Top 10 Seafood Restaurants recommendations in Destin


Beachfront dining and seafood is one of the top reasons to visit Destin, Florida. The Emerald Coast is home to an extensive selection of seafood restaurants. For traditional American seafood & sushi, travelers recommend those top 10 restaurants in the area. Make sure to check them all out! Also keep in mind, with so many outstanding restaurants in Destin where you can enjoy fresh seafood and a beachfront dining, it’s impossible to visit just one location. It would also be a mistake to not consider some of the best seafood restaurants in Destin located off the beach.

1. Bonefish Grill (4.3 stars)
4447 Commons Drive E, Paradise Key at Kelly Plantation, Destin, FL, 32541
(850) 650-3161
Contemporary grill chain offering a seafood-centric menu, plus steaks & cocktails.

2. Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House (4.2 stars)
414 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541,
(850) 424-7406
Locally sourced Southern-style seafood served in a casual setting with ocean views & 2 full bars.

3. 790 On the Gulf (4.1 stars)
2996 Scenic Hwy 98 Destin, FL 32541
Specializing in Florida Seafood and Louisiana Flavors! Come enjoy our million dollar view of the Gulf from our dining room or the outdoor terrace. Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Weddings and Special Events.  Located at the Inn at Crystal Beach

4. Dewey Destin’s Seafood & Restaurant (4 stars)
9 Calhoun Ave, Destin, FL, 32541
Seafood standards served in a casual space or on indoor or outdoor patios overlooking Destin Harbor. We highly recommend eating here! this place has THE BEST hush puppies you’ll ever have as well as the Parmesan crusted Mahi Mahi is amazing. So if you are looking for a great seafood spot! It would definitely be the one!

5. Marina Cafe (3.9 Stars)
404 East Highway 98 Destin, FL 32541
“Destin’s Most Awarded Restaurant” Contemporary Dining at Its Very Best! Experience breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot bar window and waterfront dining room.  Our extensive international wine collection complements an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine.

6. Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi (3.9 stars)
56 Harbor Walk Blvd. (In HarborWalk Village) Destin, FL 32541
Jackacuda’s is a locally owned seafood & sushi restaurant overlooking historic Destin Harbor. They specialize in serving fresh, locally sourced seafood and providing their guests with classic gulf coast dining and new south culinary preparation. Their focus is on consistently providing value and high quality food prepared and served by a professional staff.

7. The Back Porch (3.9 stars)
1740 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL, 32541
(850) 837-2022
Grilled seafood stars at this point with a long porch, beach chairs on the sand & gulf views

8. Harbor Docks (3.8 stars)
538 Harbor Blvd, Destin , FL, 32541
Hopping waterfront hangout with deck seating featuring fried fish & seafood specialties plus sushi. Their seafood comes from the Gulf of Mexico. The relationships they have built with commercial fishermen are as valuable as the camaraderie that they’ve developed with their customers. They take pride in being a favorite seafood restaurant in Destin.

9. Crab Trap Destin, (3.8 stars)
3500 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL, 32541
(850) 654-2722
If you are looking for a great waterfront dining experience, with the freshest seafood on the Gulf Coast, The Crab Trap is the place for you! Rustic & roomy eatery dishing out seafood in a family-friendly setting with beach views.

10. O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster (3.7 stars)
34940 Emerald Coast Parkway # 101 Destin, FL 32541
Flip Flop friendly. O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer & Oyster Bar in Destin has something for everyone.
Fresh Gulf Seafood, Oysters on the ½ shell, King Crab, Snow Crab, & Fresh Blue Crab. They also have a family friendly game room & over 64 HD TV’s. Located across from Bass Pro Shops in the Best Buy shopping center.

All ratings were taken from Google.

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1 reply
  1. Jorge McMillan
    Jorge McMillan says:

    Destin Florida sounds like an amazing place to go to get some quality food. I’m going to be in Florida next month and am looking to find some great seafood places to eat. This helped me out a ton and I hope that I can try some of these places to eat.


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