Panama City Beach Sweets

Five Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Panama City Beach

  • 05 Jun 2018

David’s Sno-Balls

David’s Sno-Balls is a local favorite that features original New Orleans recipes. Two of the most popular dessert items are the stuffed Sno-Balls and the New Orleans beignets. Choose from over 47 Sno-Ball flavors, including unique flavors like Key Lime Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Fireball. Order a Stuffed Sno-Ball to have your Sno-Ball filled with soft serve ice cream! Go one step further with add-on toppings like condensed milk, whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, marshmallow, evaporated milk and chocolate. Choose between an order of three large beignets or 12 Beignet Bites. David’s Sno-Balls isn’t just dessert/snack time; they are also known for entrees such as po-boys, muffaletta sandwiches and jambalaya.

Location: 13913 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Tuesday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
Sunday: 12pm-9pm
Monday: 11am-9pm

The Yard

If you’re a fan of extreme milkshakes, then The Yard is the place for you. Conveniently located in Pier Park across from The Grand 16 movie theatre, The Yard opened spring 2018 and quickly became a popular sugar spot. Each of The Yard’s 18 speciality milkshakes comes overflowing with homemade ice cream and a plethora of toppings. The Yard’s Salted Caramel Cheesecake milkshake features Caramel Cheesecake Cookiemonster and Salted Caramel ice cream and is topped with whipped cream, caramel and fudge drizzle with a slice of NY Cheesecake on top. Yes, you read that right, an entire slice of cheesecake. Each milkshake comes in a signature mason jar, which you get to keep (cleaning stations provided). You can also build your own milkshake, cone, float or bowl, if you prefer!

Location: 15801 L.C Hilton Jr. Dr. #110, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Monday-Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-9pm

Thomas Donuts

Thomas Donut & Snack Shop has a cult-like following among locals and visitors alike. In fact, it’s not unlikely to see lines in the morning for donut and muffin pick-up. Popular flavors include glazed, chocolate glazed and red velvet. For fans of filled donuts, there are eleven fillings to choose from: orange cream, key lime, peaches and cream, white cream, chocolate cream, custard, apple, lemon, blueberry, strawberry and raspberry. In addition to the donuts and muffins, you may also try one of their apple fritters or cinnamon buns. You’re more than likely going to make Thomas Donuts a daily breakfast ritual during your visit!

Location: 19208 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Hours: 6am- 6pm every day


Candymaker is also located in Pier Park, just a few doors down from The Yard and features a wide variety of homemade delectables. Their homemade salt water taffy and caramel apples are always a huge hit. Your little ones will enjoy picking from the display full of chocolate-covered treats like strawberries and pretzels to bring back to the hotel room. Also, check out the Jelly Belly dispensers that line the entire wall and feature some hard-to-find flavors such as Jelly Belly’s entire Soda Pop Shoppe series. Yum!

Location: 600 S Pier Park Dr #100, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Hours: 10am-10pm every day


Kilwins, a favorite confectionary of visitors, is located in the south section of Pier Park. You can’t go wrong with any of their delicious fudge flavors! Try the Turtle Fudge with pecans and caramel ribbons or the Mud Fudge, which is a vanilla fudge with chocolate chunks and Kilwins’ homemade caramel swirled in it. Other delicious treats include ice cream, toffee, caramel corn, truffles, Tuttles, chocolate-covered marshmallows, caramels and creams. Kilwins also has the added treat of being able to watch some of the desserts being made in the front section of the store!

Location: 821 Pier Park Dr. #100, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Sunday-Thursday: 11am-11pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-12am