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Restaurants in the Destin and Sandestin Area Destin, Florida is home to some of the finest dining establishments in the world.  In fact, several of Destin restaurants have been listed in the top 20 best restaurants in Florida. These elegant venues are perfect for hours of wining, dining, and entertainment.  But, if oysters on the half shell and ice cold beer are more your style, we've got you covered.  No matter what atmosphere you are looking for, you will find it here, in the heart of the Emerald Coast, from a crab house on the beach to an award-winning five star restaurants in Destin. Some of the area's best selections are found near the bottom of the page.

Restaurants in The Village of Baytown Wharf:

Casual Dining:

Acme Oyster House
850 622-0200

Acme Oyster House, a world famous raw bar, is directly from the French Quarter in New Orleans. This boisterous, eclectic and casual "landmark" serves delicious po-boys, crawfish, jambalaya, red beans & rice, fresh oysters and plenty of ice cold beer.


Another Broken Egg Café
850 622-2050

This cheerful café serves breakfast all day, plus delicious sandwiches, patty melts, daily specials, soups, salads and desserts. Voted "Best Breakfast Restaurant Along the Emerald Coast" (2000).  For the Village loaction, call 850.622.2050; for Linkside, call 850.267.7108.


Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
850 837-9710

A great place for everyone. A neighborhood, family kind of place that’s known for its great chicken wings, fresh salads, superb sandwiches, juicy steak burgers and most of all comfortable atmosphere. There are more than 20 TVs for viewing your favorite sports and video games for the kids. Come in and experience “Beef’s” for yourself. Dine in and take out available.

Finz
850 267-4800

9300 Emerald Coast Hwy. West
Sandestin, FL 32550
Fax: (850) 267-6121
email: finz@sandestin.com
Serving Lunch and Dinner daily inside and out. A retro-chic dining experience with regionally inspired dishes and Live Entertainment.  Specializing in straight from the Gulf  Seafood and Contemporary Comfort Food infused with Cajun and Low Country influences.  “Upstairs at Finz” will be Adult Exclusive and welcomes reservations.


Graffiti and The Funky Blues Shack
850 424-6650

Popular local restaurateurs Chuck and Carmen Stiles have opened Graffiti’s & The Funky Blues Shack, a restaurant and live blues club, in the Village. It’s family-friendly with funky folk artwork that showcases artists from throughout the Southeast. An eclectic Italian menu offers popular classics such as Linguine Bolognese and Veal Picatta as well as signature dishes such as Lobster Ravioli, Hazel Grouper and Mediterranean Shrimp. A limited late-night menu is available for those enjoying the hot sounds of cool blues.


Hammerhead's Bar & Grille
850 351-1997

The best place at Sandestin to watch the sunset. Kick-back and relax in a casual atmosphere overlooking the bay featuring an open grill serving up grilled and steamed seafood buckets, chicken, cheeseburgers, clam chowder, seafood gumbo, specialty cocktails and ice cold beer. Live music and dancing for the entire family seven days a week overlooking the bay. For small parties to large groups there are specialty menus available to make your party a memorable experience. Contact Chris Ruyan (850) 218-2628 or the restaurant at (850)351-1997


Mangos Paradise Grille
850 351-4526

Coconut Shrimp and a piña colada – it’s the official beachcomber’s lunch, served sweet and fresh at Mangos. Nestled on prime property between the Village lagoon and Adventure Landing, this is the spot to duck out of the sun while the kids hit the play area. Grab a seat on the deck near a mist fan for an afternoon snack and siesta, or walk right up to the counter and get it to go. The menu boasts tropical seafood fair along with fish tacos, chargrilled burgers, sandwiches, salads, fresh smoothies, shakes and homemade ice cream. If you’re in the Sandestin community – Mangos delivers. Limited late night menu is available seasonally. 


Hartell’s Village Diner

Hartell's Village Diner is a traditional 1950's diner routed in style of the famous diners of Route 66. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and late night. Enjoy a blast from the past with great food and a retro atmosphere! Hartell’s authentic diner menu will appeal to customers of all ages and offers both indoor and outdoor seating.

New Orleans Creole Cookery
850 351-1996

Authentic New Orleans Creole food such as BBQ shrimp, crawfish bisque, seafood gumbo, red fish menuire, blackened prime rib, chicken fricassee slow roasted pork, shrimp Creole to name a few. Our chef and his culinary team were trained in the art of Creole cooking by AJ Tusa, third generation restaurateur, whose family has been serving Creole food in the city of New Orleans since 1905. For small parties to large groups live music available and specialty menus to make your party a memorable experience. Contact Chris Ruyan (850) 218-2628 or the restaurant (850)351-1996


Osaka Sushi Rocks
850 351-1006

Osaka Sushi Rocks is an authentic full-service sushi bar serving lunch and dinner, plus full selection of Japanese beers, sakes and sake-cocktails. Hip, edgy atmosphere featuring unique sushi specialty rolls and select stir fry selections. Large outdoor deck extends over lagoon for great views.


Roberto's Pizzeria
850 351-1998

Authentic Italian Pizzeria serving homemade pies whole or by the slice, specialty seafood pizzas, muffelatas, lasagna, and great Italian salads plus beer and wine. Indoor/outdoor seating including our peaceful lake side dining. All day and evening deliveries resort wide seven days a week. From small parties to large groups live music available and specialty menus to make your party a memorable experience. Contact Chris Ruyan (850) 218-2628 or the restaurant (850)351-1998


Rum Runners

850 351-1817

There is nothing like the delicious food and live entertainment at Rum Runners featuring Great Food, Great Music and Great Fun. Open every day for lunch and a casual upscale dinner menu. The "World Famous" Dueling Piano Players perform all the hits from the '50s to today each night with high-energy, crowd interaction and fun. And, don't forget about the the Village's only sports bar upstairs, a great "happy hour" spot with outdoor patio seating overlooking the Events Plaza. Perfect for your next corporate group event, birthday or bachelorette party.


