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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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“veggie rolls” (115 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (139 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

I had the baked PJ oysters for appetizer. Oysters were nice and large. For entree, I had the snapper topped off with crab meat and a butter sauce. It was lightly breaded and the crab was sweet. My little ones Shrimp Voodoo and popcorn shrimp....More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Regaee Rolls. Had for lunch their lunch special taste of the beach. It was wonderful. It included Regaee Rolls, seafood gumbo, coconut shrimp and was delicious.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for dinner on our way home from Baytowne Wharf. Not too busy as it was "winter" in Destin today, so pretty chilly. Seated right away, service was fast and friendly. I had the Island Shrimp, which was really good, with the exception of the...More

Thank Wendy6774
Reviewed 1 week ago

Off season so there was never a wait. We actually ate here three times in a week. Had the grouper sandwich which was good. The smothered chicken with the voodoo sauce was awesome. I ate it on two different nights.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently dined at Pompano Joes and had the pleasure of being served by Ken C. This is the second time we have had him as a server during our vacations and he is amazing. He entertained our kids with magic tricks and I have...More

Thank 370pennyw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Pompano Joes on the recommendation of a friend and it was good advice.The food was excellent, a very nice atmosphere at a decent price.The service was very good.

Thank a l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their menu has a lot of variety and different types of food. I had the crab cakes and they were really good. All crab meat and not a lot of fill. Pan seared and well seasoned. The black beans and rice were good also.

Thank Jolie57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here tonight for our last night in town. The parking was great and reminded me of our beachside parking/restaurants in Australia so off to a good start. Internal, the restaurant was not as satisfying, but I live in hope of finding something similar to...More

Thank Broni_oz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with the family and was a bit leery when told this was where we were going. CAN YOU SAY TOURIST TRAP? Well, guess what, the food and the service were both very good. Started with calamari and tuna dip for the table. Quite...More

Thank DRetired
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gumbo was spectacular and great tasting hamburger. Couldn’t make up my mind so I had both. Coconut pie was awesome

Thank Ron C
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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