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Smitty's Barbecue & Salad Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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651 N Highway 231, Panama City, FL 32405-4704
+1 850-769-3296
10:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

There was a birthday party of at least 20 people for a very nice 93 yr. old man, and still the service was outstanding. Brisket was very good and they have a good salad bar. The interior covered the planes was enjoyable to look at while eating!

Thank P.D. S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I try to eat at Smitty's barbecue at least once or twice on my trips to Panama city, its a quint local spot with good food and the smell of smoke when your in driving distance. Uncomplicated menu with fall off the bone ribs. Food has always been good and the ambiance is perfect for any veteran. Serval sauces to... More 

Thank businessjeff
Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, Great Service, and nice atmosphere. Always greeted with a smile. A great lunch or dinner spot. I give it an A plus!!!

Thank Ryan78npc
Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The lettuce was very crisp and fresh. A ton of toppings to put on your salad. Service was attentive and nice. Pudding was delicious.

Thank mcmegan98

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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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?