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Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Grill

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1151 Bayview Ave, Panama City, FL 32401
+1 850-763-8427
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Highlands, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The fried and grilled shrimp were great. The sides were also very good. It had been raining and the deck was wet although the plastic shade was down. They brought towels and dried the table but the outside beam continued to drip.

Thank Gary S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Everything here is excellent! Food, service, seating....all are exceptional!! You couldn't ask for a better view than this.

Thank Phillip L
North Kansas City, Missouri
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for more than 15 years. We usually recommend this restaurant to our friends and normally we would rate it as one of the best in the city. Unfortunately, our last visit was a great disappointment. We came on a Thursday night and we were seated after a half-hour wait. Our server, Steve, was... More 

Thank Doc-Rocketman
Tallahassee, Florida
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

First time coming and sorry we've missed it before. You must sit on the top open air deck, the view is amazing. Drinks and great they don't skimp. The fish dip was crazy good, but the fried shrimp was even better. Really liked the house salad with the house dressing. A can't miss spot!

1 Thank DJensen96
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We come here every year. Go near sunset and ask to be seated upstairs. The view is breathtaking. Live music is always so good and the food is amazing. A bit pricey but so worth it! The shrimp fettuccine is always good but so are any of their specials. Go down to the dock before or after dinner. Great photo... More 

1 Thank Awinslow
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We relied on trip advisor and found this restaurant in panama city. The place was great!! The atmosphere was just what we wanted, a place on the water. The food was so good from the appetizers to the dessert. We had 3 adults and 1 child and our bill was $114.00. That might be pricey for some but it included... More 

1 Thank Sue B
Panama City, Florida
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Good food and drinks! A wonderful dirty martini! love the calamari appetizer and also great salads in addition to the seafood. Staff is very friendly and efficient. You cant beat sitting on their covered back deck with a beautiful view of the water and boats - with a nice breeze. so relaxing.

1 Thank smb8710
Panama City Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I had a business meeting here along with lunch. Not the best but certainly not the worst. Did not get my drink refilled till I was paying the bill.......food was alright

Thank Sara R
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

In our book, you always visited Uncle Ernie's for the combination of bayside summer sunset evenings and a plate of good food. We had not been here in several years as the reviews kept coming in quite mixed. Tonight was just too nice of an evening to pass up the opportunity to see if we couldn't add this old friend... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

It's so expensive for what you really get. I can have that food in other place for half price. Not good at all 👎🏼 The only nice thing was the view because not even the waiter worth it👎🏼

Thank Vanessa L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1151 Bayview Ave, Panama City, FL 32401
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-763-8427

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