Destin Florida  Area Restaurants 

Fruitful fishing waters around Destin, Okaloosa Island and South Walton provide local restaurants 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. Your Destin dining experience would not be complete without indulging in our local Shrimp and Blue Crab from the Gulf and Choctawhatchee Bay. You can take home a taste of Destin from the area seafood markets as they will pack your favorite seafood for travel.

AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
116 Harbor Blvd
Destin, Florida 32541
1/4 mile east of the Destin Bridge on the harbor.
“Where legends never die!” Enjoy fresh oysters, live entertainment and affordable dockside dining while you overlook the Destin Harbor.
No reservations required. 850-837-1913

The Back Porch ♥
1740 Old Hwy. 98 E.,
Destin, Florida 32541
Come dine with a view at this casual beachfront restaurant that specializes in 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=$12+, D=$24+.850-837-2022

Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House ♥♥♥
Seafood Restaurant
414 Harbor Blvd
Destin, Florida 32541
Overlooking the Destin Harbor specializing in fresh ice cold oysters.

The Boathouse Oyster Bar 
288-B Harbor Blvd, Destin, Florida 32541.
Down on the harbor! Cold beer & Cold oysters…
No reservation required.850-837-3645

Buck’s Smokehouse ♥♥♥
303 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, Florida 32541
Buck’s specializes in smoked pork, beef, chicken and fish. We have the coldest beer in town!
Buck’s accepts MasterCard, Visa and cash. Stop in today for lunch or dinner.
We open at 11 a.m. daily, till the food runs out.
“the brisket sandwich with a little white and or red BBQ sauce and coleslaw is delicious and my favorite, you better get two!”
Sandwich=$6.25+, Rack o ribs=$23.99

Camille’s    ♥♥♥
2931 Scenic Highway 98
Destin Florida 32541
In Crystal Beach.
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 social dining experience 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. A local favorite!

Capt. Dave’s On The Gulf
3796 Scenic Highway 98
Destin, Florida 32550
Located on on the Gulf of Mexico at the county line on Scenic Highway 98,
The original restaurant on the Destin Harbor was destroyed by Hurricane Opal in 1995.
D=$16 to $32 850-837-2627

Donut Hole Bakery Cafe    ♥♥
635 Harbor Blvd, Destin, Florida 32541.
Available around the clock…sandwiches, burgers, breakfast, salads and freshly baked donuts.
No reservation required.850-837-8824

Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill
20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 654-4200
The “original” on Okaloosa Island(Ft. Walton Beach)
1318 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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=$8+, D=$18+

Harbor Docks    ♥♥♥♥
538 E Highway 98 (Harbor Blvd)
Destin, Florida 32541
In the Heart of Destin on the Destin Harbor.
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)
Destin, Florida 32541
On the Destin Harbor
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
Destin, Florida 32541
In the heart of Destin across from Destin Harbor
Featuring Ribs, Seafood, Steaks, Kids Menu, Open 7 days, Live Entertainment 7 Nights a Week, Great food, World famous T-shirts.
Shrimp Basket

Kenny D’s New Orleans Cuisine (Formerly Wahoo’s)
2964 Old Highway 98
Destin, Florida 32550
Florida Okaloosa – Walton County Line Across from street from beach
Featuring Seafood, Po-Boys, Pastas, Steaks, Chicken. Take Out & Catering. Zydeco Music, Happy Hour 3-5.

La Famiglia Ristorante Italiano & Pizza    ♥♥
Locations at
2 Harbor Blvd and 300 E Harbor Blvd (Hwy. 98)
Destin, Florida 32541
Family owned and operated. Homemade Desserts. Open 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Boun Appetito!

Louisiana Lagniappe    ♥♥
775 Gulf Shore Dr.
Destin, Florida 32541
Holiday Isle
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.

Margaritaville Destin  
76 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, Florida 32541
HarborWalk Village
(850) 460-7700

Marina Cafe    ♥♥
404 Hwy. 98 E.
Destin, Florida 32541
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, Mediterranean 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=$19 to $49 850-837-7960

McGuires Irish Pub and Brewery    ♥♥
33 E Hwy 98 Destin,
Prime Steaks & Craft Brewed Ales
L=$10.99. D=$11.99

Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano   ♥♥♥♥
979 US Hwy 98 E. Ste #5
Destin, FL 32541
Monday – Friday, 11am – 10 pm Saturday & Sunday, 5 pm – 10 pm
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. 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.
L=$8.95. D=$11.95 850-460-7353

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant    ♥♥♥
7585 Highway 20,
Basin Bayou Freeport, Florida 32439.
(30 minute drive from Destin)
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!

Live Crabs 2

Pepito’s    ♥♥
757 Harbor Blvd Unit 1
Destin, Florida 32541
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. 850-650-7734

Pompano Joes’
2237 Old Hwy. 98 E.
Destin, Florida 32550
Miramar Beach
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. 850-837-2224

Thai Delight Restaurant    ♥♥
821 Harbor Blvd
Destin, Florida 32541
Thai food, eat in, carry out, delivery. No reservations required.

Vintij Wine Boutique & Bistro   ♥
10859 US Highway 98 W
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
(10 minute drive east of Destin)
Wine and Food

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