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
Come join the fun at The Crazy Lobster, where indoor dining meets outdoor atmosphere! Come get down with us on beautiful Baytown Wharf with live music and the best seafood in Destin.
Open 7 days a week, from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. The Crazy Lobster can accommodate groups of 20 to 500. With Baytowne Wharf as the backdrop, enjoy some of the best food, drink, and live music Destin has to offer in a fun and crazy environment.
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.
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..
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
Chris is no ordinary restaurant. From the U.S. Prime steaks, broiled to perfection at 1800
to the expertly executed seafood, New Orleans-inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and award
wine list, this is a steakhouse to which others aspire.
Live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday. Daily Happy Hour 5-7 pm.
790 (Florida Seafood in Destin)
14073 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Weddings and Special Events. 'Sunday Champaigne Brunch' is served from 11am -
Monday - Saturday open 11am - 9pm
Happy Hour 3pm - 6pm
Sunday open 11am - 3pm
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.
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, Dungeness 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.
Also visit our 30A location at
2700 W County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
Joe's Crab Shack is a family friendly, casual dining, energetic crab shack. We have an abundance of crab with many other land and sea choices. Come visit us, dance with the staff, and enjoy a memorable dining experience!!
The coastal cuisine served by Goatfeathers restaurant has been a local favorite for over 30 years. It offers a reasonably priced menu with a wide array of local seafood including oysters, grouper, shrimp, scallops, fish of the day, and more. The homemade sauces and soups make it a truly exceptional coastal dining experience in a pleasant & laid back atmosphere. Open every day from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Goatfeathers seafood market is located just below the restaurant.
Tequila's offers some of the best authentic Mexican & Sports Bar food in the area with daily lunch specials and happy hour every day. With twenty plus TV's and a great staff Tequila's has a laid back fun atmosphere. Weekly Latin Nights every Saturday and open late on weekends. Come by today, have some fun and enjoy our excellent Mexican fare.
HOLI (A Flavor of Joy) is a unique combination of Indian Cuisine and Indian heritage. We bring you a variety
from different regions of India and our menu contains both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
Holi uses its own Tandoor (Traditional Clay Oven) and Kadhai (Indian Wok) in preparation to create a harmony
subtle flavors, tastes and color.
10859 Emerald Coast
3102 W 23rd St.
104 Harbor Blvd
, FL 32541
10859 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Fast becoming a top Destin dining choice. A new, welcoming, comfortable sit down restaurant with top of the
burgers, an array of appetizers and specialty sandwiches, salads, wings, desserts, kids meals, smoothies,
& juices. Eat in or order online. Located near the Destin bridge with free parking behind the restaurant.
once, and you'll be back.
A Mexican / American restaurant with a full range of menu choices where your experience begins the moment
you step through the door. Walk into our world of Agave and Maize and you've just entered new wave Mexico.
Our Chicano ambiance and our constant effort to provide outstanding service is part of what makes us unique
as a Mexican Restaurant. Our bar area is a destination to itself as a gathering spot for local residents and
frequent visitors. Onsite parking is provided.
315 Mary Esther Blvd
6233 N Davis Hwy
El Pollon Peruvian Cuisine
4418 E Commons Dr
Destin, FL 32541
El Pollon is a Family business dedicated to satisfying our costumers with the unique, juicy and natural
flavor of our traditional Peruvian "Pollo a la Brasa" marinated with native peruvian spices and cooked in
the heat of charcoal. The Charcoal Rotisserie chicken "Pollo a la Brasa" is a cultural icon of Peruvian
cuisine, which originated in the 1950s in the city of Lima. Join us today for a wonderful taste of Peru.
Austons is the home of Destin's 102 foot bar including 32 beers on draft. Specialties include little neck
clams, freshly shucked raw oysters, New England style clam chowder and jumbo shrimp cocktail! From it's
Nashville roots, Auston's features its own "Real Deal Nashville Hot Sauce"!
