Seafood, music, and fun with an amazing view of the Gulf. You’ll love our 15,000 square foot deck that sits right on the beach. Well-loved dinner choices include Snow Crab Legs, Key West Garlic Shrimp, Redfish Antiqua, Shrimp & Grits and Pepper Crusted Tuna. Sharky’s is family-friendly with two playgrounds for the kids –one a giant pirate ship! Sharky’s has live entertainment nightly and Karaoke on Monday from 7pm-11pm.
Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant is known for Panama City Beach’s best sunsets and the World’s Largest palapa hut. There is also convenient parking in front of the restaurant with hundreds of additional spots across the street, immediately west of Origin. Let the Sharky’s shuttle pick you up!
THE STORY OF SHARKY’S
Begins almost 30 years ago when a true local “Beach Boy,” Clark “The Shark” Bennett traded in his coat and tie, 9-5 bank job for his dream of working in the sand. A kind of wingtips to flip-flops story.
Clark grew up working as a lifeguard on Panama City Beach, graduated from Florida State University (GO NOLES!) and started that 9-5 bank job, but he always knew he would somehow wind up getting his toes back in the sand.
Sharky’s original footprint on the beach covered just the area of the current oyster bar. It has now grown to over 15,000 sq. ft. of deck and dining. Over the years, millions have dined and danced on the worn wooden deck under the Tiki Hut. Speaking of the Tiki, Sharky’s is home to the largest open-air “palapa” in the United States, constructed with over 100,000 cabbage palm fronds and thousands of cypress knees and poles.
The “Tiki” has seen and survived, no less than three Category 4 hurricanes and dozens of tropical storms, all with ne’er a scratch. Over the years, Sharky’s has hosted many memorable “open-air” concerts featuring Rick Springfield, The Fixx, Meatloaf, Lynard Skynard, The Outlaws, and Kansas, to name just a few.
Clark passed away unexpectedly in 2007, but his passion lives on through his family and dedicated staff of over 100. We have a goal of always providing a great time, enjoying fresh local seafood and entertainment while watching an unforgettable sunset…” Ahhhhh life is good”.
As Clark “The Shark” would say, kick back, relax it’s “Tiki Time… No worries Mon!”