Gene`s Oyster Bar in Panama City

Gene`s Oyster Bar in Panama City
5 / 5
50 reviews

302 Sherman Ave, Panama City, FL 32401-4871, Panama City

Overview

Cuisine
  • American
  • Seafood

Restaurant Hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

00:00 - 17:00

Friday

00:00 - 17:00

Do they offer anything else besides oysters?

shrimp fish all great

Does Gene's serve beer?

No beer at Gene's but that would not stop me making that stop!

Is Gene's open following the hurricane. Looking for a place for lunch tomorrow near the ship yard

yes its open

Does Gene's offer gift certificates?

Nope.

Where are the oysters from today

Last time I went they were from cedar key. They were really good.

Review

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Gene`s Oyster Bar
KK
Kole Kindschuh
google
06.13.2021
5/5

The coolest old-school vibe, great conversation with your personal oyster shucker on the opposite side of the bar. Very personable, friendly, and genuine staff. LOVED IT. Will be back everytime I come through town.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
BW
Billy Walls
google
11.10.2018
5/5

This is our favorite place. I've turned all my scuba students on to this jewel. Awesome oysters and friendly service. The way florida used to be.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
MA
Mary Alice Veale
google
09.18.2018
5/5

Amazing seafood! Great oysters, soft shell crabs and crab claws! A must!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
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Joy Sylvester
google
09.16.2018
5/5

This is the absolute go to spot for the freshest oysters anywhere. We have gone there for years and it is our favorite for no nonsense great seafood! Everything is delicious and I suggest getting there early if going for lunch. Love love love!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
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Toboria Lowder
google
08.16.2018
5/5

The food is great. A little pricey for meals with small or no side dish. Baked oysters are delicious, and Shrimp scampi except only served with crackers.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
BD
Bill DeMouy
google
07.26.2018
5/5

Oysters are farm raised and everybit as good as wild oysters. Their grouper throats are delicious. Cash only, no alcohol sold.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
JN
Jennings Neeld
google
07.25.2018
5/5

If you haven't been yet then don't miss it. I had shucked oysters. My friends had fried oysters, grouper, shrimp, & clam chowder. They were already sold out of their oyster stew, which I am told us amazing. I will be back on my next visit to Panama City, you can bet on that.A lot of folk from Flordia Baptist Disaster Relief frequent Gene's Oyster Bar when they are in town. I am sure their reputation has been spread across this nation by the volunteers that have come from states as far as Alaska, Hawaii, New York, Colorado, California, North & South Carolina.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
TT
Taylor Twilley
google
07.25.2018
5/5

Just a little hole in the wall but DAMN! It's a must when I visit my parents in PCB. Definitely not a "tourist trap" type restaurant. No frills mostly locals. Definitely worth a trip over the bridge if you're staying in PCB.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
BL
Belle L
google
05.06.2018
5/5

Best place to eat seafood in Panama City.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
char
google
05.04.2018
4/5

Excellent service by the whole team !!! Huge portions 😊 extremely friendly staff I like they way everyone gets along 🙃 their just starting to stay open later now since the storm 😉 5-23-19 a big plus for our area ... it’s a tiny restaurant with lots of warmth ... it’s been here 50 years so you know their doing something right 😊

Gene`s Oyster Bar
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tom isaan
google
03.15.2018
5/5

Been there nearly 50 years. Nothing else needs be said

Gene`s Oyster Bar
JB
Jonathan Bartlett
google
02.04.2018
5/5

Phenomenal food and love the real beach feel to the place. Nothing fancy, just simple and delicious

Gene`s Oyster Bar
tammy
google
02.04.2018
5/5

The oysters are the best you just have to tell them what you want and they will make them for you

Gene`s Oyster Bar
Forestt
google
01.19.2018
3/5

Very small mom and pop type joint. Quant, food could be better in my own opinion but everything overall was good!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
WY
W Young
google
01.16.2018
5/5

Ms Ann and her staff are awesome people, we did miss having Van, we didn't know he was gone. The food is always excellent!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
GB
Greg B
google
01.09.2018
4/5

You guys are awesome but you need to expand. There are not enough seats.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
CZ
Cal Zethmayr
google
11.11.2017
5/5

One of the reasons I helped bring a new business to Panama City. Love the ambiance, and great oysters. No wonder gene' has been there so many years.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
JF
Jacob Fannin
google
11.11.2017
5/5

Food was outstanding!! Highly recommend this place. Do NOT go if you have a large party. There are only about 15 seats in the entire place and they are all bar stools. Not appropriate for infants, etc. The loaded baked oysters are the best I've had, the gumbo was very good, and the fried shrimp and grits are awesome!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
DN
Dean Niemann
google
11.02.2017
5/5

Laid back, way back. Great oysters all the time. Kind of place if they wouldn't eat it they will not serve it to you. Great fried soft shelled crab.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
JM
Jennifer Moreland
google
10.25.2017
5/5

The BEST oysters! Historic place off the usual touristy path. So fresh...they shuck open the oysters right in front of you. Gumbo is authentic and delicious. We got the loaded baked oyster and they were fabulous! Highly recommend! The Sweet tea was tasty too!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
AD
Allison Dawsey
google
09.18.2017
5/5

Great service and great food. Best oysters around.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
BW
Brad Workman
google
09.04.2017
5/5

Really liked our visit to Gene's. The food is so good and they really work to please their customers.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
AS
Alan Smith
google
08.26.2017
5/5

