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Enjoy Emerald Coast Dining

The Emerald Coast is home to many award-winning local restaurants. Below you’ll find the best fine dining restaurants in the area, each highly recommended by Emerald Coast Luxury. The restaurants below all boast dazzling food and sparkling service, many with Gulf or Harbor views.

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Beach Walk Cafe | 850-650-7100

Welcome to Beach Walk Henderson Park, Destin’s ONLY fine dining located directly on the emerald waters of the Gulf Coast. You are cordially invited to enjoy our award winning cuisine and stunning view. Unique, memorable dining opportunities await you with our Toes in the Sand and Sky View Deck dining and indoor dining overlooking the sugar white sands and glimmering waters. Beach Walk Henderson Park is for patrons 13 years of age and older.

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Bistro Bijoux at The Market Shops | 850-622-0760

Bijoux is a full service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops at Sandestin. Open for dinner seven nights a week, we feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive award winning wine list. Our intimate Bijoux lounge features a full bar complete with a large selection of specialty martinis. Bijoux embodies “coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair.” The main dining room can accommodate up to 120 guests, accompanied by an outdoor courtyard that comfortably seats 70, as well as options for private dining.

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Louis Louis | 850-267-1500

American cafe sporting art-filled walls, chandeliers, a patio & live music.The Louis Louis menu features a diverse appetizer menu offering salads, chicken fingers and fries, cheese sticks, pork and shrimp eggrolls, seafood gumbo, smoked tuna dip, crab cake, and gumbo. Entrée options include crab cakes, penne chicken, shrimp and scallops pasta, blackened fish, veal piccata, rotisserie chicken, griddle pork tenderloin, red fish “ponchartrain,” raviolis a la belgitano, and papardellas a la Bolognese.

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Captain Andersons | 850-234-2225

Since 1967, Capt. Anderson’s has innovated many of the Gulf Coast’s classic dishes. It is a local tradition to dine early at Capt. Anderson’s, and watch the fishing fleets unload their catch. Named among America’s Top 50 restaurants, recipient of the “Best Seafood Restaurant” award from Southern Living and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence,” Capt. Anderson’s won Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award for 15 years before being inducted into the Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Boshamps | 850-424-7406

With the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village’ at our back door and the Chef’s extensive knowledge of Gulf of Mexico Basin and Caribbean cuisine combined with his deep Southern roots, Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House is proud to present Chef Andi Bell’s ‘Gulf to Table Southern Cuisine’.There are four fantastic decks that tier down to the water and provide panoramic views of the entire Destin Harbor.

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Sushimoto | 850-424-5977

Our Destin Florida sushi bar has comfortable, raised seating and is located along one side of the dining room, while tables and chairs fill the other side. The food at Sushimoto is a wonderful blend of creativity and tradition. Sushi rolls have names such as This is How We Roll and Hot Doctor. One favorites is the Cookie Monster, a roll that has been deep-fried and sliced. Each slice is topped with spicy seafood salad, and a bright sliver of lemon.

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The Bay | 850-622-2291

A gem sitting directly on Choctawhatchee Bay at the southern foot of the 331 bridge, The Bay is Chef Jim Shirley’s latest South Walton sensation. The family-friendly restaurant features mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, excellent wine selections, and inventive bar-crafted cocktails. Table and bar seating is available inside and outside on the deck overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay.

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Basmati’s – Blue Mountain Beach | 850-267-3028

Basmati’s has been a 30A institution for many years, and is respected for its delicious and creative sushi. Try dining on Basmati’s candle-lit screen porch. Basmati’s is currently offering a wonderful Happy Hour Every Day! from 5 PM until 6 PM. During Happy Hour, Sushi, Hot Appetizers, Beer, Wine and Well Cocktails are all Half Price!

