Five Guys

Five Guys: Fresh Burgers Conveniently Located in PCB's Pier Park
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Panama City Beach edition of Five Guys delivers the same fresh burgers and heaping piles of fries you've come to expect from the restaurant's other locations, along with roasted peanuts to enjoy as you wait for your meal. Enjoy your meal outside, where you can enjoy the charming ambiance of Pier Park.

- The Local Expert Team

Juicy burgers and mouthwatering fries await at Five Guys, which is a reliable fast food option available across the nation — including a convenient location in the heart of Pier Park. Situated amidst the hustle and bustle of one of Panama City Beach’s most charming tourist destinations, this Five Guys offers a reasonably quick dining experience but clearly does not sacrifice on culinary quality or portion sizes.

Wait times are definitely longer at Five Guys than at several competing fast food restaurants, but this is understandable given the establishment’s focus on fresh ingredients and onsite preparation. If you’re feeling ravenous, you’re welcome to snack on roasted peanuts in the meantime. The food is definitely worth the wait, as you’ll discover while enjoying your highly anticipated meal. 

The food at this particular location will likely meet your expectations if you’ve visited other Five Guys restaurants in the past. This location, however, is set apart by its outdoor seating area, which is worth checking out when the weather cooperates. This area is especially helpful during busy days, when the inside of the restaurant may be packed with other visitors still waiting on their orders. 

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Keep it classic with the signature Five Guys hamburger. Featuring a toasted bun and two hand-formed patties, this burger can come loaded with a variety of toppings, including such standards as lettuce, pickle, tomato, ketchup, or mustard. You’re also welcome to add unique toppings such as mushrooms, green peppers, or jalapeno peppers. 

Bacon Dog
A hot dog might not initially seem like a go-to option at Five Guys, but this version is definitely worth ordering. It features a grilled Hebrew National hot dog and a satisfying layer of crispy applewood-smoked bacon. An additional option is available with melted Kraft American cheese.

At Five Guys, the fries are ordered separately. Choose between two beloved styles: the Five Guys standard or a Cajun offshoot. Both are made from fresh-cut potatoes and fried in 100 percent peanut oil. 

Veggie Sandwich
No, this is not a veggie burger — but it’s the next best option for vegetarians who choose to visit a meat-focused fast food joint. Begin with the bun and build your sandwich from scratch, or, if you prefer, try the standard option: green peppers, grilled onions, mushroom, lettuce, and tomatoes. A similar sandwich with melted American cheese is also available.

Treat yourself to the ultimate dessert. It all begins with a vanilla milkshake, which can come with or without whipped cream. From there, you’re welcome to select as many mix-ins as you desire. Favorites include chocolate, peanut butter, strawberries, salted caramel, and even bacon. 

Every sandwich, side, and dessert at Five Guys is made with care. Fresh ingredients ensure a delicious meal, no matter when you visit or what you order.

Insider Tips:
– First-time visitors are often shocked by the sheer amount of fries that accompany a so-called ‘regular’ order. When in doubt, plan to split the regular order of fries with a friend. If you visit with a larger group, you can easily accommodate everybody with just one large order along with your preferred burgers or sandwiches.
– Five Guys does not technically offer a children’s menu, but kids can typically handle the ‘little’ versions of the establishment’s standard burgers. Little burgers come with just one patty, instead of two. Otherwise, the grilled cheese sandwich is always a kid-friendly favorite.
– While in-person visits are definitely recommended to make the most of the fresh food and charming atmosphere, the Pier Park location also offers convenient deliveries via DoorDash.