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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“reggae rolls” (117 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (141 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

Great lunch on the beach. Fish Tacos were great with a super friendly staff Entertainment on the boardwalk in the evening. Try the margaritas..

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A pretty good night at PJ’s. Our 2nd time here, and this time was at night so we didn’t catch the killer views from the dining area. Sad face. We could still see the whitecaps though! We did call ahead seating which cut our wait...More

Thank Tristan M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had Stephanie and Brandon as our servers and they were absolutely amazing. We had the half shell oysters, mozzarella sticks, and the seafood platter! We were highly impressed by the service, food, beverages, and atmosphere. We ordered two beers on draft in the souvenir...More

Thank Randi W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the many casual Florida restaurants on the beach with many seafood choices. High volume food over high quality. Great drinks for the hot and thirsty. Certainly a happening place for college age. One of our favorites of this type of restaurant.

Thank Food_Junkie911
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is absolutely awesome the only draw back is they do not have heaters for the outside area. We ordered the coconut shrimp, fried shrimp, calamari, and popcorn shrimp. Portions are generous and came relatively quick considering how busy they were. I would have ranked...More

Thank Gina T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place on the beach but the food is at best average... prices are for on the beach. Usually a wait but that’s the beach for you...

Thank Raymond K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had lunch here and both the food and the service were outstanding. Our server, Alexis, did an excellent job. The view of the beach is great here.

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pompano Joes is the place to go for decent happy hour prices and beautiful sunsets on the Gulf!!! They have a parking lot , upstairs, and downstairs bar and serving area, with great music playing. If you don’t have a golf cart go early, as...More

Thank Jacqueline L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located right on the beach, so location and view are great. Food is good, but not outstanding. There are many more restaurants in Destin that I prefer.

Thank chjones50
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here on a Sunday afternoon and they had live music on the beach. If you are lucky they have seats there for the taking and relaxing. Bar right there next to the sand, great place to relax and spend some time. I didn't...More

Thank BetsyGal
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, 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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