Dining in Destin

The Destin area has a variety of great restaurants from fine dining to casual, family friendly eateries. With something for every palette, Destin has five-star, award winning restaurants, local-flavored seafood houses, elegant fine dining establishments, and quaint, cozy beach cafes. The great food choices range from traditional coastal cuisine to classic American and European selections.

The Back Porch
1748 Old Highway 98 East
Destin, Florida 32550
(850) 837-2022

One of Destin's original seafood restaurants, The Back Porch features fresh Gulf seafood along with pasta, beef and chicken dishes and children's plates. Fresh, affordable seafood in an open, fun and casual atmosphere is what you will find at this beach restaurant.

Bud & Alley's Restaurant
Seaside, FL
(850) 231-5900

Renowned cooking styles of the Coastal Mediterranean, The Basque, Tuscany, the Deep South, Louisiana, and the lowlands of Florida, Bud & Alley's is a local favorite. Located on scenic Highway 30a right in Seaside FL, the restaurant is on the beach side of the road overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

Cafe Provence
35 Musset Bayou Road & Hwy 98
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
Phone: (850) 622 3022

Featuring gourmet French and Belgian traditional cuisine, Café Provence has the reputation as the best French restaurant along the Emerald Coast. With a large selection of casual and fine dining favorites of seafood, beef, lamb, pork and poultry, the menu also includes spectacular desserts. Reservations are recommended.
Serving Dinner Daily 5:30-9:30

Café Thirty-A
Scenic Highway 30-A
Seagrove Beach, FL
(850) 231-2166

Café 30-A offers casual fine dining in an airy, upbeat atmosphere. Menu selections include local seafood, beef, lamb, poultry, vegetarian selections and wood-oven pizzas. Open for dinner seven days a week and reservations are recommended.

Chef Tim Creehan's Beach Walk
2996 Scenic Highway 98
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 650-7100

Beach Walk is Destin, Florida's only award winning, beachfront fine-dining restaurant on the Gulf of Mexico. As a recipient of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon award, Beach Walk is distinguished as one of the Top Twenty Five Restaurants in all of Florida. Voted "Best Chef" on the Emerald Coast for the past three years, Tim Creehan's menu features Gulf Coast and Island cuisine with French, Italian and Asian flavors. U.S.D.A. prime steaks, Maine lobster, fresh seafood and an extensive wine selection round out Beach Walk's eclectic menu.

170 E. Highway 30-A,
Grayton Beach, FL 32459
(850) 267-1267

Criolla's claim to fame is fine dining with Caribbean Creole flair along with its spectacular desserts and celebrated Wine Cellar. Since 1991 Florida Trend Magazine has named Criolla's as "One of Florida's Top Twenty Restaurants." Located on scenic Highway 30-A in Grayton Beach.

Destin Chops
414 East Highway 98
(850) 654-4944

Destin Chops is the area's only premium steak house and offers USDA prime steak, chops and prime rib prepared to perfection. With an elegant, comfortable dining room complete with buttery leather seats, 'rich mahogany and polished brass, Destin Chops is elegant but unpretentious. Chops offers an excellent wine selection, classic dessert offerings, as well as premium cigars, fine brandies or ports. Happy Hour is 5-7 nightly. Early Dinner is 5 - 6 pm. Located Next to Marina Café.

Fudpucker's Beach Side Bar & Grill
20001 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 243.3833

A popular spot for a leisurely lunch, a delicious dinner, or a drink on the deck, Fudpucker's features live entertainment daily. It has a casual island atmosphere with everything from seafood entrees to sandwiches, burgers and salads. This is a really fun place with a very affordable menu.

The Lucky Snapper
76 East Highway 98
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 654-0900

The Lucky Snapper Grill and Bar is a casual oyster bar and restaurant perched high above the water with a view of the Destin harbor, East Pass, and the Gulf of Mexico. The menu features a variety of seafood and traditional entrees prepared with a touch of the Caribbean. There are Blue Plate lunch specials available 11 am - 2pm.

Marina Cafe
404 East Highway 98
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 837-7960

A great award-winning restaurant in the area is Marina Café, located on the scenic Destin Harbor offering spectacular views. The menu has a large selection of appetizers, salads, pizzas and delicious entrees. There is a sushi bar, full menu cocktail lounge, wines from around the world and exemplary service. Happy hour 5-7 nightly. 2 for 1 entrees 5-6 nightly.

Picolo's - The Red Bar
70 Hotz Avenue
Grayton Beach, Florida 32459
(850) 231-1008

One of the most popular nightspots in the 30-A area, Picolo's offers a simple but varied menu that includes renowned salads, pasta with crawfish and shrimp, panne' chicken and mashed potatoes, stuffed eggplant, crab cakes and fish of the day. A popular nightspot, The Red Bar features live jazz. Located in downtown Grayton Beach, Florida in the old General Store, Picolo's - The Red Bar is a short drive from Destin.

Yianni's Seagrove Grille
4935 Highway 30A,
Seagrove Beach, FL
(850) 534-0002

The family-owned restaurant sits at the end of a strip mall east of Seagrove and features Greek favorites, great steaks and fresh seafood.

Zampieri’s Harbor Grille
320 Highway 98 East, Destin, Florida
First Floor of Destin Yacht Club

Zampieri’s Harbor Grille waterfront restaurant is located on the Destin Florida harbor. For fine dining on the harbor, visit Zampieri’s for delicious prime steaks and seafood entrees or stop by our Martini bar and harbor deck bar.


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