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Captain Dave's On The Gulf

3796 Scenic Highway 98, FL 32541-4724
+1 850-837-2627
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (90 reviews)
“clam chowder” (17 reviews)
“bread” (51 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3796 Scenic Highway 98, FL 32541-4724
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sorry it just wasn’t any good. I don’t mind paying the price for something that taste good but when my fish came to me it was cold and barely fried. Everything else tasted as if it was rushed. I rather wait the time pay the...More

Thank hisangel2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down our favorite restaurant while on vacation in Destin recently. Our party of three ordered from the grilled/blackened seafood section of the menu. Everything was cooked to perfection with wonderful sides. We ate at several different restaurants throughout the week and all agree Captain...More

Thank ChuckandSuzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our fourth night in a row eating seafood while in Destin. Everyplace was a great experience. Capt. Dave’s was recommended by a friend. Excellent food and Rockie was a delightful waitress. My wife commented this was her favorite restaurant with the best seafood...More

Thank ole97texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six adults and five young children. Seven o'clock in evening. What can go wrong. Absolutely NOTHING.Waiter and waitress were spot on! Blackened chicken, Mahi, oysters, Fried shrimp, salad, bread and drinks were beyond expectations. Thank you for a job done very well!

Thank huck69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal, best hush puppies I have had on the gulf. The dishes were great and we'll priced. Would visit again.

Thank Rick J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about this place from several people and some locals and of course checked TA! The place was so busy on a Friday night but since the rain had stopped we didn't mind sitting outside, which got us in quicker. The food was great,...More

Thank IBJosey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after a night of go-karting. Had a party of 14 and they took real good care of us. The food was excellent and there were no complaints. Plenty of variety and waitstaff was excellent.

Thank chadt
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Food was great. Good salads. Great fresh bread., We had Grilled Jumbo shrimp, Mahi, Scallops, and Grouper. Everyone was very happy with there meal. Would definitely eat here again.

1  Thank Cinbomap
Reviewed 3 October 2018

My family and I had a wonderful time, the waitress didn't allow us to want for anything and the live music was awesome. We sat in the East wing and it made for a perfect ambience to visit with all (9) of my family and...More

1  Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view! Nice decor and live music. Delicious bread. We ordered the Snapper Jane based on so many good reviews. It was just fair. Fish didn’t have much flavor. Twice baked potato was very good. We probably won’t go back.

1  Thank DeniseIng
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Alyssa N
18 June 2018|
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Response from Charles C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take reservations. Visit their website for more information.
Alyssa N
18 June 2018|
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Response from 382emmettm | Reviewed this property |
No they do not take reservations or call ahead seating.
17 May 2018|
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Response from XLR8TOR | Reviewed this property |
Right on the beach. Excellent seafood, best in the area. No volleyball. More adult oriented, top shelf seafood.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3796 Scenic Highway 98, FL 32541-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2627
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