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Restaurants in Destin

The Best Restaurants

Crackings 979 US-98 E, Destin
Crackings
Breakfast • $$

Crackings

979 US-98 E, Destin, FL 32541

The food was awesome! Alicia service wasn't the most balanced. She refilled two tables water while we had to request. Yes, those other customers were...

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  • Superb416 Reviews4.7
McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin 33 US-98 E, Destin
McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin
Irish Pub • $$

McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin

33 US-98 E, Destin, FL 32541

Johnny Boy was our server. Friendly and funny. Prime rib was delicious. Biggest hamburger we had ever seen. Very fresh salad with meal. Cool establishment....

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  • Superb507 Reviews4.6
Pazzo Italiano Destin 34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy #114, Destin
Pazzo Italiano Destin
Pizza • $$

Pazzo Italiano Destin

34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy #114, Destin, FL 32541

Made reservations at this restaurant on Mother’s Day. We were in town on vacation. Had read great reviews. Did not disappoint. Great service, good and nice...

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  • Superb784 Reviews4.5
First Watch 4427 Commons Dr E, Destin
First Watch
Breakfast • $$

First Watch

4427 Commons Dr E, Destin, FL 32541

We were seated moments after receiving a text at 10:04. The wait was 30 min to which we agreed as we thought it'd be worth the wait. After being seated,...

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  • Superb380 Reviews4.6
The Harbor Tavern 306 Harbor Blvd, Destin
The Harbor Tavern
Bar & Grill

The Harbor Tavern

306 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Amazing vibes. Amazing food. The atmosphere was so fun and the food and service was 10/10. Highly recommend getting their cheese curds. So light and fluffy and...

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  • Superb189 Reviews4.8
Vinny McGuire's 29 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Vinny McGuire's
Pizza • $$

Vinny McGuire's

29 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

I'm gonna be straight with y'all. I fought my boyfriend on this choice. HARD. Pizza next to the place with the green drinks? And we're sober?...

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  • Superb275 Reviews4.6
McGuire's Sushi 35 Harbor Blvd, Destin
McGuire's Sushi
Sushi Bar • $$

McGuire's Sushi

35 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Amazing sushi. Who would think McGuires an Irish pub would have such amazing sushi . This is my favorite place and I absolutely love the hurricane roll ....

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  • Superb255 Reviews4.6
Louisiana Lagniappe 775 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin
Louisiana Lagniappe
Cajun/Creole • $$$

Louisiana Lagniappe

775 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541

This is such a hidden gem. BY FAR AND AWAY the best meal we had on our entire Florida vacation. Started with Lobster Rangoons. We ordered several different...

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  • Superb384 Reviews4.5
Pompano Joe's 2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin
Pompano Joe's
Seafood • $$

Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550

Just excellent in every aspect of a dining experience. Lenny was fantastic and added an incredible amount to the fantastic location, table, food and drinks....

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  • Superb353 Reviews4.5
Burrito del Sol- Destin 517 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Burrito del Sol- Destin
Mexican • $

Burrito del Sol- Destin

517 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

While vacationing near Destin, we were in the area and tried out this location. We all enjoyed the food and would certainly look to return when we are in the...

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  • Superb301 Reviews4.5
Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House 414 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House
Cajun/Creole • $$

Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House

414 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Delicious food and good service from the bar and wait staff. Shrimp and grits appetizer portion is small. Fries are tasty and the seafood was cooked perfectly....

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  • Superb494 Reviews4.4
La Famiglia italian restaurant 16055 Emerald Coast Pkwy #114, Destin
La Famiglia italian restaurant
Italian • $$

La Famiglia italian restaurant

16055 Emerald Coast Pkwy #114, Destin, FL 32541

There comes a time when you don't want to recommend a restaurant because you want to keep it your special place. This is that restaurant. If only there...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.5
Merlins Pizza 1251 Airport Rd, Destin
Merlins Pizza
Pizza • $$

Merlins Pizza

1251 Airport Rd, Destin, FL 32541

Great pizza and great staff! Would recommend you try it if you are looking for some pizza in fort Walton! We built our own and had the thin crust and it was...

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  • Superb440 Reviews4.4
SWEETEA 234 Harbor Blvd, Destin
SWEETEA
Acai Bowls

SWEETEA

234 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Drinks = Delicious! There are various options for dairy lovers and lactose-free needs. It comes with non-dairy creamer but your other options are: Whole milk,...

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  • Superb169 Reviews4.6
Dewey Destin's Seafood Restaurant 9 Calhoun Ave, Destin
Dewey Destin's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood • $$

Dewey Destin's Seafood Restaurant

9 Calhoun Ave, Destin, FL 32541

GREAT food! Hole in the wall type atmosphere. Fair prices for the amount of food they give you compared to most. We personally loved this place way better than...

