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One of the most fun things to do on vacation is to go out to eat. You don’t have to spend a ton of time trying to find family friendly Okaloosa Island restaurants because we have put a list together for you! Whether you want seafood or another type of cuisine, you’ll find the perfect place for your family. Here are the top 4 family friendly Okaloosa Island restaurants:

1. The Gulf

The Gulf is a pretty unique restaurant in the area. They use recycled and salvaged parts of old buildings and other materials to create an atmosphere you won’t forget. The menu is constantly changing throughout the seasons because The Gulf uses local ingredients in all of their dishes. Some of the specials include snow crab legs, blackened mahi tacos, and Tuscan snapper. You’ll also find seafood mac and cheese, crispy shrimp, and crab cakes. Your kids get to choose from chicken tenders or fish nuggets. Your whole table can share chips and queso, peel and eat shrimp, or loaded fries.

2. Stewby’s Seafood Shanty

If you’re looking for a casual place to eat that’s welcoming for the whole family, you should try Stewby’s Seafood Shanty. You’ll get to enjoy fresh seafood at an affordable price, which is what you’re looking for in a family friendly Okaloosa Island restaurant. One of their signature dishes you have to try is their gumbo. You can also get calamari, popcorn shrimp, or fried crab claws. Some of their specials are grilled scallops, seared yellowfin tuna, and colossal shrimp. You can get any of your favorite seafood fried or grilled, and there are combos and platters if you just can’t pick one thing. Your kids can have shrimp, fish, or chicken grilled or fried.

3. Floyd’s Shrimp House

Another family friendly Okaloosa Island restaurant you should try is Floyd’s Shrimp House. Start out sharing oysters, shrimp, or gater bites. If you love shrimp, you can get them fried, peel and eat, covered in coconut, or wrapped in bacon. You will find fish, steak, chicken, and crab entrees. There are shrimp tacos, po boy sandwiches, burgers, and more. Your kids can choose from burgers, popcorn shrimp, chicken, grilled cheese, and more. The adults can enjoy all different kinds of drinks, from margaritas to mai tais. They also have beer and wine. Floyd’s is located at The Boardwalk.

4. Rockin Tacos

If your family loves Mexican food, then you should definitely try Rockin Tacos. Share some avocado fries, Mexican street corn, or nachos. You can get taco salad, quesadillas with your choice of protein, or fajitas with your choice of protein. Some unique items on their menu are cheeseburger tacos, gator tacos, and lobster tacos. You can even build your own tacos if you want! They have enchiladas, burritos, and so much more. Adults can get their favorite margarita flavor or another cocktail to go with their food. Your kids can enjoy beef or chicken tacos, a burger, cheese and bean burrito, and more. Rockin Tacos is also located at The Boardwalk.


These Okaloosa Island restaurants are the perfect places to take your family and make memories together. To make even more memories, you need to start planning your next trip! Look through our Okaloosa Island vacation rentals and book one today!

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