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6 Apr 2023
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Now that the weather is a bit warmer, many people love the experience of dining outdoors. There are a variety of restaurants along the Emerald Coast where you can enjoy delicious cuisine along with fresh air, Florida sunshine and fresh Gulf breezes. Whether you want Gulf views for a romantic date night or a pretty patio for a casual lunch, here are the best restaurants with outdoor dining in Destin and along 30A. 

Destin Restaurants with Gulf Views

These waterfront restaurants are located just steps away from the sugar white sand and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail and fresh coastal inspired dishes as you watch the waves roll in while the sun sets, displaying all of its majestic colors.

Destin Harbor Restaurants 

For a different view of the water, these restaurants along the harbor offer great outdoor dining in Destin. Watch boats cruise by, catch a sunset or check out the beautiful homes on Holiday Isle as you dine at these eateries: 

  • Harbor Docks: This waterfront hangout features deck seating where you can enjoy seafood specialties and some of the best sushi in town. 
  • Dewey Destin’s Harborside offers fresh seafood, salad, steaks and more with an Old Florida feel.
  • Boshamps serves up Southern-style seafood in a casual setting complete with two full bars and a sandy beach area for the kids to play. 

Grand Boulevard

Just a short drive or golf cart ride away from our Sandestin vacation rentals, Grand Boulevard offers several options for outdoor dining including patios at Vin’tij The Craft Bar , and Cantina Laredo. After dining, take a stroll around the busy boulevard and spend a little time shopping before heading out to the beach.

Grayton Beach

There is no shortage of outdoor dining on 30A. Grayton Beach boasts an eclectic selection including Spanish-inspired beach fare at Chiringo , succulent seafood at Hurricane Oyster Bar and delectable dishes and bakery treats at Chanticleer Eatery.


Dine al fresco at one of the many Seaside restaurants including Great Southern CaféBud & Alley’s and food trucks along Airstream Row. This charming beach town can be bustling in the summer, so the best way to get around is by bike. 

Rosemary Beach

There are numerous Rosemary Beach restaurants that offer outdoor seating along the picturesque Main Street. Satisfy your sweet tooth at La Crema , enjoy Southwestern-style bites at Cowgirl Kitchen or take your meal to new heights at Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy! 

Are you hungry yet? Our vacation rentals are just a short distance away from some of the best outdoor dining on 30A and in Destin. Click here to view all the gorgeous properties My Vacation Haven has to offer. If you’re craving a trip to the beach, we’re here to help!

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