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Buddy's Seafood Market

111 S Highway 79, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2111
+1 850-234-2609
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (62 reviews)
“potatoes” (71 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 18:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 S Highway 79, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really fresh seafood. We bought certain items here but the shrimp is cheaper and really fresh from Captain Andersons marina. We were in one restaurant and mentioned we were not up to an appetizer but wanted to get some smoked tuna dip to take home...More

Thank avery59
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got Royal Red Shrimp from here last year and they were so good! Got there this year and the Royal Reds were not easy peel but we got 3 lbs anyway steamed. Took back to our rental house and these just were not good....More

Thank Coleman02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always visit Buddy's for takeout seafood when we are in the Panama City area on vacation. They have some of the freshest seafood we have ever eaten. Went in yesterday to get a pound of shrimp for our lunch, and had it steamed. Griffin...More

Thank dwbfl0515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I find it's rare that a place lives up to the hype, but Buddy's does just that. Our most recent visit we stayed on the west end, a very short drive to Buddy's. I have of course heard the rave reviews and was excited to...More

Thank DesireeNicoleDavis
Reviewed 17 August 2017

OK - the first time I ever went in here I thought it was kind of bedraggled looking but a friend had recommended it so we keep coming back - we had 2 lbs of the largest shrimp and had the steam treatment with potatoes...More

Thank BluebirdLover
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It is surprizingly hard to find a seafood resturant that prepares fresh seafood, most of them use frozen seafood. Im from Louisiana so we came to buddys! Fresh seafood and they steam it right there for you.. and its excellent! It may be a little...More

Thank sjbarber0529
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Wanted to get fresh seafood. I was stunned at the quality. Amazing and the service was even better. They recommended fish and gave tips on how to prepare it. Extremely fast service. Will be returning. I highly recommend!

Thank Kailey N
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Buddy's is the place for fresh gulf seafood! fast friendly service and a huge selection of fresh items!

Thank jdarden
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We got the deveined Shrimp to cook. It was fresh and fine. We bought a whole key lime pie. You must got to love KLP because it really tasted bitter to me and to be honest the container smelled like fish. (They were not in...More

Thank April R
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Based on so many reviews we stopped in to get dinner for tonight. You were all right! Awesome steamed shrimp, potatoes and corn. The "crack " addiction tuna dip was exactly that! And we topped it off with one of their key lime pies!

Thank vdcoffey
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Questions & Answers
6 June 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Seafood is so dependent on supply and demand. In the Summer there are lots of visitors so the prices tend to be higher on popular items like shrimp and oysters.
Gina M
29 July 2016|
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Response from AndiMc14 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but after it's steamed it's not difficult at all to shell. Hope this helps.
27 June 2016|
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Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
Usually fresh is best. Depending on what it is, grilling is the best way. Never reheat in microwave. Turns to mush. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S Highway 79, Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2111
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-234-2609
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