Without Yelp, we probably would have walked right by Dee’s Hangout. Located in a strip mall, it’s not exactly a high-profile location. That’s OK. The tourists can hit Pineapple Willy’s down the block while the true foodies can join me at Dee’s. We enjoyed it so much the first time, we made it our last stop before heading home to Minnesota.
Both our starters were fantastic. The she crab soup was out-of-this world, and rivaled one served at the Bubble Room on Captiva Island (which is also fabulous). I wanted to lick the bowl when I was done. The BBQ shrimp was also swimming in flavor. The sauce, with its Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and butter base was tangy and delicious as well as unique.
My husband ordered the beans and rice. It’s a simple dish, but since the roux takes a long time to get just right, not one we have too often. My blackened redfish was also delicious. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed the fried mac and cheese balls. With two kids, mac and cheese is usually the last thing I want to order when eating out – but this doesn’t even compare to the orange stuff in the blue box.
Our server, Kaylee, was outstanding. Not only was she friendly, she was knowledgeable about the food and the area. We will definitely be going back, and recommending it to anyone who makes the trip down to PCB.
Frugal Tip: Don’t forget to check in on Foursquare. When we did, we got our appetizer for 1/2 off.
10440 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407