Trader Tom's Dogs, Gyros & Suds
850 351-1984

Snack bar overlooking the lagoon featuring Chicago Dogs, Italian Sausages, Greek gyros, paninis, assorted light snacks, plus iced cold beer and root beer on draft along with several other beverages .


Fat Tuesdays Daiquiri Bar
850 351-1809

The famous New Orleans daiquiri and frozen drink bar, makes its debut this summer at The Village     of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy frozen concoctions like 190 Octane or the Hurricane – each blended, chilled and served to cool the summer heat. Fat Tuesday will also serve up wings, nachos and snacks to munch on while you catch the big game on the flat-screen televisions or test your skills on an interactive video game. 

Fine Dining:

Bistro Bijoux
850 622-0760
Quaint Provencal-style bistro serving authentic "new" New Orleans cuisine from soft shell crabs to tournedos of beef. Offers a variety of fine wines by the bottle or by the glass, as well as a limited selection of specialty bottled beers. Unique wine related gifts and accessories, too, plus outside terrace seating overlooking the lagoon. 

Marlin Grill
850 351-1990
Casual, upscale fine dining open for dinner specializing in the freshest catch-of-the-day specials, seafood and grilled steaks. Enjoy a cocktail or martini at the bar or a takeout cigar. Two level outside terrace seating available. Large groups welcome. 

Poppy’s Seafood Factory
850 351-1996
Poppy’s offers both family and adult only dining areas with live music and dancing. Feast on Poppy’s world famous succulent blackened lobster, or select one of our hand cut USDA prime steaks or enjoy the freshest catches of the day. Additionally, our kitchen offers a variety of pasta dishes graced with shrimp, lobster, fish, or chicken and our fried coastal seafood favorites. Our staff will gladly help you pair your meal with a wine from our award winning cellars. From small parties to large groups specialty menus available to make your party a memorable experience. Chris Ruyan (850) 218-2628 or the restaurant (850) 351-1996 Your host Poppy (AJ Tusa).

Treats and Snacks:

The Candy Maker
888 654-6404
Authentic Southern candy kitchen preparing delicious treats right before your eyes, including: pralines, salt water taffy, fudge, candy and caramel apples, hard candies, all sorts of chocolates and freshly roasted nuts.

Starbucks Coffee
850 351-1812

Sandestin invites you to visit Starbucks Coffee, located in the Gateway Building. Enjoy the world's finest brewed coffee, hand-crafted espresso beverages, cool, creamy Frappuccino® blended beverages, Tazo® tea, pastries and whole bean coffee sold by the pound. Also enjoy light lunch offerings. 

Sweeties Gelato & Dessert
850 351-4742
Sweeties Gelato & Dessert is your one-stop dessert destination. Featuring 50 mouth-watering flavors of Milanese gelato & sorbet, frozen yogurt, fresh baked Christies® cookies, scrumptious cakes and desserts plus beverages. 

Restaurants in Sandestin area:

Flemings
850 269-0830
Reservations recommended but not required. Open 4:30PM daily.
Discover 100 wines by the glass and the finest prime steak in a gracious, lively and elegant atmosphere.

Mitchell’s Fish Market
850 650-2484
Reservations accepted but not required. Open 11AM daily.
With more than 80 items, the menus are printed twice daily to feature the freshest seafood available. The diverse offerings are sure to appeal to a wide variety of diners.

Cantina Laredo
850 654-5649
Reservations not accepted.
Open 11AM daily.
Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. Sip the finest margaritas while enjoying guacamole made fresh at your table.

P.F. Chang’s
850 269-1806
Reservations accepted but not required. Open 11AM daily.
P.F. Chang's cuisine is reflective of China's evolving culinary landscape. The menu features traditional Chinese offerings and innovative dishes that illustrate the emerging influence of Southeast Asia on modern Chinese cuisine.

Tommy Bahama
850 654-1743
Reservations accepted but not required. Open 11AM daily.
A sumptuous and tropical inspired menu awaits you, with delectable entrees, snacks, desserts and island cocktails.

Quizno's Sub
850 622-0666
Reservations not accepted.
Quizno's delivers uncompromising quality for today's busy consumers who are looking for a tasty, fresher alternative to traditional fast food restaurants. Using premium quality ingredients, Quiznos offers better-tasting food through creative, chef-inspired recipes to give you an experience that's truly a "cut above" all the others.

Johnny Rockets
850 650-3100
Johnny Rockets is an international retro diner-style restaurant chain that provides the food and friendliness reminiscent of feel-good Americana.

Restaurants in Destin:

Marina Cafe
850 837-7960
404 East Highway 98
Destin, Florida 32541
Marina Cafe, the area’s most award winning restaurant is located on the beautiful Destin Harbor offering picture perfect views from every seat. Outstanding menu that includes an array of appetizers, salads, pizzas and exceptional entrees. Sushi bar, full menu cocktail lounge, wines from around the world and exemplary service. Seating for private dining accommodating up to 45. Happy hour 5-7 nightly. 2 for 1 entrees 5-6 nightly. Wed.- Ladies night. Thurs. - $3 Martinis. Recipient of the DiRoNA award, Florida Trend Top 400 and Emerald Coast Magazine’s Best Fine dining. 

Destin Chops 30A
The Villages of South Walton Beach
10343 E. County Hwy 30A
Seacrest Beach, Florida  32413
“30A’s Premiere Steakhouse with a Contemporary Twist.” Backlit liquor bottles illuminated in blues and greens welcome you into a sexy sushi bar and cocktail lounge. An extensive wine collection enhances the traditional steakhouse fare of USDA prime meats, fresh Gulf seafood and Maine lobster. Classic desserts, fine brandies and ports add a crowning touch to ultimate dining experience. Dinner 5–10:30 pm, happy hour 5–7 pm, nightly. Reservations recommended; resort casual.

