We went to Destin, FL last month for the Sandestin Wine Festival. We went to the wine festival last year and had so much fun that we decided to go back this year. It was raining off and on, but we didn’t let that put a damper on our trip!
In addition to the Sandestin Wine Festival, we ate at several new places in Destin.
I wanted to share them with you today.
**WARNING! Lots of delicious food pictures coming up! Don’t read if you are hungry! LOL!**
Our first stop was for lunch at The Back Porch.
It is a typical beach restaurant – it is right on the water.
They have three “taste testers”.
We got to meet “KC”.
We started with the Crab and Spinach Dip.
It was super creamy and delicious. I loved the crab claws sticking out of the dip!
Chicken Legs got the Shrimp Po Boy. It was served with a side of spicy remoulade sauce.
He said it was good! There wasn’t any shrimp left on his plate, so I assumed it was.
I got the Chicken and Swiss Sandwich.
It came with bacon and a side of honey mustard.
I had to get some hushpuppies. I can’t go to the beach without getting hushpuppies.
The Bach Porch’s hushpuppies were yummy! I ate them all!
I also got some onion rings. They were SO good.
I did not eat them all, as I had stuffed myself silly with chicken and hushpuppies.
The Back Porch
1740 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541
Our favorite dinner place in Destin is Ocean Club.
It is right outside the beach side entrance to Sandestin.
It is SO much fun! There is live music and lots of people dancing. We always have a great time.
We started with the Crab Cake.
I got my favorite – Chicken in a Lemon Butter Sauce.
It was lick the plate good.
I have a homemade version on the blog:
Chicken Legs got the Grouper Ocean Club.
Grilled Grouper topped with shrimp and crab meat.
It is the best seafood dish on the menu.
8955 U.S. 98
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
We ventured down to the shops at Sandestin Grand Boulevard and had cocktails at Mitchell’s Fish Market.
I had the Sandestin Cosmo (Smirnoff Vodka, Cointreau, white cranberry juice, fresh lime juice) and Chicken Legs got the Orange Citrus Mojito (Bacardi Silver Rum, lime juice, mint, fresh orange juice).
We enjoyed it so much that we went back for lunch.
Chicken Legs started with a Bloody Mary. He said it was really good.
Chicken Legs got the Tuna Poke Tacos.
Sushi grade ahi tuna poke, sriracha mayo, pickled cucumbers.
He said it was amazing!
I got the Cajun Chicken Sandwich.
Grilled with classic Louisiana spices, melted cheddar, spicy mayo.
It was one of the best chicken sandwiches I’ve ever eaten.
Seriously! SO good. The bun – OMG. So soft and delicious.
I wish I could eat this right now!
We will definitely be back on our next trip to Destin!
Mitchell’s Fish Market
500 Grand Blvd. Ste. K-100
Sandestin, FL 32550
Our purpose for going to Destin was to go to the Sandestin Wine Festival.
It was a cloudy and rainy day, but we still had a blast!
This was my favorite wine at the festival.
I love prosecco and this one was fantastic!
There were some yummy cupcakes in the champagne tent.
The cute fondant wine bottles were a little wilted from the rain, but the cupcakes tasted great!
We went over to the beach side of Sandestin to walk on the beach.
We were hoping to catch the sunset, but the rain and clouds prevented it.
We took goofy selfies instead.
We grabbed a Bushwacker at Barefoot’s outside the Hilton.
Our last dinner in Destin was at Fat Clemens’s.
It is a great Italian/pizza place.
We started with the Garlic Knots.
I literally sopped up all that amazing garlic butter. SO good.
I got a pizza. It was amazing!
I got cheese with spicy capicola ham. SO good!
I wish I had the leftovers right now.
Chicken Legs got the Chicken Parmesan.
It was delicious!
I would like to have these leftovers right now too!
I recommend getting a reservation to eat here. It is super small.
We got lucky and got a table outside. The wait for inside was over 30 minutes.
2273 US Hwy 98
Miramar Beach, Fl 32550
I was heading straight to the Chicken Summit in Maryland from Destin.
I flew out of Panama City.
We made a quick pit stop at The Donut Hole.
We had to have something to snack on in the car.
This doughnut was filled with peanut butter cream. O-M-G!
Next time we want to go inside for a full breakfast.
My parents ate here on their last trip to Destin and said the breakfast was great.
HUGE portions, but really good.
635 Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
I’m heading back to Sandestin next week for a blogger retreat.
We need restaurant suggestions!!
What are your favorite places to eat in Destin?
Comment with your favorite places!