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Top Dining in Destin FL

See the best restaurants in Destin- near Harbor Walk, Sandestin, Grande Boulevard and Okaloosa Island. Some favorite places to eat in the Panhandle are listed here.


Tommy Bahama - Sandestin

SIP & SAVOR IN TRUE ISLAND STYLE - Let the airy ceilings and lush, tropical interiors put you in an island state of mind at our Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® location. Relax and recharge as you savor our chef's fresh, island-inspired fare, or simply unwind with one of our signature cocktails. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. / 525 Grand Boulevard, Sandestin, FL 32550

Cantina Laredo - Sandestin

AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD WITH A MODERN TWIST - Imagine grilled fish, chicken or steak topped with one of a kind signature sauces like chipotle-wine and Portobello mushroom or sautéed artichoke heart and roasted red bell pepper. Pair that with our award-winning margarita, the Casa Rita, made from fresh lime-juice and the finest tequila and you’ve got what we call Modern Mexican. / 585 Grand Boulevard Sandestin, FL 32550

Stewby's Seafood Shanty - Okaloosa Island

FRESH SEAFOOD / Serving the best fresh seafood on the emerald coast. All the seafood is fresh and locally caught and prepared grilled or fried. Next door is Stewby’s Steamer & Market! This market offers a steamed dinner menu, including Steamed Crawfish, Shrimp, Grouper and more locally caught seafood. / 235 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Old Bay Steamer - Okaloosa Island

OUTSANDING STEAMED SEAFOOD / An experience of quality steamed seafood, exceptional steaks, and locally-famous ribs. It is also a celebration of great music and eclectic works of art. Join us daily for dinner, evening cocktails and great company. Maine Lobster Tails, King Crab, Snow Crab, Royal Red Shrimp, Clams, Muscles, Oysters, Steaks, Pasta, Ribs / 102 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Lulu's - Destin

FUN - FOOD - MUSIC / seafood favorites to allergy-friendly choices, there is something for everybody. Pull up a seat at our table and enjoy good cookin’ served with a southern flair. Paddleboarding, Arcade Games, Bayside Bar, Covered Open-Air Dining, Live Music, Specialty Drinks, Gift Shop. / 4607 Legendary Marina Dr, Destin, FL 32541

Emeril's Coastal - Sandestin

CHEF EMERIL LAGASSE'S COASTAL ITALIAN CUISINE / Emeril’s Coastal strives to embark you on a seafood experience like no other. The menu features specialties like Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, Florida Rock Shrimp Rolls, and Oyster Spaghetti. A casual, coastal feeling that is complete with elegance and sophistication. / 435 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach FL, 32550

The Donut Hole - Destin

LOCAL FAVORITE BREAKFAST / One stop that you must try while on your vacation is Destin's own The Donut Hole. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it is most famous for serving a delicious breakfast menu for adults and kids alike. Choose your favorite donut or one of the staple breakfast platters with fresh quality ingredients. / 635 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Louisiana Lagniappe - Destin

FINE CREOLE DINING / Enjoy harborside indoor or outdoor dining with a Cajun flare. This white-tablecloth dining experience leaves nothing desired. A full bar offers any number or cocktails and wine while the menu offers the finest creole seafood and steak along the Destin Harbor. Conveniently located within the gates of Sandpiper Cove Resort on Holiday Isle. / 775 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin

Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House - Destin

HARBORSIDE SEAFOOD & COCKTAILS / Boshamps is a favorite of vacationers and locals with signature appetizers and exquisite entrees. Custom cocktails, oysters, dips, crab, and fresh daily catch are prepared fresh to order. The beautiful Destin Harbor is backdrop whether dining inside our out topped off with live music. / 414 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, Florida 32541

Marina Cafe´ - Destin

HARBORFRONT FINE DINING: Sensational food, attentive service and breathtaking harbor views from the candlelit dining room. 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, there is something for everyone at Marina Café. / 404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
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Places to eat in the Destin Area

The best restaurants in Destin are found near several favorite attractions and things to do in the area such as shopping, boating, and family activities. Enjoy eating oceanside at many of the local restaurants in the panhandle, such as Lulu’s, The Crab Trap, AJs Seafood and Oyster Bar, Dewey Destin’s, and many more. You will find it convenient to have a nice meal at Harbor Walk Village in Destin or the Boardwalk in Okaloosa Island/Ft. Walton Beach before spending the afternoon shopping at the nearby local shops.

Best Restaurants in Destin and Okaloosa Island

There are food options for everyone! If you are looking for a nice treat for breakfast, visit The Donut Hole Destin for their famous donuts or the popular Asiago’s Skillet in Ft. Walton Beach. If crab legs are your favorite, you must visit The Crab Trap, Dewey Destin’s, Pompano Joe’s, Fudpucker’s Beach Side Bar and The Back Porch. If seafood is not an interest for you or you’re just looking for a unique experience, visit everyone’s favorite, McGuire’s Pub! There are many restaurant options for everyone of all ages.

Things to do in Destin and Okaloosa Island

The Emerald Coast of Destin and Okaloosa Island is a top destination spot for tourists because of the bright white sand and the beautiful emerald colored water as well as the many activities the area has to offer. Adventure seekers can enjoy parasailing, jet skiing, kite surfing and deep-sea fishing, while those with small children can enjoy activities such as the Gulfarium and dolphin cruises. There’s also plenty of family activities such as putt-putt golf, Big Kahuna’s Water Park, go-kart racing and bungee jumping at the Track. Visiting Destin and Ft. Walton Beach is the perfect getaway for those of all ages!


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