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10 Must Try Restaurants in Destin, Florida

A list of 10 must try restaurants in the Destin, Florida area voted upon by our fellow ECBYO.COM followers. Don't miss out!


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As voted by followers.

10.  Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi

Located in the heart of Destin’s Harborwalk Village, this seafood restaurant will offer you a great meal accompanied by a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Earning it’s name from an old fishing tale, Jackacudas is a Destin Florida gem and somewhere to you are guaranteed to try some of the freshest seafood you have ever had.

Address: 56 Harbor Blvd Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 424-3507

9. The Surf Hut

One of the newest restaurant additions to the Destin and South Walton area, The Surf Hut provides a beachfront atmosphere with outstanding seafood. Enjoy outdoor games like corn hole with ocean views as you wait for your meal, or sit inside at the centralized bar. The Surf Hut provides a great meal for everyone with a menu that includes seafood, oysters and St. Louis Style BBQ.

Address: 551 Scenic Gulf Dr., Destin, FL 32550
Phone: (850) 460-7750

8. The Craft Bar - A Florida Gastropub

If you are looking for something other than seafood in Destin, the Craft Bar is a great stop. Offering a wide variety of burgers complemented by their endless variety of craft beers, the Craft Bar is a great place to start a fun night in Destin.

Address: 4424 Commons Dr E Destin, Florida 32541
Phone: (850) 460-7907

7. Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House

Located on the beautiful Destin harbor, Boshamps will spoil you with customer service, incredible food and an unbeatable Destin sunset view. This relatively newer restaurant has won over the tastes of locals and travelers with their delicious Seafood platters.

Address: 414 Harbor Boulevard Destin, Florida 32541
Phone: 850-424-7406

6. Pazzo Italiano Ristorante & Bar

Another brand new restaurant in Destin, Pazzo Italiano is quickly making a name for itself. Started by two devoted Italian family men, Pazzo offers a wide variety of Italian staples. The eloquent design provides your dinner with a fantastic atmosphere as you watch your pizza cook in the massive wood burning stove.

Address: 34904 Emerald Coast Parkway Suite 114 Destin, Fl 32541
Phone: 850-974-5484

5. Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer

This casual family friendly Seafood house sits Gulf front on the Harbor. Brotula’s specializes in locally-sourced seafood integrated into a fun and rustic southern fish house. Enjoy one of their most popular dishes, the steamed snow crab, all while enjoying a beautiful sunset over the Destin bridge.

Address: 210 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Phone: (850) 460-8900

4. Louisiana Lagniappe 

Known for their attention to detail service and their 30 years plus of experience, Louisiana Lagniappe is sure to not disappoint seafood lovers. This upscale waterfront restaurant is a great place for a family dinner and also a fantastic spot for a night out with the significant other.

Address: 775 Gulf Shore Drive Destin, FL 32541

Phone: 850-837-0881

3. Buck’s Smokehouse

If you are a BBQ lover, Buck’s Smokehouse is the place for you. Opening in 2014, Buck’s Smokehouse has been provided customers with delicious smoked meals. Focusing not just on BBQ but also smoked fish, pork, and chicken as well. Buck’s Smokehouse is sure to fill your entire family with a great meal.

Address: 303 Harbor Blvd Destin Florida 32541
Phone: 850-837-3600

2. McGuire’s Irish Pub

Spawning from it’s sister restaurant in Pensacola, Florida, McGuire’s Irish Pub in Destin opened in 1996 and has been an iconic Destin Restaurant ever since. Sitting just across the street from the Emerald Grande, McGuire’s is quite the popular place. With over 1 million signed dollar bills on the wall, great food and live entertainment, this restaurant is sure to leave you with a memory. Ranging from seafood to pasta to steaks, this Irish pub has it all.

Address: 33 E. Hwy. 98 Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 650-0000 

1. Beach Walk Cafe at Henderson Park Inn

Known as Destin’s only fine dining located on the emerald waters, this beautiful cafe is know for its award winning cuisine and stunning views. When dining at the Beach Walk Cafe, it is pure indulgence in romantic waterfront dining. Come enjoy a variety of appetizers followed by a delicious seafood or traditional style meal.

Address: 2700 Scenic Highway 98 Destin, FL 32541
Phone:  888-860-0750

Destin, Florida Mus Try Restaurants

After reading this list of the favorite restaurants voted on by our fellow Emerald Coast By Owner followers, there won't be a reason why you shouldn't be heading on down to the wonderful city of Destin to give these a try!

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