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Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill

3901 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7943
+1 850-233-0334
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“jerk pork” (5 reviews)
“fish tacos” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3901 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7943
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1 - 10 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Food was OK but the staff was A+. Dining and overlooking the beach was a dream. Food was not up to my standards but was still edible 🙃

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First things first when you walk into a restaurant you need to be greeted by a hostess even fast food says welcome. Instead you stand in a gift shop selling t-shirts for $40 looking at a sign that say please wait to be seated ok...More

Thank Clint W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just had a horrible experience here. Waitress was nice, food itself was good, however it took an hour and a half to get, even then it didn't all come out together. 1 had to wait an additional 10 minutes, another 5 for the last persons...More

Thank Stubie72
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When we arrived there was no wait and tables were available. Hostess seemed stressed, so that was our first sign. We were seated and promptly greeted by our waitress. Drinks, appetizer, and salad came out in a reasonable amount of time. However, it took over...More

Thank gatraveler67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Runaway Bay. Our only complaint was the oysters had an overpowering breading in them. Otherwise, all was good!

Thank tsheetz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come to PCB every year and ate here last year and had a great experience with service and food. So we decided to come back and what a mistake. Service was slow and they were out of the coconut crusted pineapple.....there was a larger...More

Thank Jenniferwalton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fried seafood platter was excellent. I also ate some of my girlfriends blackened fish and it was awesome. Macey "Our Server" was on point. Very attentive and we never ran out of drinks. Great time.

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our family of five here for lunch and it was a great experience. We enjoyed watching the boats get loaded in the marina while we sat on the pool deck to eat. I didn't read enough reviews to know that swimwear is acceptable -...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We had seven adults. Tried a coconut/pineapple appetizer -- very different and delicious!! Everything we ordered was very tasty, we'll definitely be back again.

1  Thank happilyretired2017
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This was my second time here and my sisters first. We both agree the food was great. She had the shrimp dinner and I had the grilled grouper dinner. My grouper was very tasty. I also had the twice baked potato salad and fries. They...More

1  Thank Worldtraveler1618
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3901 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7943 (Formerly Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-233-0334
Overlooking the beautiful Grand Lagoon sits Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill, known for its Amazing View, Great Food, Awesome Drinks and Laid-Back Island Atmosphere! Our goal is to provide a paradise experience, using recipes from the tropics to give families a taste of the Caribbean. Runaway Bay has inside and outdoor dining, swimming in the outdoor pool, live music, dancing, outdoor tiki bar, and gift shop, so bring the whole family for some guaranteed family fun!
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