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Billy's Oyster Bar and Restaurant

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3000 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6229
+1 850-235-2349
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Villa Rica, Georgia
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Shrimp and crab claws were very greasy. Shrimp crab dip was good. Snow crab legs were average. Kids had chicken tenders which were so dry they did not eat them. Grilled chicken sandwich was just that...nothing special. Needed seasoning. Over priced.

Thank MelWalk
Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'd recommend sitting outside but make sure you go inside and hang up a dollar to visit for years to come. The blue crab is great! There is a full bar. Yes, the tables are a little sticky and its not fancy but where else can you bite on a crab leg and let the butter drip down your chin... More 

Thank Tabsmom
Athens, Alabama
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to pick up your food and take it with you. Atmosphere not suitable for dining but can be done. The food is fresh , fast and delicious!

Thank juejue5050
Montgomery, Alabama
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there after being out in sun all day and sat outside. Really great seafood to choose from. Dress as casual as you want and waitresses were very friendly. I keep going back every time we go to Panama City

Thank lisa8552015
Dallas, Georgia
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another regular spot for us as Panama City. Highly recommend the baked or fried oysters. I don't recommend the seafood gumbo (a lot of rice with very seafood).

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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There is a wide variety of oyster dishes from raw to baked. Blue Point Crabs, Soft Shell Crabs, King Crab Legs and Crawfish. Service was great and our waitress was friendly and outgoing. Food was good and we left stuffed! We will return.

Thank picky307
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had the tastiest dinner; we shared the Billys platter with plenty of crabs, oysters, corn, shrimp and clams, and the kids shared the seafood platter plus wings...delicious; kids were fighting for the last of the crabs...great place

Thank lveigasf
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The service was great, decor typical, but the gumbo and fried oysters were by far the worst I've cover had. Dry tiny oysters, shriveled and mostly overdone batter, and highly over seasoned gumbo. Two visits: first and last.

Thank Dianne L
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 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!

Thank LaKesha G
Sanford, North Carolina
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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

Thank Rose_sink

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?