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Restaurant choices in Destin and along Highway 30A range from family restaurants to sports bars to fine dining. Cuisine includes local seafood with oysters on the half shell, Italian, BBQ and fast food. Experience everything from a crab house on the beach to 5 star ratings.
We recommend the following neighborhood restaurants, each one offering great local 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
Bud & Alley's Restaurant
P.O. box 4760,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549
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.
La Paz Restaurante & Cantina
950 Gulf Shore Drive
Destin, FL 32541
A Destin legend where boat-fresh coastal seafood is combined with authentic south of the border cooking styles and traditional Tex-Mex entrees to create a truly unique dining experience. Enjoy your favorite beverage in the large and relaxing bar, a favorite meeting place for locals and regular visitors. Gina Lane performs live on Fridays and Saturdays. Open for lunch and dinner.
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. live on Fridays and Saturdays. Open for lunch and dinner.
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.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
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 32549
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 www.vueon30a.com.
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 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.
Bistro Bijoux is known for its exceptional food, intimate atmosphere and award winning wine list. Bijoux offers the freshest gulf seafood and prime steaks. Private dining rooms for groups available.
Restaurant of the Year, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Emerald Coast "Best of" are a few of the accolades the Bijoux has received!
Bistro Bijoux, village of Baytowne Wharf-open 7 nights at 5pm.
For reservations, call 850 622-0760.
With over 120 restaurants coast to coast, The Melting Pot is this Premier Fondue Dining experience in the Nation! Located Just west of
the Sandestin Resorts, we feature one of Destin's Finest Wine Lists, Private, Candle-Lit Dining and Accommodations for Groups from two to thirty-two. Patio seating available.
"Dip Into Something Different"
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
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
14073 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
From Jim 'N Nick's pork shoulders that are smoked over 14 hours, to their flour and rolling pin fresh pies, everything is done the authentic way! Patience is their secret ingredient! 'Now serving Breakfast!'
If you like Bar-B-Q,
you're going to love Jim 'N Nick's!
Enzo's Italian Restaurant
3906 Hwy 98W, Suites 5 & 6
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Enzo's offers a soft, warm ambience inviting you to step in, have a seat and relax. Our guests feel
welcome with a feeling of belonging. You’re welcomed at the door and escorted to
your table where your dining experience begins. The atmosphere is candlelit with Italian music softly playing in the background as
your dinner is prepared by owner and Chef Denise. Enzo’s is a family owned restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine.
La Rumba serves high quality, delicious Mexican food in a casual, friendly, south of the boarder atmosphere. They take pride preparing their famous dishes and providing excellent service. Come by today and try one of their house specialties, combination plates, lunch specials or any of their great menu choices!
"The Fame is in the Name.
The Quality in the Kitchen."
Merlins Pizza is one of Destin area's oldest "Mom and Pop" pizza restaurants, with a
comprehensive menu: pizzas, pastas, calzones, salads, wings, appetizers and deserts. Whether in the mood for a simple pepperoni pizza or something exotic like the Pollo Bella Pizza
(olive oil, roasted garlic, grilled chicken, artichokes, feta cheese, mushrooms, and
Italian seasonings), Merlins has the pie for you! Call Merlins Pizza or order online for delivery.
DELIVERY AVAILABLE THROUGH
ALL OF DESTIN & SANDESTIN
CRUSH Wine Bar
25 Central Square
Seaside, FL 32459
CRUSH is a hot new restaurant and wine bar in Seaside, FL. This Vitner's Caf'e carries an extensive collection of American and International wines along with small plates, sushi and exciting wine flights.
Crush promises to meet high expectations of delicious food and a hip, sophisticated atmosphere! Incredible lunch & dinner wine paired chef features.
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 5-6:30 pm.
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
34745 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
North Florida’s # 1 Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar serving only the freshest, high quality foods prepared with ingenious creativity. Come visit us for your most memorable Destin dining experience where dishes are prepared at your table by expert chefs using only the finest steak, chicken and seafood. Also enjoy our beverage and sushi bars. Banquet facilities available.
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 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
7585 Basin Bayou, Highway 20
Freeport, FL 32439
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, FL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
T4942 U.S. Hwy 98 W, Suite #7
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Chop Stix is conveniently located in Santa Rosa Village, less than 3 minutes east of Sandestin on Hwy 98 (Emerald Coast Blvd). A complete Chinese menu for dining in, take out or deliveries.
Lunch specials, appetizers and traditional Chinese entrees, including chow mein, egg foo young, house specialties, friend rice, pork, beef, seafood, chicken, vegetables and combination platters.
Located in the Winn Dixie shopping center at Miramar Beach, our restaurant offers a wide array of authentic Asian dishes, ranging from traditional Asian dishes such as Thai Curry Chicken, Hunan Pork, Hunan Shrimp to new style entrees such as Mongolian Beef, Triple Delight, and Grilled Lemongrass Shrimp.
