Life is Better By The Beach!
Take a deep breath of fresh gulf air on Willy’s historical Pier, and enjoy your lunch or dinner while watching a beautiful sunset into the Gulf of Mexico. You can’t find a better view around, and combined with our World famous ribs, Fresh Seafood, huge tropical drinks, and friendly staff, Pineapple Willy’s is a must visit Panama City Beach restaurant!.
Smile Big. Eat Big. Drink Big
If there’s one phrase that holds true at Pineapple Willy’s, it’s “Life is better by the beach.” Take a deep breath of fresh gulf air on Willy’s historical Pier, and enjoy your lunch or dinner while watching a beautiful sunset into the Gulf of Mexico. You can’t find a better view around, and combined with our World famous ribs, Fresh Seafood, huge tropical drinks, and friendly staff, Pineapple Willy’s is a must visit location in Panama City Beach.
Famous BBQ, Fresh Seafood, Signature Drinks
Because we’ve been on the beach for over 25 years, we know what you’re looking for when you’re visiting: Great food, big drinks, and an atmosphere that you can’t get anywhere else. Here at Pineapple Willy’s we’re known for our World Famous BBQ Ribs made with Jack Daniels Sour Mash Whiskey. These falling off the bone ribs are served in a souvenir sandcastle bucket that’s sure to help you build the best sand castle on the beach. Something that comes second nature to coastal natives is how to cook fresh Seafood. We’re cooking up a variety of seafood dishes daily here at Pineapple Willy’s, so look no further for fresh seafood while visiting Panama City Beach. Daiquiris and the beach go hand in hand, which is why here at Pineapple Willy’s, we have the largest selection of Fat Tuesday daiquiris in the area, all served up in souvenir cup for you take back home with you. Famous BBQ, Fresh Seafood, and Signature Drinks: all served beachside by our friendly staff.
First Panama City Beach
In the early 30’s there was little use for what some referred to as “the ugly white sand” of the future Panama City Beach. Vast expanses of undeveloped land were obviously only for farming and these sandy acres had little chance of producing anything worth harvesting. Gideon Thomas, however, saw more to this real estate than its critics. Though others made numerous attempts to convince Thomas that his efforts to harvest anything edible in this area were futile, he would simply respond, “I’m not attempting to grow vegetables here I’m going to grow people.” Grow people he did.
On May 2nd, 1936, Gideon held the formal opening of Panama City Beach complete with amusement park rides and whole Florida lobsters for 75 cents each. It was then that the life of this small beach town and the dreams of one man began to take shape. Tourists began flocking in from all over the southeast and Panama City Beach became the premier vacation destination. It is safe to say that Gideon Thomas did indeed produce a “bumper to bumper” crop. In fact, in 1953 state officials recognized his contributions by naming the street you traveled to get to Pineapple Willy’s “Thomas Drive”.
Things have changed quite a bit since 1936. Buildings have gone up, buildings have come down, property has exchanged hands, and newer, bigger dreams have been realized. One of those dreamers was a young man named William Buskell, better known to all as “Pineapple Willy”. In 1984 “Pine” changed the name of what was then called the Pier 99 lounge to Pineapple Willy’s. The name derived from the introduction of our now signature rum drink, the Pineapple Willy. He started with the basics: great food, great cocktails, and great staff. Minus a little bump in the road locals refer to as Hurricane Opal, not much has changed here at Pineapple’s. We still serve the best ribs on the beach, you’d be hard pressed to find better drinks, and the staff is as friendly and fun as ever.
For More Info Visit www.pwillys.com
9875 South Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach, Florida 32408