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We are a retro little Seafood and BBQ Joint across the street from the Emerald Coast's sugary sand beaches. We also offer catering for any type of event serving any style food!

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Mark Davis

3 June 2019

It took my family 1.5 hours to get our food the food was not good in anyway all the tables around us got their food eat and left ,it cost 52.71 in the end and I will tell everyone I know not to eat here it was the worst meal on a vacation I have ever had and my grand kids were with us for the vacation and , my wife and I wanted one adult meal and for that no good deed goes unpunished ,the service sucked the food sucked and I rate it at a minus 5 stars and will never enter the door again . I'm ashamed I picked this place and my grandkids had to suffer thru the whole ordeal and ruin the evening.
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Tiffany Dollar Archibald

Some of the best steak I have ever had anywhere! Oysters were great, mussels and everything in between!! We will be back for sure!

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Kristen Jones Moon

Service was horrible! Food was not great! Very over seasoned! Kids meals were very small for the price! I will definitely not be going back and not ever recommending to anyone! Very disappointed!

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Toni Walker Galloway

We love this place !! My family enjoyed the view and said it was the best meal they had at the beach !

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David Caudill

Great tasting shrimp. If you have ever tasted Skyline Chili then you will love Captain Dave’s Shrimp.
Great food and great service. We eat there every time we are in Town. More...

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Megan Ann Clark

We stopped into Sandbar tonight for dinner. The restaurant was incredibly noisy, poorly lit, and HOT. I’m not sure if the a/c wasn’t working properly, or if it just wasn’t on, but it was over 80 degrees inside. Our server was excellent and attentive, but the food took an extremely long time, and many items were poorly/overly cooked. One member of our party was served a side salad with nasty browned lettuce. Two members of our party ordered steamed shrimp, which was overcooked and appeared to have been sitting for quite some time. My roasted potatoes were basically burnt, and the grilled chicken I ordered for my girls to split was so dry and overcooked I could barely cut it with a knife, much less chew it. I notified the waitress of the issue with the chicken, and she offered to have it remade or offered to make something else. At this point, I went with something quick and asked for a grilled cheese and hot dog instead of waiting for new chicken breast. The waitress returned shortly after and actually removed the chicken from our plate to take to the back because the cooks didn’t believe there was anything wrong with the chicken and wanted to see for themselves. When the ticket arrived, the less expensive original entree had been removed ($12), and we were charged for two, $8 kids meals ($16). Our meal was no where near worth the $70 it cost. Extremely disappointed and definitely would never recommend. More...

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Ray Trammell

Warrior Watch Riders presented plaque to Craig and David for their support of our Military and Veterans. Not only does this restaurant have great food and service, they have gone out of their way to support our armed forces! Salute to both of you!!!

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Amy J Claborn

Food was good. Just a little over priced for the sides that are offered with our Grouper & Snapper meals. BBQ pulled pork was excellent! 20 minutes into our visit I had to remind the waitress that we still had not received our beer that was ordered More...

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Melissa Curl Walker

Awesome! Went to Sandbar this evening and had a great time. Atmosphere was amazing, staff incredibly helpful and nice, and the food was outstanding. Met one of the owners, Dave and the Bar Manager, Gerald. Great folks! Definitely will go back! More...

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Caitlyn Shipp

Absolutely great service! The food was worth every penny! I ordered the Horseradish Parmesan Oyster's and they were to die for! My husband had the Cajun Oyster and said they were great! I highly recommend to anyone coming to PCB! More...

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Jennifer Marie Kimbro

Ordered baked oysters which were good. On My fried scallops the breading fell off . They weren’t that great and over priced .We had ordered a grill cheese sandwich for one of the kids it was burnt sent it back for a new one. Tuna dip was like 2 spoonfuls for $10 wasn’t that great either. Our drinks got refilled one time. I’m sorry to say we won’t go back. It’s too expensive for quality of what you get. More...

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Brandon Moore

Came here based off of a recommendation from a local resident. Our server was great , Candi I think was her name. Other than that it was awful. It was so hot in the building it wasn’t even comfortable. The hush puppies served with some of our dishes were absolutely inedible. Literally had to spit them out because they tasted and smelled like soapy water. One member of my family got crab cakes and they were disgusting as well. We swallowed the meal down due to the prices we paid but was not impressed at all. Would never come back most likely More...