Café Thirty-A
850 231-2166
3899 Highway 30-A East
(1.5 miles east of Seaside)
email:info@cafethirtya.com
Casual fine dining in an airy, upbeat atmosphere. Menu selections include local seafood, beef, lamb, poultry, vegetarian selections and wood-oven pizzas. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Florida Trend Top 200, Four Star rated. "2006 Restaurant of the Year--NW Florida Daily News". Reservations suggested. Located in Seagrove Beach. Open for dinner seven days a week.

Bud & Alley's Restaurant
P.O. box 4760,
Seaside Branch,
Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida 32459
A Five Star restaurant featuring Old Florida, Tuscan and Coastal South cooking styles. World class food at it's best served in a casual beachfront atmosphere. An open-air rooftop bar provides spectacular views. Live entertainment nightly. Selected as one of the top restaurants in the state by Florida Trend magazine and recipient of the Wine Spectator award of excellence.

Vin'tij
850 650-9820
10859 Emerald Coast Parkway W
A four star Market, Bar, Bistro and wine boutique. From starters to entrees the food is spectacular. Quail, beef, poultry, vegetarian, sushi and seafood with a touch of Louisiana. Awards include restaurant of the year, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 1st Place Fine Dining and more. Located just west of Sliver Sands Factory Stores near Sandestin. Open daily 11 a.m. 'till midnight.

La Paz Restaurante & Cantina
850 837-2247

950 Gulf Shore Drive 
A Destin legend where boat-fresh coastal seafood is combined with authentic south of the border cooking styles and traditional Tex-Mex entrees to create a truly unique dining experience. Enjoy your favorite beverage in the large and relaxing bar, a favorite meeting place for locals and regular visitors. Gina Lane performs live on Fridays and Saturdays. Open for lunch and dinner.

Criolla's Restaurant
850 267-1267

170 Highway 30-A East
(in Grayton Beach)
email:johnny@criollas.com
Recognized as one of Florida's top 20 restaurants since 1991 and recently awarded the highest possible rating by a major newspaper, Criolla's is known for it's contemporary tropical cuisine. The wine cellar has received the wine spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" since 1999 and is the only area restaurant to achieve this honor. Owner Johnny Earls is a frequent guest chef at New York's James Beard Foundation, The Napa Valley Wine Festival, the Sonoma Wine Festival and is seen on the Discovery Channel's "Great Chefs of the South" TV series. Children's menu available. Reservations suggested.

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
850 837-1913

116 E. Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
email:info@ajs-destin.com
AJ's serves Seafood, steaks, and breakfast on the docks.  Home of the Destin Fishing Rodeo, founder of the Emerald Coast Poker Run. In the top 100 nightclubs in the country according to Nightclub & Bar Magazine.  The Mercentile sells apparel and gifts for all ages.  We house on our docks:   AJ's Seablaster2, The Silent Lady and Blackbeard sailboats.  Constant Threat Charter fishing boat and the snorkeling vessel Bimini Breeze.

Cafe Provence
850 622-3022

35 Musset Bayou Road & Hwy 98
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
A Place Where Everything Is Special, A Place Where Time Itself Stops, With Beautiful Refined, Yet Warm and Cozy Decor, With Superbly Professional, Yet Friendly and Pleasant Service, With Tantalizing Flavors and Dishes of Unrivaled Splendor, The Perfect Taste of the Old World, The Perfect Place to Be!   Serving Lunch, Sunday Brunch and Dinner Daily 5:30-9:30.
Entertainment Weekends!

Caffe Italia
850 664 0035
189 Brooks St.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Fax: 850 664 0711
A quaint old-world style Italian restaurant located on the sound in downtown Fort Walton Beach just across the bridge from Okaloosa Island. A family-owned restaurant serving the finest homemade Italian Continental cuisine. A full service bar is available. Dine inside or on the waterfront patio. Private dock. Available for weddings & private parties.

Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club
850 267-2305/850 267-2229

4801 W. Scenic Hwy 30-A
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459
The Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club, located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, offers a beautiful golf course, pool, hot tub, beach cabanas and courts for the tennis enthusiasts. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Milligan's Grill and enjoy evening dining at The Beach Club, serving all types of coastal seafood cuisines (reservations only).  The Santa Rosa golf course was called "The Purest Golf on the Panhandle", by Golf Magazine.

Smiling Fish Cafe
850 622-3071

37 Town Center Loop, Ste C 8
Gulf Place at 30-A & 393
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459
Smiling Fish Cafe--Delicious, fast gourmet salads, sandwiches and more! Coastal Cuisine, something delicious for everyone. Dine inside or Alfresco. The Smiling Fish Cafe...for lunch and dinner.

Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant
850 622-1500
Located at the Hilton Sandestin
4000 Sandestin Blvd. South
Destin, Florida 32550
Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood is Northwest Florida's only AAA Four-Diamond restaurant. Specializing in the finest prime beef and freshest seafood available, Seagar's also features a private reserve wine list featuring over 800 labels and private dining facilities for intimate, as well as opulent, business dinners and special events.

Trattoria Borago
850 231-9167

80 East Hwy 30A, Grayton Beach
FAX 850 231-9426
email: borago@web30a.com
Our small Italian Restaurant makes up the body and substance of a clasic Trattora. We serve robust, homemade food that is the heart and soul of Italian cooking. We offer a full service bar, including our house drink......the Bellini. Our atmosphere is unpretentious and homey in a setting reminiscent of Itally's countryside.

