Best Brunches in Panama City

(Author: Sandy Klug-Lard)

It’s impossible to pinpoint the number one best brunch restaurant in Panama City, Florida. With so many tasty local restaurants, you could easily spend all day brunch-hopping from St. Andrews to Downtown Harrison!

Where should you start? Here are four top spots where you can find the best brunch in Panama City, Florida. 

Alice’s on Bayview 

Located at 1000 Bayview Avenue with a stunning view of St. Andrews  Marina, Alice’s on Bayview has quickly become a local brunch favorite! The word on the bay is that Alice’s has the best French Toast hands-down in town. Start off with mouthwatering She-Crab soup or a refreshing Watermelon Beet Salad. Then choose from popular entrée options ranging from a Southern Breakfast to a Beef Tenderloin Benedict. Don’t forget to make a selection from the Beer & Wine menu. If you like brunch with a view, Alice’s is the place for you!


Nestled right on the main stretch of 1125 Beck Avenue, Burgunbarrel is steps away from Oaks by the Bay. Since it’s a wine bar, it’s not hard to  guess why the mimosas stand out here. Choose from grapefruit or orange  juice mimosas and enjoy your drink out on the patio before diving into their food options. Burgunbarrel’s popular Crab Benedict will make your mouth water, and the  praised local favorite brunch-menu option is the Truffled Steak & Egg  Benedict. Of course, the Cajun Shrimp & Smoked Gouda Grits is nothing to ignore. Be sure to bring enough friends to enjoy all these delectable bunch options on the menu! There’s plenty to go around.

The Funky Mermaid  

Take a quick cruise down Beach Drive and get funky! Located at 448 Harrison Ave, The Funky Mermaid is known for its live entertainment and fun atmosphere. Plus, the brunch menu will definitely make you do a happy dance! Come to brunch at The Funky hungry! Expect large portions of anything you order on the brunch menu. But the real treasure here are the  bottomless mimosas for less than $15. At The Funky Mermaid, your bartenders always take care of you and treats you like family. Pop in on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11am—and get funky!

The Press  

Need a pick-me-up after those bottomless mimosas? Cross the street to 310 Harrison Ave and let The Press serve you up the best coffee downtown! Be sure to try out any of the premium coffee specials, the monthly flavor coffee blend or choose from a wide selection of teas. Top yourself off with  Strawberries and Cream or the crowd favorite Riding with the King crepe, then grab a fresh pastry for the road. The Press is the place locals come to relax or even catch up on emails. As soon as you step through the doors and smell the coffee, it feels like home! You definitely don’t want to skip out on this favorite local brunch spot.

While you can’t go wrong with any Panama City restaurant, these top brunch spots will leave you feeling the magic of our favorite city. Be sure to pick one to visit this weekend—and bring a friend or five!