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Fire Fly | 850-249-3359

Romantic seafood spot offering dining under a lit-up oak tree plus a creative menu and full bar. you can enjoy a Mediterranean Bistro atmosphere under the grand old oak tree. Our ever changing menu is based on fresh, locally caught fish, imported exotic fish, and seasonal vegetables. The meats are cooked on an 1800 degree broiler which sears in the flavor. The meals are prepared with a passion for food and served with personality in presentation.

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Rocking Tacos Grill and Tequila Bar | 850-226-8226

Come enjoy the beach with a freshly infused margarita in hand and grab a bite to eat choosing from our vast menu of fresh, local hand crafted selections. When day turns to night, Rockin Tacos doesn’t stop rockin’! We serve a late night taco menu accompanied by our Rockin House DJ! Come on down to Rockin Tacos at The Boardwalk, we’ve got something for everyone!

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Cuvee Kitchen | 850 650-8900

Cuvee Kitchen in Destin, Florida offers classic French, Asian and Italian influenced delicacies along with award-winning signature dishes by Proprietor and Executive Chef Tim Creehan. A Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner from 2011-2013, Cuvee’s stunning wine list and all manner of the finest libations enhance this epicurean experience. The “Best in Destin” voted Happy Hour starts at 5pm, with a tempting variety of specials.

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Tommy Bahama | 850-654-1743

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar is conveniently located in Grand Boulevard Town Center at the entrance to The Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Ideal for lunch, dinner, or happy hour, Tommy Bahama features a lush patio, private dining room, and customizable menus featuring fresh seafood and seasonal produce. Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar is perfect social events such as bridal showers and rehearsal dinners as well as corporate mixers and celebrator dinners.

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Bud and Alley’s – Seaside | 850-231-5900

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of Seaside, Florida, Bud & Alley’s is a pioneer of the fish- and farm-to-table food movement. The award-winning menu features Gulf coast classics paired with Southern-style cuisine. The sunset celebrations on the rooftop bar overlooking the Gulf have been a hallmark traditions for nearly 30 years. Lunch and dinner are served daily in gracious indoor and outdoor dining areas and on the roof terrace overlooking the Gulf.

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Saltwater Grill | 850-230-2739

As soon as you enter our Panama City Beach, Florida, restaurant, you are presented with a panoramic view of our seven foot high, 25,000-gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Both our Café dining room and Mermaid Room lounge offer dazzling views of this tropical reef and its nonstop parade of exotic sea creatures. Seafood, including Live Maine lobster, and choice Hand Cut Steaks are our specialty.

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Stewby’s Seafood Shanty | 850-586-7001

Based off an old family restaurant called Sam’s Oyster House, STEWBY’S Seafood Shanty is a small take-out and dine-in seafood restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. STEWBY’S offers the most affordable and freshest local seafood available. Featuring everything that made Sam’s great including Sam’s gumbo and signature sandwiches with coleslaw and tater sauce on a sesame seed bun. All the fried and grilled items are prepared just as Sam did.

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Wine World | 850-622-0802

Wine World is Northwest Florida’s largest, most successful and influential full service retailer of fine wine, spirits and beer. Wine World also provides a selection of gourmet foods, cheeses and accessories in each of our nine locations from Pensacola to Panama City Beach. Five locations also provide unique dining and beverage services both casual and up-scale environments. Wine World was founded in 2000 by Chan Cox with its first location in Destin.

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Caliza – Alys Beach | 850-213-5700

Caliza Restaurant offers fresh local seafood, grilled steaks, pasta, soups, and a variety of salads. Try one of our signature cocktails while watching the sunset on the rooftop terrace overlooking Alys Beach. The spectacular setting overlooking the infinity pool, complemented by candles, soft lighting and comfortable coastal breezes make dining at Caliza Restaurant a truly memorable experience. Enjoying signature cocktails while watching the sunset on the rooftop terrace.

