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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Irish Pub
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“Great place to grab a pint and the food is delicious! This is the same world-renowned McGuire's that's located over in Pensacola.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you like to party, eat, and meet new people this is the place. There is usually a live band and a DJ. It's located in a cool part of Destin, where you can bar hop though the Harbor Walk.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Resort
“A great spot to find restaurants, shops, live music, boat & dolphin tours, and amazing views. Something to do for all ages! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Our favorite spot for a nice dinner. Their oysters are incredible; definitely try the “Oysters Boshamps””
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best sushi and long standing local's favorite. Fresh seafood comes straight from their own boats. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Great spot for breakfast or a sandwich, or do date night upstairs with the best sushi in town! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very tourist oriented, so prices are on the high side. Specializes in seafood with a fantastic view of the gulf.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sit right on the water and enjoy the best and freshest local seafood. This is an absolute favorite of ours, especially the "boat run" shrimp. This Dewey's is better than the one on the harbor.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Live country/folk music type bands, sit and relax or get up and dance, whatever you prefer!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Right on the beach. This one of the oldest restaurants in Destin. A bit pricey, but a great place to enjoy a view of the gulf and have a cocktail.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“Homey option featuring breakfast all day, fresh-baked donuts, Key lime pie & hearty comfort food. Be prepared to stand in line if you get there after 8:30AM and want to eat in. Luckily, they do offer carryout for the donuts!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food - some of it can be pricey, but you can find something on the menu for less and IT IS WORTH IT. Delicious! Steaks, seafood, pasta, etc.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Owned by Jimmy Buffett's sister, this waterfront (bay) restaurant has a lot of seafood and a beach with a live band and activities for the kids. A bit touristy. lulubuffett.com”
  • 21 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian eatery serving pasta, veal & other standards in elegant environs with wood & stone accents. eatmimmos.com Comment: One of the best Italian restaurants in town. Owned by an Italian husband and wife; very authentic Italian food.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you're looking for a nicer dinner, it's a little pricier than my other recommendations, but nothing too crazy. Great seafood and nice on the water views.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“We love this place! You will find us there most Mondays when they have burger night. Burgers and fries are great and they have a veggie burger that is a favorite of ours!”
  • 16 locals recommend