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Top 5 Restaurants Where You Can Find the Best Seafood in Destin FL

After a fun day dipping your toes in the sand, splashing in the ocean, and building sandcastles you and your family will definitely work up an appetite. While you’re enjoying an amazing beach vacation, you’ll probably get a craving for seafood. Destin has a wide selection of tasty seafood restaurants that offer freshly caught fish, crisp calamari, and many other delicious options. Here are 5 restaurants where you can find the best seafood in Destin FL:

1. Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House

Located on Harbor Boulevard, Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House has been dishing out delicious seafood options for tourists and locals alike. Guests love the outside seating that features a tiered deck. You can get a panoramic view of Destin Harbor as you eat delicious seafood.

Best Dish: Guests love ordering from the oyster bar. We recommend the Oysters Bienville dish, which is oysters baked with gulf shrimp and lump crab in a Bienville sauce.

2. Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer

Guests rave about the food, service, and atmosphere at Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer. This casual eatery is the perfect place for families looking to enjoy a view of the ocean while eating locally sourced seafood. The chef-inspired menu features seafood dishes prepared in a Southern style, making Brotula’s one of the places to get the best seafood in Destin FL.

Best Dish: You can enjoy a true Southern classic when you order Brotula’s shrimp and grits covered in a savory Cajun cream sauce.

3. Pompano Joe’s

If you’re looking for a casual, yet delicious, lunch on the beach, then we’d recommend trying Pompano Joe’s. You can’t go wrong getting one of the seafood sandwiches blackened, fried, or chargrilled to perfection! The kids will love the colorful decor at this seafood restaurant, and it’s a great spot to relax before heading out for more beach fun.

Best Dish: Try the award-winning seafood gumbo. Pompano Joe’s has really great lunch options where you can pair the gumbo with other tasty dishes.

4. Captain Dave’s on the Gulf

For some of the best seafood in Destin FL, you and your family should go to Captain Dave’s on the Gulf. Get broiled or chargrilled fish of your choice topped with crab or shrimp for the ultimate seafood meal. This restaurant is only open for dinner which means you can spend all day at the beach before eating their fresh seafood offerings.

Best Dish: Dave’s seafood platter is filled with amazing seafood. This is a great dish to share. You’ll get shrimp, scallops, oysters, fish, and a deviled crab either fried or broiled. It is truly a seafood feast!

5. The Surf Hut

You can kick back and relax while eating at The Surf Hut. Guests love the fun and casual vibes at this eatery. The Surf Hut has happy hour specials on specialty cocktails. They also make some of the best seafood tacos in town. Your family will love hanging out here!

Best Dish: Munch on some shoreline tacos with blackened shrimp or grilled fish. It’s the perfect way to enjoy fresh and local seafood!


You and your family can enjoy the best seafood in Destin FL at any of these tasty restaurants. At RealJoy Vacations, we offer affordable vacation rentals located close to all the excitement. Browse our vacation rentals in Destin and start booking your beach getaway today!

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