Destin Florida Dining: Destin Florida Restaurants

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Destin and 30-A Casual Dining

Destin, Florida & Hwy 30-A restaurants include range of casual dining experiences & restaurants where comfortable dress, kids & family dining are welcome. If menu items like oysters on the half shell, fresh seafood, ice cold beer, barbecue, pizza, Mexican or other specialties meet your needs we've got you covered. No matter what casual atmosphere you are looking for, you will find it here.

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La Paz Restaurante & Cantina
950 Gulf Shore Drive
Destin, FL 32541
850.837.2247
www.lapazdestin.com

La Paz Restaurante and Cantina

Hours
Mon-Thurs dinner only starting at 4pm till
Fri-Sun Lunch from 11-4 Dinner 4 till

Live Music on Fridays at 6:30, and Sunday at 12 for brunch

All fish is locally caught and cut fresh in our kitchen. Tequila selection is over 50 bottles and margaritas are made with fresh squeezed house made sour mix.

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Trattoria Borago
24200 U.S, Hwy 331 South
Grayton Beach, Florida 32459
Phone: 850.231.9167/Fax: 850.231.9426
borago@web30a.com
www.boragorestaurant.com

Trattoria Borago

Our small Italian Restaurant makes up the body and substance of a clasic Trattora. We serve robust, homemade food that is the heart and soul of Italian cooking. We offer a full service bar, including our house drink......the Bellini. Our atmosphere is unpretentious and homey in a setting reminiscent of Itally's countryside.

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Hammerhead's Bar and Grille
137 Fisherman's Cove
Destin, FL 32550
850.351.1997
www.hammerheadsbarandgrille.com

Hammerhead's Bar and Grille

We feature fresh local seafood with a Coastal flare & live entertainment. Sip one of our signature drinks, cold beer or refreshing libations from a full service bar. Our menu boasts features such as seafood buckets with Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Clams and Mussels, Mahi Orleans accompanied with a topping of crab, shrimp and Creamy Meniere sauce, Fried calamari tossed in Habanero oil, Fried Gulf Shrimp platter, Grouper, Shrimp or Chicken tacos along with steaks, burgers and more. Contact our events director- Melissa Tusa at prg@tumulo.com, 850-351-1997 or visit our website to arrange for large groups or private events.

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SunQuest Cruises
Baytowne Marina
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Phone:850-650-2519 Fax:850-654-5082
Email: info@sunquestcruises.com

 
Dine... Dance... Cruise aboard SOLARIS, the area's only dinner dance yacht. Experience the emerald coast from all three decks of this luxury vessel. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, a party with family and friends or an all out celebration. SOLARIS is certified to carry up to 150 passengers and is available for private charters for weddings, corporate functions or any special event, anytime of the day.

 www.sunquestcruises.com


Pepito's Mexican Grill
757 Hwy 98 East
Destin, Florida 32541
(heart of Destin in front of Destin Cinema)
Phone: 850.650.7734

36112 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, Florida 32541
Phone: 850 269 7788
www.pepitosdestin.com

Pepitos

Pepito's Mexican Grill offers authentic Mexican Food. The tasty food, Mexican decor, reasonable prices and friendly staff offer the perfect combination for relaxed Destin dining! Pepito's has lunch specials and famous margaritas. It was voted Destin's best Mexican restaurant four years in a row! Pepito's is located in the heart of Destin, near Old Time Pottery and in front of the Destin Cinema.

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Bistro Bijoux
9100 Baytowne Blvd
Sandestin, FL  32550   850 622-0760
email:  BistroBijoux@gmail.com
www.BistroBijouxDestin.com


Bistro Bijoux is known for its exceptional food, intimate atmosphere and award winning wine list.  Bijoux offers the freshest gulf seafood and prime steaks.  Private dining rooms for groups available. 

Restaurant of the Year, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Emerald Coast "Best of" are a few of the accolades the Bijoux has received!

Bistro Bijoux, village of Baytowne Wharf-open 7 nights at 5pm.  For reservations, call 850 622-0760.


