7 Best Restaurants to Watch the Sunset in Panama City Beach 

Restaurants - Sunset - Panama City Beach - Florida
Restaurants - Sunset - Panama City Beach - Florida


Panama City Beach has dozens of restaurants from which to choose. But if you’re visiting the Florida Panhandle, you’ll want to catch magnificent views of the sun setting on the beach while you’re eating some fresh seafood.

Let’s dish on the 7 Best Restaurants to Watch the Sunset in Panama City Beach, Florida. 

#1 Señor Frogs 

Señor Frogs is a Mexican-themed franchise restaurant and bar. Located smack dab on the beach, off Front Beach Rd., this laid-back grill eatery features amazing views of sunsets over the ocean, live entertainment, and great food. 

Senor Frogs has Mexican fare such as chips, salsa, enchiladas, and quesadillas. But they also serve up hamburgers, hot wings, and fresh fish. It’s a lively establishment in Panama City Beach and everyone in the family will have a blast here.

#2 Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant – Seafood at Sunset

Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant is famous for its delicious seafood, fabulous beachfront view, and expansive Tiki hut. People come here to enjoy some delicious fresh seafood, but they stay for the great entertainment, drinks, and yes – the gorgeous sunset.  

Located on Front Beach Rd in Panama City Beach, Florida, this lively restaurant serves up nachos, fried or fresh seafood, and hot wings galore with drinks and live entertainment.  

#3 Uncle Ernie’s Bayfront Grill & Brew House 

Uncle Ernie’s Bayfront Grill & Brew House may be the best place to go in Panama City for fresh seafood. And though the restaurant faces Saint Andrew’s Bay, the sunset views from just about every direction are spectacular.  

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Located on Bayview Avenue in Panama City, Uncle Ernie’s is a waterfront historic house that serves up great food and house-brewed beers. Whether traveling by boat or car, Ernie’s is an easily accessible sunset experience.  

Restaurants - Sunset - Panama City Beach - Florida

#4 & 5 Margaritaville & Back Porch at Pier Park 

Being neighbors along Front Beach Road, both of these restaurants (Margaritaville & Back Porch at Pier Park) boast upstairs viewing decks where you can see the sunset over the Gulf. Jimmy Buffet’s own Margaritaville serves up cheeseburgers in paradise but that’s not all. Here there is also plenty of fresh seafood and even nachos and BBQed Ribs. 

Back Porch at Pier Park served up its share of fresh seafood, but they also cook up some great chicken and ribeye steak dishes. If you’re already moving past the seafood, try out the Back Porch for some ribeye steaks.  

#6 Hook’d Pier Bar & Grill 

Also on Front Beach Road, Hook’d Pier Bar & Grill is a small beach-themed bar and grill restaurant. They boast outdoor seating with water views as well as a seafood-focused menu. Serving up anything from Cajun gumbo to hamburgers and fried grouper fingers for the kids, Hook’d will have you hooked. 

#7 Schooners at Panama City Beach   

At Schooners, you’ll discover nonstop fun, great food and music, and awesome sunsets. Located on Gulf Drive, they serve fresh local seafood and burgers. There are plenty of beverages from which to choose, including an extensive craft beer list.  

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