Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill is a two-story full-service restaurant and wedding space in the heart of Panama City Beach, Florida. This popular restaurant, inspired by colorful local tales of adventures on the Gulf of Mexico, boasts breathtaking views, a wide selection of surf and turf specialties, live entertainment, and friendly service.
Facilities and capacity
This beachfront venue offers a fun, yet sophisticated atmosphere, and semi-private and private dining rooms that accommodate up to 500 guests. For a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony by the sea, the beachfront is available. With large windows, hardwood floors, a private bar, stage, and open air area that fits up to 160 seated guests, the Ballyhoo Room is optimal for roomy wedding receptions and cocktail hour. The Flag Room accommodates up to 65 people seated, and features a stylish lounge area with plush leather couches for a more relaxed ambiance. The Ballyhoo and Flag Rooms combined fit up to 235 guests. Perfect for smaller gatherings, The Captain Room fits two rectangular community-style tables with both banquette and regular seating for up to 20. Their gorgeous boardwalk extends all the way to the shore, so you can sit back, enjoy a beverage, and a quintessential Florida sunset.
The staff at Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill is reliable and professional, and will work every step of the way to create an unforgettable celebration. Services and amenities available include:
In addition to weddings, Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill is happy to host a wide range of events. They are perfect for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties. This venue is also available for corporate meetings such as holiday parties, class reunions, presentations, galas, and fundraisers.
50 Reviews for Runaway Island
Recommended by 98% of couples
65 User photos
Mikayla M. · Married on 01/02/2021
Literally the most perfect venue and amazing staff!!
When picking a venue we wanted something very open with good food and a great view. We wanted people that would work with us and mold options to our liking. Devin and her team did all this and more!! Devin came up to us multiple times during our wedding to check on us and would go above and beyond to make sure we were happy. I couldn’t imagine having my wedding anywhere else. She made everything so easy and caused zero stress and actually took a ton of stress off of me and my groom and family. She is absolutely incredible and would recommend to anyone! If you don’t have your wedding here you are truly missing out. And the view is absolutely incredible!Sent on 01/09/2021
Runaway Island's reply:Mikayla!!! Your review is too much!!! You and your whole family were such a pleasure to work with and just so fun!!! They whole day was perfect from start to finish and I will always remember this one :) Thank you for being so gracious with your comments and please don't be a stranger!!! Runaway Island needs to see you often :)
Michelle B. · Getting married on 08/02/2021
Devin and her staff were more like extended family the day of the event. She was so flexible in working with us and really wanted our wedding day to be perfect. We could not have asked for a more beautiful venue. I only had a month to plan and everything turned our perfect!Sent on 03/06/2020
Runaway Island's reply:Michelle,
Tracy S. · Married on 02/08/2021
Amazing wedding vendor and restaurant!
We held our wedding in August at Runaway Island and was very impressed with everything! From the food, to the service, to the second floor room where our reception was held, everything was beautiful and amazing. We stayed at Ocean Reef right next door for the week so we ate at Runaway Island almost every day. Their food is amazing and every staff member we came in contact with were friendly and made us feel at home. I highly recommend Runaway Island for dining or any event! Our reception was beautiful, the food was great and the bartender was very nice and attentive. Couldn't have asked for a better place to spend the week!Sent on 09/15/2020
Runaway Island's reply:Thank you so much Tracy! We are so happy that you were so happy with everything! Enjoy your beautiful new married life! Please come back and see us soon :)
Great location for a beach front celebration. Private rooms available for different party sizes.