Destin Florida Dining: Destin Florida Restaurants

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Destin and 30-A Waterfront Dining

Destin, Florida & Hwy 30-A restaurants include a variety of waterfront dining experiences from fine dining to casual. This includes dining on the Gulf of Mexico, Destin harbor or the bay at Sandestin. These waterfront restaurants include casual dining to award winning fine dining and everything in between.

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Marina Cafe
404 East Highway 98
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 837-7960

"Destin's Most Awarded Restaurant" Contemporary Dining at Its Very Best! Experience breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot bar window and waterfront dining room.  Our extensive international wine collection complements an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine. Menu includes USDA Prime Beef, fresh Gulf Seafood and Sushi.  Private dining for up to 45 guests.  Recipient of the DiRoNA award, Florida Trend Top 400 and Emerald Coast Magazine's
Best Fine Dining.
  2 for 1 Entrees 5-6 Nightly. Happy Hour 5-7 Nightly. Thursday Night Ladies' Night $2 Drinks. Wednesday $6 Martinis.

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Bud & Alley's Restaurant
P.O. box 4760,
Seaside Branch,
Santa Rosa Beach
, FL 32459

A Five Star restaurant featuring Old Florida, Tuscan and Coastal South cooking styles. World class food at it's best served in a casual beachfront atmosphere. An open-air rooftop bar provides spectacular views. Live entertainment nightly. Selected as one of the top restaurants in the state by Florida Trend magazine and recipient of the Wine Spectator award of excellence.

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Hammerhead's Bar and Grille
137 Fisherman's Cove
Destin, FL 32550

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, 850-351-1997 or visit our website to arrange for large groups or private events.


SunQuest Cruises
Baytowne Marina
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Phone: 850.650.2519 | Fax: 850.654.5082

Sunquest Cruises

Dine... Dance... Cruise aboard SOLARIS, the area's only dinner dance yacht. Sunset Dinner Fireworks Cruises every Tuesday and Thursday in the summer. Indulge in a 3-course, chef prepared meal as you cruise into the sunset and dance under the stars to live music. Take in the coastal breezes from the open air sky deck on this 125 ft, 3 deck luxurious yacht. The SOLARIS is an award-winning venue for up to 150 people for weddings, meetings, groups, private charters and more.

Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club
4801 W. Scenic Hwy 30-A
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459
850 267-2305/850 267-2229

The Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club's Vue on 30a restaurant boasts incredible daytime and sunset views from its window lined dining room. The Terrace at Vue on 30a is the locals' favorite spot to watch the sunset while enjoying happy hour drink specials, Chef Gio's signature Venison Rolls and nightly dinner features. Located in Santa Rosa Beach on Scenic Highway 30A, near the intersection of 393 and 30A, the Vue on 30a will be sure to leave you wanting more. For more information, call 850.267.2305 or visit online at


790 On the Gulf
2996 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, Florida 32541

Specializing in Florida Seafood and Louisiana Flavors! 

Come enjoy our million dollar view of the Gulf from our dining room or the outdoor terrace. Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Weddings and Special Events.

Sunday Brunch 11 - 3 pm. 
Located at the Inn at Crystal Beach


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


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.


Henderson Park Inn
Beach Walk Cafe
2700 Scenic Highway 98
Destin, Florida 32541

This New-England-styled bed and breakfast highlights Victorian-inspired furnishings and a large veranda with impressive views of the Gulf of Mexico. We are all-inclusive, adults only and feature an award winning restaurant, Beach Walk, on-premises.


Breakfast at the Candymaker
1771 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, Florida 32541

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!


Crab Island Cantina
2 Harbor Blvd # 100
Located in Harbor Walk Village
Destin, FL 32541

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.


LuLu's Destin
4607 Legendary Marina Drive
Destin, FL 32541

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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.


Gilligans Seafood Restaurant
530 Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32541

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


Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
34902 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541

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. 


Boathouse Oyster Bar
288 Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32541

Boathouse Oyster Bar

The Boathouse Oyster Bar in Destin, Florida has been a local favorite for over 35 years. Located on the water near the Destin Harbor, grab a dozen Oysters, taste our award winning Gumbo, and drink a cold beer like a local. With live music every day of the week, there’s always a crowd and a party at the Boathouse Oyster Bar!


Waterfront dining is always popular in a beach town like Destin. Hopefully this post will help you make some excellent waterfront dining choices. The Marina Café is located high above Destin Harbor and it's tiered seating provides harbor views from nearly every table. This is an elegant, professionally staffed restaurant with a superb menu of entrees, wines, desserts, small plates & pizza. Moving on down the beach to Scenic Hwy 30A is the Vue restaurant which is part of the Santa Rosa Beach Golf & Beach Club. Situated high on the dunes, this is also an elegant dining spot with excellent views of the Gulf of Mexico. Further down is Bud & Alley's rooftop bar providing casual dining with spectacular views of the beach & gulf. If you want to get out of town for some great local seafood in a very casual atmosphere try Nick's Seafood Restaurant on Hwy 20 on the north shore of Choctawhatchee Bay. If you have access to a boat this is right across the bay from Sandestin.

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