Roberto's Pizzeria
134 Fisherman's Wharf
Destin, Florida 32550
850.351.1998
www.robertositalianpizzeria.com

robertos Pizzeria

Roberto's Pizzeria Sandestin’s only Sports Bar. Serving hand tossed specialty pizzas, salads, sandwiches and pastas. Indoor/Outdoor dining available or take a seat at the newly remodeled full service bar, serving up specialty cocktails, wine and 12 ice cold draft beers. We have all the sports action covered with 15 Big Screen TVs and all the packages including the NFL Ticket and ESPN Gameplan. We deliver within the Sandestin resort. For private parties contact Chris Ruyan, Event Coordinator, for details. (850 218-2628)

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Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
14073 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
850.424.5895
www.jimnnicks.com

Jim N Nicks Bar-B-Q

From Jim 'N Nick's pork shoulders that are smoked over 14 hours, to their flour and rolling pin fresh pies, everything is done the authentic way! Patience is their secret ingredient! 'Now serving Breakfast!'

If you like Bar-B-Q,
you're going to love Jim 'N Nick's!


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Nick's Seafood Restaurant
7585 Basin Bayou, Highway 20
Freeport, FL 32439 (850) 835-2222 www.nicksseafoodrestaurant.com

 

A true old Florida seafood restaurant nestled on the northern shore of Choctawhatchee Bay on Hwy 20. This coastal treasure has been serving some of the best seafood to be found anywhere for decades. It's the kind of place where locals usually outnumber visitors. The menu includes fish, shrimp, oysters, scallops, stuffed crab, steaks, chicken, fried green tomatoes, soft shell crabs, steamed blue crabs & gator tail. A great place to get away from the crowds or to have an unforgettable meal on your way to or from the coast.

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Breakfast at the Candymaker
1771 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, Florida 32541
Email:  candymaker@thecandymaker.com



Candymaker Candy Stores, a Destin tradition since 1993, added a full country breakfast at the new flagship store at 1771 Scenic Hwy 98, just east of the Back Porch Restaurant. Menu includes biscuits & gravy, true country sausage & country ham, croissant breakfast sandwiches, eggs, French toast, huge homemade cinnamon rolls. La Vazza coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice & Mimosas. Dine in or on the Bikini Deck overlooking the Gulf!


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Land Shark Pizza & Sports Pub
300 Harbor Blvd East
Destin, FL 32541
850.424.6743
www.Landsharkspizzacompany.com

Land Shark Pizza and Sports Pub

A local sports bar serving great pizza and awesome wings. A favorite of locals where everyone receives a personal greeting and great customer service in a friendly “Cheers” atmosphere. The staff will bring up any game you want to watch. Come by and enjoy Destin’s only 5 star pizza restaurant or have it delivered.

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O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
34940 Emerald Coast Parkway # 101
Destin, FL 32541
850.837.1015
www.oquigleysseafoodsteamer.com

Flip Flop friendly. O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster Bar in Destin has something for everyone.

Fresh Gulf Seafood, Oysters on the ½ shell, King Crab, Snow Crab, & Fresh Blue Crab.

We also have a family friendly game room & over 64 HD TV’s. Located across from Bass Pro Shops in the Best Buy shopping center.


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Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
979 Hwy 98 E
Destin, Florida 32541
850.460.7353
www.eatmimmos.com

Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano

Mimmo's is the fresh new hot spot in Destin, Florida serving authentic Italian dishes bursting with flavor and color. Open seven days a week, 11 am to 10 pm on weekdays and 5 pm to 10 pm on weekends, Mimmo's is the perfect atmosphere - whether it be a business lunch or a large family celebration. Daily specials & pizza prepared in an open flame oven. Our full bar provides a vibrant venue for an evening out with friends. Come try it out for yourself and see what everyone's talking about.

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Crab Island Cantina
2 Harbor Blvd # 100
Located in Harbor Walk Village
Destin, FL 32541
850.424.7417
cicantina@gmail.com
www.CrabIslandCantina.com

Mexican cuisine, fresh Gulf seafood and Black Angus steaks in a casual waterfront dining atmosphere offering the best views of Destin Harbor. Enjoy the fresh flavors of our creative dishes and Mexican favorites, including award winning fajitas, chile poblano crab enchiladas, and Mexican street tacos. Choose from a large selection of tequilas, margaritas, and imported Latin beer, along with all your favorite tropical drinks.


