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The Shrimp Boat Restaurant

1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458
+1 850-785-8706
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“steak” (33 reviews)
“seafood platter” (25 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve eaten here several times since it’s reopened and have had great food and outstanding service. They have a wide range food choices and prices .... something for everyone. The wait staff is also excellent and Joann, the floor manager, seems to be everywhere all...More

Thank Leonard C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We have a timeshare in Panama City Beach and on every trip have enjoyed meals at this beautiful restaurant. On our last visit, we stepped into the same beautiful restaurant, but from there, honeymoon was over. We like dining at the bar, which is huge,...More

1  Thank Lalo765
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

My Husband & I both had the Ribeyes Steaks they were Grilled to Perfection Our Server Savanna was very professional Management came to our table to ask how our food n Service was Highly Recommend this Restaurant Cindy Hutchinson Dec 16 2017

Thank CLH64
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Under new ownership, the food is great- view is equally spectacular and the service is friendly!!! They are quick and understanding, you know when you want to sit at the bar then when your food comes out, you have seen the SPECTACULAR sunset and want...More

Thank Mollie D
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Been here many times, became a home away from home when my mother was sick. Haven't ordered anything undercooked or prepared sloppily. Service is pure Florida panhandle gracious and the portions are large. Salads are straightforward but the fresh fish selections are always good. Land...More

Thank vdupuy
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We took a gamble and went here for the setting despite the negative reviews...We made the right decision. Mitchell (our waiter) was VERY professional and knowledgeable. The Front Floor Manager came out twice to ask us about our meal and thank us for coming. The...More

Thank f15blade
Reviewed 23 October 2017

What a difference a few months makes. Absolutely horrible service now with the new owners. We will never go back as long as it is under the current ownership. We went on a Sunday evening. There were about four other tables, but a lot of...More

2  Thank DennisBTR
Brittany H, General Manager at The Shrimp Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Dear DennisBTR, Please accept my sincere apology for the evening you had. This is not indicative of the type of service we strive for or the dinning experience one should except. Thank you for leaving a review about your experience here at the Shrimp Boat...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Had a Wonderful dinner with family tonight at Shrimp Boat!! Food was fresh anddelicious! Our server, Nicholas, was very attentive and helpful!!! We will certainly be going back!!!

Thank PoodlesFlorida
Brittany H, General Manager at The Shrimp Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Dear PoodlesFlorida I'm thrilled you had a great experience at the Shrimp Boat Restaurant. Thank you for your fantastic feedback. I'll be sure to pass it along to Nicholas, and we look forward to seeing you again. Till then, Brittany Hood, General Manager

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We ate next door at Uncle Ernie’s last night and thought that the Shrimp Boat looked like an awesome restaurant, so we went there tonight. We were greeted pleasantly by the executive chef and sat immediately. We had total pick of seating as there was...More

1  Thank BoggsMom
Brittany H, General Manager at The Shrimp Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Dear BoggsMom, Thank you for leaving a review about the Shrimp Boat Restaurant, I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the food and prices. We pride ourselves on our reputation for preparing dishes that speak volumes with warm and efficient service to match....More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

I have eaten here three times since they reopened; once with friends who chose this restaurant and twice when my group just didn't want to wait to get into Hunt's across the street. I was disappointed every time. The place looks nice inside and out,...More

3  Thank Micki G
Brittany H, General Manager at The Shrimp Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Dear Micki G, Thank you for the feedback. We're sorry if the items you ordered at the Shrimp Boat Restaurant were less impressive. We take a lot of care in serving distinctly flavorful dishes that are accurately represented by our menu, so we certainly appreciate...More

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Jeff W
21 February 2016|
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Response from TiltedKilt2013 | Reviewed this property |
They do not open for lunch, but their bar (Gracie Rae's) is open for lunch. Not the same type menu. Capt. Table, Hunts Oyster Bar, and Uncle Ernies are the to best places for lunch in St. Andrews...all within walking... More
25 February 2015|
Response from CMWynn | Reviewed this property |
The Shrimp Boat is usually open throughout the week and also serves lunch. If you are visiting Panama City for Spring Break, it is worth driving over the bridge and enjoying the St. Andrews area. You can dress up or down... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458 (Formerly Shrimp Boat)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-785-8706
  • E-mail
For over 65 years, The Shrimp Boat Restaurant has offered casual waterfront dining in Panama City with a reputation for serving the best seafood straight from the local waters. Dine with us for delicious, fresh seafood, and exquisite views of St. Andrews Bay. Our menu is filled with everything from mouthwatering hand-cut steaks to succulent seafood dishes. The Smith family has owned and operated restaurant since our opening in 1950, we have been crafting fine dishes to feed your appetites such as our delectable grouper panama, the bacon wrapped scallops, or the famous shrimp pompano, or the traditional fried seafood platter. Many items are grilled over pecan wood to give each dish a distinct and exciting flavor. We are a family friendly restaurant with a great kid's menu. Shrimp Boat in Historic St. Andrews has more to offer than just amazing food, drinks and top-notch service. It is also home to multiple venues that are sure to be perfect for your next special event. From wedding ceremonies under the old oak tree at "The Point" to a business luncheon overlooking St Andrews Bay in the Palmetto Room, let us help you make your next event a memorable one. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority here at The Shrimp Boat Restaurant. Don't forget to visit Lowe's House of Bourbon for the best live entertainment on the Gulf Coast, located on the 2nd floor of the Shrimp Boat. We also offer Gracie Rae's Bay Front Grill for the best casual food on the bay with great sunsets! And the Salty Hawg Oyster Bar is right next door serving ice cold oysters and cold draft beer daily! All inside the Shrimp Boat Complex! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to welcome you into our cozy, comfortable, and relaxing environment to enjoy a meal that will create memories and experiences you'll remember for a long time. Visit us today, and you'll see why we are known for serving the best seafood on the Gulf Coast!
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