be more casual you can eat out on the back deck which is called Gracie Rays. Here you will find a great view of the bay... More 

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Thank Lee M
Panama City Beach, Florida
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a bad day, we stopped in for some quick appetizers and asked to be seated as privately as possible. The service from Adam was just perfect and I'm a discriminating diner who notices everything--particularly if a server is a good listener.. Left in a much better spirit from being so well taken care of from such thoughtful staff members,... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have given this place a couple tries. The first time we ate here is when they first opened. The food was great that night. The last two times was were not so good. I will skip to the last time... RAW grouper after an extremely long wait. I have to say they offered to recook the fish but I... More 

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Thank Duckdodgers850
Diamondhead, Mississippi
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best food offerings in the area. Nice setting on the water. Food is very good and nice bar. Go over the bridge to old town, worth the drive.

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Thank KEinMS
Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We've been to the shrimp boat restaurant a number of times and it is one of the finest places in Panama City for dinner. The service is excellent and the food is outstanding. We enjoy sitting outdoors and the shrimp boat has some very nice seating right on the water (see photo).

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Thank pauloffice78
Fort Worth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

great food and good atmosphere, watch the boats and the water fowl as you eat great seafood. We had fried oysters.

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Thank SuzieQT2
Ellijay, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I grew up in Panama City and had never eaten at the Shrimp Boat, even at the old original restaurant on Smith's Yacht Basin. I had read the reviews and, consistently, saw "over priced", "low food quality" and "poor service". But, I wanted to give them a try and see for myself. If you're looking for a very pleasant environment... More 

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Thank Rick E
Panama City Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Since they opened, the service at this place has been bad. Servers take an excessive amount of time to take your order and refill your drinks. I would be shocked if all their seafood is fresh and local. Seems like most of it was frozen. Ordered the stuffed shrimp and it was almost inedible. Prices are extreme for what you... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went to the Shrimp Boat while visiting Panama City for my husband's birthday. We arrived at 7:15 on Wednesday, the night before Thanksgiving. The restaurant was mostly empty, so we were immediately seated. We ordered our food and received our rolls (amazing!) and salad quickly. Our entrees were not far behind - filet mignon for me (perfectly cooked with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Miss florida seafood and trying to find oysters. Drove fr lynn haven nothing was open there. The restraunt had a wonderful atmosphere . The food was good, grouper, prime rib pasta dish that was awesome the house salad dressing was excellent. The staff and the chef's personal attention gets this restaurant 5 stars. My sister has a few allergies he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 29
Cuisine
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi
Meals
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
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 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
Description
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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