Except for fast-food joints, there aren't many national-chain family restaurants in Panama City Beach (you'll find those along 15th and 23rd sts. over in Panama City). One local chain worth trying is the Montego Bay Seafood House (www.montegobaypcb.com), which offers a wide range of sandwiches, burgers, and seafood main courses. Branches are at the "curve" at 4920 Thomas Dr. (tel. 850/234-8686), and in the Shoppes at Edgewater, 473 Beckrich Rd., at Front Beach Drive (tel. 850/233-6033).
"We Shuck 'Em, You Suck 'Em"
That's the motto at Shuckums Oyster Pub & Seafood Grill, 15614 Front Beach Rd., at Powell Adams Drive (tel. 850/235-3214; www.shuckums.com). The bar is virtually papered over with dollar bills signed by old and young patrons who have flocked here since 1967. The specialty is fresh Apalachicola oysters, served raw, steamed, or baked with a variety of toppings. Otherwise, the menu consists of pub fare and mediocre seafood main courses. In summer, Shuckums is open daily from 11am to 2am. During the off season, it closes at 9pm Monday through Friday, at midnight Saturday and Sunday.
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