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Bayou Joe’s in Panama City

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Bayou Joe’s in Panama City, Florida is an off-the-beaten-path restaurant that is worth the drive.

Bayou Joe's entrance

Bayou Joe’s is a quaint restaurant that sits on the Massalina Bayou.  Literally.  The restaurant is on a dock that juts out over the bay.  After passing the pink facade (pictured above), guests walk on a deck over water that leads to the dining area.  

It’s a great place to take in the view of boats and sea creatures alike.

Boats by Bayou Joe's

The dining area has a very laid back vibe.  The funky tabletops are set with colorful terry cloth napkins.

Bayou Joe's menu

Though it may seem like a hole-in-the-wall type of dive, the food is really incredible.  Bayou Joe’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Everything is made to order, so don’t expect to run in and run out.  

Take some time to savor your meal and enjoy the picturesque surrounding.

French toast topped with powdered sugar at Bayou Joe'sFrench toast topped with powdered sugar.

Farmer's Omelette at Bayou Joe'sFarmer’s Omelette

Blackened Shrimp and Cheesy Grits at Bayou Joe'sBlackened Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Bayou Joe’s has an overall score of 4.5 on TripAdvisor with 87% of ratings as Very Good and Excellent.  I would rate it as excellent and highly recommend the Blackened Shrimp and Cheesy Grits.

Bayou Joe’s opens at 7 am every day and is open until 9 pm Tuesday – Saturday and closes at 7:30 PM on Sundays and Mondays.

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Thursday 28th of November 2019

Going Dec 5-9,19.....are they still open then? We were here in February before and some things are closed

Brenda Stoll

Sunday 10th of November 2019

We go to Joe's frequently.. love floating on the Bayou while watching the gulls & bay boat traffic.. watching the draw bridge rise to let boats with tall masts leave the bayou.. great food, friendly staff.. a unique experience ...Not to be missed.

patti Grant

Monday 24th of July 2017

Looks SO yummy!!


Monday 24th of July 2017

It was awesome!