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Boathouse Oyster Bar

288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
+1 850-837-3645
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (216 reviews)
“gumbo” (83 reviews)
“tuna steak” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Looks can definitely be deceiving here! It seems to be a locals favorite, but we go every time in Destin! The gumbo is to die for, and the blackened mahi-mahi is 100% fantastic! It's a fun place to experience for couples. Tip: if you're with...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stumbled upon this marina style spot looking for another place. They had a live band and great view of the bay! Good prices and seems like a local hotspot. Food was perfect to us! Grilled shrimp appetizer and mahi mahi sandwich! Also good wine...More

Thank Neely W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boathouse is the best place to go to get a drink and relax. Hopefully you're lucky enough to be there to hear a live band.

Thank CharityPinckard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome local hangout,excellent food and service. A Destin original and my go to everytime im in town. Everything on the menu is great, really cant go wrong.

Thank Dawgs73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and music with local flavor! Good choices and great service always!! Friencly staff and great view!

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boathouse has encouraged my newest obsession: tuna steak. This is my new favorite meal! The oysters were ok and the drinks were pretty good, but that tuna steak was mouth watering!!

Thank Taylor M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very casual laid back atmosphere. Food was excellent. Wanted something light in the middle of the afternoon. Had the Mahi Fingers. They could not be better. Live entertainment. Perfect for something quick after being on the beach. Open air, no AC.

Thank James P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place. It is EXTREMELY casual. But - the food is great and served hot and fast, the oysters are huge, the tables and bathroom are clean, the entertainment is great fun and the clientele is welcoming to new comers. I you want...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cold beer and the boiled shrimp with great spices and jalapeño - then they made us great flavorful corn on the cob and bang me shrimp!

Thank leahrae68
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I've been going to the Boathouse Oyster Bar for 21 years now. I've seen many changes in the place but the great food, entertainment and atmosphere is the same. I love all the musicians, Rusty Hammerstrom is my favorite I have to admit. He and...More

Thank Amy H
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barry w
4 September 2016|
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Response from js3434jax | Reviewed this property |
About 4 miles West on US98 on the harbor. Behind Red Door Saloon across from Bucks Smokehouse.
23 June 2016|
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Response from camille1919 | Reviewed this property |
I do not work there. I go there from time to time, when I'm in Destin. Best advice, call and ask.
Pat M
16 May 2016|
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Response from MichelleSherwin | Reviewed this property |
the side patio where the the performers play has several large picnic style tables - so between 2 or 3 tables - you could get everyone set - but I would get there early - this place fills up fast!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-3645
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