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Destin and 30-A Waterfront Dining

Destin, Florida & Hwy 30-A restaurants include a variety of waterfront dining experiences from fine dining to casual. This includes dining on the Gulf of Mexico, Destin harbor or the bay at Sandestin. These waterfront restaurants include casual dining to award winning fine dining and everything in between.

Restaurants By Location:   Destin   Miramar Beach   Scenic Hwy 30A  

Marina Cafe
404 East Highway 98
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 837-7960

"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.

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Bud & Alley's Restaurant
P.O. box 4760,
Seaside Branch,
Santa Rosa Beach
, FL 32459

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.

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138 Fisherman's Cove
Destin, FL  32550

Poppy's Seafood Factory, Fine Dining in a casual atmosphere featuring Fresh Fish, Pasta, Steaks and our Signature Blackened Lobster. We will gladly pair your meal with a wine from our award winning cellar. Private Parties up to 300 guests welcome. Contact Chris Ruyan, Event Coordinator, for details. (850-218-2628) Located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf overlooking the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay.

137 Fisherman's Cove
Destin, FL  32550

Hammerhead's Bar and Grille is the best place in Sandestin to watch the sunset overlooking the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. Dockside dining featuring grilled oysters and fish, Cajun boiled seafood buckets, sandwiches, fish tacos and more…as the sun goes down enjoy the live entertainment and dancing or enjoy a signature hurricane or ice cold beer at the bar. Family and big party friendly. For private parties or large groups please contact Chris Ruyan, Event Coordinator, for details. (850) 218-2628.

SunQuest Cruises
Baytowne Marina
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Phone:850-650-2519 Fax:850-654-5082

Dine... Dance... Cruise aboard SOLARIS, the area's only dinner dance yacht. Experience the emerald coast from all three decks of this luxury vessel. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, a party with family and friends or an all out celebration. SOLARIS is certified to carry up to 150 passengers and is available for private charters for weddings, corporate functions or any special event, anytime of the day.

Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club
4801 W. Scenic Hwy 30-A
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459
850 267-2305/850 267-2229

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


790 On the Gulf
2996 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, Florida 32541

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


Nick's Seafood Restaurant
7585 Basin Bayou, Highway 20
Freeport, FL 32439 (850) 835-2222


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.


Henderson Park Inn
Beach Walk Cafe
2700 Scenic Highway 98
Destin, Florida 32541

This New-England-styled bed and breakfast highlights Victorian-inspired furnishings and a large veranda with impressive views of the Gulf of Mexico. We are all-inclusive, adults only and feature an award winning restaurant, Beach Walk, on-premises.


Village Door Dockside Restaurant
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
At Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
(on the water)
Destin, Florida 32550

A family-friendly restaurant with great Bar-B-Que, seafood & Sunset Views! Seafood selections include Snow Crab legs, Blackened Grouper & fried Shrimp. Start with smoked tuna dip, boiled shrimp, fried dill pickles or smoked chicken wings. Feast on smoked Bar-B-Q Brisket, Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, turkey breast or Smoked chicken.

Enjoy bayside dining with a signature drink, daiquiri, wine or iced cold beer or dine inside and watch your favorite sports event. Corporate events & private parties welcome, carry out available. Stay and enjoy our nightclub as the dance floor heats up! Connect on Facebook for coupons and special discounts! For CATERING AND EVENTS contact


Breakfast at the Candymaker
1771 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, Florida 32541

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!


Regatta Bay
465 Regatta Bay Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541
850.337.8080 Fax 850.337.8081

Regatta Bay's clubhouse boasts a 16,000 square foot, multi-level facility offering the perfect setting for everything from a casual lunch to a special evening out. Have a drink at the bar, enjoy brunch on the picturesque deck overlooking Lake Regatta or join us for Thursday night dinner.

Enjoy our 2 for 1 Happy Hour drink specials daily from 4-6 PM!


Crab Island Cantina
2 Harbor Blvd # 100
Located in Harbor Walk Village
Destin, FL 32541

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.


Betsey Ann Riverboat
3151 W 10th Street
Panama City, Florida 32401
Phone: 850.233.7487

Betsey Ann River Boat

One of the most unique boating adventures in Northwest Florida. The Betsy Ann is one of the last remaining TRUE sternwheel paddleboats and the history of the boat is incredible. It offers one of the funnest crews on the water, lot of sites to take in & friendly dolphin playing around the boat. An experience you don’t want to miss. Sunset dinner and murder mystery dinner cruises are available.


Old Florida Fish House
5235 E County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
Phone: 850.534.3045

Old Florida Fish House

Come enjoy casual dining in a scenic lake setting. Dining selections include fine and casual choices and a children's menu, all in family friendly atmosphere. Choices include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, coastal seafood, steaks & seafood plates along with one of the best Sushi Bars on the coast.

Listen and dance to the sounds of some of the area’s best entertainment. Come join us for an evening at the Fish House and see why this is "the place to be" on Highway 30-A. Open for lunch on "The Porch" at 11am.


Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
56 Harbor Walk Blvd.
In HarborWalk Village
Destin, Florida 32541
Phone: 850.424.3507

Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi

Jackacuda’s is a locally owned seafood & sushi restaurant overlooking historic Destin Harbor. We specialize in serving fresh, locally sourced seafood and providing our guests with classic gulf coast dining and new south culinary preparation. Our focus is on consistently providing value and high quality food prepared and served by a professional staff.



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