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Billy's Oyster Bar and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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3000 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6229
+1 850-235-2349
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not upscale but the food good ( isn't that the point,lol) You can dine in or out. We went for lunch was soooo full there was no need to find something for dinner. Would I go back? Absolutely!

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Thank LaKesha G
Sanford, North Carolina
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Food , GREAT Oysters 2 Dozen for me yes please the other seafood looked good too. Cold Beer, nice friendly staff. They even donate their shells for seeding future oyster beds. Local Gem

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Thank Rose_sink
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good clam chowder. Also enjoyed the shrimp and crab salad, and hubby said the steamed shrimp were good. Reasonably priced too.

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Thank ZAGranny
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a local eatery and bar, the service is hit or miss it depends on the season and the food is always pretty good and tasty.

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Thank Chris H
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51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my son here to experience blue crab, but alas, they had no crab... We ordered an assortment of seafood including raw and baked oysters, snow and king crab legs, steamed shrimp, and tried the seafood gumbo. The shrimp were the highlight of the meal. Even though they were hard to peel, the flavor was great. The raw oysters tasted... More 

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Thank jamesrm02
Dallas, Texas
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We went to Billy's specifically for the blue crabs. Although we are used to the traditional New Orleans style of boiled crabs, this steamed crab version was very good. Service was average, but not bad at all. It is very casual, and this was our second time to eat here and both times have been very good.

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Thank luv2tripalot
Pinson
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158 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

get place for seafood and atmosphere - butcher paper for table clothes - steam seafood done right - choose your seasoning and make a mess - tip - now only serving oysters from Texas not local Florida -- been some problems this season

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Thank ExecChef
Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I just moved here and we decided to try Billy's because I wanted oysters for my birthday. This is a simple hole in the wall oyster bar and fresh seafood restaurant, with the friendliest staff; The food is simple and very well done! My son ordered the fried shrimp. The batter was incredibly light and nicely seasoned. I tried the... More 

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Thank Bart W
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Friend atmosphere and great food. We enjoyed the fresh oysters and cold beer. The lobster bisque was to die for. Wish it was closer so we could enjoy it more often.

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Thank Fran O
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Every one had something different and all comments were very positive. Best dining experience I have yet in Panama City.

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Thank Mildred P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-235-2349

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?