Where To Eat in Destin, FL

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Where To Eat in Destin, FL

Where To Eat in Destin, FL - the best places to eat in the Destin, Florida area. Drinks, lunch, dinner, happy hour, dessert - we've got you covered!  From dives to fancy steakhouses and everything in between! Boshamps, Mimmo's, The Gulf, Seagar's Prime Steaks, Dewey Destin's, The Wine Bar, The Ocean Club, Lulu's. 
collage of photos of food from Destin, FL

We recently got back from an AMAZING trip to Destin, FL. We haven't been to Destin in well over a year. We were well overdue for a relaxing beach trip! We stayed at the Hilton Sandestin. It is a great location - right on the beach. You can't beat it! We spent three nights just relaxing and eating our way around the area. We hit up some of our favorite places and ate at several great new places.

We are going back down to Destin at the end of the month. What are your favorite places to eat in the Destin area? We need some new places to check out! 

Leave me a comment with your favorite places to eat in Destin!






Boschamps Seafood & Oyster House - Destin, FL

Lemonade cocktail
We started our trip with lunch at Boshamps. 

Feta dip with pita
I couldn't resist trying the Alabama Feta Dip. SO good! The pita bread that comes with it is dangerous. I LOVED this dip!

bushwacker at Boshamps - Destin, FL
Chicken Legs loves Bushwhackers. He had to try one at Boshamps. 
It was really good, BUT not his favorite in Destin. Stay tuned!

grouper sandwich and fries
Chicken Legs got the blackened grouper sandwich.
Boshamps sandwich buns are SO good! 

strawberry bourbon cocktail
I gave the Strawberry Bourbon Smash a try. Very nice!

hamburger and fries
I got the Burger. It comes topped with Bacon Jam and it is EVERYTHING.
The bun, the bacon jam, and the fries. Perfection!

hushpuppies
I have a strong love for hushpuppies. I have to try them at every place we go to.
Boshamps hushpuppies are really good!

Boshamps has great food and a relaxing atmosphere.
Grab a drink and a table outside and enjoy!

Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House 
414 Harbor Boulevard 
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 424-7406


Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano - Destin, FL

Limencello cocktail
Mimmo's was one of the new places we tried on this trip.
This place gets busy. They take reservations. Make one if you can.
We didn't have a reservation, but we were able to snag a couple of seats at the bar.

I started with a fun limoncello prosecco cocktail.

garlic knots in butter
I had read that Mimmo's was famous for their garlic knots.
I can see why. These things are SOOOO good!
I could have eaten the whole plate myself.

caesar salad
Chicken Legs got a Caesar salad.
He said it was great.

veal saltimbocca
For entrees, Chicken Legs got the Veal Saltimbocca.
I was lucky to get a picture of it. It was gone in no time flat!

penne a la vodka with chicken
I got the Penne a la Vodka with chicken.
It was really good! Super creamy and delicious.

tiramisu
We were absolutely stuffed, but the bartender talked us into getting the homemade tiramisu.
It is delicious! Get it!

We are going back to Mimmo's on our next trip to try their famous pizza!

Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano
979 US Hwy 98 E, Ste. 5
Destin, FL 32541
(850) 460-7353


The Gulf - Okaloosa Island, FL

cocktails
The Gulf was one of my favorite places I ate on my trip to Gulf Shores.
I saw that had a location in the Destin area and put it on our list of places to eat. 
I knew Chicken Legs would love it!

hummus dip with pita bread
We started with the hummus. It is so good. I LOVE the pita bread that comes with it.

coconut mojito
No day at the beach is complete without cocktails.
Check out the Coconut Mojito - OMYUM!

fish tacos
Chicken Legs got the fish tacos. It came with two delicious tacos. 

hard seltzer in a can
I finally jumped on the hard seltzer craze. 
Really enjoyed the White Claw Black Cherry.
Do you drink hard seltzer? What is your favorite brand and flavor? I need help!

chicken sandwich and fries
I got the fried chicken sandwich. Just as good as the one I ate in Gulf Shores!

The Gulf is super laid back and has delicious homemade food.
It is worth the drive over the bridge!

The Gulf
1284 Marler Ave
Okaloosa Island, FL 32548


 Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood - Sandestin, FL

crab cake
Seagar's is Chicken Legs' favorite place in Destin,
It is in the Hilton Sandestin.
We started with a crab cake. One was plenty to split.

wedge salad
Chicken Legs got the wedge.
We sat in the bar for dinner and they don't offer the Caesar salad in the bar since it is prepared tableside.

steak cut in half with garlic
We split a filet. 
We ordered it medium-rare. I think it is perfect!

sauteed mushrroms
For sides, we got some mushrooms.

mac and cheese
AND an order of Mac & Cheese
I promise there is some pasta under all that cheese! LOL!

Seagar's is expensive, so it is definitely somewhere to go for a special occasion or treat.

Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood
 Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 S Sandestin Blvd
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
 (850) 622-1500

 Dewey Destin's - Crab Island - Destin, FL

Dewey Destin's entrance
A local told us to check out Dewey Destin's. 
They said we had to go to the original location at Crab Island.

Dewey Destin's - Crab Island restaurant
The original location is a literal shack.

grilled and fried shrimp with fries
The food is really good. 
Chicken Legs got the shrimp basket with half fried shrimp and half grilled shrimp.

fried chicken fingers and fries
I'm not a big seafood person, so I got the chicken fingers. YUM!


key lime pie slice
We finished the meal with some key lime pie.

