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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is our go to restaurants ever time we are in Destin. We always walk on the beach or just sit and listen to the waves. There is always a crowd, but we never have had to wait very long. This time we were seated...More

Thank reecemike
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a walk with our small dog and stopped for a drink and some snack food. W ordered 2 happy hour appetizers, tuna dip and mozzarella sticks. There was plenty for three adults while I mostly abstained. We noticed other patrons with small dogs,...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was average at best and the drinks were okay but over priced. I guessing this is NOT where the locals would go...

Thank JMArkansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still my favorite place to eat every time I am in this area. Today, we sat indoors to view the water and we took photos outside on their deck.

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful experience at Pompano Joe's. Food and service was great - and the view was absolutely beautiful!

Thank Crystal C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here The food is just so so But it's got a cool name It seems to be popular But it's more form over substance And there are many other great choices

Thank MiltonSiegele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always, always ordered the Grouper sandwich when we go here, but this time I expanded my horizons and had the Mahi Mahi and I have to say, it may be my new go to!! Must get the Big Ed's bucket drink and if...More

Thank TravelMonWI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my sons birthday. He enjoyed the huge plate of crab legs. Expensive but very good crab. Everyone else enjoyed their meal. Gumbo was delicious. Taco salad was yummy. Fried shrimp was great! Fish and scallops were perfectly cooked. Took off one star...More

Thank jessjjmc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was very nice, we saw the sunset on the patio. Friendly staff. Good food. Reasonably priced. Right on beach.

Thank Ev M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on all of the great reviews we decided to give it a try. We were quoted a wait time of 20-25 minutes. Loved the text when your table is ready as it allowed us to wait in the SUV rather then in the cold....More

Thank SBitters
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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
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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 Dr, 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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