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  • Superb402 Reviews4.4
Red Onion Organic 529 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Red Onion Organic
Mediterranean

Red Onion Organic

529 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Went in by accident. It was surprisingly nice. I ordered the lamb it was tender and good but not as flavorful as I would like. The Turkish coffee was good. I...

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  • Superb165 Reviews4.6
Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano 979 US Hwy 98 E, Ste. 5, Destin
Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano
Italian

Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano

979 US Hwy 98 E, Ste. 5, Destin, FL 32541

Best Italian food in Destin! For starters, I think everything is very fairly priced here. $22 for amazing manicotti is a bargain in my eyes. I do think this...

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  • Superb384 Reviews4.4
Bitterroot 4463 Commons Dr W Unit 10-A, Destin
Bitterroot
American

Bitterroot

4463 Commons Dr W Unit 10-A, Destin, FL 32541

A bit of an unexpected location as they are located in a shopping plaza. The inside is a very dark, contemporary and romantic setting. They offer unique craft...

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  • Superb160 Reviews4.6
Chicken Salad Chick 36150 Emerald Coast Pkwy Unit 111, Destin
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern

Chicken Salad Chick

36150 Emerald Coast Pkwy Unit 111, Destin, FL 32541

It was our first time dining here...love all the options for chicken salad. It was fresh and tasty. My only complaint is their BLT chicken salad is advertised...

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  • Superb199 Reviews4.5
Bric à Brac 824 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin
Bric à Brac
American • $$

Bric à Brac

824 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541

This is such a wonderful place!! The food is amazing and we love the live band. I don't know of any other place like this. We can bring guests when...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.5
Mary's Kitchen 1083 US-98, Destin
Mary's Kitchen
Southern • $$

Mary's Kitchen

1083 US-98, Destin, FL 32541

Did not know what to expect but was our first breakfast destination on vacation and definitely going back before we leave. The customer service was remarkable...

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  • Superb261 Reviews4.4
Cafe Destin 985 US-98 E, Destin
Cafe Destin
Breakfast

Cafe Destin

985 US-98 E, Destin, FL 32541

Research when you vacation. Talk to locals. Talk to Über drivers. Talk to the guy at the liquor store. We found a gem at Cafe Destin. Traditional Eggs Benny,...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.5
Blalock Seafood & Specialty Market 1004 US-98 E, Destin
Blalock Seafood & Specialty Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Blalock Seafood & Specialty Market

1004 US-98 E, Destin, FL 32541

Top notch little market with all the essentials! Fresh fish was delicious - - we went several times on our trip for grouper, snapper, and triple tail. The...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.5
Sarah K's Gourmet 34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy #183, Destin
Sarah K's Gourmet
Seafood • $$

Sarah K's Gourmet

34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy #183, Destin, FL 32541

Sarah K's has been open for a number of years and is perennially popular with many local residents.The store is carry-out and known for its gourmet meals....

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.6
Moe's Original BBQ - Destin 303 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Moe's Original BBQ - Destin
Barbecue • $$

Moe's Original BBQ - Destin

303 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

We were visiting Destin Florida and wanted some good BBQ like back at home. They have great service and amazing food at a good price. The rib tips have a...

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  • Superb226 Reviews4.4
Destin Ice Seafood Market & Deli 663 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Destin Ice Seafood Market & Deli
Seafood Markets • $$

Destin Ice Seafood Market & Deli

663 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Friendly and wonderful sea food market. If you like crawfish, I highly recommend their crawfish. Already cooked and perfectly seasoned. I always come here when...

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  • Superb196 Reviews4.4
Buffalo Jack's Legendary Wings & Pizza 11275 Emerald Coast Pkwy #3, Destin
Buffalo Jack's Legendary Wings & Pizza
Chicken Wings • $$

Buffalo Jack's Legendary Wings & Pizza

11275 Emerald Coast Pkwy #3, Destin, FL 32550

Very large proportions! Absolutely delicious food. Will be making this a MUST GO TO on all of our future trips to Destin! The dining room is small, so a wait...

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  • Superb329 Reviews4.3
The Craft Bar - Destin 4424 Commons Dr E, Destin
The Craft Bar - Destin
Gastropubs • $$

The Craft Bar - Destin

4424 Commons Dr E, Destin, FL 32541

The Bistro Burger that they offer is by far the best burger I have ever had. The idea of adding fig jam into a burger sounds strange to some I am sure, I know...

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  • Superb296 Reviews4.3
Thai Tanic Restaurant 107 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Thai Tanic Restaurant
Thai • $$

Thai Tanic Restaurant

107 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

This is a family owned establishment that takes great pride in the food quality and it showed. Nothing fancy here, just great Thai meals in a simple setting....

