Restaurants in Destin

Restaurants in Destin aren’t simply about food. Dining here is an experience. Restaurants in Destin offer visitors a chance to discover what makes this place so special. From beautiful views to diverse offerings and lively vibes, you’re likely to create as many memories in Destin’s restaurants as you do on our beaches.

Gulf-to-Table Seafood

Destin is home to the largest charter fishing fleet in the US and is known for its fresh, local fish available year-round. Destin is also home to the Gulf-to-Table movement, which offers diners local fish caught by local fishermen in more than 30 restaurants like Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer, Dewey Destin’s, Harry T’s, Jackacuda’s Seafood + Sushi, and Lulu’s Destin.

Restaurants in Destin also host the “you-hook-it, we’ll-cook-it” option for fishermen looking to enjoy the fruits of their labor, as well as the FishTrax program, which provides details about who, where, and when your dinner was caught.

Waterfront Restaurants

Destin’s beaches are also home to a variety of restaurants with spectacular views of the water.

From Lulu’s Destin on the Choctawhatchee Bay to Harry T’s on the Gulf, diners can enjoy burgers, buffets, American cuisine, and of course, seafood in a range of outdoor settings.

Many of Destin’s waterfront restaurants like Dewey Destin’s and Louisiana Lagniappe are even accessible by boat if you’re spending the day on the water.

Family Friendly Dining

Families will find a huge variety of food offerings in Destin in kid-friendly settings. Boshamps Oyster Bar offers cornhole and other entertainment while you wait, and The Back Porch Destin has tables on the sand and a giant Adirondack chair for photo ops.

Lulu’s Destin offers allergy-friendly menus and a colorful outdoor dining area that overlooks the sand.

If you want a chance to sink your teeth into an alligator, it’s on the menu at Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill.  Also featured are huge portions of homemade seafood, chicken, and burgers. Fudpucker’s has a ton of things to do for the whole family, from playgrounds next to the deck, henna tattoos, dancing, games, and free admission to Gator Beach.

The deck is open during the spring and summer months.  Eight dining rooms have over 400 seats, with plenty of space for small and large parties alike.  Before leaving, stop by the gift shop for a unique souvenir. 

Fine Dining

For a completely different feel, Destin also features fine dining locations like Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar, which offers varied menu items like organic fried chicken, calamari, plus options for kids as well.

Louisiana Lagniappe serves the finest steaks and seafood with a Creole flavor, in a casual yet upscale waterfront dining experience. Louisiana Lagniappe also participates in the Gulf-to-Table movement.

Craft Bars & Breweries

If you’re looking for a drink or a craft brew, Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar features craft cocktails and an international wine list, while the Destin Brewery uses locally-sourced ingredients to create locally-inspired beers.

If you enjoy sunsets and Florida craft beer, The Other End Restaurant & Beergarden offers gorgeous views of the water and unique small bites like their Bavarian pretzel and duck spring rolls.

Live Music

If you enjoy live music while you dine, Bric à Brac features nightly live music in a kid-friendly atmosphere and a menu that includes influences from all over.

Boathouse Oyster Bar and Grill sits on the Destin Harbor and offers seafood, sandwiches, and a variety of appetizers including Cajun boiled peanuts.

Pet-Friendly

If you’re traveling with your canine companions, Destin has a number of restaurants that offer seating for you and your dog.

Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar, Harry T’s, and Dewey Destin’s have tables that accommodate you and your pet, while Jackacuda’s Seafood + Sushi even offers water dishes.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream provides free sundaes with dog bone crumbles for your pet while you enjoy your own ice cream.

Whether you’re here for a day or a week, with a crowd or traveling alone, you’ll never run out of new places to try. The restaurants in Destin feature inventive cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs, and you’re sure to discover your favorites.

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