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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“reggae rolls” (121 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (150 reviews)
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Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Decent food in a beautiful beach front setting. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available, and there are bars both upstairs and on the beach.

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed yesterday

We've been to this restaurant several times, and we keep coming back. Food is consistently good, drinks are great, atmosphere is fun, and view is outstanding. During this visit our group of 8 had grouper, snapper, fish and shrimp and gumbo. All were very good....More

Thank DDLOhio
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We tried the reggae rolls, shrimp poboy and fish and chips. Food was good and it was relaxing with the music and the ocean across the street. Best part was our server Traci who was very friendly! She did everything she could to make our...More

Thank rockymtnmojo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family visited PJ’s last night, we loved it! We had a wait of 45 minutes but the food and service was worth it. We had our grand babes with us so we went ahead and ordered two children’s shrimp dinners once seated.Their shrimp was...More

Thank KCPluvsAU
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You pay for the convenience of this place. Thank goodness we ate there for lunch. Service was good. Food was good, but not incredible. Pineapple slaw is interestingly good. Coconut shrimp was okay. I expected grilled fish in the Mahi fish tacos, but it was...More

Thank Rebekah R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ever time my wife and I visit Destin this is a must visit for us. The view of the beach and Gulf is amazing. This place has a great atmosphere and the staff is friendly. The food is also amazing and for a good price....More

Thank RNLM2222
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have heard a lot about this place and I was really expecting a lot with regards to the food unfortunately it fell flat. The food is ok but nothing really special, the serving size is ok but i would not say it is generous....More

Thank Lewiscenterflip
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was okay. We visited (for the first time) for a late lunch, early afternoon on a rainy day. The parking lot is also a public beach parking lot so parking spots are hard to come by. We were immediately seated, in a covered...More

Thank megannhendersonn97
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Waited way too long to write this review but one of my favorite restaurants ever! Food is consistent through the years and even through our busy season. My favorite is the fish tacos but when I ate meat, there is no beating reggae rolls!

Thank Lindsey S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everyone was very pleased with the food. The atmosphere was nice also. The view fantastic. The service great! We will definitely come back next year.

Thank DriverM10
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13 July 2017|
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Response from gorningmelissa | Reviewed this property |
GOOgle pompano joes....to find all the answers
Lisa A
12 July 2017|
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Response from Milton J | Reviewed this property |
The Whole Restaurant is beachside.
Michelle S
5 June 2017|
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Response from islandloverBostonMa | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the delayed response. No they do not take reservations but do take call ahead seating up to 30 mins before the time you plan on arriving.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2224
Pompano Joe's opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became known for their unique Caribbean style of seafood. Since then, it has become a destination restaurant for tourists and a favorite among the locals. The Caribbean flair shines through from our famous Reggae Rolls and Garlic Crusted Grouper to the brightly colored window frames that line the walls of our open-air restaurant. In 2013, we opened the second Pompano Joe's location at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL. When visiting Destin, South Walton or Panama City Beach, we hope you stop in and enjoy the great food, refreshing drinks and the best view on the Gulf Coast.
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