For sports events it offers one of the largest arrays of big screen TV's in the area. Conveniently
located across Hwy 98 from Silver Sands Mall, with plenty of free parking.
Check back soon to see our specials and full menu.
Named after the Jamaican scotch bonney pepper, renowned for it's robust flavor, delicate aroma and fragrant
heat, Scotches Bar & Grill introduces a delightful taste of Jamaican / American cuisine to Destin. Whether
you are having our smoky, flavorful jerk chicken or a juicy steak, our beautiful dining room, exquisite
staff and island-vibe ambiance compliments every bite. Come see us on weekends for reggae nights, shows and
events. Scotches Bar & Grill awaits you.
Family owned, family run BBQ joint featuring baby back ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, sliced brisket -
All these proteins can be enjoyed on a sandwich, with nachos, loaded taters, or on a platter. Our sides are
made in-house and have that delicious homemade taste. Our antique bar will satisfy anyone from tequila to
bourbon or martini drinkers.
Yuga Sushi & Sake House offers among the best sushi experiences to be found in the Destin / 30A area. All
dishes are prepared with care using the freshest ingredients and served by an expert staff in a delightful
atmosphere. Dine in or enjoy covered sidewalk dining with a view of the Destin Commons fountains. Nearby
parking is available. We welcome you to join us for a pleasant and memorable lunch or evening dining
Known for its HOT-N-READY® pizza and famed Crazy Bread®, Little Caesars has been named “Best Value in
America” for quick serve restaurants. Products are made with quality ingredients, like fresh, never frozen,
mozzarella and Muenster cheese and sauce made from fresh-packed, vine-ripened California crushed tomatoes.
It offers delivery and carry-out through the Little Caesars app.
A high quality, dine-in or drive-through restaurant offering its famous butter burgers, fresh frozen
custard, chicken sandwiches & tenders, seafood sandwiches & dinners, sides, shakes, malts, floats, kids
meals, homestyle favorites, soups, salads, mindful choices, value baskets, sauces, dressings & beverages.
Visit once and you'll be back.
Bonefish Grill specializes in market-fresh fish from around the world that's hand-cut in-house every day.
This includes savory wood-grilled specialties and locally created, seasonal dishes featuring the
highest-quality and freshest ingredients. It offers a selection of classic and signature hand-crafted
cocktails using just-squeezed juices, edible garnishes, and house infusions in addition to offering a
distinct list of wines which are the perfect match for any food pairing. Conveniently located in the
Paradise Key Shopping Center in the center of Destin. Deliveries are available.
Gilligan's is one of the things you come to Destin for. An authentic, laid back Destin seafood restaurant
serving fresh local seafood with a commanding view of Destin Harbor from the large covered patio or a
spacious, air-conditioned dining room. Located in the center of Destin with lots of on site parking. While
you're there, check out Gilligan's Watersports for a day of fun on the water, or view Destin from the air on
a parasail adventure.
Mr. Hibachi at home is a very unique Japanese cuisine experience. The concept is simple, we bring the
equipment and our experienced chef will bring the very best, fresh ingredients to a location of your choice.
The food will be cooked it with the unique skills of a Hibachi chef. It's sure to be an entertaining way to
make any occasion a memorable one.
Service Area: Northwest Florida including Destin, Miramar Beach, Panama City, Seaside and
A new concept restaurant serving high quality, fresh seafood caught locally in The Gulf of Mexico. Choices
include Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Swordfish & Fish Of The Day. Preparation choices are Grilled,
Blackened, Fried, or Sauteed. Also plates, small plates, salads, sandwiches, kids menu & a variety of
beverages. Order at the counter or online. Served quickly for dine in or take out.
A well established and popular Italian restaurant founded by an Italian family who relocated to the Destin
area from Italy several years ago. Authentic Italian dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients by chefs
dedicated to their work. Menu items include appetizers, a variety of salads, carne & seafood dishes,
signature pastas, pizzas & caldones. Conveniently located in the center of Destin in the Walmart shopping
complex with easy parking.
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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