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The Bay

The Bay is truly one of our favorite restaurants here in the area. It is a little bit away from the Destin area down 98 off 331 but worth every minute getting there. One of our favorite restaurants locally known as "Provisions" closed its doors because of its location and it's owner, Jim Shirley, opened up "The Bay" and retained Provisions amazing recipe's and atmosphere. Located right on the water, The Bay offers outdoor seating under private lanai's, fire pits to just sit and watch the sunsets and food that will steal your heard and your imagination. Their superb selections of sushi, seafood and steak will leave no one at the table wanting anything other than what this incredible restaurant has to offer!

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Want to know where to eat in Destin? Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House, located on the beautiful Destin harbor, will spoil you with spectacular sunsets, sensational “Gulf to Table Southern Cuisine”, and family-friendly service all in a fun, relaxed casual atmosphere. Definitely top of the list of best places to eat in Destin and best restaurants in Destin.

Owner Miller Phillips has taken the building that was formerly the Flamingo Café owned by his parents, and he added four fantastic decks that tier down to the water and provide panoramic views of the entire Destin Harbor. The large covered deck will have a full bar and tables for dining, and another deck will have dining as well, with brightly colored umbrellas to shade the afternoon sun. The third deck will have bistro tables and a smaller bar for guests that want to sit, visit and watch the boats come in.

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Harbor Docks

Harbor Docks has been a Destin seafood restaurant tradition since 1979.

When you’re looking for fresh seafood and exceptional service, look no further than Harbor Docks.

We’ve been offering fresh food, and more importantly, fresh, local seafood, since the restaurant’s inception. Our food is made from scratch, and our seafood comes from our own wholesale market. It doesn’t get any fresher. If you’re thinking of seafood in Destin, Harbor Docks is the place you want to be.

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Captain Dave's

Over the past 50 years, Capt Dave’s On The Gulf Restaurant has built a reputation of exceeding expectations and in doing so, has become one of the Emerald Coast best loved seafood restaurants. Our menu, inspired by traditional waterfront dining, features American seafood cuisine infused with a contemporary Gulf Coast twist.

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The Back Porch

A favorite with the locals since 1974, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin got started in a small A-frame building on the beach (pictured above). We instantly made a name for ourselves by serving delicious Gulf seafood with the best Gulf views. A few years later, we invented the Amberjack sandwich, and the rest is history.

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The Louisiana Lagniappe

Louisiana Lagniappe has consistently served only the freshest seafood and steaks. The Gulf seafood is prepared with a Creole flair, the attire is casual, yet an upscale waterfront dining experience is provided for the entire family. Open year round, Louisiana Lagniappe is the spot for a memorable dining experience on all levels.

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Half Shell Oyster House

Our oysters are outstanding, but if you’re not in the mood for oysters, Half Shell has a vast menu with something for everyone, lunch or dinner. Start your meal with New Orleans style BBQ Shrimp or a Seafood Stuffed Portabella. The Half Shell Salad with avocado, goat cheese and toasted almonds is great paired with a cup of gumbo. We feature daily and monthly specials utilizing locally caught fresh fish and seafood

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Pompano Joes

The Travel channel featured Pompano Joe's as the ultimate beach snack shack & one of the world's best beach restaurants. If you're in Destin or Panama City Beach, Pompano Joe's Seafood House is a destination you must visit. Known for its fresh affordable Gulf seafood prepared with a Caribbean flavor, Pompano Joe's is not your typical seafood restaurant. We're a neighborhood beach place where you can "savor the flavor" of the Islands

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Dewey Destin's

Today the Destin family and friends, using original Destin and Gulf Coast recipes, are proud to serve seafood and other favorite area side dishes to local friends and out-of-town guests alike. While we maintain a casual atmosphere, we are serious about great tasting food. Therefore, Dewey makes it a practice not to use food warming lamps which he feels turns quality fish into chewy and rubbery leftovers

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The Surf Hut

Our open-air restaurant is located directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and is the place to be all year long!

The Surf Hut has a menu that goes far beyond your typical 'beach fare', with a little added surfer flare to a cuisine that includes Seafood, Oysters and St. Louis Style BBQ. Whether you're looking for a place for lunch while you're enjoying the beach, a local spot to get fresh from the Gulf seafood, date night or a family friendly place to bring the kids, The Surf Hut has got something for everyone.

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Shrimp Basket

Looking for a great place to bring the whole family for great, very reasonably priced seafood? The Shrimp Basket is where you need to visit. This is the perfect lunch time or casual dinnertime restaurant that the entire family can enjoy the same great fresh seafood served at other fine restaurants just half the price.

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Boathouse Oyster Bar

The Boathouse Oyster Bar is one of Destin’s best kept secrets. Located on the Destin Harbor, the Boathouse offers anything from seafood, to burgers and salads with a water view. Come visit us to see why we have been a Destin favorite and voted Best Oysters and Gumbo for the past 30 years.

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SUSHI: Sushimoto

Hailed as one of the best Sushi restaurants in Destin, Sushimoto is without any doubt a contender in the race for best sushi along the Emerald Coast. Prized for this exceptional creativity and fresh ingredients, Sushimoto will not disappoint even the savviest of Sushi enthusiasts.

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With over 1,500 (5) Star Reviews on Google and numerous additional accolades, Stewby's is every bit worth the drive if your staying with us here in Destin, FL. Based off an old family restaurant called Sam’s Oyster House, STEWBY’S Seafood Shanty is a small take-out and dine-in seafood restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. STEWBY’S offers the most affordable and freshest local seafood available. Featuring everything that made Sam’s great including Sam’s gumbo and signature sandwiches with coleslaw and tater sauce on a sesame seed bun. All the fried and grilled items are prepared just as Sam did.

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Marina Cafe

At Destin’s most awarded restaurant, Marina Café, it is all about sensational food, attentive service and breathtaking harbor views from the candlelit dining room that envelopes you in soft colors, and high ceilings. Relax and enjoy our extensive wine collection with over 100 wines that perfectly complement the wonderfully progressive cuisine. With fresh daily seafood selections, USDA prime steaks, pastas, sushi and wood-fired pizzas, there is something for everyone at Marina Café

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The Crab Trap

Tucked away on Florida's Scenic Highway 98, The Crab Trap Destin is a staple in the lives of both tourist and locals. With unparalleled views of the snowy white beaches of the Emerald Coast, The Crab Trap offers a wide variety of menu options including Fresh Seafood, signature Hot Crab Dip and daily specials ranging from Bronzed Grouper or Grilled Filet to Alaskan Crab Legs. Have picky eaters to please? The Crab Trap is ready for you with a menu just for kids and a special treat they get to keep.

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Easily our favorite Seafood Restaurant here in Destin. The setting, the atmosphere and of course...the food are all sublime. Even if you are not a fan of Grits you absolutely must try the Grits a Ya Ya - A new take on Chef Jim's Grits — made with smoked gouda cheese, spiced gulf shrimp, cream, Applewood-smoked bacon, spinach, and mushrooms. I am not a grits fan but WOW what an incredible dish. Also the Asian Pesto Snapper - herb rubbed and seared, with sesame green beans and garlic mashed potatoes, is just incredible.

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Bayou Bills

Bayou Bill's Crab House is your destination for fresh, tasty fare. We are famous for our Crab Feast, served with your choice of Alaskan snow crab legs, blue crabs, and Alaskan Dungeness crab. We also offer a full oyster bar. View our full menu and take your pick of one of Bayou Bill’s fabulous dishes.

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