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The Terrace Restaurant | 850-231-5202

Genuine New York Chef Thomas Kindos’s restaurant, The Terrace, uses only the finest ingredients for their entrees and are prepared to order. Featuring fresh seafood, beef, lamb, pork and chicken. All carefully prepared and presented by a creative, friendly and experienced staff. All combined with a relaxed, intimate, less rushed, cozy atmosphere. With an award winning wine list and fabulous martinis.

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Burrito Del Sol | 850-424-6269

Burrito Del Sol is a Mexican Restaurant serving fresh Baja-Style Mexican food in Downtown Fort Walton Beach, FL and our newest location in Destin, FL. All dishes are prepared in one of four signature styles including baja, chipotle, bbq, and southwest. Our chicken and steak are slow roasted for up to 7 hours. Popular menu items include blackened shrimp tacos “baja style”, steak nachos “chipotle style”, and chicken burritos “southwest style”. We are 100% family owned and operated.

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Jackacudas | 850-424-3507

Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi is a locally owned seafood and sushi restaurant overlooking the Historical Destin Harbor. Jackacudas name resides from a famous fishing hole located 34 miles Southwest of the Destin Harbor. Jackacudas is a full service restaurant and sushi bar that specializes in fresh locally sourced seafood and products to provide our guests with classic gulf coast seafood dishes with new south culinary preparation. The main focus is to create raving fans by providing high quality consistent food at a great value.

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Fish Out of Water – WaterColor | 850-534-5050

It sets a glamorous scene overlooking the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with virtuoso cuisine and a distinctive wine list to match. The freshest local fish and meats, combined with an eclectic approach to traditional ways of preparing and serving food, translates into dishes unlike anything else offered in this area. The lounge area will offer featured cocktails, wines, and an assortment of local seafood. Experience the casually chic atmosphere of the lounge, while enjoying the night with friends and family.

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Marina Cafe | 850-837-7960

At Marina Café, it is all about sensational food, attentive service and breathtaking Destin Harbor views. The candlelit dining room envelopes you in warm colors, high ceilings and large picture windows overlooking the Destin Harbor. Relax and enjoy our extensive wine collection with over 100 wines that perfectly compliment the wonderfully progressive cuisine. With fresh daily seafood selections, prime steaks, pastas, sushi and wood-fired pizzas, there is something for everyone at Marina Café.

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Havana Beach Bar and Grill – Rosemary Beach | 850-588-2882

Revel in the flavors of Gulf Coast Americana cuisine with Old World Spanish, Portuguese and French influences. With meats, fish and produce from family-owned, small-producers within miles of your plate. Outdoor seating on the Veranda. Views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Main Street. A smartly curated collection of wines and spirits. A hand carved mahogany bar worth sitting at.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House | 850-337-5108

From the U.S. Prime steaks, broiled to perfection at 1800 degrees, to the expertly executed local seafood, New Orleans-inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and award winning wine list, this is a steakhouse to which others aspire. We serve the finest wine along the Emerald Coast, the most incredible New Orleans inspired outdoor Courtyard Bar . We boast an array of private rooms, our own private billiard room, valet parking, and live entertainment five nights a week .

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Restaurant Paradis – Rosemary Beach | 850-534-0400

Restaurant Paradis is a small fine dining restaurant, with a comfortable and inviting full service lounge. Evoking a warm neighborhood feel, the dining area features an understated wine country elegance. Open for dinner, Paradis is committed to serving fresh seasonal ingredients, which celebrate local produce and an abundance of fresh Gulf seafood, along with prime steaks and fine wines.

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Boar’s Head Restaurant and Tavern | 850-234-6628

For almost 40 years, the Boars Head Restaurant has been a staple here on Panama City Beach. Our Casual Fine Dining cuisine caters to all who visit our beach. From the freshest seafood to exquisite multi-course dinners, we strive to bring you the best flavor offered in the Northwest Florida Panhandle.

