Saltwater Grill



As soon as you enter the Panama City Beach, Florida, restaurant, you are presented with a panoramic view of its seven-foot high, 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Both the large Café dining room and cozy Mermaid Room lounge at Saltwater Grill offer dazzling views of this tropical reef and its nonstop parade of exotic sea creatures.

Saltwater Grill is a steak and seafood lovers dream that provides a relaxing, casual atmosphere designed to create the ultimate dining experience. Michael Rorah, the singing pianist, also provides soothing tunes playing Tuesday through Saturday evenings to guests enjoying dinner or drinks at the piano bar.

Saltwater Grill is family friendly, yet the perfect location for a romantic date night, a celebratory dinner, business gathering, or private event. Try the popular prime rib, surf & turf of beef tenderloin grilled to perfection with the addition of a succulent Maine lobster tail, and make certain to leave room for the delectable key lime pie.

Saltwater Grill in Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Joyner as Executive Chef. Originally from Ashford, AL, Chris is a Navy veteran with submarine experience. Located in Panama City since 1999, Chris attended Gulf Coast State College receiving a degree Culinary Management in 2002.

Chris grew his culinary reputation at Watercolor Inn & Resort on 30A working at Fish out of Water, promoted to Sous Chef, and then Chef de Cuisine at the Baithouse Restaurant, which was featured in Southern Living. Leaving Watercolor, Chris became Chef and Partner at Onano Neighborhood Café in Rosemary Beach, an upscale, coastal Italian restaurant that specialized in seafood and fresh pastas. His experience also includes opening Coast Food & Wine in Grayton Beach as Chef and Partner. The restaurant was an upscale, casual seafood restaurant with an emphasis on local ingredients popular with the locals.

With such a rich journey through the local culinary scene as a cook, chef, partner in many wonderful 30A restaurants, Chris is a natural fit at Saltwater Grill. He is firmly committed to the area, as is his wife of 12 years, Betty, an English professor at Gulf Coast State College.

It’s easy to see why Saltwater Grill is one of best restaurants in Panama City Beach with over eight hundred five-star reviews on

Happy Hour begins when the restaurant opens its doors at 4 p.m., and lasts until 6:30 p.m.

Saltwater Grill in Panama City Beach is ready to serve you, however reservations are not accepted. Patrons can shorten their wait time by calling ahead at (850) 230-2739. Visit for more information.