Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant
at Crab Island is the original location of this popular family-run restaurant. With other locations in Destin Harbor and one in nearby Navarre, FL, the menu offers homespun Southern seafood dishes in a relaxed and casual setting. This Crab Island restaurant is housed in a wooden crab shack; however, don’t be deceived by the austere architecture, since the establishment offers tables on the pier which provides waterfront views as far as the eye can see. Additionally, Dewey Destin’s
provides a massive outdoor patio deck with just as many tables and equally magnificent views.
Southern Seafood at Dewey Destin’s
When visitors enter Dewey’s, it seems that the menu focuses exclusively on daily fish preparations such as sea trout, swordfish, flounder, scamp, grouper, wahoo, snapper and cobia, just to name a few. However, the menu does prepare a couple of options for vegetarians and landlubber specials such as burgers, sandwiches and a couple of USDA cuts (petit filet and NY Strip). But undoubtedly, the kitchen excels at preparing seafood. Moreover, many of the items prepared in the kitchen follow the Gulf-to-table ethos so common in this part of Florida. In fact, many ingredients are found in local waters and prepared fresh daily. During lunch and dinner service, the kitchen also provides a nice array of salads, appetizers and a kids’ menu.
Bay & Gulf Specials
As mentioned above, the menu shines with its seafood selections. The Mahi Mediterranean topped with tomatoes, olives, basil, garlic, feta and finished in a reduced balsamic reduction is an excellent choice, while the Grouper Parmesan comes smothered in a cream and white wine sauce. If grouper isn’t your fish, try the Pecan Crusted Mahi made in the same style. The Grilled Yellowfin Tuna or the Sesame Crusted Tuna are two other well-prepared options that customers rave about. Whatever you choose, the portions are large, and prices are excellent compared to some of the other seafood restaurants in the area.
What to Drink
One of the best beverages to accompany seafood on a hot Florida day is a cold beer. Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant
serves a few domestic ones like Michelob, Miller and Corona, but for something a little more local, the Destin Ale or Grayton Beach 30A Blonde Ale are excellent replacements for the usual domestic swill. The bar also slings some mighty mojitos and martinis, a hard lemonade and a powerful Pirate’s Punch. Whatever dish you choose or whatever time you come, the friendly servers and staff are always willing to help in you with a drink choice to accompany your meal. When staying on 30A you can enjoy amazing meals
and head home to amazing vacation rentals!
Nearby Landmarks and Attractions to Enjoy
It’s no secret that a stop at Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant promises to be one of the most palate-pleasing moments you’ll enjoy on your journey to Destin. This delightful eatery is loved by locals and visitors alike and keeps patrons coming back for flavorful moments time and again. While the menu options are inspiring, so is the collection of nearby attractions and landmarks that are worth checking out. If you have time to expand on your itinerary and you’re looking forward to discovering the best of all the local stops, then the following are sure to be great additions to your must-do list while you’re in the area.
Destin Harbor Boardwalk
When you can’t wait to immerse yourself in a vibrant and lively atmosphere, the Destin Harbor Boardwalk is a must-visit locale! This Destin favorite hot spot is brimming over with shopping stops and dining options as well as plenty of space to simply stroll and watch the nearby boats sail by. Make the most of a sunny Destin afternoon by checking out the boutique storefronts or settle in for some fun people-watching from this popular hangout. Many on-the-water tours and excursions depart from this area making it a convenient place to spend time if you’ve arrived early for your adventure. You can also sign up for a variety of these tours directly from the boardwalk, extending the day’s fun even further.
Destin History and Fishing Museum
While outdoor excitement is always great in Destin, so is taking some time to incorporate history and education into your one of a kind journey this way. The Destin History and Fishing Museum isn’t far from Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant and provides an inviting space to step inside and learn more about how fishing has long been important to Destin’s economy. You’ll learn a lot here about the many species of fish that call the surrounding waters home and gain insight into how fishing technologies and techniques have evolved through the years. The Destin History and Fishing Museum is located at 108 Stahlman Avenue and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
When fresh air and outdoor fun would hit the spot after time at Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant, set your sights on nearby Norriego Point. This scenic landmark is a great place to settle into the sand and spend ample time working on your golden Florida tan. Many visitors head this way to make the most of time in the water swimming, snorkeling and admiring the crystal clear waves.
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