Come in for a Lunch Special or during evenings for a delicious Asian dinner. You can also order your favorite Asian Food for take out online.
VKI Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
4552 US Hwy 98 W
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
A traditional Japanese Steakhouse offering fresh steaks and seafood prepared at your table by expert chefs. The menu includes a wide choice of steak, seafood, chicken, Tempura, Katsu and Sashimi. Open for lunch and dinner.
Also, Complete sushi bar!
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!
Hog's Breath Cafe, locally owned and operating since 1976, is a fun place for the entire family. Hog's Breath features great seafood, Fresh smoked BBQ, live music, handmade specialty drinks, and World famous T-shirts. Catering and special events available.
Hog's Breath is better than no breath at all!
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.
Located in the heart of old Seagrove, 723 Whiskey Bravo Bistro & Bar is the new 30A tradition serving coastal cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Built in March 2012, this 4,200 sq. ft. space features plenty of indoor dining, a fullservice bar, spaces for private dining and, The Roof, an expansive rooftop bar with views of the Gulf of Mexico. Follows on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine. Indulge yourself with the finest prime steaks and discover new tastes with the Fleming’s 100, our award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Fleming’s gracious service and dedication to excellence turn evenings out into memorable times.
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, & 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.
A family-friendly dining experience and blues club accented with funky art pieces featuring artists from throughout the area. An eclectic Italian menu offers traditional Italian dining as well as specialty dishes such as Lobster Ravioli, Hazel Grouper and Mediterranean Shrimp. A limited late-night menu is available for those enjoying the hot sounds of live cool blues bands.
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.
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.
465 Regatta Bay Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541
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!
Groovy Grouper Grill is a Destin’s newest Wine Bar Bistro offering guests a dynamic menu filled with a variety of foods from Fried Grouper tacos, Seared Tuna, Grilled Oysters, incredible Gumbo, Smoked Turkey and Pork Sandwiches and Great Burgers to Rib Eye Steaks, Pasta and some of the best Meat loaf you’ve ever had. We are casual but our attention to detail is our focus in the ambience, service and of course the food
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.
The Terrace Restaurant
13741 East Emerald Coast Pkwy.
Inlet Beach, FL 32413
Seafood Restaurant! The food is spectacular! In business for 25 years. Relaxed atmosphere and great service. A little hidden but worth the search. Last business as you leave South Walton going to Bay County. Just good food! Enjoy! Relax! Unwind!!!
4300 Legendary Drive
Corner of Mid Bay Bridge Rd & Hwy 98
Inlet Beach, FL 32413
Destin Commons open air lifestyle center offers shoppers a wide selection of restaurants including Groovy Grouper Grill, Hard Rock Cafe, Johnny Rockets, Panera Bread, Redbrick Pizza, Starbucks Coffee, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Zoe's kitchen. Completion of an expansion in mid-2014 will include Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grille, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Charming Charlie's and others.
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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.
Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
435 Grand Boulevard
Suite Q104 Grand Boulevard at Sandestin
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Handcrafted contemporary American Italian Cuisine served in an attractive, modern setting. Fresh chicken, pasta, pizza, salads, seafood, beef & veal. Extensive wine list, gluten free menu. Full service catering & private dining. Open for lunch and dinner.
At Outback Steakhouse, our flavors run wild – where it’s not only OK to sit back, relax and forget your manners – it’s encouraged. “No Rules, Just Right” is the spirit of the Outback that delivers a delicious and no worries dining experience. Open for lunch daily at 11AM. Happy hour: Daily 3pm-7pm & 9pm-close. Call ahead seating & Curbside Takeaway available. 850-269-1936
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.
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 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.
"You come home" when you visit The Breakfast Table Cafe. Locally owned and managed, TBT Cafe takes pride in producing made to order breakfast and lunch items from fresh ingredients and Boars Head meats and cheeses. Here you can enjoy a casual dining experience in a friendly coastal café setting. 6AM – 2PM daily, closed Wed. Local's 15% discount on Tuesdays 11-2.
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.
We serve authentic Cajun and Creole inspired cuisine
in a fun, relaxed setting. Created with the finest
ingredients, our recipes take the flavors of Louisiana from your plate to
your soul. You’ll love our Café Beignets with seasonal Marmalade and
our Creole Omelet filled with Gulf Shrimp and topped with
Housemade Hollandaise. Try a delicious drink from our selection of
Cocktails, Mimosas or a Big Spoon Bloody Mary made-to-order.
Come join us for Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch Daily.
Entertainment Saturday & Sunday 10-2 during brunch.
The Bowery on 30A, the coast’s newest restaurant, bar and music venue with wine on tap and a massive craft spirit selection. Walk inside and you’ll feel like you’ve walked back in time to a prohibition era speakeasy. Check our Facebook for nightly specials! Located at the corner of Hwy 83 and 30A.
Check out our event and entertainment calendar on the site.