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Hooters of Panama City Beach: A Classic Hooters Environment and a Breathtaking View
Local Expert's Rating:
3.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The beach scenery brings a unique appeal to the Panama City Beach version of Hooters. There, you'll enjoy the usual hallmarks of the Hooters chain, along with enticing entrees and a friendly ambiance.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Panama City Beach is home to a variety of bars and restaurants, but there’s no place quite like Hooters. If you crave a cheerful sports bar atmosphere, this is where you’ll find it — along with cold beer, delicious wings, and plenty of TV screens to keep you entertained.

Conveniently situated by the beach and within walking distance of several top Panama City Beach hotels, this location is a go-to for vacationers looking for an easy dining experience and an opportunity to catch the big game. It also attracts its fair share of locals, however.

No matter their place of origin, visitors appreciate the iconic Hooters vibes at this location, as well as its decidedly unique attributes. Chief among them? The view! You will definitely want to sit outside if you get the opportunity. In addition to enjoying the scenery, you’ll love the gentle breeze. If you prefer to stay inside, try to get a seat as close as possible to the windows, where you can still take in the view.

The service at this location is friendly and generally quick, even though it’s nearly always busy. While most people visit for the bar atmosphere, the restaurant’s meals are also available to-go. If you have an hour or two to spare, however, you’ll want to relax onsite so you can simultaneously enjoy the view and the game.

From cold beer to mixed drinks, a variety of alcoholic beverages are available. Beer is a perennial favorite at this and every other Hooters — and you’ll be pleased to find plenty of options on tap. If you’re not into beer, you can also order soda, iced tea, or a mixed drink from the extensive cocktail menu.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Twisted Texas Melt
Served on Texas toast, this mouthwatering sandwich comes decked out with a 100 percent beef patty, bacon, cheddar cheese, caramelized onion, and, of course, the iconic Hooters Daytona Beach® sauce.

Slider Combo
Struggling to choose between the buffalo chicken and burger sliders? There’s no need to compromise; with this combo, you can enjoy two of each, alongside mouthwatering curly fries.

Naked Wings
If you crave wings, you’ll be thrilled to find a variety of options at the Panama City Beach Hooters. Regulars swear by the Naked Wings. No they don’t include breading — but they’re so delicious, they don’t need it. Additionally, Hooters offers an excellent selection of wing sauces worth sampling. Stick with BBQ or parmesan garlic if you struggle with spice. Otherwise, plenty of choices are available for those who appreciate a little kick.

Shrimp and Spinach Salad
Keep it light with a delicious salad featuring blackened shrimp atop a bed of spinach, diced tomatoes, bacon, and blue cheese. The salad is tossed with balsamic vinegarette. Fresh and enticing, it proves that a salad can be just as satisfying as traditional bar grub.

Wise Choice Big Fish & Side Salad
Another great option for seafood lovers looking to keep their caloric intake to a minimum, this surprisingly hearty entree consists of a grilled fish sandwich served on a hoagie roll. The sandwich comes with lettuce and tomato and is served alongside a small salad. Feel free to hold the roll to save even more calories.

The food served at this Hooters may not be revolutionary, but it sure is delicious. You can’t go wrong with the wings, but you’ll also come away satisfied if you move beyond classic bar food and towards something a bit more adventurous.

Insider Tips:
-If you’re a UFC fan, you’re in luck; the Panama City Beach Hooters regularly hosts watch parties. Stop by the events section of the bar’s Facebook page to keep up to date.
-In addition to UFC bouts, the bar hosts several exciting events, including special celebrations for veterans and first responders. As with UFC fights, these events are outlined on the official PCB Hooters Facebook page.