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The Shrimp Boat Restaurant

1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458
+1 850-785-8706
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a fishing charter with us on the Gulf of Mexico and cruise back to the dock with your catch of the day and enjoy an ice cold margarita watching the sunset over this salty little village!

Thank GOTCHAExpeditions
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has changed Chef's and owners over the years, but still have kept the overall experience the same. My favorite meal has been taken off of their menu with the new owner. They still offer the Crab topping on the Grouper, but the server...More

Thank T1040EWlisah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night of a working vacation. The plan the entire time qas to conclude the evening at The Shrimp Boat. One couple had hosted their wedding reception at The Shrimp Boat and we were all anxious to enjoy a great meal together. Alas, it was...More

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our dinner here was really good! But it was expensive for the proportions. After recently changing management, they was a big menu change. So we were disappointed to learn sushi wasn't on the menu, along with several of our old favorite dishes. However, we had...More

Thank Ashley U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shrimp Boat is a large Seafood restaurant located in the Historic St Andrews part of Panama City FL. The Shrimp Boat is actually 3 in one, with Gracie Ray's and the Salty Hog oyster bar being the other 2. The main dinning room of...More

Thank davemac682017
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Clean facility, Excellent waiter, excellent stuffed shrimp and the view of the marina was very relaxing

Thank LardySue
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I went here for my birthday dinner this place is absolutely amazing great service and even better gulf shrimp some of the biggest shrimp I've seen in my life just amazing

Thank kyli_m72
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

With such a beautifully designed building and its broad views of the bay, my party had high expectations for The Shrimp House. What we experienced was quite disappointing. The long wait to be welcomed by our server was followed by excessively long waits for drinks,...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The Shrimp Boat restaurant located in Historic St Andrews offers a verity of dining options. You can eat in the main dinning room and experience 4 star service and food. If you want to be more casual you can eat out on the back deck...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 7 March 2017

After a bad day, we stopped in for some quick appetizers and asked to be seated as privately as possible. The service from Adam was just perfect and I'm a discriminating diner who notices everything--particularly if a server is a good listener.. Left in a...More

Thank TiltedKilt2013
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Jeff W
Why are you not opened for lunch on the weekends? This would be the time I would most likely go there to eat.
22 February 2016|
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Response from TiltedKilt2013 | Reviewed this property |
They do not open for lunch, but their bar (Gracie Rae's) is open for lunch. Not the same type menu. Capt. Table, Hunts Oyster Bar, and Uncle Ernies are the to best places for lunch in St. Andrews...all within walking... More
Are you open this week
26 February 2015|
Response from CMWynn | Reviewed this property |
The Shrimp Boat is usually open throughout the week and also serves lunch. If you are visiting Panama City for Spring Break, it is worth driving over the bridge and enjoying the St. Andrews area. You can dress up or down... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Beck Ave, St. Andrews, Panama City, FL 32401-1458 (Formerly Shrimp Boat)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-785-8706
  • E-mail
For over 65 years, The Shrimp Boat Restaurant has offered casual waterfront dining in Panama City with a reputation for serving the best seafood straight from the local waters. Dine with us for delicious, fresh seafood, and exquisite views of St. Andrews Bay. Our menu is filled with everything from mouthwatering hand-cut steaks to succulent seafood dishes. The Smith family has owned and operated restaurant since our opening in 1950, we have been crafting fine dishes to feed your appetites such as our delectable grouper panama, the bacon wrapped scallops, or the famous shrimp pompano, or the traditional fried seafood platter. Many items are grilled over pecan wood to give each dish a distinct and exciting flavor. We are a family friendly restaurant with a great kid's menu. Shrimp Boat in Historic St. Andrews has more to offer than just amazing food, drinks and top-notch service. It is also home to multiple venues that are sure to be perfect for your next special event. From wedding ceremonies under the old oak tree at "The Point" to a business luncheon overlooking St Andrews Bay in the Palmetto Room, let us help you make your next event a memorable one. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority here at The Shrimp Boat Restaurant. Don't forget to visit Lowe's House of Bourbon for the best live entertainment on the Gulf Coast, located on the 2nd floor of the Shrimp Boat. We also offer Gracie Rae's Bay Front Grill for the best casual food on the bay with great sunsets! And the Salty Hawg Oyster Bar is right next door serving ice cold oysters and cold draft beer daily! All inside the Shrimp Boat Complex! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to welcome you into our cozy, comfortable, and relaxing environment to enjoy a meal that will create memories and experiences you'll remember for a long time. Visit us today, and you'll see why we are known for serving the best seafood on the Gulf Coast!