Though there may not be truly great waves to surf in the Gulf of Mexico, The Surf Hut still takes its inspiration from surf capitals such as Huntington Beach, CA and the North Shore on Hawaii’s famous Oahu. With spectacular views, cool breezes, classic margaritas, superb seafood and impeccable hospitality, once you arrive, it is easy to see why The Surf Hut on Destin FL is one of the most popular seafood shacks and restaurants in greater Destin.

Catch of the Day

At The Surf Hut, Gulf-to-table seafood is the main attraction, but the kitchen still prepares excellent dishes for landlubbers and a few vegetarian options as well. In fact, the Create Your Own Catch dish allows diners to choose the fresh catch of the day at market price, then choose your style (grilled or blackened), and finally top it with a signature sauce such as a citrus beurre blanc, mango salsa, Polynesian chili or a garlic chimichurri. Placed perfectly on a bed of vegetables and mashed potatoes, it is undoubtedly one of the menu’s best items. In addition to fresh fish, the menu offers a wide array of options such as the shoreline tacos, salads, soups, sandwiches and smoked meats. Add some fried crab claws, oysters on the half shell and fried Gulf shrimp for the table, and rest assured that the entire dinner party will remain happy.

Lively Libations

Of course, one would be remiss not to mention the classic cocktails and handcrafted drinks served at The Surf Hut. In fact, all of the cocktails have only a few ingredients, using the tried-and-true method of keeping it simple. For example, the Blonde Bombshell uses only vodka, fresh strawberry and lemonade while the The Floridian fuses a simple trio of tropical mango vodka, Triple Sec and cranberry. Naturally, behind the bar guests will also find an ample array of beers, both domestic and imported.

Getting to The Surf Hut in Destin FL

Located on Scenic Gulf Drive in sunny Destin, Florida, visitors can find The Surf Hut right off Old Highway 98. Open for lunch and dinner daily, it is one of the best spots to lounge and grab a meal after a day out on the beach. So come on in, grab a seat and enjoy the gulf views as well as the breeze. There is no doubt that everyone in your party will leave satisfied and with the sentiment of returning the next time you visit this restaurant and stay in a 30A rental.

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