Destin Restaurants ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Top Picks

A trip to the beach is never complete without sampling some of the best Destin restaurants during your stay. The waters surrounding Destin provide an abundance of the freshest seafood allowing culinary artists to create local masterpieces. Dining in Destin is an experience unto itself.

The dining options include everything from casual “just off the beach” dining to elegant, trendy style. If seafood is not your favorite, rest assured that our Destin restaurants also provide some delectable land lover alternatives, too.

Below is just a sampling of the terrific Destin restaurants that can be found in this beautiful stretch of  Florida beach. For even more dining in Destin option, as well as additional information on activities and attractions, download the Go Southern mobile app!


Lenny’s Sub Shop
Located next to Wal-Mart in Destin at 16055 Emerald Coast Parkway, Lenny’s is a genuine Philadelphia style sub shop where there’s “more food, more fun, more personality.”  Come in and try their philly cheesesteak along with many other delicious subs.
Southern Guests Receive Southern Perks from Lenny’s
Harbor Docks
The oldest and best Destin restaurants for seafood, come out to enjoy delicious dining, hibachi, sushi and music along the Destin Harbor.
Come enjoy a delicious variety of seafood, sushi and much more at Camille’s along scenic Hwy 98 in Crystal Beach.
Great Food, Live Music, World Famous T-Shirts and Live Alligators. Fudpucker’s is a fun experience for the entire family! Relax in an Island-style setting and enjoy great food and specialty drinks while listening to the area’s best live music.
Marlin Grill
Located in the heart of the Village at Baytowne, just on the outskirts of Destin proper, the Marlin Grill offers an upscale dining option. With spectacular views of the Village Courtyard our Chef provides many dining masterpieces, using the freshest ingredients, all prepared The Marlin Grill way… perfectly.
Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ
Found towards Downtown Destin, near Wal-Mart, sits this authentic old-fashioned barbeque eatery. Cooked in the southern tradition, their BBQ can also be taken to-go. Come visit this delicious and good old fashioned restaurant.

More dining options…

Beachwalk Café – 2996 Scenic Highway 98. 850.650.7100

Bonefish Grill – 4447 Commons Drive East #105. 850.650.3161

Chan’s Wine World – 4424 E Commons Drive. 850.269.2909

Crab Trap – 3500 Scenic Highway 98. 850.654.2722

Cuvee Bistro – 36120 Emerald Coast Pkwy. 850.650.8900

Dewey Destin Harbor Side – 202 Harbor Blvd. 850.837.7525

Graffiti & the Funky Blues Shack – 707 Harbor Blvd. 850.654.3839

Hard Rock Café – 4260 Legendary Drive. 850.654.3310

La Paz Restaurante & Cantina – 950 Gulf Shore Drive. 850.837.2247

McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin – 33 Hwy 98, East. 850.650.0000

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro – Grand Boulevard. 850.269.1806

Pompano Joe’s – 2237 Scenic Gulf Drive. 850.837.2224

SunQuest Cruises – 850.650.2519

Vin’tij Wine Boutique – 10859 Emerald Coast Parkway. 850.650.9820