Panama City Beach is known for a lot of things including their beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife and great restaurants. There is nothing better than enjoying fresh seafood and a sunset while sitting beachside or a long relaxed lunch while enjoying some people watching and pristine water views.

We selected what we think are the top 10 waterfront restaurants to check out on your next trip to PCB! You won’t want to miss the food or the stunning views!

Originally Published: March 16, 2022 

Best Waterfront Restaurants in PCB


This local club is an iconic spot to spend the day and enjoy a great meal. In the evening there is a bustling bar and live music. The restaurant has an easy going vibe, set up right on the beach with a laid back atmosphere and delicious casual beach fare. 

Pineapple Willy’s

Pineapple Willy’s has been around since 1984 and is a staple in the PCB community. This restaurant has great food and drinks, well known for their ribs as well as their seafood. The seafood is local and fresh and the beach views are incredible. They also offer live music and events, so make sure to check their website calendar!

The Grand Marlin

This relaxed and inviting spot has a great story that all began on a boat as an idea turned into reality. The mission of the Grand Marlin is to offer great food, drinks and a laid back almost Caribbean like atmosphere.

Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant

This beachfront gem has been open since 1986. This landmark restaurant is known for it’s fun beachfront dining, great views, delicious food and overall good time!

Capt. Anderson’s

This landmark restaurant has spectacular water views and has been in business for over 50 years! They are known for being family friendly and serving up some of the freshest locally caught seafood. They also have an extensive wine list to peruse. This waterfront spot is a great choice for your next trip to PCB!

Hook’d Pier Bar & Grill

Hook’d is beachfront dining at its best! They offer delicious local seafood, live music and a fun vibrant atmosphere. The local staff are super friendly and welcoming.


Shuckums offers a great seafood beachfront with a side of history. They have been a part of PCB since 1967. The oysters are incredible and of course freshly shucked! This laid back spot is one not to miss on your next trip!

Harpoon Harry’s

Last, but definitely not least on the list is Harpoon Harry’s. This beachfront restaurant offers scrumptious seafood and other yummy beach bar eats, amazing views, great cocktails and lots of fun events always on tap.


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!