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Buffalo Jack’s Legendary Wings & Pizza
11275 US Hwy 98
Destin, Florida 32541
850.424.6288
www.buffalojackslegendarywings.com

Buffalo Jacks Pizza and Wings

Buffalo Jack’s is the place for Destin’s best wings and Destin’s best pizza! Our award winning wings are fresh, never frozen, and cooked to order. Our pizza is hand tossed and baked to order with our five cheese blend.

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Destin Commons
4300 Legendary Drive
Corner of Mid Bay Bridge Rd & Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: 850.337.8700 Fax: 850.269.1282
www.destincommons.com

Destin Commons

Destin Commons open air lifestyle center offers shoppers a wide selection of restaurants including Groovy Grouper Grill, Hard Rock Cafe, Johnny Rockets, Panera Bread, Redbrick Pizza, Starbucks Coffee, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Zoe's kitchen. Completion of an expansion in mid-2014 will include Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grille, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Charming Charlie's and others.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Bric a' Brac
824 Highway 98 E
Parking along Gulf Shore Drive
Destin, FL 32541
850.424.6369
petit.fernando2013@gmail.com
www.bricabrac824.com

Bric a' Brac

Energetic but relaxed with music performed every night by local bands from 7-10. Our food is a mixture of everything from seafood to fine cuisine. Bric a’ Brac’s related to the famous Red Bar and Louis Louis. The decor is eclectic with lots of attitude creating a great atmosphere for everything from families to a first date. A place you’ll want to visit over and over. Welcome to Destin and enjoy the unique Destin mystique.


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Acme Oyster House
140 Fisherman's Cove
Sandestin, FL 32550
850.622.0200 fax 504.835.6414
Email: moniquer@acmeoyster.com
www.acmeoyster.com

Acme Oyster House

In 1910, the Acme Café was opened on Royal Street in New Orleans. Fourteen years later, the restaurant caught fire and was re-established as Acme Oyster House on Iberville. Over 100 years later, we now have a total of six locations along the Gulf South. We are serving up the best oysters in town! So whether you like them chargrilled in sizzling butter or fried to golden perfection, we are sure to satisfy all your cravings.

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Lenny’s Subs
16055 Emerald Coast Parkway # 114
Destin, FL 32541
850.269.1152 fax 504.269.1162
Email: pdehlinger@lennyssubshop.com
www.lennyssubshop.com

Lenny’s Subs

The creation of a truly great sub is no small feat. At Lenny's we pride ourselves on serving up a full range of sandwiches including Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks & the Deli Fresh Experience™. Since the beginning, Lenny's commitment to quality and attention to detail has gone into every sandwich. Catering is available.

WE DELIVER

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New Dragon
34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Suite 102
Destin, FL 32541
850.650.1288
www.newdragondestin.com

New Dragon

The New Dragon Mongolian Grill & Buffet serves over 100 buffet choices with Chinese, Japanese & Sushi available. A complete , all you can eat buffet located in the center of Destin offering a wide array of appetizers, entrees, salads & desserts. A favorite of many local residents.

Dine in – Take Out – Delivery – Catering – Order Online

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Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
20001 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
850.654.4200 fax 850.837.8226
Email: fudpucker@fudpucker.com
www.fudpucker.com

Fudpuckers Beachside Bar & Grill

Fudpucker's has been # 1 For Food & Fun since 1982 and is renowned for Great Food, Live Alligators and World Famous T-Shirts. Fud's is more than a restaurant - it's a FUN destination offering family entertainment nightly, live gator shows, playgrounds, arcades and shopping. Join us for Great Food & Fun.

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LuLu's Destin
4607 Legendary Marina Drive
Destin, FL 32541
850.710.5858
Email: info@lulubuffett.com
www.lulubuffet.com

Lulus Destin

Lucy Buffett's LuLu's Destin is a family fun destination restaurant on the Choctawhatchee Bay - next to Legendary Marine at the base of the Mid - Bay Bridge. Live music nightly. Separate allergy menu. Specializing in gulf coast southern favorites & coastal staples. Open daily at 11AM.

