Any visit to Panama City, Florida is an opportunity to enjoy the fresh seafood of the region.

It’s one of the most delightful parts of life here. In fact, for most, savoring the flavors of the Gulf is a highlight of the trip. A tasty breakfast or dinner overlooking the water is always fun, but when it comes to menu options, the choices get tough. Shrimp, fish and crab are local favorites, but tasting that oyster just opened by a champion shucker is an experience second to none. Whether you prefer raw, baked, grilled, fried or sautéed the Panama City Oyster Trail is a great way to taste them all. And dining here also offers guests a chance to experience a diversity of settings in which to enjoy it. Many of those spots include outdoor dining options, some with waterfront views and live music. Despite its small-town feeling, this is the largest city along its stretch of the central Gulf Coast, located three hours east of Pensacola and two hours west Tallahassee. Both Panama City’s history and setting are centered around the water, but menus here feature not only the bounty of those waters but also an amazing variety of other delights. From fresh-shucked oysters at an iconic local shack to fine dining with waterfront views, there’s an atmosphere, and a menu, for every taste. Many of these spots offer a regular schedule of live music, adding both atmosphere and entertainment to any meal.