Chef Jennifer Lowe is a great chef and everything I've ate there has been amazing. The Owner Ms. Brunner is such a wonderful Lady and always has a smile on her face . The best home town Oyster bar in town.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
RG
Rob G
google
07.02.2017
5/5

My favorite place to eat oysters whenever I visit Panama City. I was taken there the first time when I was in fourth grade by my Dad. I’m 60 years old now. Best fresh Oysters you will find. Highly recommend. They don’t take credit cards it’s just cash deal. Enjoy.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
LP
Lesis Pearson
google
06.17.2017
5/5

Best oysters ever. Love this place

Gene`s Oyster Bar
SA
Sexy Atl Ga
google
05.19.2017
5/5

Very clean and friendly need more family owned restaurant s like that

Gene`s Oyster Bar
LP
Linda Patton
google
05.08.2017
5/5

Very casual, cash only and very good.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
JC
Juan Camaney
google
05.05.2017
5/5

Sublime culinary experience! Clam chowder is outerworldly, fresh fried fish is superb, and you just can't ask for better cheese grits! Will be coming back at any chance I have in the future! Many thanks to Mrs. Ann for her charming iconic southern hospitality!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
MC
Matt Czimer
google
04.16.2017
5/5

Very fresh, delicious raw oysters. A small, cottage-like no frills place but clean and newer feeling on the outside. Definitely a local secret as it's off the beaten path!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
PJ
Paul Johnson
google
03.05.2017
5/5

What an experience! Excellent oyster stew! Love this place! A local experience. Genuine!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
DK
Deborah Kinney
google
02.19.2017
5/5

The best oysters and shimp I have ever eaten. The staff was great. If ever near gooo!!!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
RS
Robert Smith
google
02.14.2017
5/5

Been to a lot of oyster bars in my time and must say this place ranks #1. Grouper basket was awesome too. Great service. Limited seating though. I will be back.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
cg
chekib gaida
google
02.14.2017
5/5

Very good food and really nice people. Really one of the best spots in the area

Gene`s Oyster Bar
DR
Darrin Ryan Callaway
google
02.08.2017
5/5

Love it, absolutely delicious!!! Great atmosphere, the staff is experienced and very friendly. All around, 👍 great experience!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
SB
Sherri Bannister
google
01.15.2017
5/5

The best oyster place in the world! I’ve been coming here for 18 years.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
AM
Ashton Marshall
google
11.15.2016
5/5

Try their baked oysters! SOO GOOD!!!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
ME
Michael Elias
google
10.27.2016
5/5

Most stop here, best service, there is no way you can leave here dissatisfied...

Gene`s Oyster Bar
AM
Alton Marshall
google
10.03.2016
5/5

Best hometown Oyster Bar in all of North Florida. Crab fingers, Grouper throats and delicious homemade side items...and yes I said grouper throats. Trust me best part of the grouper deep fried... um,um,um

Gene`s Oyster Bar
cW
cherie Wallace
google
08.11.2016
5/5

Simple whole in the wall with the biggest, coldest, freshest oysters in Bay county!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
RS
Richard Sowell
google
08.06.2016
5/5

I grew up about three blocks from Gene's and used to go their own regular basis with my parents. Have not been back for more than 35 years and surprisingly nothing has changed services still great and the food is extraordinary. Every time I go back to Panama City it will always be on my to do list.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
Shelby
google
07.25.2016
5/5

Best oyster bar in Bay County, and it’s not even close.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
jN
jen Na
google
07.05.2016
5/5

So friendly and food was amazing !! I absolutely lobe this place , it's experience and the hot sauce is yumm!! Best baked beans I've ever had, cheese grits are amazing and oysters were the best I had!!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
AS
Alan Smith
google
06.23.2016
5/5

Jennifer and the staff are amazing and the food is wonderfully good.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
LB
Latisha Bryan
google
06.22.2016
5/5

There's no place like home. I can not come home and not visit Ms.Anne and family(staff) at Gene's Oyster Bar. If you're looking for quaint restaurant and great oysters along with awesome customer service this is your place!!Remember, if you're going to consume raw oysters just know that there is a "safe" season which is September-April (cooler months).

Gene`s Oyster Bar
PP
Pro Peller
google
06.02.2016
5/5

What a find. Ditto to what everybody else said. This place is the real deal. Thank you Alan. I'll be back.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
RW
Ron Weszely
google
05.24.2016
5/5

Gene's Oyster Bar is a throw back to the past. It's an absolutely fantastic Oyster Bar!!!!! Well worth stopping in an having a dozen raw or baked!!!!!!

Gene`s Oyster Bar
KD
Katina Daniels
google
05.20.2016
5/5

The pleasantess and the seafood . One of my favs

Gene`s Oyster Bar
RW
Robert Wright
google
05.02.2016
5/5

The only 5 star oyster bar in the area!! Limited seating, but unlimited taste... the atmosphere, the food and the service is much like you would have experienced 40 years ago.... truly a local treasure.. take cash, they don't accept credit cards....

Gene`s Oyster Bar
JB
Jeff Beans
google
02.15.2016
5/5

This place is so great! A little hole in the wall with a long history. Food is great and service was great too. The seating is limited but worth going to.

Gene`s Oyster Bar
JO
Jason Owner&Operator
google
01.16.2016
5/5

Most stop here, best service, there is no way you can leave here dissatisfied...

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