Restaurants in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island

Going to amazing restaurants is a perk of vacation.The restaurants in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island are the ultimate in beach town cuisine.

Seafood restaurants, as you might guess, are hugely popular in a fishing community. With fresh, Gulf-to-Table seafood many local restaurants offer a savory way to enjoy the bounty of local fisherman and Destin’s historic and cultural identity as a fishing village. All Gulf-to-Table fish is caught in local waters, and because “catch of the day” menus may include some new-to-you fish, check out common Gulf fish types and flavor profiles on our for the foodie page.

If you’re a foodie and want to eat like a local, you will have plenty of restaurants to try during your stay.  On your list should also be choosing waterfront restaurants as much as possible. Why not pair your surf and turf feast with views of the emerald green water, boats cruising around Destin harbor, and stunning sunsets?

Many restaurants also have traditional and contemporary American fare, from burgers and steaks to regional cuisine that’s distinctly southern and Cajun. The flavors of many cultures combine for fun and innovative fusion cuisine at many restaurants.

It wouldn’t be a vacation without beachy cocktails and good beer. For those with a love of microbreweries, you’ll find plenty of places that serve craft beer and breweries that offer tours, tastings, and food menus as well. Plus, Destin Brewery and Props can their beers instead of using glass bottles, so you can fill your cooler and follow beach rules.

In addition to dining in, many restaurants also offer take out, for those meals where you’d rather dine privately. If you go fishing, come back to your vacation home or condo kitchen and prepare your fresh catch of the day. Combine with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables from a local farmers market and you’ll have an unparalleled kitchen table moment.

Check out Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island now and book a table today.

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