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Bucks' Smokehouse
303 Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32551
850.837.3600
Email: info@bucksbarbq.com
www.bucksbarbq.com

Bucks' Smokehouse

For food with great smoked flavor, look no further than Buck’s Smokehouse. Buck’s is located in the Harbor District at 303 Harbor Boulevard in Destin and specializes in smoked pork, beef, chicken and fish. We have the coldest beer in town! Buck’s accepts MasterCard and Visa. Stop in today for lunch or dinner. We open at 11 a.m. daily, till the food runs out. Off season we are open Tuesday - Saturday and during the season we are open Monday - Saturday.

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Shan Kishi
11275 U.S. Hwy 98 W
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
850.460.8998


Shan Kishi

A traditional Japanese Sushi restaurant offering a full array of menu choices including exceptional shushi and Japanese cuisine. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff serve only the finest shushi presentations with the freshest ingredients. We also have a location at 30Avenue located at 12805 U.S. Hwy 98 East near the intersection with Hwy 30A and Rosemary Beach.

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The Other End
600 Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
850.428.1534
Email: harborbeergarden@gmail.com
www.otherend.net

The Other End

The Other End Beer Garden is Destin's best kept secret. Waterfront dining, pub style cusine, nightly specials, craft beers, 16 beer taps, live local music, all in one with a breathtaking view of Destin Harbor. Everybody's favorite local hangout. The Other End is located in the heart of Destin at the crosslight of Benning Drive & Hwy 98.

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The Breakfast Table Cafe
385 Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
850.460.7322
Email: thebreakfasttabledestin@gmail.com
www.thebreakfasttabledestin.com

The Breakfast Table Cafe

The Breakfast Table Café is an owner managed Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch café. All items are fresh and made to order. Occupying a space in one of the oldest buildings in Destin, they think customers will find the "Harbor Theme" fun and the customer service very friendly.

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Uncle Buck's Fishbowl & Grill
4301 Legendary Drive
Destin, FL 32541
850.269.6100
Email: tghorn@basspro.com
Website

Uncle Buck's Fishbowl & Grill

A unique atmosphere geared for family fun and dining. In the Grill you can select from appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers. An island-theme bar offers the feeling of exploring the underwater remains of a sunken ship while exotic fish swim around the wreck. View the saltwater aquarium with tropical fish while overlooking the bowling and enjoying your favorite refreshment. A private room is available for groups.

Bowl in the Ocean! Lanes of bowling offer a unique underwater experience! Custom bowling balls bearing the likeness of octopus, mermaids, and other sealife! They feature underwater scenery of sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and other saltwater species! Handpainted murals and fish hanging from the ceiling to bring everything together. You have to see it to believe it!

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High Tide Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar
1203 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850.244.2624
hightuderestaurant@gmail.com
www.hightiderestaurant.com

High Tide Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Casual Seafood and Oyster Bar

Hightide Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar is family-owned and operated, and has been a local family restaurant favorite for more than 30 years!! Serving seafood dinners, sandwiches, appetizers, seafood gumbo and chowder, shucked-to-order oysters on the half shell, steamed or fried seafood, crab legs, soft shell crabs, shrimp, oysters, steaks and chicken. We have a kids menu, desserts, plus beer, wine, sodas, tea, and full service bar.

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Elmo's Grill
6931 County Road 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
850.267.2299
Email: info@elmomosgrill.com
www.elmosgrill.com

Elmo's Grill

Elmo's Grill is exactly what you go to the beach for. Serving up fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches, cold drinks and fun for over 26 years! Nightly music fills the open air porch as you feast on all - you - can - crab.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
14059 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
850.650.1881
www.bubbagump.com

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

You're bound to find something you'll love on our menu. From out of this world seafood dishes to our amazing slow roasted ribs, we've got a wide variety that's going to please. We use only top quality ingredients in everything we make, from our abundant salads to our memorable desserts. Of course, we've got shrimp the way you like it too. Come in for a fun experience and a great meal soon.

