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    Crab Trap: Good Luck Finding a Place to Park

    by BigBlueOne Written Jul 16, 2008

    The food was pretty good but the service was excellent. We had a table overlooking the beach which was perfect as the sun set.

    Favorite Dish: I had the Mahi Mahi and oysters on the half shell which were both good but not great.

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    One of my favorite restaurant...

    by angel_000 Updated May 27, 2008

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    One of my favorite restaurant in the area is:
    Fisherman’s Wharf:
    Dinner menu prices range from $6.49-$8.99 for sandwiches and 10.99-$27.99 for fried and grilled seafood, as well as chicken, steak and lobster.
    Try buffalo shrimp !

    http://www.fishwharf.com/

    Guglielmo’s;
    specializes in authentic Northern Italian cuisine.This one is for special occasions!

    Harbor Docks;
    The lunch menu features Thai dishes, plate lunches, sandwiches, fried plates and grilled plates of seafood, chicken, homestyle items and beef.
    Prices range from $4.95-$9.95

    http://www.harbordocks.com/

    Seagar's;
    For fine dining in Sandestin Hilton

    http://www.seagarsdestin.com/

    New in Town:

    http://www.grandboulevard.com/DINE/tabid/77/Default.aspx

    Grand Boulevard restaurants:
    Mitchell’s Fish Market
    P.F. Chang's China Bistro
    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
    Cantina Laredo Gourmet Mexican Food
    Johnny Rockets

    Dont forget to get a good Ice cream from:
    Kilwin's Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream ( my favorite is the coconut)

    Also across from Sandestin Resort you can find The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
    For shopping, dining and entertainment, The Village of Baytowne Wharf offers fabulous restaurants, five nightspots and more than fifty shops and galleries, in a quaint New Orleans, Charleston and Old Florida atmosphere at the bayside.

    http://sandestin.com/thevillage/tabid/90/Default.aspx?campaignid=bgg0004

    At Sandestin, there’s something for everyone.

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    Hogs Breath: Awesome

    by hope6481 Written Mar 21, 2008

    My sister and I stumbled upon this establishment on our girls night out. Very friendly customers and staff. We just had a little snack here and some drinks, but met some interesting people and had fun. We left before the band started but wish we would have stayed. All the food smelled yummy and looked mouth watering. Will go back next year to try some entrees. They have an out door bar where you can sit and relax too!!!

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    Fudpucker's: Just so so

    by hope6481 Updated Mar 21, 2008

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    This restaurant seems to be a lot of fluff. Very, Very long waits. Very, Very, Very crowded. I'm not kidding, the most crowed restaurant I have ever been in. The live music upstairs is fun while waiting for a table. Food is expensive and nothing special. The kids love it, and it is a fun atmosphere, so we will continue to make it one of our stops anyway. Good drinks and Good live music!!!!!

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    AJ's Oyster Bar: Yummy and Fun!!!!!

    by hope6481 Updated Mar 21, 2008

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    This place was yummy...and the kids enjoyed the atmosphere. I tried oysters for the first time here...not a fan. My husband loved them though. Great location, and they have a boat...the Seablaster you can ride for a couple of hours to see some Dolphins. Went back later one night for a night out with my husband at the upstairs club. Lots of people, great view, and good music. Everyone is friendly in this place!!!!!

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    The Back Porch - Destin: Amazing food and atmosphere!

    by beachdreamermae Written Feb 26, 2008

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    The Back Porch has been a favorite for years! The blackened Amberjack is mouth watering, the view of the ocean is beyond beautiful ... the atmosphere is intoxicating. Casual, fun and delicious - fantastic food, friendly service, just a great place to escape and enjoy all the wonders of Destin.

    When in Destin, the first restaurant I must visit is The Back Porch!

    I'll be back in May 2008!

    Favorite Dish: Blackened Amberjack, hush puppies, corn on the cob and slaw!

    The drinks are fabulous too!!

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  • Cheeseburger in Paradise: wonderful

    by boater2 Written Dec 26, 2007

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    Normally, we avoid places that have that "chain rest" feel to them. But we loved this place. Fun atmosphere, COLD beer and good food.

    Favorite Dish: The teriyaki ribs were as good as Memphis bar be que. Also the sweet potato chips were good.

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    Sakura: Best Sushi in town!

    by Willmuzik Written Sep 20, 2007

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    Usually the best places to eat are the "hole-in-the-wall" restaurants, and not the ones you see with all the glitz and lights. Sakura is just such a place. Owned by Tam and Twee, it's simply the freshest, best sushi in the area, with the best prices too. Their Ahi tuna is unbelievable, and they have a variety of extraordinairy sushi dishes, such as eel and octopus. They also serve a variety of typical Chinese restaurant dishes also, like sesame chicken, steak and peppers, egg rolls, etc. I've been to Harbor Docks and Osaka, and Sakura is just as good if not better, but for far less money! Well worth it!!

    Favorite Dish: The John and Susan Roll. It's not on the menu, it's a specialty dish, named after some friends of ours. Crab, shrimp, fish sauce, cream cheese, it's a mountain of flavor. Oh yeah, and the egg drop soup, it's the best I've ever had.

