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Smitty's Barbecue & Salad Bar

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££ - £££
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651 N Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405-4704
+1 850-769-3296
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Leland, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem offers some of the best bbq I have had. The wall as bar is quite extensive for a small place. Satisfactions excellent and food even better!

Thank dee16emt
houston, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess I am spoiled by having really good barbecue in both Tennessee and Texas. This is really not good. The barbecue ribs were not smoked...they were cooked in the oven and drenched in the most God awful brown sugar sauce that I have ever tasted. The baked beans were even sweeter, if that is possible. If I had diabetes... More 

Thank Ladypaints
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Again, historical place that has amazing food! I have eaten here since I was a child. The menu is great and deserves a tourists attention on the way to the beach. I live in Atlanta and this place deserves your attention as well.

Thank dbro5353
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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326 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for the first time on 1/27/17 my wife ordered the smoked chicken breast which was great, I ordered chicken wings which weren't done, so I sent them back asking for Extra Extra Crisp wings, they came back done but still not crispy. The employees are very nice.

Thank Crooner82
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Have to say Smitty'se is the most overpriced lunch in Panama City. I got the one trip salad bar the barbecue lunch plate with one side and a glass of tea my bill was17. Could not believe it was so much for so little Salad Bar was only item that was fit to eat. Brunswick Stew... More 

Thank Rs E
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We used to eat at Smitty's when we lived in Panama City. Funny, we had sort of forgotten about it during a recent trip to Northwest Florida, and ventured over to Panama City. Driving somewhere in a Florida downpour in Panama City Beach, I said we could go to Smitty's. We're so glad we did. The pulled pork is awesome;... More 

Thank KWhyte1
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Just as I remember from my childhood of over 30 years ago still excellent barbecue and its famous salad bar everything was absolutely delicious and service outstanding!!

Thank Sherri B
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134 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Like the decor, while the food was not great, reasonable. Food was not served hot. Veggies were cold, BBQ was average for the south, not any thing special.

Thank Stan5107
Panama City, Panama
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Went for baby back ribs this week end and was disappointed. Plentiful, a large slab, but the flavor was not as good as Sonny's. They were also COVERED in sauce. So much had to wipe most of it off to eat. Too much sauce on the meat. Veggies were good. Husband agreed.

Thank gerri38
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I just left Smitty's and man was it great!!! I had chicken and pulled pork and it was amazingly better than the chain barbecue places that seem to be everywhere now. Brunswick stew was hearty and fresh and loaded, and the sweet potato souffle made me almost cry it was so good. To top it off, the server was very... More 

Thank Lee P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 N Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405-4704
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-769-3296

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?