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535 N Richard Jackson Blvd, Shoppes at Edgewater, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3616
+1 850-249-3359
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (229 reviews)
“stuffed filet” (70 reviews)
“crab cakes” (168 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
535 N Richard Jackson Blvd, Shoppes at Edgewater, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3616
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11 - 20 of 2,119 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This had been one of our favorite spots since its earlier incarnation as "Canapes" in Panama City. Unfortunately, it's gone vastly downhill since then and I no longer recommend it. We weren't served our dinner until nearly two hours after our arrival (and yes, we...More

Thank 758rick
DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We did have a bad week. We have a lot of new staff, and trying to train them when the restaurant is so busy is very difficult. We've been here for 11 years and I'm...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible service from the moment we walked in the door, host didn’t greet us(no big deal, but that’s kind of the basic standard of care) , and despite making reservations 5 days in advance they were 30 min past our reservation time for a table...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food (salads, soups and main entrees- shrimp/grits and pork shank) was fantastic. The service was not terrible but not the best... I feel like they needed more servers for the amount of people they’re trying to serve. Also, we had reservations for 7:30 but...More

Thank NEWhereButHere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the atmosphere to the food, to the service, Firefly does not disappoint. Very friendly staff. Attentive servers and a management team that really works to offer a World Class dining experience. The She Crab soup is so rich and flavorful seafood is very fresh...More

Thank Brad R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had an early dining special last week. It was delicious, as usual. I was disappointed that my pal, Eric, was no longer there. But met the "new" (to me) manager, Bob. (?) Nice guy. If you make a reservation, you can...More

Thank n0n0nanette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner our last nite at the beach and wish we had discovered it earlier as we would have eaten here every nite. If you go before 630 and ask for the sunset special menu the prices are a lot cheaper. The she crab...More

Thank Ena S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay let me start off by saying the food and atmosphere is AMAZING! The support staff is worth their weight in gold. The reason for this one star review was our server. We made reservations a couple nights before and when we arrived we still...More

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Too much light in the beautiful dining room. The painted walls are so pretty yet the too bright light took away from the ambience. Wine and food was wonderful. Very wonderful.

Thank Kitty P
DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kitty, thank you for taking the time to review Firefly. I appreciate your business, and hope to serve you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Firefly after looking at the reviews on TripAdvisor. The Firefly did not disappoint. The meal was fantastic. The decor and ambiance was fabulous. The service was slow due to a large party ahead of us. Our server was spectacular in how he...More

Thank deenietrogers
DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your gracious review. I'm happy you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big place in shopping center. Has bar, sushi bar and large dining room. Good service, early bird special. Highly recommend

Thank rlg1207
DaveTrepanier, Owner at Firefly, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 stars, and recommending Firefly. We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again in the future.

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Questions & Answers
Larry J
16 May 2018|
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Response from DaveTrepanier | Property representative |
Hi all, We had a bad week! We have been incredibly busy and we have a lot of new staff. The hardest part about this business is staffing. Most of our complaints came from Mother's Day brunch and that weekend. I had... More
Leslie M
17 April 2018|
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Response from DaveTrepanier | Property representative |
Firefly is very family friendly! We are in a resort family destination and we realize how important families and tourism are to our beach. We have eight private dining rooms that can be requested which are great for... More
Leslie M
17 April 2018|
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Response from Al B | Reviewed this property |
Very family friendly. Service is top notch. They will go out of their way to make sure you and your group are satisfied.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 42
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 N Richard Jackson Blvd, Shoppes at Edgewater, 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
  • E-mail
Casual Fine Dining at it"s Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught seafood, mouthwatering steaks seared on an 1800 degree broiler, wild game, fresh sushi and artisan pizzas. Winner of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award, OpenTable's 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, Urbanspoon's 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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