Our beaches are the best, but Destin dining takes the experience to a whole new level!
Destin, Florida is home to some of the finest dining establishments in the world. In fact, several Destin restaurants have been listed in the top 20 as the best restaurants in Florida! These elegant venues are perfect for hours of wining, dining, and entertainment. There is no way to select a favorite, as there are too many good ones! Destin dining will not disappoint you as every restaurant offers something unique and pleasing. No matter what atmosphere you are looking for, you will find it here, in the heart of the Emerald Coast, served up by award-winning restaurants or a crab house on the beach. Destin has it all.
The waters surrounding Destin provide an abundance of the freshest seafood allowing culinary artists to create local masterpieces. It is no surprise that seafood is the star attraction at many of Destin’s restaurants. You can even bring your fresh catch of the day to many of our local seafood restaurants and they will prepare it for you. It is said to taste right, a fish must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine! Some of our local seafood restaurants have been cooking up our local seafood for over 25 years. You’ll also find a mouth-watering array of restaurants serving everything from Italian to the best food the good ‘ole south has to offer! Dining in Destin is an experience in itself. The dining options include everything from casual “just off the beach” dining to elegant, trendy style. If seafood is not your favorite, rest assured that Destin provides some delectable land lover alternatives too. If you are looking to have you’re breakfast with coffee or a mimosa, Destin’s gorgeous sunrises will be here to greet you! Destin breakfast sunrises are almost as romantic as our sunsets!
Destin is also home to famous coffee houses, some of the best brewpubs to be found. The wine tasting and cellar options available from are some of the best to be had anywhere! Destin features sunset cruises and dolphin cruises where you are able to enjoy a beverage or two and get to experience our Emerald Green Waters. You may choose to enjoy a sunset dinner cruise including dancing and exceptional cuisine.
Festivals in Destin are another great reason to visit us and, of course, eat! Our special festivals throughout the year include The Destin Seafood Festival, Destin Fishing Rodeo, Florida State Hog Rally, Baytowne Beer Festival, Gumbo Festival, Oktober Fest, and the Destin Festival of Arts! If you happen to miss out on one of our festivals there are also many restaurants which have waterfront dining and live music. Many of Destin local favorites face the harbor over looking the breathtaking pass. Many of our restaurants have a family friendly atmosphere and a separate section for more adult dinning or enjoying an intimate cocktail over the sunset!
No matter where you dine in Destin, you will have presentation, an exceptional meal, and of course, ambiance second to none!