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Casual Fine Dining at it"s Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught seafood, mouthwatering steaks seared on an 1800 degree broiler, wild game, fresh sushi and artisan pizzas. Winner of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award, OpenTable's 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, Urbanspoon's Top 250 High End Restaurant and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, quality of food and service is Firefly's mission. The atmosphere is more like New York City than Panama City. Firefly is the locals choice for a romantic night out, or a special occasion. Firefly has also played host to Country Music Stars, Heisman Trophy winners and the President of The United States. Firefly was one of eight restaurants
PRICE RANGE
$23 - $91
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been visiting Firefly for many years. Usually love the food. But last night…we could tell the quality has slipped in an alarming fashion. The calamari was greasy and super tough. My favorite sushi was horrible (Devil’s Advocate) The tuna in the roll was...COOKED until chewy and Kani/seaweed salad was bland and hot. Very disappointing. I hope they get it together.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family who live in Panama City told us to try this restaurant. The food was delicious!!! Service was great! Must try here if you go to PCB! The grouper was delicious and for dessert we had crème brûlée, which was out of this world!!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hands down the best restaurant in PCB! Best steak and service by far!! Perfect meal! Little more expensive but you get what you pay for!!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a pretty large group that arrived at the restaurant at 8:30,our reservation time.I personally didn’t realize how fancy and up-class the restaurant was.Most everyone was dressed up and the inside was beautifully decorated with a big lighted tree.Our waiter wasn’t super attentive which...was okay but we were famished and didn’t get our food for 2 hours which is probably the norm for this type of place.One thing I feel I should mention is that the whole back page of their menu was sushi so if you’re not really into sushi,this might not be the place for you.One roll cost $17.I was not up for sushi so I ended up going for the stuffed filet which was $55. It was beautifully prepared and I did enjoy it,just hated that there weren’t more options.They did bring us some bread which tomato spread,garlic chive spread and strawberry spread that we hungrily devoured before we got our meal.I enjoyed my food but for the price and the options,I don’t know if I would go back.Really my review rating is somewhere in between a 3.5/4 out of 5.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here with some family friends for my birthday, this is fine dining and one of the top 100 romantic restaurants in the United States. We went with a few different sushi rolls and they were some of the best we...ever had, we shared several different rolls. This place is definitely romantic and pricey but the food is amazing, if you can afford it and are looking for a romantic restaurant this is another must visit!!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the strip mall fool you...this is a well oiled machine of a restaurant. Staff have ear pieces and the service is tremendous. All of our food was delicious. The bread comes with 3 dipping sauces/butter - a cinnamon butter, tomato olive oil dip...& veggie dip. We had the flash fried brussel sprouts with pancetta, spiced pecans, basil avocado dressing & park. HUGE portion & delish! The She Crab had a delightful puff pastry. I had the 8 ounce fillet & substituted fries & haricots vests - a little oily. Guests had honey soy glazed salmon+. We had the bourbon cherry flourless chocolate cake for dessert. We had not one but TWO managers come and ask us how our time was. We will definitely be back!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a restaurant owner, my family and I only eat at Mom and Pop restaurants. Everything from drinks to dessert was on point. When at different locations, I will sometimes ask managers or owners if I can see the kitchen. I’m always curious about the...flow of different operations. I didn’t have to ask, the owner came by, we chatted and he offered to take us back. That there tells me something. If you’re in the middle of your dinner service and offer guests a peek into your kitchen I already know it’s clean and organized. This place was spotless. Very casual with a great menu. There’s something for everyone and it’s all lights out. Hands down best place in PCB.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 8 May 2024

Me and my husband went here to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and our experience was not very pleasant. First we asked to be seated in the tree room when we made the reservations, but weren’t seated in that area. Then with the food, I...ordered the New Zealand Venison Tenderloin, which tasted nothing like what it was described to taste like on the menu and my husband got the bone in ribeye, which wasn't bad, but definitely not something we would order again. The only positive was our waiter, he was amazing!!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024 via mobile

We don’t eat at the nicer places too often, and really enjoyed eating here. Our server Nickay did a great job. The bread with the blueberry butter was very good. We had Calamari which was good. My wife had the broiled lobster tail very good...and I had the peppercorn crusted filet. Great place if you don’t mind the prices. $$$$More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 23 April 2024

Everything we had was delicious... Asian chicken soup.. she crab..rack of lamb..filet. crem Brule.. waiter was excellent..I can remember his name ..but all of his recommendations were great.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

The entire atmosphere doesn’t match the prices. We figured the food would be good so we stayed but wanted to walk out but honestly what is happening here? The entire lighting is bad, both the color and brightness, the whole design is way super outdated...and seems cheap and tacky at this point, the giant dining room is not at all intimate and feels like a cafeteria, the sound system is like an old ford or Chevy fm radio. The location doesn’t help any of this either. If the location were great and they at least fixed some of the inside, the rest could slide. I think they need to move to a new location, closer to the beach and not in a strip mall and please hire a designer. They are one competing nice restaurant opening up away from disaster. And side question-why were there like 6 hostesses and the hostess stand on the other side of the room? Awkward entry. Service was also a bit slow. Please invest in the experience. It’s time to keep up.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in PCB. I had the pepper crusted filet and it was so tender it melted in my mouth. One of the top 5 meals I’ve had in my 30 years of living. Service was outstanding. We interacted with many staff...during the meal and they were all very friendly.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

Extremely terrible service from our waiter. We barely saw him. Mangers on duty weren’t much better, they had a nonchalant attitude. It took us over 2 hours to even get food. Others around and sat after, ate before us. No drinks, had to continually ask...for refills, bread, food. I will give high kudos to the water/ bread young man. He will be an excellent employee in the future. Do better Firefly. We are locals and you should be embarrassed.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

Food was delicious! Service and atmosphere was amazing! My wife had the filet which was cooked perfectly and tender. I had sushi the bubba roll was amazing!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

The grouper was the special fish, and it was over $50! It was terrible! I had way better at a much less expensive restaurant in the area. The service is amazing here, but the food wasn't great. If you offer a seafood special, that is...spendy, and it's warmed up garbage, that is a never go again bad review. The bread, the service, the effort, the presentation and the risotto was so so, the fish was disgusting!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Response from buttebriar | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge. They cater to upscale diners, not tourists looking to save a buck.
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Response from airman01254 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that they do, before 6 pm
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Other than the kids filet, I'm sure we can accommodate.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
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