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Best Food in Destin

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Destin is the crown jewel in Florida's Emerald Coast. There're pristine white sand beaches, gorgeous turquoise waves and — of course — the food. From classic seafood shacks to upscale restaurants, there is a great variety of cuisine to try here, and there's no better way to experience Destin than through your tastebuds. Here are some of my favorite spots.

Good for
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Restaurants

Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar

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McGuire's Irish Pub

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Capriccio Cafe

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The Craft Bar - A Florida Gastropub

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Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn

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Boathouse Oyster Bar

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Red Bar

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Katie C's City Tips

  • While there are many great restaurants in the actual town of Destin, make sure to wander down Highway 30A to explore the sights — and tastes — of the little towns that are situated on the Gulf.
  • Destin is called "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village" and claims to have Florida's largest fleet of charter fishing boats. If you want the freshest catch around, reel it in yourself during a fishing excursion and then enjoy the fruit, or rather fish, of your labor that evening.
  • There are actually three airports within a reasonable driving distance of Destin: Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola, and Panama City Beach. Do some research before booking your flight to find the best deal.
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    Another Broken Egg Cafe
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    Katie C Says:

    Start off your day right with a hearty breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe. Featuring omelettes stuffed with almost anything (Crawfish? Avocado?), huevos rancheros, giant pancakes, and an incredibly decadent Bananas Foster French Toast; the menu is diverse enough to tempt everyone in the family. Craving omelets for dinner? Not a problem--they serve breakfast all day.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you're eating alone or if there are just two of you, go ahead and seat yourself at the bar to avoid a long wait.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice breakfast 29/06/2018
    • A Favorite! 23/05/2018
    • Another Broken Egg Cafe
    Address:
    979 Highway 98 E
    Ste 4
    Destin, FL 32541-2844
    Phone:
    +1 850-650-0499
    Price range:
    USD 4 - USD 16
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    7:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Other:
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    Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar
    Restaurants (French, Italian, Seafood)
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    Katie C Says:

    Featuring a great selection of Gulf Coast seafood with a Mediterranean flair, Cuvee is as well known for its excellent cuisine as it is for its convivial atmosphere and excellent happy hour. For a romantic evening, secure a table; for a more laid back experience, make your way to the bar.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Be sure to check out the daily happy hour from 5pm to 9pm for discounted drinks and food items.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 243 restaurants in Destin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful 13/08/2018
    • Outstanding 08/08/2018
    • Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar
    Address:
    36120 Emerald Coast Pkwy
    Destin, FL 32541-4705
    Phone:
    +1 850-460-2909
    Price range:
    USD 9 - USD 30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Other:
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    McGuire's Irish Pub
    Restaurants (American, Irish, Bar, Pub)
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    Katie C Says:

    Yes, it may look like a touristy Irish bar from the outside, but just wait until you get inside. No trip to Destin is complete without visiting McGuire's, with its ceiling festooned with dollar bills and turn-of-the-century New York feel. Go hungry and order classic Irish fare like fish and chips or shepherd's pie, and wash it all down with a house-brewed beer.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Want to leave your mark in Destin? Add to the "green" at McGuire's and leave a signed dollar bill on the ceiling — if you can find a blank spot.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 243 restaurants in Destin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great atmosphere Great food 14/08/2018
    • Well Worth the Price 14/08/2018
    • McGuire's Irish Pub
    Address:
    33 Harbor Blvd
    Destin, FL 32541-2309
    Phone:
    +1 850-650-0000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 am - 2:00 am
    Other:
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    Capriccio Cafe
    Restaurants (American, Cafe)
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    Katie C Says:

    Don't let its unassuming appearance fool you: Capriccio Cafe is the real deal. Locally owned, Capriccio serves phenomenal coffee, savory and sweet crepes and several excellent lunch items along with a genuine, welcoming vibe from the staff and owner. Stop here for your morning coffee and you'll find yourself returning again and again.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Capriccio Cafe offers free WiFi for customers.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 243 restaurants in Destin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent food, service, and coffee! 06/08/2018
    • My everyday coffee and breakfast spot 04/08/2018
    • Capriccio Cafe
    Address:
    810 Highway 98
    Shoreline Village Mall
    Destin, FL 32541
    Phone:
    +1 850-460-7050
    Price range:
    USD 5 - USD 12
    Hours:
    Sun
    7:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Mon - Sat
    6:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Other:
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    The Craft Bar - A Florida Gastropub
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub)
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    Katie C Says:

    Known for its craft beer selection (a rotating selection of more than 30 craft beers from around the country are offered), The Craft Bar is a must-visit for beer connoisseurs. Warm and inviting, there's also a great selection of handcrafted cocktails and a tasty menu selection featuring upscale pub fare and outstanding burgers — try the Craft or the Que burger.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The staff are truly knowledgable about the ins and outs of craft beer, so don't be afraid to ask questions — they're always happy to chat.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 243 restaurants in Destin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beer was good. 01/07/2018
    • Great craft beer and burgers 24/06/2018
    • The Craft Bar - A Florida Gastropub
    Address:
    4424 Commons Dr E
    Suite 3C
    Destin, FL 32541-3485
    Phone:
    +1 850-460-7907
    Price range:
    USD 10 - USD 30
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Other:
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    Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn
    Restaurants (Seafood, American)
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    Katie C Says:

    Perhaps one of the most well-known restaurants on the Emerald Coast, Beach Walk is consistently lauded for its cuisine and its incredible views. Featuring American cuisine with European and Asian influences, the menu features freshly caught seafood as well as 'land' dishes such as venison and steak.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Looking for a romantic experience? Ask to dine on the beach at sunset!
    • Perfect for special occasions.
    • Be sure to make a reservation.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 243 restaurants in Destin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Didnt attend my reservation 14/08/2018
    • Awful. 14/08/2018
    • Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn
    Address:
    2700 Scenic Highway 98
    E
    Destin, FL 32541-3413
    Phone:
    +1 850-650-7100
    Price range:
    USD 15 - USD 50
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Other:
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    Boathouse Oyster Bar
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Seafood)
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    Katie C Says:

    If you're looking for a classic beach shack, the Boathouse Oyster Bar is your place. Running low on atmosphere (think graffiti on the walls and less-than-cushy seating), but high on harbor views and super tasty oysters, Boathouse is the dive you'll be dreaming about when you remember your Destin vacation.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The Boathouse often has live music during the week which attracts locals and adds to the ambiance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 243 restaurants in Destin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great low-key hole in the wall 04/08/2018
    • Great atmosphere 30/07/2018
    • Boathouse Oyster Bar
    Address:
    288 Harbor Blvd
    Destin, FL 32541-2374
    Phone:
    +1 850-837-3645
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Other:
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    Red Bar
    Bars & Clubs
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    Katie C Says:

    There's really nowhere like the Red Bar for a unique experience that combines funky decor, a laid-back attitude and possibly the best crab cakes ever made — which are only served on Fridays and Saturdays (and tend to sell out quickly). It's usually boisterous and crowded, so just sit back, peruse the many, many decorations, and enjoy the people watching while you're waiting for your table.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Reservations — and credit cards — are not accepted.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Grayton Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Red Bar Is An “Over The Top Experience” 14/08/2018
    • A must do on 30A. 11/08/2018
    • Red Bar
    Address:
    70 Hotz Ave
    Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-5879
    Phone:
    +1 850-231-1008
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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