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TAILFIN’S Ale House & Oyster Bar | 850-650-1200

TAILFINS ALE HOUSE & OYSTER BAR is a brand new owner operated local seafood restaurant on the Destin Harbor. Locals say it’s the best view on the harbor for waterfront dining with 3 levels overlooking the water. It’s a casual atmosphere , bar, live music venue with great local food. We offer live music on our top deck with a full bar.

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Stinky’s Fish Camp – Dune Allen | 850-267-3053

Stinky’s Fish Camp is setting a trend on the Emerald Coast of Florida. Fun, cool and comfortable, Stinky’s is a Seafood & Wine Bar that you just won’t want to leave. Only the freshest ingredients and local seafoods are used to create classic dishes, with a well thought out wine list that is based on taste, not price, to round out the experience. With two waterfront locations on the Emerald Coast, come by with your friends and hang out with us!

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Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano | 850-460-7353

Mimmo’s is the fresh new hot spot in Destin, Florida serving authentic Italian dishes bursting with flavor and color. Open seven days a week, 11 am to 10 pm on weekdays and 5 pm to 10 pm on weekends, Mimmo’s is the perfect atmosphere – whether it be a business lunch or a large family celebration. Our full bar provides a vibrant venue for an evening out with friends. Come try it out for yourself and see what everyone’s talking about.

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Cantina Loredo | 850-654-5649

We create authentic Mexican food inspired by the cuisine of Mexico City and add a modern twist. Imagine grilled fish, chicken or steak topped with one of a kind signature sauces like chipotle-wine and Portobello mushroom or sautéed artichoke heart and roasted red bell pepper. Pair that with our award-winning margarita, the Casa Rita, made from fresh lime-juice and the finest tequila and you’ve got what we call Modern Mexican.

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Wine World at Watercolor | 850-231-1323

Wine World is Northwest Florida’s largest, most successful and influential full service retailer of fine wine, spirits and beer. Wine World also provides a selection of gourmet foods, cheeses and accessories in each of our nine locations from Pensacola to Panama City Beach. Five locations also provide unique dining and beverage services both casual and up-scale environments. Wine World was founded in 2000 by Chan Cox with its first location in Destin.

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Pompano Joes Destin | 850-837-2224

Pompano Joe’s takes tremendous pride in serving Gulf seafood to its guests. If it lives in the Gulf, you will most likely find it on our menu. Our seafood is delivered daily and it is handled with great care from the minute it arrives at our door to the time it arrives at your table. Our standards are high and it shows in the presentation and flavor of every seafood dish we serve.

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Flemings Steak House | 850-269-0830

Your Sandestin Fleming’s is located on Grand Boulevard off Highway 98, between Destin and Route 30A, only a short distance from Sandestin’s Hilton Hotel and Baytowne Wharf Conference Center. Whether you’re celebrating, dining with business clients or want a night out with friends, we have created the perfect ambiance with a menu filled with your favorites and a local chef’s table that changes with the season, or whenever we feel inspired by our ingredients. Our bar is always open and our wine manager has curated a wide selection of locally selected wines, hand-crafted cocktails and spirits. Need a more private space? Our Private Dining Director is at your service.

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Chanticleer Eatery | 850-213-9065

It’s all about the food and the company at Chanticleer. We don’t accept reservations, but rather seat on a first come basis. You are welcome to come in off the beach or after a long bike ride. Don’t fuss over what you are wearing, come in comfortable with those you love or at least like a lot and let us take care of you! Fur babies are always welcome on our patio!

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Surfing Deer | 850-213-4200

In the 1940’s, when Seagrove Beach was nothing more than a few houses hidden behind sand dunes, a man named Cube McGee saw something more. He saw a paradise unlike anywhere else in the world and decided to build a community around it. So, to pay homage to Cube and his taste for adventure, we decided to keep the legend and the soul of 30A alive by naming our latest restaurant Surfing Deer—a place where folks can dine, create memories and enjoy the beauty of our beach.