The all-American iconic restaurant brand, Shoney’s, is opening its newest, one-of-a kind restaurant in Pier Park, with a grand opening celebration March 14 at 3 p.m. Since acquiring the brand in 2006, David Davoudpour has been on a mission to reinvigorate its family-friendly, southern-style restaurants, and his latest creation in Panama City Beach is a testament to his efforts.

“Our new restaurant in Panama City Beach will be like no other restaurant in town,” says Davoudpour, chairman and CEO of Shoney’s. “We are extremely delighted to open a whole new Shoney’s that will provide delicious, fresh quality food at an honest value to both the local residents in the Panama City area and beach visitors.” 

The 7,200 square-foot restaurant located in the Town Center portion of Pier Park on Bluefish Drive features both indoor and outdoor seating and will be the largest Shoney’s in operation. Guests will enjoy a marvelous selection of tasty entrees for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Menu choices will include everything from fresh Black Angus beef burgers and Aged Certified Angus steaks, to freshly prepared entrée salads and sandwiches, to Shoney’s signature southern-inspired dishes, such as; fresh fried chicken, home-style meatloaf, and seafood platters. Shoney’s signature desserts, such as the famous hot fudge cake and strawberry pie, will also be available.

Guests will also enjoy a wide variety of freshly prepared buffet items throughout the day. Shoney’s signature Legendary Breakfast Buffet will feature southern-style breakfast choices like fresh cracked eggs, hickory smoked bacon, savory sausage, home-style grits, fresh pancakes, pastries, and much more. Shoney’s lunch and dinner buffets include southern favorites like fresh fried chicken, BBQ pork, savory meatloaf, home-style cooked vegetables, seafood, soup, salad, and fruit. 

Introducing a new twist to the brand, Shoney’s Panama City Beach will feature full liquor service that will include beer, wine, and a variety of specialty cocktails. Exceptional non-alcoholic beverages like freshly squeezed orange juice, made-to-order milkshakes and smoothies, and fresh-ground espresso beverages will also be available.

“Our restaurant will have something for everyone,” Davoudpour says. “Whether you’re a Panama City local or visiting on vacation, you will have a great time at our new Shoney’s.” 


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