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790 On The Gulf

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2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
+1 850-650-4853
11:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great lil restaurant located inside Crystal Beach Inn condominium There is indoor and outdoor seating on the beach with a great view. The breakfast was great unusual dishes with a New Orleans flair. They have a full bar and endless Mimosas and Bloody Mary's The service was excellent. Went on Friday but supposeday they have one of... More 

Thank Lori E
Destin, Florida
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136 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there shortly after they opened back in 2010 and it wasn't a great experience. While my folks were down here as snowbirds, they went there a few times and loved it. So, we went back...it was great! Greeted by the manager when we arrived for a late lunch, seated outside, and had a great server. My wife had... More 

Thank BilrusandFriends
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been coming to this restaurant monthly if not more often since it opened. Their lunch specials, best happy hour specials, with a view that rivals any beach, any where in the world!!!! Christine the owner is by far the most accommodating, and the heart and soul of this establishment. Cajun/Creole/Seafood and family recipies are all over the extensive... More 

Thank ChiefMoRetired
Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best part of the meal is the view. ITunes 's right on the ocean. The Gumbo was good. But, the drink was weak. The menus is limited if you don;t want fried or pasta. We both had salads. The grouper salad was OK. My wife had the shrimp salad and it was awful. It could not have been fresh.... More 

Thank david s
Berkley, Michigan
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for dinner on a recent trip to Destin, we choose 790 as it was walking distance from our rental and we wanted the scenic views. The views were nice, although it got a little chilly with the wind off the ocean. The menu was a lot smaller than I had hoped, I looked quickly online before going... More 

Thank Jen H
Destin, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit weekly always fabulous food, super staff, and overall great experience. Fish sandwich and tuna dip best in town.

Thank benz472017
Danville, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I dined at the restaurant many times through the week we stayed in Destin. Friendly staff and extravagant views of the ocean from inside the restaurant and outside on the patio. Great place to visit for brunch, lunch, dinner and my favorite Happy Hour!! Attached is a photo of my eggs Benedict I ordered at brunch! Yum!!

Thank undercoverjosh
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant on the Emerald Bay website as a "you catch, we cook" featured restaurant. We brought in our fresh-caught 26 inch Red Drum around noon, and made reservations for 6 pm. The manager assured me our fish would be kept on ice and we would have it cooked to order upon our arrival. Unfortunately, this did not... More 

Thank She_travels58
Niceville, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

790 began serving breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 am today. We were the first in line. I love their traditional eggs benedict and my wife loves their eggs and bacon. We chose an outside table for the view. The gulf is breathtaking! Looking forward to lots of quality time and food at 790 on the Gulf!

Thank lowellm919
Houston, Texas
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145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A little hard to find, inside the Inn of Crystal Beach, parking is also limited, but the beachside setting, the food, value, service; all made it worth finding. Primarily seafood, there are other items available. They have inside seating as well, but the beach is then shielded a bit from view. If you need an elevator to this lower level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-650-4853
790 On the gulf was established in June of 2009, and is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the ground floor of The Inn At Crystal Beach, 790 has become a huge favorite with locals and visitors alike! As the roots of the owners are from South Louisiana, they bring to Destin authentic dark roux Gumbos, Muffalettas, and much more! Here at 790 we continue to strive to bring to the table the freshest seafood available on the Gulf coast. Working with local seafood vendors, as well as seafood vendors in neighboring states, we have fresh fish brought in daily. Most in small quantities to insure freshness and quality. We prefer to be temporarily out of a menu item, than to compromise the quality. We look forward to you stopping by and watching the waves roll in with us....

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