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Robert J Russell

We went to the Sandbar at 4:45 pm on 5/26/2018. You would think that at this time of day, when the restaurant was not packed that the service would have been better.

We won't know how the service was because after waiting for 10 minutes to get waters (which I had to walk to the bar to get) then I had to get the hostess to find my server to get menu's.

When we finally got our menu's and selected 2 things on the menu to order, our server told us that they were out of those 2 things.....

We decided that this was not the place we needed to be - so we got up and left.

Probably will never recommend this place and will not be giving any good review on our facebook groups/ - OriginalRestaurantCritic/
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Tiffini Christine Matthews

Great place to eat and hang out! Our service was excellent! Their tuna dip is one of the best I've had and I get it every seafood place I go. I also recommend The Commnader Dave's shrimp if you like spicy! More...

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Josh Tenney

We ordered a TON of food and all of the seafood was phenomenal! A friends chicken fettuccine was a bit dry she said but I did not try it so no loss of a star. Will absolutely be back! GREAT steak, shrimp and mussels! Amazing service and the atmosphere reminded me of an old diner. Perfect for great food and beer! Get the Scuba IPA! More...

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Terry Brand

Been coming here for years, mainly on Fri/Sat for their prime rib, which was always excellent.

Tonight's food and customer service was incredible.
Incredibly terrible.

Manager was rude and did not care in the least. Waitress apologized and said she was looking for another job, as they just don't care anymore, even alienating locals.

There are much better places in PCB.
Never again for us.
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Art Payton

Friendly staff, great food, reasonably priced. Had the best shrimp dish ever with their Top Secret butter sauce. Absolutely delicious! A gem we found passing through Panama City Beach. Hoping to get back there on my return trip...it was just that good! More...

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Stephanie Spradley Stubbs

Best steamed seafood on the beach, which is hard to find !!! Great staff, great prices ! We had the crawfish, shrimp, snow crab legs & scallops steamed & also the raw oysters are also great ! If you've not tried it you should, you will not be disappointed !!! More...

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Amber Patton

Y'AAAALLLLLL let me tell you...this is the go to restaurant. Great menu variety, great service, sweet tea is hella good, and ya gotta try that Tuna Dip and the Snapper is divine for a first time snapper eater. Thanks for rocking my stay in PCB. Don't be on a diet when ya eat here though cause if your a newbie to somethings yeah your diet is gone. Looks like heavy boot camp courses to come after I get back home. But totally worth it.♡ More...

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Tonya Tucker Foster

Great things first...oysters are amazing! We 4 different types of baked oysters and a dozen raw oysters. The Alfredo was had by two of our children (teens), they described it as toilet water. I tasted it and it was not good, but I would not equate to toilet water. Another had shrimp and scallops and was sub par. The shrimp wasn’t great. The service was seriously lacking as my husband had to go find our waitress to get drink refills for all after waiting patiently for quite some time. We had a party of 5...not 10 More...

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Elizabeth Kane Stigall

Wanted sea scallop basket ..ask to have it lightly breaded..server said if it was light it would be raw in middle ..what?? Had the Alfredo asked if it was same scallops ..she said they were..surprise they were not ..I told her that I got bay scallops..she told me sea scallops were not size appropriate..again what?? 2 large in shell mussels were also in Alfredo with about nickle size shrimp and pencil eraser bay scallops. Husband had crab cakes ..over cooked also corn on cob it never got cooked. Server took it never bought him another.. .table of 4 with cocktails..well over $120.00.. Not worth it.... More...

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Commander Dave's Shrimp and Slow Smoked Pork Ribs.

We ask many questions and carefully listen to the responses. We have many, many years of experience that makes our clients feel there is nothing which cannot be achieved. Those clients are right!

Long hours, especially weekends and holidays and super hot kitchens!

Entrepreneurial spirit, the desire to be the absolute best and some inherent lose screw upstairs!

Because we do not believe in failure or mediocre food.