Pepitos Mexican Grill
850 650-7734

757 Hwy 98 East, Destin FL 32541
(in the heart of Destin
in front of Destin Cinema)
Pepito's Mexican Grill offers authentic Mexican Food. The tasty food, Mexican decor, reasonable prices and friendly staff offer the perfect combination for relaxed Destin dining! Pepito's has lunch specials and famous margaritas. It was voted Destin's best Mexican restaurant four years in a row! Pepito's is located in the heart of Destin, near Old Time Pottery and in front of the Destin Cinema.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
850 337-5108

15000 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, Florida  32541 
email:salesdestin211@ruthschris.com
Ruth's Chris serves the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef.  Broiled in a trademark 1,800 degree oven& served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, your steak is presented sizzling hot at your table.  With an extensive selection of over 100 domestic & imported wines to complete your dining experience, you'll be coming back for more of the sizzle!

Royal B Restaurant
850 269-1741

36178 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, Florida  32541   
email: info@royalbrestaurants.com
Brothers Clark and Blake Brennan and their management team have combined their extensive culinary talents and years of restaurant and hospitality experience to create Clark & Blake Brennan's Royal B Restaurant. Royal B Restaurant features upscale fine dining that includes classic New Orleans cuisine and creates an authentic New Orleans, French Quarter ambience.
Dinner Nightly 5:00pm UNTIL 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch 10:00am UNTIL 2:00pm.
   
The Back Porch
850 837-2022

1740 Scenic Hwy 98   Destin, FL  32541
"Family Dining on the Beach!" 
Experience open air dining with the best view of the Gulf of Mexico!  Serving Grouper, Oysters, Fried Crab Claws and Our Famous Char-Grilled Amberjack.  1740 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, Florida  32541.  On Hwy 98 across from the track.  Turn at the Hampton Inn, drive about 1/4 mile.  You'll find us on the right side, located directly on the Beach.

Fisherman's Wharf
850 654-4766

210-D Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL  32541
"Home of the Destin Fishing Fleet"
Sit outside on our back deck and enjoy the spectacular view of the Destin Harbor.  We offer a variety of fine seafood dishes or bring your own catch.  We'll cook it for you!  210-D Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL  32541.  1/4 mile east over Destin Bridge, across from Waffle House.  Drive into our parking lot and you'll find us in the back, located on the Destin Harbor.

Pompano Joe's
850 837-2224

2237 Scenic Gulf Hwy, Destin, FL  32550
  "A Neighborhood Beach Place!"
Come on in for some fun and fresh seafood with a very exciting flavor.  Try our Famous Reggae Rolls and Our Garlic Crusted Grouper!  2237 Scenic Gulf Hwy, Destin, FL  32550.  On Hwy 98 take Holiday Rd South, turn right on scenic Hwy 98, drive down about 2 blocks, you'll find us on the left side.  Located directly on the Beach!

Cafe Grazie
850 837-7240

1771 Scenic Hwy98, Destin, FL  32541
  "Seafood Italiano"
Serving authentic Italian Cuisine, fresh seafood, great pasta dishes with homemade marinara sauce.  Inviting wine menu and full bar.  1771 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL  32541.  On Hwy 98 across from the Track, turn at the Hampton Inn, drive to the end of the road you'll find us on the left side. Located 50 feet from the Beach.

Louisiana Lagniappe
850 837-0881

775 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL  32541
"Unique Louisiana Seafood" (Lan Yap) "A little something extra!"
Fine Dining, Variety of Specialty Seafood & Steak Entrees along with Spectacular Sunsets!  775 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL  32541.  On Hwy 98 turn south onto Gulfshore Dr, at the stop light enter Sandpiper Cove Condominiums.  Overlooking the Destin Harbor!

The Melting Pot
850 269-2227
11394 Hwy 98 W.,
Miramar Beach, FL  32550
(1/2 mile west of Silver Sands Outlet Mall)
email: destinmp@cox.net
With over 120 restaurants coast to coast,  The Melting Pot is this Premier Fondue Dining experience in the Nation!  Located Just west of
the Sandestin Resorts, we feature one of Destin's Finest Wine Lists, Private, Candle-Lit Dining and Accommodations for Groups from two to thirty-two.  Patio seating available. 

Angler's Beach Side Bar & Grill
850 796-0260

1030 Miracle Strip Parkway South
Fort Walton Beach, FL  32548
Angler's Beachside Grill, A Fort Walton Beach
Gem, open Daily 11am and serving Sunday Brunch at 10am. 
A playground on the beach lets kids play while parents overlook dining on the deck. 
The upstairs sports bar has over 130 TV's and 11 HD super screens.  Ask About Angler's Beachside Weddings!

San Gelato Cafe
850 837-4775
10562 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Ste118
Destin, Florida 32541
San Gelato Cafe specializes in Italian ice cream, coffee, and sandwiches.  All Fresh!  Sandwiches and Wraps made to order-locally made gelato & Sorbets.  Full espresso bar, wine & beer.  Outside seating.  Delightful atmosphere, Italian flair & flavor in the midst of shopping at the Silver Sands Mall.

Hard Rock Café
Call 850 654-3310
Irreverent. Brash. Philanthropic. We've been doing things our own way since 1971 . What started as an American diner in the heart of London has blossomed into a way of life. Hard Rock isn't just a name; it's a culture. And with each new cafe, hotel and casino, Hard Rock's message reaches more and more people. "Love all. Serve all." It's a simple reminder to love one another and live for the moment... with a dash of rock!

Panera Bread
We are Panera. We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are a long lunch with an old friend. We are your weekday morning ritual. We are the kindest gesture of neighbors. We are home. We are family. We are friends.