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  • ANGLERS: DON'T EAT HERE!!!!

    by angela5309 Written Jul 23, 2007

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    We stayed at the Nautilus on Occaloosa Island and the lady at the front desk told us to go there. It was horrible. They hardly give you any food. Not only that, but it wasn't even good. The service was less than expected, especially for the price. We just really didn't enjoy our experience there. And we're not fussy people. We met another family in an elevator the next evening leaving The Crab Trap (WONDERFUL, DELICIOUS, GREAT SERVICE) we were all talking about how great everything was and at about the same time, we all shared our bad experiences at Anglers. That's two families. DON'T GO TO ANGLERS.

    Favorite Dish: none

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  • The Neighborhood Cafe: Breakfast

    by smbok Updated Mar 19, 2007

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    Like one of the other writers, we were looking for a charming breakfast place in Destin. Although the Destin Diner is charming, we wanted breakfast food that was a world apart. This trip we discovered the Neighborhood Cafe, in Mary Esther, on the west side of Fort Walton Beach. It is truly a local establishment, and serves som incredible dishes, including some jewels they call Homemade Secret Pancakes and Homemade Secret Belgian Waffles. Amazing omelettes and biscuits and gravy to die for. Eat there daily and you will waddle out - but one vacation splurge is de rigeur. And to top it off - the prices are what you might expect to find in a tiny truck stop on some little state highway leading to no place in particular. Charming little booths and lots of character. Don't miss it!

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    Gumbo, Shimp, Baked Oysters CORONA!: The BOATHOUSE Oyster Bar.

    by Azonie Written Mar 7, 2007

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    We go back to the Boathouse all the time, it's our very favorite place to eat, listen to music and watch the sunset. It's just a little nothing shack that sits on a dock but it has THE best atmosphere and the people there are always so friendly and just seem so genuinely happy to be serving you. I loved it there! So did my husband. We stumbled across it by accident on our first trip to Destin and are so happy that we did.

    Favorite Dish: We absolutely LOVE the baked oysters! They smother them in bacon and cheese and then bake them. Pour on some Louisiana hot sauce and you're in HEAVEN. The gumbo is THE best we've had anywhere. Wash it all down with a corona and then have some of their yummy Key Lime Pie. Yummy!

    It's tiny so be prepared to wait, we've never had a problem getting a table but we usually go EARLY.

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    Ciao Bella

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 30, 2006

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    Featuring Italian and pizza, Ciao Bella is one of the little known but great restaurants in Destin. It sits next to McGuire's and just over the bridge from Okaloosa Island, so it should be plenty busy, but lucky for its customers it is not too crowded. I had just pizza there (a great thin-crust sausage, pepperoni, and mushroom pizza for about $16), but their traditional Italian food also looked good. The offer indoor dining in a clean and new restaurant or outdoor dining along busy Hwy 98.

    Walking distance from here to McGuires, AJs, the Boathouse.

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  • Louisiana Lagniappe: Food? Great - Atmosphere? Iffy

    by beachbum33 Written Aug 26, 2006

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    Louisiana Lagniappe is absolutely one of the best restaurants in town - The atmosphere/decor is somewhat tired and dated, but primarily because they will be moving to a new location in another year or so. Their lease will be up and so will close a chapter. Cajun/Creole dining at its best. Wine selection is so-so.

    Favorite Dish: Grouper Pontchartrain and Grouper Cocodrie are two of my personal favorites, but my wife loves their Jambalaya and Shrimp Ettouffee. Ask for a side of "Rooster Red Sauce" if you like your jambalaya a little spicier. You cannot go wrong with the Shrimp and Andouille Fettuccine either.

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  • Harbor Docks: Harbor Docks: Best Sushi Anywhere

    by pconrad0 Written Aug 26, 2006

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    Harbor Docks is three restaurants in one... there is a regular menu, a Japanese Steak House menu, and a Sushi Bar. I've only eaten at the Sushi bar, but it is the best Sushi I've had anywhere, including New York, Scottsdale, Philadelphia.

    Favorite Dish: The sushi is fresh and imaginative.

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  • Fudpucker's: Fun for the whole family

    by iluvdestin Written Aug 15, 2006

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    This is a very unique place to eat. It has a 60's feel, including a VW bus/van sticking out of the building. It is decorated with anything they could find. Plus, there is not a place on any surface including tables, benches, walls, lights, tableclothes etc. that doesn't have a signature on it. Of course we all signed our names. The lights hanging over the tables are upside down metal buckets(you would just have to see it to believe it) Which of course has writing on it too.
    Not only is the restaurant unusual, it also has an interesting feature. It is connected to a Gator Park, no admission. You can feeding the alligators for a small fee (which are only a couple of feet long). You can see "Mellow Yellow" a rare yellow alligator. (although I didn't think it looked much different). Plus you can even take your picture holding an alligator. There is also a playground for the kids.
    My kids loved this place so much we had to eat there twice on our vacation. Not just because it was a neat place. The food was good too.

    Favorite Dish: The shrimp wrap is very good. Packed with popcorn shrimp, lettuce and tomatoe. The kids popcorn shrimp and the fudburger was a favorite with the kids. The burgers have onions and seasoning in the meat. Even my girl that doesn't like onions loved this burger and the french fries are wonderful.
    We got the Wang Bang shrimp for an appetizer. Popcorn shrimp with a special sauce. It was delicious

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