Dewey Destin's has several locations in the area. Give one a try!
They serve LOCAL seafood. Fresh daily!

Dewey Destin's
9 Calhoun Ave
Destin, FL 32541

Dewey Destin's Snowballs - Destin, FL

New Orleans style rainbow snowball
Right next to the Seafood restaurant is a little snowball stand.
They have TONS of yummy flavors. I got a large rainbow - YUM!
It was HUGE! The perfect way to beat the heat.
The syrups are all made in-house. 
They take pride in making authentic New Orleans Style Snowballs.

Stop in - you won't regret it!

Dewey Destin's Snowballs
9 Calhoun Ave
Destin, FL 32541

The Wine Bar - Grand Boulevard - Miramar Beach, FL

two glasses of sparkling rose
My parents told us about The Wine Bar in Grand Boulevard.
They love to come here on their beach trips for happy hour.
I can see why! The wine is CHEAP!
We came everyday for happy hour and drank Rosé. #RoseAllDay

meat and cheese platter
We ordered a cheese plate one afternoon. We added prosciutto.
SO good. That bread and olive oil - YUM!
We will definitely be back here on our next trip!

The Wine Bar - Grand Boulevard
655 Grand Blvd #10
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
(850) 622-0804


 The Ocean Club - Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

crab cake
The Ocean Club is my favorite place in Destin.
I love the food and the atmosphere.
My favorite night to go is Wednesday night. 
Wednesday is local night and they have a live band.
Everyone is having a blast and dancing the night away. SO fun!!!

We got to Ocean Club around 8:00 and were lucky to snag a couple of seats at the bar for dinner.
We started with the crab cake.

pompano and shrimp entree
Chicken Legs got the Pompano and Shrimp.
I was lucky to get a picture of this! He LOVED it!

chicken and pasta entree
I got the chicken. I get it every single time. It is my FAVORITE! 
The chicken tastes amazing and the pasta that comes with it is TO-DIE-FOR!
I eat every single bite!

Ocean Club is a hidden gem in the Sandestin area.
It is by far my favorite place in the Destin area.
The food is great and the atmosphere can't be beaten!
I can't wait to go back later this month!

Ocean Club Restaurant
8955 US-98
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
(850) 267-3666


Lucy Buffett's LuLu's - Destin, FL

outside of Lucy Buffett's LuLu's - Destin, FL
Lulu's was our final stop on the trip.

bushwacker cocktail
We stopped in earlier in the week for drinks. 
Someone told us they had the best Bushwacker's in town. We agreed!
Boozy chocolate milkshake - SO good!

rum punch cocktail
You can't go wrong with a glass of Lulu's Rum Punch!

fried okra
We started the meal with some fried okra. It came with ranch for dipping.
Really good!

red snapper sandwich
Chicken Legs got the Red Snapper Sandwich.
Lulu's participates in a Fish Tracking system. 
You can scan the code on your fish and find out where and when it was caught! 
Pretty cool!

pulled pork nachos
I got the Pulled Pork Nachos.
O-M-G! SO good! They are HUGE! Great for sharing.

I think next time we are going to do cocktails and split some nachos. 


Lulu's Destin
4607 Legendary Marina Dr
Destin, FL 32541
(850) 710-5858



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11 comments

  1. Vintij restaurant in grand boulevard is my absolute favorite. They have the best lunch specials in town and a great variety if wine on tap and bottled. The owners are fantastic locals. At lunch you can get half pasta or half salad specials. They are more than enough for lunch or dinner and always feature fresh seafood, pork, chicken or steak. The BEST kept secret (not anymore). They have killer quiche for Sunday brunch with the best lemon caper butter sauce - so God I want to drink it! Enjoy!

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    1. We were thinking about trying Vintij - we definitely are now after that glowing review! Glad to hear it is good!

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  2. Oh my goodness! I have never been to this area and have heard great things! The food in your post looks absolutely amazing and delicious and would love to plan a family trip soon. Sounds like alot of fun!

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    1. We LOVE the Destin area! You should definitely plan a trip!

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  3. We like Crackings, Another Broken Egg, The Donut Hole & The Pancakery for breakfasts.
    For lunch/dinner on beach, The Whale’s Tail.
    A new place we tried last month was The Village Door Music Hall. Goatfeathers near SantaRosa/30a pretty good too for local seafood. I’m probably forgetting others I’ve reviewed on Trip Advisor.
    -John
    (@JohnKinATL)

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  4. Louisiana Lagniappe...awesome food and view of the docks. Great to see the sunset there and the filet mignon is excellent. We are from Louisiana and their food holds up to our standard.

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  5. The Donut Hole is great and there are several locations. McGuire’s Irish Pub is so fun! We eat there every time we go. Great steak and the Irish potatoes. OMG.

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  6. Crust Artisan Bakery in Santa Rosa Beach!

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  7. It's a locals secret and it would actually be cool if you didn't publish the comment but I wanted to let you know lol.

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    1. Now I MUST know! Comment and just tell me not to publish or email me - stephanie@plainchicken.com

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  8. We LOVE Dewey Destin! Even when we don't go there, we go pick up their gumbo! Enjoyed this post -gives us some new ideas! Another Broken Egg for breakfast and Seagrove Market in Seagrove are my other favorites!

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