Sushi Siam
Call 850 650-5861
"A combination of Japanese and Thai food that will make your mouth sizzle.
Sushi Siam's specialties include Shrimp Pad Thai, Steak Teriyaki, and giant sushi boats with fresh fish"

Zoës Kitchen
Call 850 650-6525
Zoës Kitchen, one of the most unique fast-casual restaurant concepts in America, offers fresh salads and sandwiches made daily with a Greek twist.  Our fresh ingredients and original recipes make the chicken salad and marinated slaw a must-have.  Choose a “Dinner for Four” or Zoës “By the Pound” to take home and share.  Zoës Fresh Catering includes fresh trays, fresh feasts, and box lunches, and delivery is available for orders of 10 or more.  Taste our food and find out for yourself why it’s addictive.

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Destin Arts and Antiques The Destin area is home to a wide variety of artists and art galleries offering an array of artistic products and styles.
 



Mattie Kelly Arts Center

850 729-6000
888 838-2787

100 College Blvd, Niceville, FL
State-of-the-art fine and performing arts complex presenting Broadway shows and other various touring artists, concerts, theatre and dance productions, and art exhibits. The Arts Center is home to the OWC Fine & Performing Arts Division, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the McIlroy and Holzhauer Galleries.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
850 650-2226

4323 Commons Drive West
Destin, FL 32541
FAX 850 650 9159
Celebrating its 13th season, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents numerous cultural events along the Emerald Coast and a children’s educational outreach program, All Kinds of Art with after-school, summer camps and live touring performances.  Featured events include the Concerts in the Park, Destin Festival of the Arts, Seaside Fourth of July Pops Concert and Christmas concert, Sounds of the Season. 

Geana’s Art Gallery
850 650-0779

11714 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Miramar Beach, Florida  32550
Fax: 850 650-0455
email: geanawilkerson@embarqmail.com
Geana's Art Gallery has a diverse and outstanding selection of giclee's, original art, mirrors, and local photography.  Geana's Art Gallery displays moderately priced pieces to exquisite fine art.  The quality, quantity & value we offer is second to non.  Excellent Custom Framing and in stock frames are provided, in house.

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Attractions Destin Florida and Walton County Florida vacationers can choose from a wide range of attractions including top quality water sports, marine parks, adventure parks, amusement parks, dolphin cruises, dinner cruises and performing arts.

Florida's Gulfarium
800 247 8575
850 243 9046

email: dolphin@gulfarium.com
No trip to the Emerald Coast is complete without a visit to FLORIDA'S GULFARIUM!
Since 1955, the Gulfarium has provided an informative and fun environment for all of our
visitors -YEAR ROUND! Birthday parties, dolphin encounters, season passes and summer camp-ALL at Florida's Gulfarium! Come visit us today! Hwy 98, Okaloosa Island FL.

The Arts Center at Okaloosa-Walton College
(850) 729 6000
(888) 838 2787

100 College Blvd, Niceville, FL
A state-of-the-art fine and performing arts complex presenting Broadway shows and other various touring artists, concerts, theatre and dance productions, and art exhibits. The Arts Center is home to the OWC Fine & Performing Arts Division, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the McIlroy and Holzhauer Galleries.

The Track Recreation Center
850 654-4668

1125 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL
email:info@destintrack.com
The Track in Destin is your family headquarters for fun! The action-packed recreation center features the ultimate in go-kart tracks, miniature golf, bumper boats, a bungee jumping tower and an arcade. Kids Country for the younger set features a train ride, carousel, Ferris wheel and much more.

Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
888-424-7217
850-837-7741

email: sstar@dolphin-sstar.com
Dolphin and sunset cruises aboard the 76 foot, glass bottom boat the Southern Star, Destin's original dolphin cruise boat. This relaxing 2 hour cruise is a great experience for the entire family and has been featured on CNN and National Geographic. The boat is climate controlled and features snacks, gifts, rest rooms and a sound system. During the narrated trip kids get to steer the boat, feed the birds and all aboard get an up close view of the area's sea life.

SunQuest Cruises
850 650-2519

Baytowne Marina
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Fax:850-654-5082
Dine... Dance... Cruise aboard SOLARIS, the area's only dinner dance yacht. Experience the emerald coast from all three decks of this luxury vessel. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, a party with family and friends or an all out celebration. SOLARIS is certified to carry up to 150 passengers and is available for private charters for weddings, corporate functions or any special event, anytime of the day.

Pelican Adventures, Inc.
850 650-3825

315 Harbor Blvd   Destin, Florida 32541
East Past Marina
When planning your vacation to Florida's
Gulf Coast, Pelican Adventures, Inc. has you covered!  From fishing the Gulf of Mexico or the Choctawhatchee Bay, to Snorkeling and Dolphin Tours!

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Sandestin & Destin Entertainment

Sandestin Nightlife: When the sun sets at Sandestin, The Village of Baytowne Wharf comes alive. The Events Plaza is always rocking with live music and a line-up of events, concerts and entertainment year-round. Happy Hour is a cherished institution where guests and locals mingle and kick back each day at a variety of Sandestin bars and nightclubs.

Ballyhoo Bar
The Grand Sandestin beckons guests with Southern comfort at the elegant lobby bar, Ballyhoo. Pull up a seat at the mahogany bar or gather at a cozy table with friends for beautiful views of the Grand Lawn. 

Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar
850 351-1809
Fat Tuesday, the famous New Orleans daiquiri and frozen drink bar, servew up specialties at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy frozen concoctions like 190 Octane or the Hurricane – each blended, chilled and served to cool the summer heat. Fat Tuesday will also serve up wings, nachos and snacks to munch on while you catch the big game on the flat-screen televisions or test your skills on an interactive video game.

The Funky Blues Shack
850 424-6650
After dinner head next door and get funky to some of the area’s best live blues performers, local, regional and national. To catch the latest drink specials and upcoming entertainment vist the calendar on our website. Late night menu also available. 

