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“A neat little quirky place right on top of the bay.”
Review of Bayou Joe's

Bayou Joe's
Ranked #9 of 290 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the unique scenery and the fun. The food is a little better than average. Wait staff is nice and peppy. Lots of items on menu so something for all. We went for dinner, but I look forward to trying breakfast.

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We have been here several times. The homemade potato chips with ranch dressing are worth the trip. However they also have great burgers and their fish dinners are excellent. Nice place on the water.

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Great laid back atmosphere. Boats tie up right on the dock and people hop out and eat. The view is great with all the boats and the staff is friendly and prompt. Our glasses were never empty. The food was very tasty with good size portions. The pecan encrusted grouper was twice the size of the same piece of fish at many of the other PCB area restaurants. Everyone in our party enjoyed the evening. We will be back.

Thank AprilGillies
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

To look at the exterior of Bayou Joe's you have to wonder what your getting into; like a hole in the wall restaurant, this is a hole in the bay terrific seafood eating establishment. The main area faces 3 sides of the bay in Panama City. Boats surround the exterior water front. There are a few tables inside, and a party area on the back side. But you get a nice breeze, not smelly, along with a relaxing view. The seafood is really fresh. I have had lunch there once before when a boat with fresh catch of the day came up next to the deck. They had brought freshly caught snapper and a few other varieties. You can dock your boat their for lunch or dinner. This time my wife and I were there for a brief visit in the area and had time for lunch. The menu offers several "basket" meals for around $11, plus there is a range of steaks, chicken, etc. I had the shrimp basket and my wife had the grouper basket. The baskets come with great fried potatoes and hush puppies. You can get fried sweet potatoes if you like. The food was well prepared with a nice size serving. The hush puppies did not have garlic in them, which is nice (since so many recipes call for them). Again, you can not beat the relaxing atmosphere, which helped with the time from order to table delivery. They only had 2 servers which may have been part of the problem.

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Even though I'm a local, I have somehow missed visiting this wonderful little hidden gem. The restaurant is located on the water and overlooks Massalina Bayou. The view was awesome. The food was great. The service was fantastic. If you go at night make sure you check out all of the fish, especially all of the catfish, under the dock. They have glow lights so you can see them. You can even feed them... but watch out for those seagulls if you go in the daytime. I can't wait to go back again. A great place for couples, families, or even a business meal.

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Thank melaniemalone
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