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Hunt's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant

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1150 Beck Ave, Panama City, FL 32401-1468
+1 850-763-9645
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My brother is a local here and recommended even when he knows there is a wait. Sat at the bar and talked with the shucker right in front of us. Fun place but you come for the fresh raw oysters. Excellent! Hands down! Got to come again!

Thank Hvilledude
Panama City Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took some out of town friends that were visiting. Hunts was recommended by a neighbor. Definitely worth the wait. Everyone in our party of 5 got something different. We all tried a bite of everything so we could experience different food there. Have to say everyone loved it all. Hard choice to make when we will most definitely return.

Thank Divergal13
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only reason we don't visit Hunt's is if they aren't open - which is basically never. There's usually a wait (not bad at off peak hours) but its worth the wait!

Thank Belinda A
Crossville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. I love raw oysters and these are delicious. My kid loves fish and he always gets the best stuff. Hubs went with grilled shrimp this time and holy moly those were good (i may have sneaked one). And as for the non fishy type my younger son went with a burger and fries that looked amazing... More 

Thank Jillshe
Dresden, Tennessee
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just left this little unassuming yellow building that houses some great food! We greatly enjoyed the Cajun 3 cheese oysters they were the best yet! The gator appetizer was outstanding. The service is swift and friendly. Yea you may wait a bit but it's worth it!

Thank mljarred
Cleveland, Tennessee
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love fried oysters! I had heard that you need to arrive early... so we did. We arrived at 4pm and were sat, immediately. The outside is "vintage" so T- shirt and shorts were appropriate. Table and walls felt "greasy"- if that makes sense. Totally okay since we knew what to expect. It's fried, fried, and fried. I ordered fried... More 

Thank Jill C
Cleveland, Tennessee
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Usually get large oysters, the kind you have to cut in half to eat, not this time. Seem on the small side, but still good. Others at the table had the Gator Tail ...which seemed to disappear quickly. The food at Hunt's has always been great. Our waitress seemed to disappear for quite awhile though would only be my complaint.... More 

Thank mtnbiker4300
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been eating at Hunt's for 20+ years. The best! Oysters, cold beer, fried shrimp and oysters, three cheese Cajun baked. Can't be beat.

Thank Van J
Mobile, Alabama
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Oysters on the half shell are the best I've had in my 50 years of eating them. Not only are the oysters the best....but so is the price, the freshness, and the service! Lunch specials are also wonderful. Hunt's doesn't price their food like most tourist seafood spots - very affordable and the very best! A rare combination these... More 

Thank 105PatrickMcD
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love Hunts! We always sit at the bar so we can watch the guys (go Honor!) shuck oysters. Ate my first raw oyster here…it is definitely an acquired taste, but the shuckers made it fun. Seafood is always cooked perfect and we never fail to meet fun people while sharing a meal at the bar.

Thank Felix53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1150 Beck Ave, Panama City, FL 32401-1468
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +1 850-763-9645

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