Schooners - Last Local Beach Club in Panama City Beach, Florida
Every morning, chefs from this beach restaurant set out to buy seafood from local boat captains. Come lunch time, the restaurant has created a menu of daily specials incorporating the day’s best catches. And, Schooners, set on sugary white sands, offers up everything you’d hope for in a beachside restaurant: $5 craft beers, sand volleyball games, live bands, and stunning sunsets.
Menu standout: Try the Gulf Fresh Grouper, which can be fried, grilled, or blackened. Also, if you can make it in September, the restaurant hosts a week-long lobster festival Sept. 12 - 18, the huge local lobsters are worth it.