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“Best fish tacos ever!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gary's Oyster Shack

Gary's Oyster Shack
Ranked #4 of 261 Restaurants in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best fish tacos ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Ive lived in Florida my whole life and ive have my far share of fish tacos, but these fish tacos are Garys are the best I have ever had!! The jalapeño slaw that comes in the tavos are freshly mafe anf the fries are cut fresh and batter with some type of awesomeness!

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Roanoke, Alabama
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best little seafood place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Definitely a "shack" from the outside, but incredibly bright, open, and clean on the inside. Looks very new and nicely decorated. Best of all, WONDERFUL seafood. I had shrimp and grits and my wife had fish tacos. We also tried some gumbo and the shrimp poppers. The shrimp poppers are balls of cheese grits FRIED with a shrimp inside! WHAT!? Delicious! Very reasonably priced, incredible service, and amazing food!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jesse T
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“Best Seafood in Panama City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

We are locals and this is the BEST seafood in Panama City. The staff is friendly and and everthing is home made.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daniel G
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“I'm in love with this shack!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Consider this two 5 star reviews as we have already had family rave about the shrimp and grits and tilapia fish tacos! Very clean, friendly, and fast! Looks can be deceiving, do not judge this book by its cover. What looks like a shack on the outside is a very quaint, cozy, personal family restaurant with great good and great staff! Gary himself made a stop at our table to check on us and see how things were. He even worked the register as we were leaving. He acted sad to see us go so soon which was just another personal touch on this highly recommended hidden gem in Panama City! Won't get any fresher seafood at such a reasonable price!

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Thank Katie T
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“freshest seafood ever at modest prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

We stopped here after a long day at the beach. Incredible fresh oysters and extremely fresh shrimp served by the owner himself and his family. Place is small but very clean and quite comfortable. We are experienced seafood lovers and would guarantee that, for the money, this is some of the best seafearers' grub we have rried.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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