Destin Attractions

Beachfront Dining

Nick’s on the Beach

2210 W. County Hwy. 30A, Blue Mountain Beach FL - 850.267.2117

Nick’s on the Beach is a seafood tradition. The Nick family patriarch began serving seafood Destin FL back in 1963, and now, his son runs the show. While the restaurant may have moved from father to son, the fresh seafood… (Read More)

AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

Open since 1984, AJs Destin serves up an assortment of fresh seafood for hungry guests. When the restaurant first started, the staff shucked the famous oysters behind a small trailer right behind the deck, but now, it has grown leaps… (Read More)

Angler’s Beachside Grill

1030 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, Okaloosa Island, FL, United States - 850.796.0260

Located at the entrance of the Okaloosa Island Pier, Angler’s Beachside Grill has a covered outdoor deck that provides diners with sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico. The deck stays open in the summer months, but it is enclosed… (Read More)

Bay Cafe French Restaurant

233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Bch, FL 32548 - (850) 244-3550

If you are in the mood for a romantic meal in a casual environment, the Bay Café French Restaurant is perfect for you. The restaurant was established in 1983 and has been a part of Destin ever since. Locals and… (Read More)

Beach Walk Cafe Henderson Park Inn

2700 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, Florida 32541, United States - (850) 650-7100

The Beach Walk Cafe Destin FL is not just a place to go for a meal. It is a place to go for a complete experience. Known as one of the most romantic restaurants in Destin, the Beach Walk Café… (Read More)

Boshamps Oyster House

414 Harbor Blvd, Destin, Florida 32541, United States - (850) 424-7406

With its location on the Destin Harbor, Boshamps Oyster House serves Gulf to Table Southern cuisine. The restaurant uses local fisherman in order to provide the freshest seafood for its customers. The restaurant has outdoor decks and provides panoramic views… (Read More)

Bud & Alleys

2236 Scenic 30A E., Seaside FL - 850.231.5900

As with most restaurants Destin Florida and surrounding areas, Bud & Alley’s has a history and a story. Two 24-year old friends founded Bud & Alley’s over a quarter of a century ago. The friends named the eatery after a… (Read More)

Cafe Italia

189 Brooks St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, United States - (850) 664-0035

If you like fresh Italian food, Café Italia has just what you are looking for when it comes to Italian restaurants Destin FL. The restaurant serves fresh, handmade food. It sticks with classic Italian dishes, including antipasto, pasta, pizza, and… (Read More)

Capt. Dave’s on the Gulf

3796 Old Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541, United States - 850.837.2627

While some Destin restaurants come and go, Capt. Dave’s on the Gulf is a Destin institution. Open since 1968, this is one of the top Destin restaurants on the water. Capt. Dave’s has a variety of items available for diners.… (Read More)

Dewey Destin Seafood Restaurant

202 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, United States - 850.837.7575

Located on the Destin Harbor, Dewey Destin Restaurant is open every day from 11 AM until 10 PM. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating available for diners. The outdoor seating overlooks the Harbor. The restaurant has an extensive menu… (Read More)

Dewey Destin Seafood Restaurant on Crab Island

9 Calhoun Avenue Destin, FL 32541 - 850.837.7575

Dewey Destin Restaurant on Crab Island is not your typical place to eat. Dewey Destin’s great, great grandfather founded Destin in 1835, so eating at this restaurant is like eating with Destin royalty. Diners don’t just go there for the… (Read More)

Fish Out of Water

34 Goldenrod Circle, Watercolor FL - 850.534.5050

With different awards and accolades, Fish out of Water is one of the best seafood restaurants in Destin FL. The restaurant serves fresh seafood and meats in a waterfront setting. Along with the food, Fish Out of Water is known… (Read More)

Fisherman’s Wharf

210 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, United States - 850.389.4882

As one of the most popular Destin Harbor restaurants, diners at Fisherman’s Wharf can watch the boats come in with their daily catches as they eat their meals. Diners can come in empty handed and order something off the menu… (Read More)

Gilligan’s Seafood

530 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, United States - 850.502.2492

Located on the Harbor, Gilligan’s Seafood has indoor seating, as well as a covered deck and patio for people who want to eat outside. Diners can enjoy sweeping views of the Harbor while eating their meals. Gilligan’s offers a menu… (Read More)

Harbor Docks

538 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, United States - 850.837.2506