Hammerhead's Bar & Grille
850 351-1997

The best place at Sandestin to watch the sunset in a casual atmosphere overlooking the bay. An open grill serves up grilled and steamed seafood, chicken, burgers, chowders and ice cold beer.

John Wehner's Village Door Nightclub
850 502-4590
Direct from Bourbon Street in the “Big Easy,” this live music dance club features your favorite hits from Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire and Motown.

Lumpy’s Wine Bar
Lumpy’s Wine Bar is a bohemian bar and bottle shop. Featuring over 200 wines and beers from around the world, plus tapas and light meals. Enjoy your wine in the cave for a cool, sensual atmosphere or on the veranda people watching in the lively Events Plaza. Weekly wine tastings. Open from 3pm until.

Rum Runners
850 351-1817

There is nothing like the delicious food and live entertainment at Rum Runners featuring Great Food, Great Music and Great Fun. Open every day for lunch and a casual upscale dinner menu. The "World Famous" Dueling Piano Players perform all the hits from the '50s to today each night with high-energy, crowd interaction and fun. And, don't forget about the the Village's only sports bar upstairs, a great "happy hour" spot with outdoor patio seating overlooking the Events Plaza. Perfect for your next corporate group event, birthday or bachelorette party.

Destin Entertainment : From sophisticated, elegant clubs to cold beer in a rustic setting, Destin provides visitors and locals with an array of entertainment choices. There are movie theatres, plays, musical events, night clubs, and more.

The Swamp
850 796-1305
1450 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach
A gulf side super club on the Okaloosa island boardwalk featuring 5 bars, concerts, live touring bands and dancing. Must be 18 to enter. Open daily 8pm till 4am.

HowI At The Moon
850 301-0111
1450 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach
Dueling piano rock'n roll show on the Okaloosa Island boardwalk Open nightly at 7:00, shows start at 8:00 with non stop entertainment until 2am.Gulf front deck. Happy hour.

Nightown
850 837-6448
140 Palmetto Street
X-treme night life. Dancing, light shows, glowing beach bar, pool tables, rock music and TV's. Open nightly, 8pm till 4am. The areas largest dance club.

Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Okaloosa-Walton College
(850) 729 6000
(888) 838 2787
100 College Blvd, Niceville, FL
A state-of-the-art fine and performing arts complex presenting Broadway shows and other various touring artists, concerts, theatre and dance productions, and art exhibits. The Arts Center is home to the OWC Fine & Performing Arts Division, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the McIlroy and Holzhauer Galleries.

SunQuest Cruises
850 650-2519

Baytowne Marina
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Fax:850-654-5082
Dine... Dance... Cruise aboard SOLARIS, the area's only dinner dance yacht. Experience the emerald coast from all three decks of this luxury vessel. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, a party with family and friends or an all out celebration. SOLARIS is certified to carry up to 150 passengers and is available for private charters for weddings, corporate functions or any special event, anytime of the day.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
850 650-2226

4323 Commons Drive West
Destin, FL 32541
FAX 850 650 9159
Celebrating its 13th season, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents numerous cultural events along the Emerald Coast and a children’s educational outreach program, All Kinds of Art with after-school, summer camps and live touring performances.  Featured events include the Concerts in the Park, Destin Festival of the Arts, Seaside Fourth of July Pops Concert and Christmas concert, Sounds of the Season. 

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
850 837-1913
116 E. Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
email: info@ajs-destin.com
AJ's is in the top 100 nightclubs in the country according to Nightclub & Bar Magazine.  Serving Seafood, steaks, and breakfast on the docks.  Home of the Destin Fishing Rodeo, founder of the Emerald Coast Poker Run. In the top 100 nightclubs in the country according to Nightclub & Bar Magazine.  The Mercentile sells apparel & gifts for all ages.  Home of:  AJ's Seablaster2, The Silent Lady and Blackbeard sailboats, Constant Threat Charter fishing boat and snorkeling vessel Bimini Breeze.  

Tropical Island Style Music
Chuck Lawson
850 496-7230
email: chuck@chuckLawson.com
Capture the coastal magic of Tropical Island Music by the sea. Chuck Lawson is an experienced professional musician/songwriter/ entertainer now residing in Destin, FL. He holds a bachelor of Music degree and regularly performs beach weddings, receptions, private parties and other special events. Catering to a diversity of ages & musical tastes

Seaside Repertory Theatre Company
850 231-0733
The Seaside Repertory Theatre Company is a small professional, not-for-profit theatre well on its way to becoming a world-class regional theatre company.  With its breathtaking musicals, hysterical comedy shows, captivating new works and whimsical children’s theatre this Seaside based company has something for everyone.  The Rep is in its seventh season, but there is no shortage of quality entertainment. 
For more information or to order tickets call 850.231.0733

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Destin & Sandestin Florida Fishing and Boating

Sandestin: Whether you're looking for an outstanding Florida deep sea fishing trip, a sailboat for two, a pontoon boat for twelve, or an entire cruise ship, you'll find it all at Sandestin's Baytowne Marina.

SunQuest Cruises
850 650-2519

For an evening of extraordinary dining and live entertainment, explore our 125-foot luxury yacht Solaris. For prices and reservations, call SunQuest Cruises at 850.650.2519.

Docking Information
850 267-7773

email: dockmaster@sandestin.com
Baytowne Marina is a full-service, 98-slip marina able to accommodate 140' yachts on a daily-to-yearly basis. For information or to reserve a slip, call 850.267.7773.

Bay Fishing
Florida deep-sea fishing charters can be arranged from Sandestin's Baytowne Marina or through the resort's conference services department. Fishing enthusiasts can explore the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a full-day private bottom Destin fishing charter. Private full-day trolling charters for king mackerel, dolphin and wahoo are also available.

