We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

restaurant recommendation

sarasota, FL
Destination Expert
for Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key
Level Contributor
11,251 posts
179 reviews
restaurant recommendation

Hi.

We are driving to Mary Esther to visit a grandson stationed at Hurlburt Field.

I am looking for a good restaurant recommendation, mid-priced with good food.

Rockin' Taco and Original Waterfront Crab Shack have good reviews, but would like some local opinions.

Would like him to have a nice time...

Thanks.

~SRQgirl

Illinois
Level Contributor
2,235 posts
179 reviews
1. Re: restaurant recommendation

Stewby's, without a doubt.

Texarkana, Texas
Level Contributor
65 posts
33 reviews
2. Re: restaurant recommendation

Stewby's is good for a fast casual, and we like Old Bay Steamer.

sarasota, FL
Destination Expert
for Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key
Level Contributor
11,251 posts
179 reviews
3. Re: restaurant recommendation

Thanks...

Kentucky
Level Contributor
133 posts
30 reviews
4. Re: restaurant recommendation

I had Stewby's for the first time last week and I'm sorry to report that I wasn't impressed. The best thing I had was the French fries. I had the soft shell crab dinner with fries and cheese grits, so maybe that is just not one of the better things there but based on it I wouldn't go back.

We mostly ate in Destin except breakfast. We ate at Asiago's Skillet 4 times, It's wonderful. I also do not recommend breakfast at Anglers, McDonalds is better. We did have dinner one night at Anglers and it was pretty good.

Tennessee
Level Contributor
947 posts
4 reviews
5. Re: restaurant recommendation

We love Stewby's but my favorite is Rick's Crab Trap rickscrabtrap.com/ 178 Eglin Pkwy NE. I have never had a bad meal there and lots of locals recommend it . I love their steamed platter even better than Old Bay Steamer. I did not care for the soft shell crab dinner I had at Stewbys. I had never had eaten soft shell crab, so that may be it. I usually get the captains platter and hubby always gets the steamed shrimp basket.

Pensacola, Florida
Level Contributor
817 posts
18 reviews
6. Re: restaurant recommendation

Boardroom

Cozumel, Mexico
Level Contributor
1,202 posts
10 reviews
7. Re: restaurant recommendation

We really like the food and the view at Rockin' Taco but the margaritas are terrible.

Cincy
Level Contributor
521 posts
18 reviews
8. Re: restaurant recommendation

I really like Stewby's too. But I eat the fried shrimp. Next trip I am going to try the grilled shrimp. Those look yummy.

Woodbury, Minnesota
Level Contributor
1,258 posts
22 reviews
9. Re: restaurant recommendation

If you go on a Wednesday or a Sunday Pandora's has a great prime rib special.

Cozumel, Mexico
Level Contributor
1,202 posts
10 reviews
10. Re: restaurant recommendation

New Favorite is The Gulf. Ambiance and vibe are great and the food is pretty darn good too! Only issue was that since it is on a beach they cannot serve drinks in glass. A small price to pay though for such a great venue and one that is just down the street!

Check it out!

Get answers to your questions about Fort Walton Beach