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Gilligans Seafood Restaurant
530 Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
850.650.4400
www.gilligansseafoodrestaurant.com

Gilligans Seafood Restaurant

It's no secret to locals, after a long day on the beach or water even the most experienced beach bum works up an appitite. Enjoy a beautiful harbor view on our spacious covered deck and patio. Our staff prepares the freshest local seafood for you, caught right here in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Make sure to stop by at Destin's favorite family friendly, affordable restaurant - Gilligan's on the Harbor

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Little Caesar's Pizza
979 Highway 98 E, Suite B2
Destin, FL 32541
850-837-7100
www.littlecaesars.com

Little Caesar's Pizza

Pizza tossed from hand made dough, chicken wings and signature breadsticks. Just come in and grab a Hot - N - Ready pizza today. You don't need to order in advance.

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Thai Elephant
3906 U.S. Highway 98 West
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
850.660.6711


Thai Elephant

The Thai Elephant offers an array of truly authentic Thai dishes including soups, noodles, curries, fried rice, salads & rice bowls. Many offer choices of beef, pork, chicken, shrimp or tofu along with vegetarian options. Beer and wine are available. It's reasonbly priced, popular with local residents and located away from the crowds on highway 98 just 5 minutes from 30A and 10 minutes from Sandestin.

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Culver's of Destin, FL
12540 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32550
850.424.4700


Culvers of Destin, FL

Famous for our “pressed and seared to perfection” Butterburger® and fresh Frozen Custard desserts crafted in small batches all day long using family farm fresh dairy. We serve high quality, cooked-to-order, lunch, dinner and in-between-meal treats including soups, salads, shakes, veggie burgers, gluten-free buns and kids’ meals. Visit our comfortable dining room, covered patio or convenient drive-through. VISA, MC, DISC, AMEX. We also have a Navarre location at 8792 Navarre Parkway, perfect for a departure food stop.

Open: 10:00 AM Daily
Close: Summer: 11:00 PM; Fall-Spring: 10:00 PM

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Hogs Breath Cafe
541 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541
850.837.5991
kelly@hogsbreath.com
www.hogsbreath.com

Hogs Breath Cafe

Restaurant and Bar with Live Entertainment

Hog's Breath Café, locally owned and operated since 1976 is a fun place for the entire family. Hog's Breath features great sreafood, Fresh smoked BBQ, live music & handmade shirts. Catering and special events available.

Hog's Breath is better than no breath at all!



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Pazzo Italiano
34904 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 114
Destin, FL 32541
850.974.5484
Email: pazzodestin@gmail.com
www.pazzodestin.com

Pazzo Italiano

Our menu has been carefully pieced together to bring you a combination of your favorite Italian staples, some more sophisticated flavors with a touch of fun and some new crazy combinations. We look forward to sharing our passion for taste and our love for service with you…

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Half Shell Oyster House
34761 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541
850.842.4788 fax 850.842.4790
Email: stephen.vallette@halfshelloysterhouse.com
www.halfshelloysterhouse.com

Half Shell Oyster House

Our oysters are outstanding but we also offer a vast menu for lunch or dinner. New Orleans inspired dishes, salads, gumbo, daily specials utilizing locally caught fresh fish and seafood. Also burgers, poboys, sandwiches, steak or chicken. You'll be served with warm Southern hospitality in a unique atmosphere that complements the food. Exposed brick walls, wrought iron railings, French Quarter lighting and architecture. Or, just pull up a stool at the long copper bar, order a cold one and watch your oysters be grilled to perfection.

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The Melting Pot
11394 Hwy 98 W.
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
850.269.2227
Email: destinfl@meltingpotfranchise.com
www.meltingpot.com

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is Destin's premier fondue restaurant. Whether you are looking for a fun dining experience for the family , an intimate date night, or the ideal place for your next business meeting, rehearsal dinner, or shower, The Melting Pot is the place for your perfect night out

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Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
34902 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
850.424.6650
graffitichuck@gmail.com
www.graffitifbs.com
www.funkybluesshack.com

Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack

Graffiti Restaurant opened over 20 years ago & later added The Funky Blues Shack, a live music venue & winner of the Best Music Award 3 years in a row! Our family-friendly restaurant is as impressive as the décor itself! Everyone feels welcome in the fun and quirky atmosphere. Much our art work was created by well-known folk artists. Our food is made from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients and our fresh, Gulf Caught fish! At Graffiti, we love creativity and encourage it all the way from the kitchen to the customer. 


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