The unique Harry T’s Lighthouse is one of the Gulf Coast’s most eclectic restaurants. Flanked on one side by views of the Old Highway 98 Bridge which rises majestically over the East Pass Inlet and the vast Gulf of Mexico on the other, Harry T’s provides some of the best seats in town when sunset arrives. Harry T’s in Destin Florida opened in 1987 and it takes its name from former world-renowned trapeze artist Harrison Baben, also known as Flying Harry T. The décor thereby has a certain circus motif and it also pays homage to the nautical theme with a sunken ship vibe to it all. Inside the kitchen, the chefs offer American comfort food with a southern, typical Floridian twist.

Big Top Menu

Open for lunch and dinner during the week as well as brunch service early on the weekends, Harry T’s in Destin Florida is always serving specialties from the kitchen. From the fryer, try the popcorn shrimp, jumbo shrimp or grouper strip basket, or if you prefer the steamer, the snow crab platter (in season) and harbor steamer chock-full of seafood are two recommended options. The entrée selections do not forget about landlubbers who aren’t interested in seafood, as there are several meat lover’s options such as chicken and broccoli alfredo, a 14oz. ribeye, a French dip and various burger choices. Since Harry T’s is ultimately a family-friendly restaurant, the kitchen also serves a kids’ menu, naturally headlined with their favorite chicken fingers. To drink, the bar slings a plethora of cocktails, each one made with top-notch liquor and quality ingredients. The barkeeps also have a cooler filled with superbly handcrafted local beers from Destin itself and from other locales down the coast.

Bayside Brunch

Florida usually has such great weather that weekend brunch is found at almost every establishment throughout the state, especially those restaurants located near the water. At Harry T’s Lighthouse, the brunch menu is a simple yet effective presentation of classics such as eggs benedict made three ways, several different omelets, a kids’ sunrise breakfast, and best of all, a bottomless champagne flute! Additionally, the deserts are massive, so share a slice of key lime pie, bread pudding or a brownie sundae with the whole table.

Extra Perks at Harry T’s Lighthouse

On certain evenings throughout the month, Harry T’s has live entertainment with bands, DJs and other musical themed events. Harry T’s is also the perfect place to host an event or happening such as birthday parties, private events, banquets and even wedding receptions. And when the celebrations are over, head home to your beautiful 30A vacation rental perfectly equipped for groups of any size.

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