Restaurants in Panama City

43% Off Seafood, Steak, and Cocktails at Groovy Grouper Grill

Destin

$30 $17

(139)

Pan-seared grouper thermidor with seaweed rice, bone-in pork with mashed sweet potatoes, and fish and chips; handcrafted cocktails and wine

43% Off at Roberto's Italian Pizzeria

Miramar Beach

$30 $17

Italian dinner specialties in a restaurant filled with flat-screen TVs and endless game-day coverage

Half Off Seafood at Poppy's Seafood Factory

Miramar Beach

$50 $25

This casual, fine dining restaurant serves up blackened lobster, boiled seafood, steaks, and pasta

Half Off at Hammerhead's Bar & Grille

The Village of Baytowne Wharf

$30 $15

(8)

Buckets of boiled shellfish and platters of fried seafood pair with tropical cocktails on the bay with dockside dining

Up to 53% Off Dinner and House Wine for Two or Four

Niceville-Valparaiso

$64 $32

(35)

Spicy tuna tartar mingles with avocado and mango-ponzu to begin meals of coffee-encrusted steak, seared pork chops, or shrimp and grits

Up to 40% Off American Comfort Food at Old Hag's Cafe

Fort Walton Beach

$25 $15

(100)

Chefs create traditional American comfort food recipes such as meatloaf, fish of the day, homemade macaroni and cheese, and chicken pot pie

45% Off Barbecue Breakfast Fare at Up in Smoke Pit BBQ

Tallahassee

$20 $11

(20)

Smoke-savvy cooks whip up carolina omelets with pulled pork, bacon, and pit ham or sweet options such as pancakes and french toast

Po’ Boys Creole Café – 45% Off

Tallahassee

$20 $11

(25)

Gator baskets, seafood gumbo, jambalaya, and red beans and rice, served amid Big Easy memorabilia

Up to 53% Off at Geo's Pool and Pub

Tallahassee

$31.99 $15

Live music and karaoke serenade pool players at multiple tables as they enjoy tasty beers and classic pub appetizers such as wings

Up to 56% Off Coffee at Catalina Café

Tallahassee

$25 $12

Baristas create drinks from locally roasted, fair-trade, organic beans; valid for drip coffee, lattes, signature lattes, and iced coffee

49% Off a Sandwich Party Platter at Roly Poly

Multiple Locations

$36.95 $19

Choose from more than 35 cold wraps and hot-pressed sandwiches, or build your own; party platters come piled with 20 sandwich quarters

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The open kitchen at Bruno’s Pizza reveals the cooking process for all to see. Before customers' eyes, pizza chefs toss dough into the air and whip up house sauces, using these as building blocks in pizzas, calzones, and towering crust castles. Their specialty pizzas are laden with toppings that include black olives, italian sausage, and portobello mushrooms; one pizza even comes with five types of peppers. Craft beer or soda accompanies each meal.

3723 E County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach,
FL
US

For more than two decades, Bud & Alley’s, winner of Florida Trend magazine's 2010 Golden Spoon Award, has sated appetites with steak and seafood fare and filled eyes with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. After taking a seat in the relaxed yet elegant dining room, guests peruse the dinner menu's tempting entrees, such as steamed Prince Edward Island mussels flavored with thyme, feta, and a kick of chili flakes on grilled tuscan bread ($24). Southern-inspired sides enhance seafood plates, from a seared red snapper teamed up with sweet dill succotash and okra ($31) to seared diver scallops paired with creamy grits, fried capers, and an edible bust of William Faulkner ($32). A fillet steak served with portobello mushrooms and asparagus ($33) sets the stage for a classic romantic meal as couples clink and enemies hurl martinis or glasses of wine across the table ($8+). A visit to the rooftop bar infuses meals with a festive mood as revelers enjoy spectacular ocean views and sample a selection of top-shelf tequilas from Jose Cuervo, Patrón, and Sauza ($9).

2236 E County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach,
FL
US

2931 Scenic Highway 98
Destin,
FL
US

Scenically perched over the Gulf of Mexico's inviting waters, the seafaring chefs at Harbor Docks whip together tasty treasures crafted from the sea's naturally briny bounty. A parade of ceremonious appetizers opens oceanic feasts with fried crab claws ($10.99+) and fried grouper cheeks ($10.99); stuffed mushrooms are filled with less expressive, but equally delicious lump crab and monterey jack ($11.99). Famished fishermen can sink teeth and hooks into the market-priced catch of the day, culled from Harbor Docks's wholesale market and prepared to your taste, whether you prefer your fish blackened, broiled, sautéed, fried, chargrilled, or converted into a fetching hat. Sushi seekers can take a delectable detour through Harbor Docks's extensive menu of rolls and nigiri, nibbling traditionally prepared bites such as the eel- and avocado-laced Banzai Roll ($8.99). Or rub rice-y elbows with remixed creations such as the Cowboy Roll ($8.99), which corrals hunger using a combination of steak, green onion, and tiny seaweed lassos.

538 Harbor Blvd
Destin,
FL
US

It’s barely an exaggeration to say that Marlin Grill is a cornerstone of the Baytowne Wharf community—it occupies a grand, two-story corner space in the sprawling Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, its curving façade giving out on a patio facing the Events Plaza. As might be expected of a resort restaurant, the menu is broad and accommodating—there’s even a children’s menu with fried lobster and crab cakes among the chicken fingers—but creative preparations add zip to the steakhouse template. Filet mignon (dry-aged certified Angus, like all Marlin’s beef) is wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon and itself grilled over hickory just to show trees who’s boss, and a pair of cold-water lobster tails splash into kiwi-honey mustard sauce and mango chutney. Sides tend toward the impossibly rich, the mashed potatoes mixed with ricotta and the macaroni 'n' cheese studded with Tasso ham.

The drinks program is appropriately ambitious, covering more than 600 wines, a deep list of scotches and their allies, and fruity martinis, including a $10,000 version complete with one-carat diamond. The beer selection is a little more down to earth, centering on regional brews such as Georgia’s Sweet Water 420 Pale Ale and Florida’s Grayton Pale Ale.

The Village of Baytown Wharf
Destin,
Florida
US

When The Melting Pot originally opened in 1975 just outside Orlando, diners had just three options: swiss-cheese fondue, beef fondue, or chocolate fondue. The restaurant first expanded four years later, when an enterprising waiter at the initial location opened up a new outpost in Tallahassee. Today, the company—now owned by that original waiter, Mark Johnston, and his brothers Mike and Bob—reigns as the premier fondue, wine, and drink restaurant, stretching across North America with more than 140 restaurants. The restaurant's menu has also expanded, and patrons can now expect six varieties of hot dipping cheese paired with salads, entrees, and molten chocolate.

On a given night, groups of viscous-dip-loving foodies gather around tables to nosh on cheese-fondue appetizers and various salads while cooking steaks and seafood in a choice of healthy broth or oil. Birthday revelers and romance seekers cap decadent evenings sharing the chocolate desserts that have defined The Melting Pot for decades.

11394 US Highway 98 W
Miramar Beach,
FL
US