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.3
Destin Brewery 505 Mountain Dr N, Destin
Destin Brewery
Food Trucks • $

Destin Brewery

505 Mountain Dr N, Destin, FL 32541

Fairly light beers, they do them well. Outdoorish seating with propane fire pits. As for the plastic cups mentioned in other reviews, when I was there they use...

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  • Superb77 Reviews4.6

American Restaurants

American in Destin
Bitterroot 4463 Commons Dr W Unit 10-A, Destin
Bitterroot
American

Bitterroot

4463 Commons Dr W Unit 10-A, Destin, FL 32541

A bit of an unexpected location as they are located in a shopping plaza. The inside is a very dark, contemporary and romantic setting. They offer unique craft...

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  • Superb160 Reviews4.6
Bric à Brac 824 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin
Bric à Brac
American • $$

Bric à Brac

824 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541

This is such a wonderful place!! The food is amazing and we love the live band. I don't know of any other place like this. We can bring guests when...

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  • Superb195 Reviews4.5
Beach Walk Cafe 2700 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin
Beach Walk Cafe
American • $$$

Beach Walk Cafe

2700 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541

Great food, fantastic atmosphere. Staff was really great. We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary here and really enjoyed everything about the place....

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  • Good251 Reviews4.2

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Destin
Pazzo Italiano Destin 34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy #114, Destin
Pazzo Italiano Destin
Pizza • $$

Pazzo Italiano Destin

34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy #114, Destin, FL 32541

Made reservations at this restaurant on Mother’s Day. We were in town on vacation. Had read great reviews. Did not disappoint. Great service, good and nice...

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  • Superb784 Reviews4.5
Vinny McGuire's 29 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Vinny McGuire's
Pizza • $$

Vinny McGuire's

29 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

I'm gonna be straight with y'all. I fought my boyfriend on this choice. HARD. Pizza next to the place with the green drinks? And we're sober?...

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  • Superb275 Reviews4.6
Merlins Pizza 1251 Airport Rd, Destin
Merlins Pizza
Pizza • $$

Merlins Pizza

1251 Airport Rd, Destin, FL 32541

Great pizza and great staff! Would recommend you try it if you are looking for some pizza in fort Walton! We built our own and had the thin crust and it was...

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  • Superb440 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Destin
Burrito del Sol- Destin 517 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Burrito del Sol- Destin
Mexican • $

Burrito del Sol- Destin

517 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

While vacationing near Destin, we were in the area and tried out this location. We all enjoyed the food and would certainly look to return when we are in the...

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  • Superb301 Reviews4.5
Que Pasa Mex - Destin 985 US-98, Destin
Que Pasa Mex - Destin
Mexican • $$

Que Pasa Mex - Destin

985 US-98, Destin, FL 32541

I am stunned this has such a low review. My husband and I have a favorite Mexican restaurant up here in St. Louis, but we still talk about how we wished we...

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  • Good300 Reviews4.2
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant 757 Harbor Blvd #1, Destin
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Pepitos Mexican Restaurant

757 Harbor Blvd #1, Destin, FL 32541

Amazing as always.First time trying the Nutella pizza and I will never not have that. Maybe dessert first even. ?Bread knots are why I go,so don't forget...

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  • Good260 Reviews4.2

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Destin
Wine Not Fl 10 Harbor Blvd spot 88, Destin
Wine Not Fl
Fast Food • $$

Wine Not Fl

10 Harbor Blvd spot 88, Destin, FL 32541

This place was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Great customer service and the strawberry Zinfandel slushie was THE BEST!! Can't wait to come back to do it all over...

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  • Good20 Reviews3.7
Chick-fil-A 1063 US-98 E, Destin
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food • $

Chick-fil-A

1063 US-98 E, Destin, FL 32541

These employees are absolutely fantastic. Rain or shine they got a smile and absolutely take care of you. If I ever waited what they considered an unacceptable...

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  • Good241 Reviews3.8
Whataburger 101 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Whataburger
Fast Food • $

Whataburger

101 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

First time visiting a Whataburger. Great food and clean atmosphere. Lucille, the order attendant, was responsive and very sweet and patient. Kathy, the...

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  • Good263 Reviews3.7

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Destin
Pompano Joe's 2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin
Pompano Joe's
Seafood • $$

Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550

Just excellent in every aspect of a dining experience. Lenny was fantastic and added an incredible amount to the fantastic location, table, food and drinks....

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  • Superb353 Reviews4.5
Dewey Destin's Seafood Restaurant 9 Calhoun Ave, Destin
Dewey Destin's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood • $$

Dewey Destin's Seafood Restaurant

9 Calhoun Ave, Destin, FL 32541

GREAT food! Hole in the wall type atmosphere. Fair prices for the amount of food they give you compared to most. We personally loved this place way better than...

