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Great Restaurants in Destin Florida

Fruitful fishing waters around Destin, Okaloosa Island and South Walton provide local restaurants with the freshest and largest selection of seafood on the Gulf of Mexico, and local dining establishments flaunt it at its tastiest. At least 20 tasty types of fish are caught in local waters during any one season, providing a great diversity of savory fare. Red snapper, amberjack, yellow fin tuna and triggerfish are some local favorites that come straight from the docks of the largest charter boat fleet in the state.

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar-home of the great seafood and world famous fun! AJ's overlooks the beautiful Destin Harbor while AJ's Club Bimini boasts the most spectacular view of the area. Watch breathtaking displays of color as the sun sets over white sand beaches and emerald green water, while you enjoy great oysters, Gulf seafood selections, tender chicken dishes, juicy steaks and pasta to satisfy every appetite


Anglers Beachside Bar and Grill offers awesome food and drink as well as an unbelievable sports bar. Specializing in seafood, we also have the best burgers in town and everything in between. Anglers offers casual waterfront dining directly on the Gulf of Mexico with spectacular views of the sand and surf. There is a children's playground right on the beach so the kids can play while Mom and Dad enjoy the view. On Kid's Nite, we have face painting, balloon animals and a real pirate

Another Broken Egg Café

Destin - 850.650.0499
Sandestin - 850.622.2050
Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch at its finest! Voted best "Breakfast" on the Emerald Coast five years in a row! Our original location in downtown Destin (Next to AJ's) invites you to dine in quaint French country charm just walking distance to the famous Destin Harbor! The Sandestin Resort location, at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, has a covered terrace for "al fresco" dining overlooking a bridged, landscaped lagoon

Beach Walk Café

The only beach-front fine dining restaurant on the Gulf of Mexico, Beach Walk Café is also Destin, Florida's award-winning fine dining restaurant. As a recipient of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon award, Beach Walk is distinguished as one of the Top Twenty Five Restaurants in all of Florida. Voted "Best Chef" on the Emerald Coast for the past three years, Tim Creehan's tailored menu features Gulf Coast and Island fusion cuisine with French, Italian and Asian flavors. U.S.D.A. prime aged steaks, Maine lobster, fresh seafood and an extensive wine selection round out Beach Walk's eclectic menu.

Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer

Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer is a locally owned family restaurant. We specialize in Local Fresh Seafood & large Steamed Seafood platters

The Crab Trap Seafood and Oyster Bar

850.301.0959 Okaloosa Island
850.654.2722 Destin
Both locations of the Crab Trap are directly on the Gulf of Mexico. The Crab Trap offers not only an awesome view but also some of the best seafood in town. Bring the whole family down to enjoy the delicious offerings from the sea such as crab legs, fresh fish, shrimp and lobster. Landlubber fares such as chicken, steak and pasta dishes are also available. Both locations open for lunch and dinner

Dewey Destin Seafood Restaurant

With our eclectic charm, warm and friendly service and excellent food, we are truly one of the locals' favorites. Overlooking Crab Island, we are a boaters' dining paradise. Located on Calhoun Ave. Open 11am-'til. Tuesday thru Sunday.

Floyd's Shrimp House

Enjoy casual, family-friendly dining at Floyd's, home of the "All You Can Eat Jumbo Fried Shrimp." Floyd's menu features fresh seafood and steaks as well as all the traditional favorites. There are nightly specials offered, children's menu, full bar and happy hour.

Gilligan's Outdoor Eatery

Gilligan's On the Harbor offers a huge selection of great food. Our menu is varied and includes several appetizers, soups, salad, burgers, lots of fried or steamed seafood, chicken and beef

Hog's Breath Café

Hog's Breath Café, locally owned and operated since 1976, combines great food with a fun, lively atmosphere complete with live rock, blues or jazz music. There's even a dance floor! Enjoy some of the best live entertainment the Gulf Coast has to offer. Our menu has a huge selection from seafood to hamburgers, salads, gumbo and don't forget our Raw Bar! Happy Hour is daily from 4-7 pm with daily lunch specials as well. Hog's Breath's T-Shirts are recognized world wide.

