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Destin Area Restaurants

Fruitful fishing waters around Destin, Okaloosa Island and South Walton provide local restuarants with the freshest and largest selection of seafood on the Gulf of Mexico, and local dining establishments flaunt it at its tastiest.

At least 20 tasty types of fish are caught in local waters during any one season, providing a great diversity of savory fare. Red snapper, grouper. amberjack, yellowfin tuna and triggerfish are some local favorites that come straight from the docks of the largest charter boat fleet in the state.

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
1/4 mile east of the Destin Bridge on the harbor, 837-1913
"Where legends never die!" Enjoy fresh oysters, live entertainment and affordable dockside dining while you overlook the Destin Harbor.
No reservations required. L=$7, D=$12.
 
The Boathouse Oyster Bar
288-B Harbor Blvd, Destin, Florida 32541.850-837-3645
Down on the harbor! Cold beer & oysters...
No reservation required.
 
The Back Porch
1740 Old Hwy. 98 E., Destin, 837-2022
Come dine with a view at this casual beachfront restaurant that specializes in affordable seafood. Only the freshest seafood is served here. Lunch served 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily; dinner 4 - 11 p.m. Children's menu available. Handicap facilities.
No reservation required.L=$15, D=$15.
 
Camille's
2931 Scenic Highway 98 Destin Florida in Crystal Beach, 850-337-8860
Camille's is proud to showcase the talents of chef Blake VanZant. All seafood comes from Harbor Docks Wholesale Seafood Market and we source our produce through the Red Bay Grocery. We use local producers whenever possible. Our goal is to offer a soecial dining experiance by utilizing the freshest products available to us. we hope you enjoy the meal. Monday - Sunday 5pm to 10pm
 
Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
791 Harbor Blvd, Destin, Florida 32541. Prime Rib, Steak, Seafood, Pasta, Salads, Sandwiches, Burgers...Downtown Destin 850-837-6328
Affordable Family Dining
 
Capt. Dave's On The Gulf
3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin. Located on on the Gulf of Mexico at the county line on Scenic Highway 98, 837-2627
The orginal restaurant on the Destin Harbor was destroyed by Hurricane Opal in 1995.
 
Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
635 Harbor Blvd, Destin, Florida 32541. 850-837-8824
Available around the clock...sandwiches, burgers, breakfast, salads and freshly baked donuts. No reservation required.
 
Fisherman's Wharf
210-D Hwy. 98, Destin, 654-4766
For the freshest seafood prepared in all your favorite traditional ways, come to this casual restaurant on the harbor above Destin Fishing Fleet. Lunch served from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily; dinner 4 - 10 p.m. daily. Children's menu available. Handicap facilities. Reservations not required.
L=$6, D=$13
 
Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
Emerald Coast Pkwy. in Destin, 654-4200; and the "original" on Okaloosa Island(Ft. Walton Beach), 243-3833
Famous for food and fun since 1982, Fudpucker's is the local's favorite, offering a casual island atmosphere where fun-loving people of all ages gather for great food and good times. With everything from fabulous seafood entrees to sandwiches, burgers and salads, Fudpucker's has something for everyone! Come relax, sip on a cool tropical drink and enjoy the sounds of the best bands on the beach. Whether it's a leisurely lunch, a delicious dinner, a drink on the deck or live entertainment daily 11 a.m. 'til real late. Great food, live music, world-famous T-shirts and friendly people. Dress is casual. Children's menu.
No reservations required. L=$6, D=$13
 
Guglielmo's
529 E Hwy 98 Destin, 654-9880
Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine
 
Harbor Docks
538 E Highway 98 in the Heart of Destin on the Destin Harbor, 850-837-2506
Dine on the harbor, Fresh Seafood, Sushi Bar. Entertainment. Open 7 Days a Week. Our service is warm and friendly. We welcome you to relax, enjoy the view and soak in the local color, the local flavor of Harbor Docks.
 
Harry T's Boathouse
46 Harbor Blvd. (Hwy. 98) on the Destin Harbor, 850-654-4800
Featuring sophisticated dining by the harbor that is on the cutting edge of fine food and fine service. Featuring over 50 menu items. See for yourself why Harry T's is truly a legendary stay. Stay for late night fun and specials at the bar. All major credit cards accepted.
 
