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Billy's Oyster Bar and Restaurant

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3000 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6229
+1 850-235-2349
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Billy's specifically for the blue crabs. Although we are used to the traditional New Orleans style of boiled crabs, this steamed crab version was very good. Service was average, but not bad at all. It is very casual, and this was our second time to eat here and both times have been very good.

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Thank luv2tripalot
Pinson
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132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

get place for seafood and atmosphere - butcher paper for table clothes - steam seafood done right - choose your seasoning and make a mess - tip - now only serving oysters from Texas not local Florida -- been some problems this season

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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I just moved here and we decided to try Billy's because I wanted oysters for my birthday. This is a simple hole in the wall oyster bar and fresh seafood restaurant, with the friendliest staff; The food is simple and very well done! My son ordered the fried shrimp. The batter was incredibly light and nicely seasoned. I tried the... More 

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Thank Bart W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Friend atmosphere and great food. We enjoyed the fresh oysters and cold beer. The lobster bisque was to die for. Wish it was closer so we could enjoy it more often.

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Thank Fran O
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Every one had something different and all comments were very positive. Best dining experience I have yet in Panama City.

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Hernando, Mississippi
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250 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here twice while in Panama City Beach and loved it both times. Staff was absolutely wonderful. A person in our party has to have their food puréed and our waitress was more that helpful in getting that taken care of. The food was delicious. We had a variety of menu items and have no complaints what so... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had shrimp oysters and crab claws very good. Went early to beat the crowd. Would recommend it to eat at went down for thunder on the beach

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Birmingham, Alabama
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Cook really knows their business. Blackened po boy with our gumbo, fresh and plentiful. Happy to find a cup of gumbo for less than $8. Sat outside with nice breeze and football game. Nice people, good food, at a good price. Coming again for sure

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Bonaire
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been going here since the 80s. Love their baked oysters, fried crab claws and especially the steamed crab (get selects when available). Also love the steamer platter for two. Highly reccomend.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited Billy's for a light supper, and were rewarded with the best blue crab we've ever had. Sides were fine also. We were fortunate that they saved out some of the larger crab for us, as they can be tedious to crack and fish out the crab meat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
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: 3000 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-235-2349

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