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Chick Fil A -- The Casual, Better-than-Fast-Food Southern Staple
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Chick-fil-A is a family-friendly, budget-friendly, quick-serve staple in the American South, and the PCB location doesn't disappoint. Expect fresh, hot food (most notably, their fried chicken sandwiches, nuggets, and strips), excellent service, and a clean, well-maintained indoor playground for the kiddos.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Chick-fil-A sets a high standard for the food they serve and the service they provide, and repeat visitors know them as a chain that goes above and beyond (even if their standard “It was my pleasure to serve you” sounds a bit hokey to some). The Panama City Beach Chick-Fil-A fits the bill beautifully; like most CFA locations, they boast a high star rating across the board online, and they’re a well-visited stop for locals and visitors alike. The PCB location also offers a clean indoor playground, a welcome relief for parents and kids alike, and an inviting way to let younger kiddos unwind when they’ve been traveling/exploring the gulf coast all day. 

Chick-fil-A’s staples are the same throughout the south. They’re famous for their chicken sandwiches, but a menu of deep-fried (and grilled!) southern favorites, salads, refreshingly cool lemonades and milkshakes, and more keep visitors coming back again and again.

A few of our menu favorites include: 

Breakfast Burritos 
You’ll enjoy mouthwatering breakfast burritos filled with all your favorites, wrapped in a surprisingly tender and flavorful tortilla, and served hot and fresh. Burritos typically include hash browns, scrambled eggs, and your choice of meat: nuggets, grilled filet, or sausage, along with melted cheese. For Chick-fil-A purists, the chicken biscuit is another great breakfast option. 

The Spicy Deluxe Sandwich 
The Spicy Deluxe features a boneless chicken breast breaded and seasoned with a spicy pepper blend, deep-fried to a golden crisp in 100% peanut oil, then served with pepper jack cheese, crisp lettuce and tomato, two pickle chips, and a toasted, buttered, bun. This sandwich could just as easily have come from a specialty sandwich shop. It’s consistently hot, served fresh immediately after assembly, and a fan favorite across all CFA locations. 

Chick-fil-A Lemonade
It’s hard to overstate how refreshing a glass of freshly-squeezed lemonade is on a hot beach day. And Chick-fil-A’s lemonade is always that good; it’s made exclusively from lemons squeezed the same day, pure cane sugar (or a sugar substitute, for the diet version), and filtered water. In short, it tastes like lemonade should taste. For those who prefer a good Arnold Palmer, just ask; Chick-fil-A servers are more than familiar with the request for the half-lemonade, half-tea favorite.

Chick-fil-A’s Panama City Beach location is easy to find, just off Panama City Beach Parkway north of downtown Panama City Beach. The location is just across from the Home Depot, and several other quick-serve restaurants are nearby, so if you’re catering to a particularly picky group, everyone will find something within a few minutes of the same stop. Just a few minutes from the beach and from many of PCB’s popular lodging destinations, this Chick-fil-A makes a convenient stop for many travelers looking for a quick, family-friendly, low-effort meal. 

Insider Tips:
– This location tends to fill up quickly during peak lunch and dinner hours. Beat the crowds by avoiding prime mealtimes, or download the Chick-fil-A One app to place a mobile order before you arrive. 
– Arriving with a bunch of small kids in tow? Go through the drive-through to order and ask them for the “Mom’s Valet” service. By the time you get everyone out of the car and into the store, your food and drinks will already be set up for you inside, along with high chairs if needed, napkins, and the works.