Local Spotlight: Pineapple Willy’s Brings Good Beach Vibrations
If you vow to stay at the beach forever, you never need to break your vow once you step in at Pineapple Willy’s world-famous seafood restaurant. Why, you ask? Because you never left!
Established in 1984 by namesake William Buskell, aka Willy, Pineapple Willy’s lives right here on Panama City Beach. Any seat you rest your sun-bronzed legs upon faces a view of the aquamarine waves, and open-air seating lets you linger longer. Talk about keeping up those good vibrations!
Working Up an Apple-tite
Willy named Pineapple Willy’s in honor of the signature drink he created in 1985 that blends a tantalizing concoction of two kinds of rum, frothy cream of coconut, and… what else? Mouthwatering pineapple juice, of course! It’s no surprise that over 70,000 get consumed each year.
Don’t stop at the Pineapple Willy, though! Let your lips sip on a lime margarita or pucker up for a Redneck Lemonade. Beer imbibers applaud the line of local craft beers to test out. Dare to taste their specially made Hooch, complete with a souvenir shot glass emblazoned with Pineapple Willy’s alter ego. Little drinkers receive their own souvenir cup with a soda.
Starving for seafood? Dive into their succulent shrimp dinner, a basket of fried oysters, or a blackened mahi mahi filet. Leave room for some lip-smacking BBQ ribs – the best of the beach. Or go Cajun style with homemade jambalaya and ‘Nawlins po’ boy sandwiches. If you hanker for a sandwich, they leave no beach pebble unturned with sandwiches for everyone.
Friendly wait staff keeps the drinks flowing and the dishes coming. Save room for a tangy slice of key lime pie to round out the night.
Turn Up the Relaxation
Keep feeling those good vibrations. Stay in a peaceful trance by watching the waves or the sunset. Or turn up the volume of the night by listening to some live music at Willy’s Live with the gang.
Soak Up the Sun at Pineapple Willy’s
Want a slice of shade but still soaking up the sun? Stop by Pineapple Willy’s to wet your willy or nibble on an alligator bite. They keep up the good beach vibrations with friendly wait staff and drinks to quench your thirst. Visit their Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter social media channels to give them a shout out.