Jim-N-Nicks BBQ

Jim-N-Nicks BBQ brings you 18 years of experience and our authentic old-fashioned barbeque cooked in the southern tradition. All items are made fresh from scratch daily with a commitment to quality ingredients and value for the money. Jim-n-Nicks is located in the Village at Baytowne Wharf. Call for to-go orders or catering information.

Marina Café

Marina Cafe overlooks the beautiful Destin Harbor and offers a spectacular view from every seat. This is the place where your expectations of atmosphere, service and cuisine will be exceeded time and again. Whether you wish to dine in elegance or enjoy cocktails at the bar while being treated to a beautiful sunset, Marina Cafe will amaze you with their exemplary service. The menu changes frequently, allowing the freshest ingredients to be presented. While Marina Cafe specializes in seafood and sushi with tuna, salmon and redfish, they also feature a wide range of non-seafood items such as rotisserie duck, rack of lamb and filet mignon, as well as gourmet pizza.

Marlin Grill

Marlin Grill is a casual, upscale fine dining experience, open evenings for dinner specializing in the freshest "catch of the day," seafoods and grilled steaks. Enjoy a cocktail and good conversation in their lively bar or select a glass of wine from their award winning wine list.

Rum Runners

Casual dining in an unmatched atmosphere featuring our signature Filet Mignon, Lobster Ravioli and Lemon Pepper Chicken. We offer an extensive lunch and late-night menu with the friendliest staff and the best live entertainment anywhere

Bayou Bills Crab House

4748 W Us Highway 98
Santa Rosa Beach, FL. 32459 Phone: 850-267-3849


Truly a local favorite for lunch or dinner. You will love this deli type eatery.

Capt. Daves on the Gulf

Located on Destin Harbor 1/2 mile from Destin Bridge, 837-6357
Capt. Dave's is the oldest seafood restaurant in Destin. The orginal restaurant, destroyed by Hurricane Opal in 1995, has been rebuilt on the bluff overlooking the harbor, Gulf and pass. It incorporates a seafood market, gift shop, arcade and a large group dining area.

Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill

Emerald Coast Pkwy. in Destin, 654-4200; and the "original" on Okaloosa Island(Ft. Walton Beach), 243-3833
Famous for food and fun since 1982, Fudpucker's is the local's favorite, offering a casual island atmosphere where fun-loving people of all ages gather for great food and good times. With everything from fabulous seafood entrees to sandwiches, burgers and salads, Fudpucker's has something for everyone! Come relax, sip on a cool tropical drink and enjoy the sounds of the best bands on the beach. Whether it's a leisurely lunch, a delicious dinner, a drink on the deck or live entertainment daily 11 a.m. 'til real late. Great food, live music, world-famous T-shirts and friendly people. Dress is casual.

Harbor Docks

Seafood, steaks, sushi and other local favorites. Live music on the deck.

Harry T's Boathouse

320 Miracle Strip Pkwy. (Hwy. 98) in the Destin Yacht Club next to the Destin Harbor, 654-4329
Featuring sophisticated dining by the water that is on the cutting edge of fine food and fine service. Featuring over 50 menu items created from the freshest ingredients by Chef Kevin Barzani. See for yourself why Harry T's is truly a legendary stay

Louisiana Lagniappe

775 Gulf Shore Dr., Holiday Isle, Destin, 837-0881
Overlooking Old Pass Lagoon, Louisiana Lagniappe is one of Destin's most popular restaurants. Specializing in the finest Louisiana-style seafood, steaks and live Maine lobster. A full-service bar, outdoor deck and beautiful sunsets complete a wonderful evening at Louisiana Lagniappe - a little something extra and a whole lot more! One of Capt. Mikes favorites

Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi

56 Harbor Blvd. (Hwy. 98), 850.424.3507
Featuring fresh local seafood & sushi

210 Hwy 98 Destin, Fl

538 Hwy 98 Destin, FL

Call Now (850) 837-9401
Capt Casey & Capt Mike

Fish N Fool & Lady Em dock out of the Destin Harbor. If you are staying at the Emerald Grande or, near Sandestin, Seaside, Grayton Beach, and Silver Shells Sterling Resorts, you will be departing for your fishing charter out of Destin, Fl on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk.