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, amberjack, yellowfin tuna and triggerfish are some local favorites that come straight from the docks of the largest charter boat fleet in the state.
|Bayou Bills Crab House
4748 W Us Highway 98
Santa Rosa Beach, FL. 32459 Phone: 850-267-3849
Bagels at the Beach
405-D Hwy 98 East, 650-8277
Bagels, Breads, and Sandwiches
Shore Shopping Center, Destin, 837-3771
Truly a local favorite for lunch or dinner. You will love this deli type eatery. 837-7171
Capt. Daves on the Gulf
Located on Destin Harbor o1/2 mile from Destin Bridge, 837-6357
Capt. Dave's is the oldest seafood restaurant in Destin. The orginal restaurant, destroyed by Hurricane Opal in 1995, has been rebuilt on the bluff overlooking the harbor, Gulf and pass. It incorporates a seafood market, gif shop, arcade and a large group dining area.
100 Hwy. 98 E. Harbor Walk at Destin Bridge, 650-1666
Bring your family in for a seafood feast at their 75-item seafood buffet featuring large Alaskan snow crab legs. Other Gulf fresh seafood offerings include shrimp, scallops, crab, mahi mahi, flounder and raw oysters. Their specialties include crawfish cheescake and stuffed flounder. Don't forget about their delicious salads, veggies and desserts. Kid's buffet.
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.
1771 Old Hwy. 98, Destin, 837-7240 This casual, high energy restaurant serves Italian cuisine with a flair, featuring seafood, pasta and pizza. Dinner served 5-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Reservations taken for eight or more. Dancing and entertainment upstairs in the Sky Bar.
Great Scott's Sandwich Shop
Fresh Gourmet Sandwiches, Soups and Salads 835 US Hwy 98 Suite 17 Destin, 654-9344
Seafood, steaks, sushi and other local favorites. Live music on the deck. 837-2506
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! One of Capt. Mikes favorites.
76 E. Hwy. 98, Harborwalk Marina, Destin, 654-0900 Dine on the freshest Gulf seafood on their deck overlooking the beautiful Destin Harbor. Come for the spectacular sunset or dine early and watch the Destin Fleet unload the catch of the day. Inside dining available also. Open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner. Children's menu available. No reservations required. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 2-6 p.m. Live entertainment year round.
THE place for sushi in Destin. Look for capt. Mike at any time 654-5818.