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  • Superb402 Reviews4.4
Blalock Seafood & Specialty Market 1004 US-98 E, Destin
Blalock Seafood & Specialty Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Blalock Seafood & Specialty Market

1004 US-98 E, Destin, FL 32541

Top notch little market with all the essentials! Fresh fish was delicious - - we went several times on our trip for grouper, snapper, and triple tail. The...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.5

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Destin
Thai Tanic Restaurant 107 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Thai Tanic Restaurant
Thai • $$

Thai Tanic Restaurant

107 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

This is a family owned establishment that takes great pride in the food quality and it showed. Nothing fancy here, just great Thai meals in a simple setting....

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.3
Jasmine Thai 4463 Commons Dr W #108, Destin
Jasmine Thai
Thai • $$

Jasmine Thai

4463 Commons Dr W #108, Destin, FL 32541

Everything we tried was absolutely delicious! The ridiculous freshness of the meal was so refreshing. Local catch snapper deep fried Thai fish gets Infinity...

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.3
Thai Basil Destin 4447 Commons Dr E #103, Destin
Thai Basil Destin
Thai • $$

Thai Basil Destin

4447 Commons Dr E #103, Destin, FL 32541

Went in at 7 pm on a weekday, no wait for dine-in. Noticed lots of takeout orders coming in. Clean bathroom. The appetizer platter, Tom yum goong soup, and...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.3

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Destin
La Famiglia italian restaurant 16055 Emerald Coast Pkwy #114, Destin
La Famiglia italian restaurant
Italian • $$

La Famiglia italian restaurant

16055 Emerald Coast Pkwy #114, Destin, FL 32541

There comes a time when you don't want to recommend a restaurant because you want to keep it your special place. This is that restaurant. If only there...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.5
Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano 979 US Hwy 98 E, Ste. 5, Destin
Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano
Italian

Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano

979 US Hwy 98 E, Ste. 5, Destin, FL 32541

Best Italian food in Destin! For starters, I think everything is very fairly priced here. $22 for amazing manicotti is a bargain in my eyes. I do think this...

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  • Superb384 Reviews4.4
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 34970 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

34970 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541

It always has great service, good drinks, and the food is always cooked amazingly. I love getting the 6oz. Sirloin with the side of Alfredo and add shrimp....

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  • Good249 Reviews4
Marina Cafe 404 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Marina Cafe
Steak House • $$$

Marina Cafe

404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Classy place offering awesome views. Be sure to check dress code. Best happy hour (in the bar only) on the Emerald Coast! Top notch service accompanied by...

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  • Good332 Reviews4.1
LongHorn Steakhouse 34863 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin
LongHorn Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

LongHorn Steakhouse

34863 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541

After some expensive, disappointing meals during our stay, we decided to try Longhorn Steakhouse on Easter Sunday. We were not disappointed. We splurged a...

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  • Good244 Reviews4.1
Outback Steakhouse 34908 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin
Outback Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

Outback Steakhouse

34908 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541

This is definitely not like a real Australian outback pub/restaurant, but it is as close as you can find around here.Decent prices for food and drinks. Decent...

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  • Good239 Reviews3.7
Firehouse Subs Kelly Plantation 34737 Emerald Coast Pkwy Ste 5, Destin
Firehouse Subs Kelly Plantation
Sandwich Shop • $

Firehouse Subs Kelly Plantation

34737 Emerald Coast Pkwy Ste 5, Destin, FL 32541

Would like to say the young man that helped me was probably in his first week working he was trying really hard to satisfy his customers but the short manager...

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  • Good123 Reviews3.9
Say Cheese 10 Harbor Blvd spot 88, Destin
Say Cheese
Sandwich Shop

Say Cheese

10 Harbor Blvd spot 88, Destin, FL 32541

Mom's grilled cheese with a kick! Sooooooo good. Simple to sublime! Do stop and grab a quick affordable bite! And remember if it has cheese it will make...

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  • Good17 Reviews3.5
Subway 1251 Airport Rd, Destin
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1251 Airport Rd, Destin, FL 32541

Excellent food. It filled me up and was delicious. I enjoyed the various flavors so very much right after I had a fantastic swim in the close by gulf of...

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  • Good48 Reviews3.7
The Harbor Tavern 306 Harbor Blvd, Destin
The Harbor Tavern
Bar & Grill

The Harbor Tavern

306 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Amazing vibes. Amazing food. The atmosphere was so fun and the food and service was 10/10. Highly recommend getting their cheese curds. So light and fluffy and...

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  • Superb189 Reviews4.8
Grande Vista Bar & Grill 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Grande Vista Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Grande Vista Bar & Grill

10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

I had their Avocado Toast at Brunch Fest and it was so good!! I loved it so much me and my gf went there the next morning and had it for breakfast. It’s...

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  • Superb70 Reviews4.5
Grill Depot 34920 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin
Grill Depot
Bar & Grill

Grill Depot

34920 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541

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