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Hunt's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant

1150 Beck Ave, Panama City, FL 32401-1468
+1 850-763-9645
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“raw oysters” (168 reviews)
“seafood” (246 reviews)
“cakes” (97 reviews)
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1150 Beck Ave, Panama City, FL 32401-1468
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Reviewed yesterday

We were recommended here by some locals, and they were right. Best Oysters on the coast. I also had the crab cakes and husband had Grouper. Both were Awesome. You should get there early, and no matter what you will have a wait, but believe...More

Thank Celeste S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our first time here and the food was very good. The restaurant is pretty small but food was not. Plenty of good food to eat. Grouper and shrimp were excellent. Good choice. Saw a lot of oysters being eaten must be good.

Reviewed 4 days ago

I must if you are visiting Panama City. Great osters and fish selections. A locals favorite. Service and food was wonderful. They are always busy with a wait, but it is worth the wait.

Thank 742jamesi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don’t know where to begin... This place is a hidden gem!! Don’t let the wait scare you.. it’s SO worth it! On a Monday evening 5:30 in September there was an hour wait for a table for 2 and 25 minutes for a bar...More

Thank ddhunley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a place to get some delicious oysters and cold beer in town, this is the spot!

Thank moongzr333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is small and the wait was long but well worth it. The seafood was the best we ate during our visit. The seafood platter was both amazing fried as well as blackened. Staff were friendly.

Thank fgrayson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has always been my family’s favorite restaurant. We have been coming to Panama City for more than 10 years and eat at Hunts at least 4 meals while here. We arrived in town Friday stopped of course on our way in. It was ok...More

3  Thank Deb C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough about this family owned seafood restaurant located in old town, historic St. Andrew's, near the marina. We ate the baked oysters, cheesy jalapenos oh so yummy! Large shrimp salad, and tuna po-boy...have always loved this place. It's small place, but large...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We never go back to the same restaurant when on vacation because there are so many choices. But we did this time! Oysters were fabulous I had baked oysters two nights in a row. Great cheese grits are wonderful. We had a lot of different...More

Thank HoneyShawnee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hunt's is an original. One of the best places I have ever been to eat oysters and drink beer. The wait can be long but well worth it. Home of the United States oyster shucking champ, third in the world. Great people and reasonably priced.

1  Thank bobbodine
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26 March 2018|
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Response from Larry_Lila | Reviewed this property |
I heard from my sister that they had made some changes. The place is fairly comfortable given the number of people they actually pack in there. In spite of the crowd, there always seems to be your personal space that is... More
20 September 2017|
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Response from LJones7712 | Reviewed this property |
The outside seating was only for waiting to be seated guests. They do have liquor & not sure about reservations.
4 November 2016|
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Response from SaraNicole323 | Reviewed this property |
My sister swears by the cheeseburgers there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1150 Beck Ave, Panama City, FL 32401-1468
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-763-9645
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