Deep Sea Fishing
Deep-sea charters can be arranged from Sandestin's Baytowne Marina through Destin Princess. Fishing enthusiasts can explore the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a 65 foot Catamaran. Enjoy a day of bottom fishing for red snapper, mingo snapper, triggerfish, grouper, and amberjack

Sailboats
850 699-2511

Sailboat rentals are available from the Baytowne Marina with Island Winds Sailing. Each boat is equipped with comfortable seating, cold beverages, MP3/CD player and an experienced captain. For details, call Island Winds Sailing at 850.699.2511.

Destin
Destin fishing opportunities first attracted settlers to Destin in the 1800's. Today, Destin Florida is home to Florida's largest and best equipped fleet of deep sea fishing charter boats. Destin Florida yacht brokers offer a variety of quality boats and yachts.  If shallow water water fishing is your choice specialized boats and guides are available for fishing expeditions on Choctawhatchee Bay and it's fresh water tributaries.   

Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
888 424-7217
850 837-7741
email: sstar@dolphin-sstar.com
Dolphin and sunset cruises aboard the 76 foot, glass bottom boat the Southern Star, Destin's original dolphin cruise boat. This relaxing 2 hour cruise is a great experience for the entire family and has been featured on CNN and National Geographic. The boat is climate controlled and features snacks, gifts, rest rooms and a sound system. During the narrated trip kids get to steer the boat, feed the birds and all aboard get an up close view of the area's sea life.

Boogie's Watersports
850 654-4497
email:booogies@aol.com
Boogie's offers a full range of water sports and rentals including wave runners, pontoon boats, snorkeling, dolphin excursions, a large glass bottom boat and Parasailing. They're conveniently located at the base of the Destin Bridge on the Destin side. Reservations recommended. An unforgettable experience for the entire family to see Destin Florida!

Charter Boats
850 837-2320

SUNRISE DAYBREAK FIRST LIGHT TWILIGHT SUMMER WIND
Five of Destin's top producing deep sea fishing boats offering all day or overnight fishing charters. All boats are fast, clean, comfortable, air-conditioned, and have interior bunks, dining area, and a restroom. We supply the crew, bait, ice, tackle, and fishing licenses

Party Boats
850 837-5088
888 837-5088
Toll Free
65' DESTIN PRINCESS
72' DESTINY
Individual tickets sold or charters available for deep sea fishing on two of Destin's most popular, fast, clean, air-conditioned vessels with an experienced, friendly, professional crew. Boat provides the bait, ice, tackle, and fishing licenses plus separate bathrooms for men and women.

Galati Yachts
850 654 1575
126 Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
Let us show you the boat of your dreams. Choose from the finest lines- Viking Yachts, Viking Sportcruiser, Cruisers Yachts, Tiara Yachts, Cabo Yachts, Carver Yachts and Marquis Yachts. Experienced boaters know that service after the sale is key to protecting their investment and that where you buy is as important as what you buy. We're committed to selling the highest quality yachts and servicing what we sell in a manner that exceeds your expectations. Our reputation is your guarantee!.

Destin Angler Charters
850 651-2222
866-5sport5
Toll Free
FAX: 850 651-2200
email: DestinAnglerinfo@aol.com
Destin Florida Deep Sea Fishing for White & Blue Marlin, Grouper, Snapper, Dolphin, Jacks, Trigger, Cobia or Wahoo along the beautiful Emerald Coast of NW Florida in the Gulf Of Mexico or in the Bay. Sport, Bottom, Trolling or Light Tackle Fishing Available. Choose from Individual, Group, Corporate & Private Charters of 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 hours or overnight trips.

Legacy Boating Club
850 337-8388

690 Regatta Bay Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
Legacy Boating Club in Destin, Florida is for people who enjoy boating but prefer not to own a boat. The club owns and professionally maintains a fleet of beautiful powerboats up to 30' including cabin cruisers, offshore fishing boats, sport boats and deck boats. Legacy is the hassle-free, affordable alternative for luxury boating on the Emerald Coast.

SunQuest Cruises
850 650-2519

Baytowne Marina
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Destin, Florida
Fax:850-654-5082
Dine... Dance... Cruise aboard SOLARIS, the area's only dinner dance yacht. Experience the emerald coast from all three decks of this luxury vessel. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, a party with family and friends or an all out celebration. SOLARIS is certified to carry up to 150 passengers and is available for private charters for weddings, corporate functions or any special event, anytime of the day.

Phoenix Sport Fishing
850 837-9734
email:sportfish1@cox.net
Harbor Walk Marina by AJ's
The Charter Boat Phoenix caters to all levels and types of fishing from the beginner to the advanced fisherman. Captain Scott Robson has thirty years experience fishing in Destin Florida and is ready to help you with your fishing adventure. Call 850 837 9734 to plan your fishing trip abroad the Phoenix today.

Schooner Daniel Webster Clements
850 837-7245

Destin Harbor District, Hwy 98,
at Benning Drive Intersection, Destin FL
Celebrate your nautical heritage aboard this authentic 72 foot wooden sailing schooner. Emerald Coast's largest sailing adventure. Go barefoot on our roomy wooden decks. Help raise the towering sails by block and tackle. Dolphin/Sunset, Snorkeling. Change in latitude..change in attitude! Featured on NBC television. Affordable graces. Smiling faces

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
850 837-1913

116 E. Harbor Blvd,  Destin, FL 32541
email:info@ajs-destin.com
We house on our docks:   AJ's Seablaster2, The Silent Lady and Blackbeard sailboats, Constant Threat Charter fishing boat and the snorkeling vessel Bimini Breeze.  Home of the Destin Fishing Rodeo, founder of the Emerald Coast Poker Run.   Serving Seafood, steaks, and breakfast on the docks.  In the top 100 nightclubs in the country according to Nightclub & Bar Magazine.  The Mercantile sells apparel and gifts for all ages.       

