Price per Entree
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$$$$ = $25 and up
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 email@example.com, 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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 of dishes
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 of
subtle flavors, tastes and color.
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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