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Local dining options in Destin and along Highway 30A include everything from family restaurants to sports bars to fine dining. Enjoy great local seafood, Italian, BBQ and inexpensive family restaurants. Experience everything from a crab house on the beach to top rates steakhouses. We recommend the following local restaurants, each one offering great local dining ambience.
"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.
Casual Fine Dining in an airy, upbeat atmosphere. Consistently delicious since 1995! The happening place to be on 30A. Contemporary eclectic menu of local seafood, meats, poultry & wood-oven pizzas. Award-winning wine list & famous martinis. Private room for up to 80 available upstairs in the Fishbone Room. Off-site catering available also. Open for dinner nightly. Reservations suggested. All major credit cards. Located in Seagrove Beach, 1.5 miles east of Seaside. www.cafethirtya.com 850-231-2166
Bud & Alley's Restaurant
P.O. box 4760,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549
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.
La Paz Restaurante & Cantina
950 Gulf Shore Drive
Destin, FL 32541
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 850-351-1997 or visit our website to arrange for large groups or private events.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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 32549
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 www.vueon30a.com.
Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant
Located at the Hilton Sandestin
4000 Sandestin Blvd. South
Destin, FL 32550
Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood is Northwest Florida's only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant. Specializing in the finest prime beef and freshest seafood available, Seagar's also features a private reserve wine list featuring over 800 labels and private dining facilities for intimate, as well as opulent, business dinners and special events..
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.
Pepito's Mexican Grill
757 Hwy 98 East
Destin, FL 32541
(heart of Destin in front of Destin Cinema)
36112 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
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.
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!
Bijoux, located at the Market Shops in Sandestin-Open 7 nights at 4pm.
For reservations, call 850 622-0760.
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
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
14073 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
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!
Ruth's Chris is no ordinary restaurant. From the U.S. Prime steaks, broiled to perfection at 1800 degrees, to the expertly executed seafood, New Orleans-inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and award winning wine list, this is a steakhouse to which others aspire.
Live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday.
Daily Happy Hour 5-7 pm.
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
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.
Welcome to Beach Walk Henderson Park, Destin's ONLY fine dining located directly on the emerald waters of the Gulf Coast. You are cordially invited to enjoy our award winning cuisine and stunning view. Unique, memorable dining opportunities await you with our Toes in the Sand and Sky View Deck dining and indoor dining overlooking the sugar white sands and glimmering waters. Beach Walk Henderson Park is for patrons 13 years of age and older.
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!
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.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine. Indulge yourself with the finest prime steaks and discover new tastes with the Fleming’s 100, our award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Fleming’s gracious service and dedication to excellence turn evenings out into memorable times.
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.
Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
979 Hwy 98 E
Destin, FL 32541
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.
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.
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.
4300 Legendary Drive
Corner of Mid Bay Bridge Rd & Hwy 98
Inlet Beach, FL 32413
Award winning Destin Commons is the premier open-air lifestyle center for the entire family. Enjoy a variety of eateries from fast casual to table side dining including favorites like El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Chipotle, Divieto Ristorante, Sashburger, Which Wich, Zoe’s Kitchen, Whole Foods and more! Destin Commons truly offers the best in shopping, dining and entertainment.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
El Jalisco is a family friendly restaurant serving up the best Mexican food in Destin. Stop by for our world famous fajitas today! We're located in Destin Commons across from Bass Pro Shops. An excellent dining choice while shopping at Destin Commons or attending a movie just a short walk away.
Satisfy your Outback craving! Now open at 11am daily for a Bloomin’ Great Lunch. Dinner menu starting at 3pm. Want 50% off * (Up to $20) Every 4th visit? Sign up at dine-rewards.com. Then, download our app to Track your rewards at outback.com/app. *Visit dine-rewards.com for full Program details.
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.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
14059 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
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.
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
Culver's of Destin, FL
12540 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32550
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
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!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
Part of Guglielmo's Restaurant Group. Guglielmo has been serving the Destin area the past 28 years. Authentic pasta's seafood, chicken, veal & specials. Watch our pizza chef make your pizza in the main dining room. Family friendly ~ children's menu, dessert menu & full bar! Enjoy David Seering performing on weekends in the bar.
VKI Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
4552 US Hwy 98 W
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
A traditional Japanese Steakhouse offering fresh steaks and seafood prepared at your table by expert chefs. The menu includes a wide choice of steak, seafood, chicken, Tempura, Katsu and Sashimi. Open for lunch and dinner.
Also, Complete sushi bar!
Lin's Asian Cuisine
130 Scenic Gulf Dr. Suite # 5B
850.424.5888 fax 850.424.5889
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Enjoy tasty flavors and your favorite Asian dishes at our locally owned restaurant. We offer dine-in, take out and delivery options for the whole family.
Centrally located on Scenic Highway 30A in Seagrove Beach, Mi Casita Mexican Grill offers a wide range of traditional Mexican food. The dine in or carry out concept provides a quick meal when on the go. Incredients are always fresh and prepared right in front of you. Call ahead and we'll have it ready.
Monday through Thursday
10:30 to 10:00
Friday & Saturday
10:30 to 11:00
10:30 to 9:00
Mezcal Mexican Grill located at The Seascape Towne Centre at Seascape Resort, features an upscale menu paired with a full-service bar, featuring top shelf tequilas and local live entertainment that’s perfect for either a casual lunch or a romantic dinner after sunset.
Carrabbas is an Scilian style Italian grill offering pasta, seafood, steaks, chicken, pork & veal. Our wood-fire grill infuses a smoky flavor in our entrees which are lightly brushed with our signature grill baste to complement the natural wood-grilled flavors. Our gluten-free grille baste is made up of olive oil and 14 herbs and spices that naturally complement our proteins. Entrées are served with a cup of soup or a side salad and your choice of side dish.
Rustic to fine dining choices are available in both Destin and along Highway 30A. There's a few reataurants in both area's with great views of the Gulf of Mexico, but only a few. In Destin there are both fine dining and casual restaurants with excellent views of Destin Harbor. Bay view dining is available in Sandestin's Baytowne area along with dinner cruises aboard the Solaris, the area's only cruise ship. There's also seafood steamers, traditional seafood, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Barbecue, Italian, Steakhouses and many other dining specialties. Be sure to allow for drive time consideration when making restaurant selections, especially during spring break and the summer months. Some restaurants offer discounts up to 50% for those who dine early. Parking can be an issue at restaurants in and around the Emerald Grande near the Destin Bridge. You may want to consider a car service for restaurants in that area. We suggest that you review the menu and prices online before making your final choice.
Many Destin & 30A restaurants offer early bird dining specials, typically 1 entrée free for each one purchased for orders that are placed early such as between 5:00 & & 7:00. Check their website or give them a call to confirm details. Small plates may also be offered at special low prices during certain early time frames in the bar area. When choosing a restaurant it's also a good idea to consider traffic. Dining a little early or a little later usually reduces the driving time & traffic, particularly during spring break and summer. During those periods you may want to select restaurants closer to where you're staying.
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