Bounty Hunter Charter Boat
850 650-1534

66 Harbor Blvd,  Destin FL 32541
Come deep sea fishing aboard our 50' fiberglass sportfisherman!  USCG approved for up to 22 passengers.  AC, restroom.  4-12 hour bottom fishing for red snapper, grouper, amberjack & trolling trips for mackerel, tuna & wahoo.  "Captain Mark Walker and his mate will work hard to make your fishing experience one you will remember for many years to come."

Pelican Adventures, Inc.
850 650-3825

315 Harbor Blvd   Destin, Florida 32541
East Pass Marina

When planning your vacation to Florida's Gulf Coast, Pelican Adventures, Inc. has you covered!  From fishing the Gulf of Mexico or the Choctawhatchee Bay, to Snorkeling and Dolphin Tours!

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 Sandestin, Destin and Walton County Area: Golf
Sandestin: At Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, we define recreation one fun activity at a time.
Located on 7.5 miles of beach and bayfront property between Pensacola and Panama City, Sandestin features championship courses designed by world-renowned course architects, 15 world-class tennis courts, 98 slip marina, dozens of water sports, fitness center and much more.

Sandestin’s luxury golf resort features four award-winning Destin golf courses, reputed to be the best in Florida golf: Baytowne Golf Club, Burnt Pine Golf Club, Raven Golf Club and The Links Course.

When you’re ready to golf or play tennis in Destin, Florida, choose the premier Florida golf resort: the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Choose from a variety of other activities including spa and salon treatment, water sports information, and marina and festival activities. No one is going to be bored when you vacation with us!

Baytowne
May 11 – May 18, 2008
August 11 – Aug.17, 2008
Oct. 15 – Oct. 16, 2008
  Burnt Pine
May 27 – June 2, 2008
July 28- August 3, 2008
Oct. 13 – Oct. 23, 2008
     
Links
May 19 – May 25, 2008
August 18 - Aug 24, 2008
December 1, 2008– March 11, 2009
  Raven
May 5 – May 11, 2008
August 4 – August 10, 2008
Oct. 17 – Oct. 22, 2008

Destin: Destin area golf communities (Sandestin, Seaside, Shalimar, Blue Water Bay) provide some of the best golf courses and golf clubs in the country. Golfers enjoy the many scenic championship golf  courses. Pro shops sell top brand golf clubs, golf bags, golf balls, golf attire, etc. Custom golf carts.

Kelly Plantation
800 811-6757
307 Kelly Plantation Drive,
Destin FL 32541
Imagine a day that starts with 18 holes of golf on the Fred Couples designed championship course. The course stretches over 200 magnificent acres bordering lakes, nature preserves and the bay. This par 72, 7099 yard golf course offers some of the most challenging and enjoyable golf to be found anywhere. Rated one of the top 5% of golf courses in North America by Golf Digest. 

EMERALD COAST GOLF TRAIL
Shalimar Pointe Golf Club
850 651-4300
302 Country Club Drive
Shalimar, FL 32579
The Emerald Coast Golf Trail includes 4 courses in Northwest Florida . The drive time between couses is only 20 to 50 minutes. It includes Scenic Hills Country Club in Pensacola, Tiger Point Golf Club in Gulf Breeze,  Hidden Creek in Navarre  and Shalimar Pointe Golf Club in Ft. Walton Beach. Scenic Hills, Tiger Point and Hidden Creek offer new clubhouses with excellent restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and full bars. Shalimar Pointe serves breakfast and lunch & also has a full bar.

Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club
850 267-2305 / 850 267-2229
4801 W. Scenic Hwy 30-A
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459
The Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club, located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, offers a beautiful golf course, pool, hot tub, beach cabanas and courts for the tennis enthusiasts. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Milligan's Grill and enjoy evening dining at The Beach Club, serving all types of coastal seafood cuisines (reservations only).  The Santa Rosa golf course was called "The Purest Golf on the Panhandle", by Golf Magazine.

Seascape and Emerald Bay Golf Course
850 837-9181
800 974-9106
Toll Free
100 Seascape Drive
Destin, FL  32550
email:  amber@seascape-resort.com
The Seascape Golf Course will surpass your expectations with 18 contoured fairways and immaculate greens.  the course winds through the resorts lush forests and serene lakes. 
Emerald Bay is West of Seascape Resort and is a must see for avid golfers with emphasis on the natural beauty and breezes of Choctawahchee Bay.

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Destin, Sandestin Walton County Shopping

Sandestin: Sandestin offers a variety of retail experiences in the resort. Shoppers can choose from the boutiques at The Market Shops at Sandestin, the specialty retailers at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Silver Sands Factory Stores or Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Find anything you need with our shops including souvenir shops, high-end boutiques, golf retail stores, children’s apparel stores and more.

We offer daily tram service to Destin shopping locales including the Silver Sands Factory Stores, the nation’s largest designer outlet center featuring more than 100 designer and name-brand factory stores.

The Market Shops at Sandestin
Summer hours of operation:
Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 a.m.

Grand Boulevard
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin is the distinctive, new 52-acre "shop, work, play and stay" town center located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 7 PM

Individual store, restaurant and holiday hours may vary.
Please see individual restaurant listing for exact hours of operation.

Grand Boulevard is closed on the following holidays:
Easter
Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
Open Christmas Eve Day 10 AM - 7 PM

Silver Sands Factory Stores
The nation’s largest designer outlet center. See what’s new at over 100 designer and name brand factory stores offering up to 75% off retail prices. Apparel, shoes, leather goods, home furnishings, electronics, jewelry and toys.

Mar 1 - Dec 31

 

Monday - Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Jan 1 - Feb 28

 

Monday - Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Destin commons


Mall Hours

 

 

Extended Summer Hours:
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Monday-Saturday

10 am - 10 pm

Sundays

11 am - 8 pm

 

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