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Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen Set To Open in Panama City Beach March 8th

Family-style dining, endless portions of the celebrity chef’s favorite family recipes coming to Pier Park.

Paula Deen is pleased to announce the opening of her restaurant in Panama City Beach, FL, on Monday, March 8, 2021. “We are looking forward to providing our guests with an exceptional dining experience, ”says Paula Deen.

The stunning restaurant, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, is nestled in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and is located within the experiential shopping, dining, and entertainment complex of Pier Park.

Born from the values of spending time with family and friends sharing a meal together, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen invites guests to feel at home while enjoying genuine Southern hospitality and family-style dining. Guests will enjoy endless portions of classic recipes directly from the kitchen of Deen and her family, including beloved classics such as Paula’s signature Southern Fried Chicken, Beef Pot Roast, Chicken and Dumplings, and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake.

“The dishes that are passed around the tables at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen are the foods my grandma Paul taught me how to cook in her home kitchen,” says Paula. “It means so much to be able to share those traditions and recipes with the Panama City community and its visitors.”

Paula’s Savannah, Ga., roots helped shape the concept for Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. After launching a lunch delivery service out of her Savannah home in 1989, Paula opened her first restaurant, The Lady & Sons, in the city’s downtown district in 1996 with the vision to capture the elegance and history of the historic Southern city. Inspired to bring the success and vision of The Lady & Sons to communities outside of Savannah, Paula opened the first Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in 2015 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and now has four additional locations, including Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Branson, Mo.; Foley, Ala.; and Nashville, Tenn.

Additionally, located within the restaurant is the Paula Deen Store. Paula has hand-selected every item in the retail space, which features many products from the Paula Deen line, including cookbooks, aprons, and cookware, as well as some of Paula’s personal favorite picks and a few items exclusive to her Panama City Beach store.

The restaurant, which will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, intends to hire more than 130 employees. To learn more about Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, visit