Hog's Breath Cafe
541 E Highway 98 in the Destin across from Destin Harbor, 850-837-5991
Featuring Ribs, Seafood, Steaks, Kids Menu, Open 7 days, Live Entertainment 7 Nights a Week, Great food, World famous T-shirts.
 
Jasmine Thai Restaurant
4424 Commons Drive East Destin, Florida 32541 850-269-0185 (next to Chans WIne World & Pier 1)
Thai food, dine in or carry out & delivery. Open Monday-Saturday 11am to 3pm
 
Kenny D's New Orleans Cuisine (Formerly Wahoo's)
2964 Old Highway 98, Destin, Florida Okaloosa - Walton County Line Across from street from beach & Gulf. 850-650-0755
Featuring Seafood, Po-Boys, Pastas, Steaks, Chicken. Take Out & Catering. Zydeco Music, Happy Hour 3-5.
 
La Famiglia Ristorante Italiano & Pizza
300 E Harbor Blvd (Hwy. 98) 850-424-5795
Family owned and operated. Homemade Desserts. Open 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Boun Appetito!
 
Louisiana Lagniappe
775 Gulf Shore Dr., Holiday Isle, Destin, 837-0881
Overlooking Old Pass Lagoon, Louisiana Lagniappe is one of Destin's most popular restaurants. Specializing in the finest Louisiana-style seafood, steaks and live Maine lobster. A full-service bar, outdoor deck and beautiful sunsets complete a wonderful evening at Louisiana Lagniappe - a little something extra and a whole lot more! Open seven days a week., March - October.
 
Marina Cafe
404 Hwy. 98 E., Destin, 837-7960
Their newest creation...Marina Cafe's spectacular new waterfront home is 200 yards east of the Destin Yacht Club where it was previously located. Still situated on the same banks of Destin Harbor, Marina Cafe's new environment, a more casual and relaxed setting, focuses upon the expansive view of the emerald waters that make Destin extraordinary. Artistically designed, colorful, dancing sculptures of the sea invite you to enter the new Marina Cafe's jeweled mosaic archway. Once inside you experience quiet sophistication and award-winning dining all with a breathtaking view of the Destin Harbor and Gulf of Mexico. From the casual delight of a gourmet pizza created in their wood burning oven to elegant culinary fantasies, one's palate is sure to be pleased. Executive Chef Prescott Stuart matches his skill to the challenge of creating their eclectic menu of classic Creole, Meditteranean and American cuisine all complemented by an extensive wine list and bar. Special features: gift shop, private dining room and boat docking for dining customers. Dinner served 5 - 10 p.m. nightly.
Reservations suggested. D=$22
 
McGuires Irish Pub and Brewery
33 E Hwy 98 Destin, 650-0000
Prime Steaks & Craft Brewed Ales
 
Nick's Seafood Restaurant
7585 Highway 20, Basin Bayou, Freeport, Florida. (30 minute drive from Destin) 850-835-2222
Fresh Seafood, Steamed Crabs, Oysters, Shrimp, Gator Tail in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay. Not just a restaurant, it's our way of life! .
 
Pepito's
757 Harbor Blvd Unit 1 Destin, Florida 32541 850-650-7734
Authentic Mexican dishes made with finest ingredients availalbe. Margaritas, beer & cocktails. Pepito's also offers take-out as well as catering and in-house banquet services. No reservations required.
 
Pompano Joes'
2237 Old Hwy. 98 E. Destin, 837-2224
For fun and good food, come experience the casual atmosphere and great Caribbean cuisine. Dine inside or outdoors with a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico. Lunch served from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, dinner from 4-10 p.m. daily. Children's menu available. Handicap facilities. No reservations required.
 
Rotolo's Pizzeria
985 Hwy 98 East Ste F Destin, Florida 32541 850-269-5200 Just east of 98 Palms Shopping Center (Winn-Dixie) in Downtown Destin
Pizzas, Calzones, Pasta, Salads, Wings, Sandwiches & wraps. No reservations required.
 
Thai Delight Restaurant
205 Mountain Drive Destin, Florida 32541 850-650-3945 Just one block north of Harbor Blvd & Palmetto Street (AJ's)
Thai food, eat in, carry out, delivery. No reservations required.
 
Vintij Wine Boutique & Bistro
1251 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Miramar Beach, Florida. (10 minute drive east of Destin) 850-650-9820
Wine and Food