7 Destin Restaurants With A View

If you’re vacationing in Destin, the chances are, you don’t want to stop looking at the water. And, while it’s tempting to spend all day at the beach, you’re eventually going to need to leave for a lunch or dinner break. Luckily, Destin, Miramar Beach, and Sandestin have plenty of waterfront restaurants to choose from, so you’ll never have to take your eyes off the sea.

1. Capt. Dave’s on the Gulf

Capt. Dave’s on the Gulf, located in Miramar Beach, has absolutely breathtaking gulf views. Their American cuisine is mouth-watering as well. Their menu has endless options for seafood lovers like Cajun Redfish, Stuffed Shrimp Parmesan, Broiled Lobster Tail, and salmon… and let me tell you, it’s delicious! If you’re looking for a fun, family restaurant that serves American cuisine with a Gulf Coast twist, you’ll love it here.

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2. Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille

Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille in Sandestin is a casual, family-friendly gulf-front restaurant with yummy food. Like Capt. Dave’s, Hammerhead’s also has amazing seafood your whole family will enjoy. Their menu has it all, from oysters to burgers, so there’s something for everyone.

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3. Pompano Joe’s Seafood House

The view at Pompano Joe’s is out of this world. If you don’t believe us, you can check out the live beach cam on Old 98 to see for yourself. In addition to the incredible view, Pompano Joe’s also has a super fun atmosphere and a heavenly menu. With their tender calamari, lobster, burgers, sandwiches, and steak, their food is simply delightful.

Image Credit: @pompanojoesdestin Instagram

4. Sunset Bay Cafe

If you’re looking for the perfect brunch location with a gulf view, look no further. Sunset Bay Cafe in Sandestin can satisfy all your brunch needs with omelets, benedicts, pancakes, waffles, burgers, sandwiches, and fish tacos. Additionally, you can order yourself a Bloody Mary or Mimosa while looking for dolphins playing in the water. It’s pretty safe to say this is #BrunchGoals.

Image Credit: @sunsetbaycafe Instagram

5. The Surf Hut

The Surf Hut in Miramar Beach has that beach view you crave and the food you’ll want to devour. Their menu has all your southern favorites like peel-and-eat shrimp, smoked tuna dip, gumbo, crab legs, grits, barbeque ribs, and pulled pork. The gorgeous view is also going to make everything taste just a little bit more scrumptious.

Image Credit: @thesurfhutfl Instagram

6. The Crab Trap

The Crab Trap in Destin has all the locals and visitors lining up at the door. This iconic Destin seafood restaurant has food and views that you could die for. Their menu has a ton of different choices for even the pickiest of eaters. With calamari, oysters, crab legs, popcorn shrimp, chicken tenders, and pasta, this restaurant has all the yummy food you’re looking for.

Image Credit: @crabtrapdestin Instagram

7. The Village Door

The Village Door in the Village of Baytowne Wharf has a stunning view of the Choctawhatchee Bay. With live music, an expansive drink selection, and allergy-friendly menu, this place has everything you need for the perfect evening out. From sandwiches to seafood, The Village Door has something enticing for you.

Image Credit: @thevillagedoor Instagram

With so many incredible waterfront restaurants to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect place to grab dinner tonight! You really can’t go wrong with any of Destin’s amazing southern cooking.

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