#46 of 159 Panama City Beach Restaurants

Salty Sue’s

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Salty Sue's — Serving Homecooked Steak, BBQ, and Seafood with a Smile
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When your beachside adventures leave you ravenous and tired out, head over to Salty Sue’s for a rejuvenating meal in a homey atmosphere. You can get your fill of steak, BBQ, and seafood delights of all kinds while sitting in comfy chairs and watching TV. They even have a pool table on-site to keep you busy while you wait for your delicious meal to arrive at your table.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

When it comes to Panama City Beach eateries, Salty Sue’s is a popular place to go after spending the day on the beautiful sandy beaches nearby. With their homey dining atmosphere, comfortable seating, and friendly service, they easily bring in the crowds every day of the week. Their homecooked steak, BBQ, and seafood meals keep everyone hanging around and frequently coming back for more.

From the second you walk through their doors, the staff greets you with a smile and ushers you to the table of your choice. You can dine inside or out, as they have a quiet covered porch along the side of their building. As you settle in, they will bring out the menus and iced water, and then take your drink orders if you are ready. You are given plenty of time to browse the menu and find your perfect meal before putting in your order.

Once you do, you can stay busy by watching one of the many TVs all around, visiting the pool table, or just chatting with your tablemates. While you kick back and relax, they will work on preparing your meal, while checking back often to refill your drinks.

The most popular dishes on their menu are:

Large Loaded BBQ Nachos
When you want to start your dining experience outright, nothing else will do but the Large Loaded BBQ Nachos. These nachos begin with a plate filled with fresh tortilla chips, then move on to the smoked chicken and pork. They smoke their pork for over 12 hours, so you just know it will be tender and juicy. Over the top of the chips and smoked meats, they pile on the chopped onions, tomatoes, and queso cheese before throwing it under the broiler. Once it is hot and bubbly, they drizzle BBQ sauce all over to complete this awesome starter.

Maryland Style Crab Cakes
The Maryland Style Crab Cakes promise to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wishing for more. They are always handmade using fresh lump crab, bread crumbs, and a variety of sensational spices. Once they are browned to perfection, they are plated up alongside two sides of your choice plus mango salsa and a tasty remoulade sauce.

Cajun Style Shrimp and Grits
Available in both large and small sizes, the Cajun Style Shrimp and Grits feature all the flavors of the Gulf and then some. They create this dish using large shrimp that are chopped up and sautéed until perfectly cooked through. They also sauté andouille sausage, bacon, green onion, and red and green peppers, then pile it all on top of creamy cheese grits.

Even though the food is good enough to fill up several times over, you won’t regret saving room for dessert. On their menu, they always have a new cobbler of the day served with a scoop of rich and creamy vanilla ice cream. Don’t forget to try their key lime pie, molten chocolate lava cake, and vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate syrup. Although you will likely need multiple visits to sample all their desserts, it won’t break your heart to come back again and again.

Insider Tips:
– You can bring along your pet while you enjoy your meal as long as you are okay with sitting out on the patio.
– Long waits for an indoor table are relatively common, especially on the weekends. You can usually get seated earlier if you opt for a patio dining experience.
– They regularly offer daily specials to provide all the flavors you love at a discounted price. Ask your server for details.