Shades Bar and Grill

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Type: Bar, Eatery

10952 E County Highway 30A
Panama City, Florida, 32413-6140
United States

(850) 231-9410 | map

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Added by jbone78 on 05-09-2009

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Was looking forward to Shades given the other BA reviews. When I got there it was a disappointment, though. It's a sports bar with a nice draft beer selection. Appetizers were overpriced, couldn't bring myself to get one. The food selection was lame and overpriced, I settled on a pizza, excuse me a "flatbread" which was just meh. There were TVs everywhere, I couldn't get away from a screen. Service was decent, but it wasn't busy. The only thing this place has going for it is the expansive beer selection. If their tortilla chips were free instead of seven bucks, I would not have got such a negative vibe off this joint.

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Photo of ecrpwf
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Large selection of draughts, many missing as listed. Food OK, lots of TVs for sports

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Photo of boss302
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is a nice place. Shades has been around for awhile, previously having been located at Seaside, they moved to this location at the corner of 30A and 98 and the Eest side of Walton County several years ago. It is a beach restaurant and other than the better beer selection, pretty typical.

The beer selection is awesome for this area that generally caters to the macro beer drinker. They are really stepping out by having such a large beer selection of decent beers. I am glad to support the effort.

Service has been good during our visits, good beer, good food. The price is on the high side, perhaps a necessary evil to have a good beer selection, but may be a hold over from their Seaside days of astronomical pricing.

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Photo of jbone78
4.68/5  rDev +24.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of my favorite places to go and have a beer. When you walk in, you can see the entire restaurant. It is a very open and inviting atmoshere with at least twenty-five foot ceilings. Their food menu is indigenous to the area with seafood and other sea living dishes. they also have sandwiches and bar food for the games you can watch on the many large televisions they have. Now for the beer. They have a very large selection for this area. Northwest Florida is full of people that do not understand good beer and only want the cheapest they can find. The last time I was at Shade's, they had 32 beers on tap and not just macros. They have most of the Sweetwater beers and one of the only places you can go tho get a fresh IPA on tap in the area.

Thank you Shade's!

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Shades Bar and Grill in Panama City, FL
3.75 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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