WHALES TAIL

  The ultimate beach restaurant, right in front of Seascape Resort. Situated on one of the most beautiful and wide beaches in the area, you should come here both for the food and drinks and of course for the view. It was renovated a few years ago and now definitely looks nicer. They have a nice selection of fish sandwiches or seafood and delectable cocktails. You can combine coming here with a nice walk after on the promenade with stunning views of the sunset that will present you with a perfect backdrop for your photo op session. http://www.seascape-resort.com/the-whales-tail-destin

New Dragon

New Dragon is one of the best options for a Chinese and Mongolian Cuisine in the area. Food is always fresh and locals love this place when they feel that craving for a Chinese meal. My personal favorite is the Mongolian Grill where I can pick and choose from a variety of Veggies, Meats, Starches and Sauces to create the perfect Bowl. Don’t be afraid to ask what combination of Mongolian Grill the chef recommends, he will give you some pointers. Their sushi is also pretty good with a variety of 5 or 6 different choices. It is a good option to accommodate large companies and families with kids, since they have the ability to put together a setup for your group in a semiseparate hall. Staff is friendly, and although they are pretty busy will pay attention to your needs or special requests. If the buffet tables are not exactly your cup of tea, there is a really extensive menu with over a 100 choices, that will be cooked fresh specifically for you. The restaurant offers Chinese or American beer and wine, along with all the soft drinks. If you wanted to set up at home with a ready […]

AEGEAN

I may be biased here since this place is very close to what I grew up with, but I think they really have a unique mix of items that you should try. Definitely a good dining option for a Mediterranean cuisine, with a hint of the middle east. It is probably the only place to get a Lamb Gyro with Tzatziki sauce and a pita bread. The Greek Salad here is amazing and the Tour of Greece is for the ambitious ones… Surprisingly enough one of few restaurants that are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The food is amazing and the staff is swift in getting you seated and taking out the food to you. Really very reasonably priced and definitely worth going back for more. It is located in Miramar Beach right off of Highway 98 in a small plaza, very close to Silver Sands and several resorts in the area. http://www.aegeanfl.com/

COYOTE UGLY SALOON

Well almost everyone saw the movie and the bar is pretty close to what you’d imagine. Sexy Bartenders will entertain you dancing on the bar, while you are ordering your drink, but after… please keep it in your hand since it could be knocked over easily by those big moves…. Over all it is a great option for a higher energy bar, where you can let loose and have fun with friends while sipping on your favorite drink, or just doing a shot. When you enter you realize that it is bigger than it looks and you can play some pool, play beer pong or ride a mechanical bull. Wednesdays are Ladies Nights and there are bands and special events happening here pretty often – just check their website for the schedule. Coyote Ugly is Spring Break headquarters and definitely a place you should see at least once while in Destin. It is close to almost every other bar at the Harbor, so you will have other options if it gets too crazy for you. Please have a designated driver or a taxi lined up. Black Taxi is usually no more than a couple of minutes away from it and […]

OSAKA

Osaka is a one of a kind authentic Japanese dining experience. Décor, atmosphere, food and drinks all go seamlessly together. Great variety of the freshest sushi, prepared by masters of this craft will surprise your pallet with new sensations. The Hibachi Chefs will entertain the whole family with masterful show cooking techniques, where you will be asked to play a part as well. Show is great fun, but the food tastes even better. Portions are large, so save some space for dessert. Before you sit at the tables, enjoy a drink at the bar, where a variety of Japanese and more traditional drinks will set the mood for a great night. Ask the Charming Bar Girl for drink specials and her recommendations. Be prepared to taste something new! Staff is very swift and knowledgeable and smiles here are a must. They are very international and their positive attitude adds to the exotic atmosphere. Ask about special occasions and private dining. They can accommodate groups of up to sixty people and do a great job at creating the perfect setup, where you can just sit back and enjoy the moment. http://www.osakadestin.com/

BRICK A BRACK

Situated at the beginning of Holiday Isle, this Place is fairly new, but boasts a very different atmosphere. The artsy Décor on the walls and bold colors will encourage you to let loose and relax. The food is always perfect and the staff is just amazing. The happy hour here is between 5:00 and 6:30 and the bands will make sure you are having a great time later that night. Mondays to Thursdays, they feature a variety of local bands. Fridays feature Jones & Company – eclectic and talented musicians who will entertain you with Jazz and Funk. Saturdays they have Simply D’Vyne –Jazz, Blues and Funk. Later on Fridays and Saturdays the DJ’s will also play your favorite contemporary tunes from top 40 Pop and RnB bands. Their drink specials are really tempting so please have a designated driver or a taxi in mind. Black Taxi will be happy to drive you home safe and on time. http://www.bricabrac824.com/

BROKEN EGG DAY

There are not that many breakfast restaurants in Destin, but This one will satisfy your Omlette Cravings. They promise you an “eggceptional” breakfast. The menu offers unique options you will not find in a typical breakfast joint. This is one of the fastest growing breakfast and brunch franchises in the US. With three locations in the area, chances are there will be one near you. Whether you come in for the Coffee, Pancakes or Eggs, you feel how they taste better than at home. Don’t forget the delectable deserts! The only downside may be the wait times in season, but it is well worth it. http://www.anotherbrokenegg.com/

red door

This is one of the few bars in Destin that has it all – the atmosphere, staff and location. It is better known as a local’s bar, where the music is not super loud and you can actually enjoy a conversation with your friends, or friendly strangers. They have an indoor space, which is smaller but will entertain you with some bar games and a music machine. The outdoor deck, overlooks the Boathouse and the Harbor. The alcohol selection will satisfy even the picky ones and the drinks are masterfully made. They have plenty of screens where you can watch your favorite games while sipping the chosen libation. The bar is consistently busy, although it usually gets that way later, around 11:30 or midnight. You can count on it even on the week days in the winter, when there is not much going on anywhere else. After all the strong drinks and adventures, remember to have a designated driver or a Taxi in mind. Black Taxi is usually close to Red Door so go ahead and call! http://www.thereddoorsaloon.com/locations/destin-florida

HARBOR DOCKS

Another one of Destin’s Staples. The restaurant has been here for decades and still provides a unique mix of Sushi, Local Fresh Seafood and more traditional options. They always have catch of the day specials and like large parties. The view of the harbor will add to your pleasant dining experience.  Their Cocktails are to die for. Surprisingly enough, this is one of the few restaurants that beside lunch and dinner, serve breakfast as well. They are great at keeping up the food quality and service even at the busiest times of the season. It is no accident so many people visit them several times while vacationing in Destin. Harbor Docks is also a local’s favorite. The owners are very involved in the community and sponsor different events throughout the year like “Take a Kid Fishing”, where they teach the youth where Destin started from and get them acquainted with local traditions.  http://harbordocks.com/