Harbor Docks has come a long way over the years. When it opened in 1979, it consisted of a small cottage and six picnic tables. Now, the cottage has expanded and there are sushi bars on the property. There is… (Read More)

Harry T’s Lighthouse Restaurant

Harborwalk Village, Destin, FL - 850.654.4800

While many newcomers expect Harry T’s Lighthouse Restaurant Destin to be boat themed, that is not the case. Harry T’s was created to honor Harrison Baben, a famous trapeze artist. Baben was known as “Flying Harry T,” which is where… (Read More)

Helen Back

114 Amberjack Drive, Okaloosa Island, FL, United States - 850.796.1451

Helen Back is more than a sports bar. It is a delicious restaurant that serves lots of different items. It has a variety of appetizers to start with, including the Famous Helen Back Nachos. For the main meal, you can… (Read More)

Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi

56 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, United States - 850-424-3507

Promoting excitement through food, Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi approaches food as an art form. With that in mind, it provides some inspired dishes, including chicken and waffles with cage free chicken, vanilla bean waffles, smothered green beans, Nueske’s bacon, and… (Read More)

Louisiana Lagniappe

775 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, Florida 32541, United States - 850.837.0881

While most of the seafood restaurants in Destin Florida are causal, Louisiana Lagniappe provides guests with a fine-dining experience right on the water. Louisiana Lagniappe is more than just a place to go for a nice atmosphere, though. It has… (Read More)

Marina Cafe

404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, United States - 850.837.7960

The Marina Cafe has won a variety of awards, including Florida Trend’s top 500 Restaurants, American Express Platinum Fine Dining, and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. It manages to win these awards by combining the perfect atmosphere, location, food… (Read More)

Pompano Joe’s

2237 Scenic Gulf Drive, Miramar Beach, FL, United States - 850.502.2663

If you ask people where to find the best seafood in Destin FL, a lot of them will direct you to Pompano Joe’s. The Travel Channel named it the “Ultimate Beach Snack Shack,” as well as one of the “World’s… (Read More)

The Back Porch

1740 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL, United States - 850.502.2735

The Back Porch Destin is one of the most popular restaurants on the Emerald Coast. Maybe it’s the beachfront setting that offers gorgeous views, or maybe it is the fun events like Paddle at the Porch that happen right outside… (Read More)

The Black Pearl

1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Suite 104, Okaloosa Island - 850.833.3016

If you love beachfront views and delicious food, be sure to check out the Black Pearl Destin during your next vacation. You can sit in the air conditioning or eat outside on the open air deck. Either way, you will… (Read More)

The Boathouse Oyster Bar

509 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, United States - 850.837.3645

Known as Destin’s best kept secret, the Boathouse Oyster Bar Destin FL was voted the Emerald Coast’s Best Gumbo, Raw Oysters, and Baked Oysters. The restaurant has also been voted the Best Place to Have a Beer. Along with the… (Read More)

The Crab Trap

3500 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL, United States - 850.654.2722

The Crab Trap Destin is more than your typical seafood and oyster bar. It has gorgeous views of the beach, a menu full of fresh seafood and daily specials, and activities to entertain the kids. Known for its food, fun… (Read More)

The Shrimp Shack

2236 Scenic Hwy. 30A, Seaside FL - 850.231.3799

If you love shrimp, you will love the Shrimp Shack. As one of the fastest seafood restaurants in Destin FL, you can grab your food and then eat it in the screen porch, or go to the beachside deck or… (Read More)

The Surf Hut

551 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550, United States - 850-460-7750

While the Surf Hut is most known for seafood Destin FL, it also has St. Louis Style BBQ. That makes this the perfect restaurant for people who want to have some options. Along with the food, kids get a souvenir… (Read More)

The Whale’s Tail Beach Bar And Grill

100 Seascape Dr, Destin, FL 32550-3919 - (850) 650-4377

If you want to dine at the Seascape Resort, stop by the Whale’s Tale. This Seascape Resort restaurant opens at 7 AM every morning. It serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner indoors and on the outdoor deck. When you dine… (Read More)

Vue on 30A

4801 W County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach FL - 850.267.2305

Florida travel + Life Magazine voted the Vue on 30A as the restaurant with the Best Waterfront Dining. It was also voted the Best Place to Watch a Sunset by Destin Magazine readers. The Vue on 30A offers more than… (Read More)