Since 1984, Aj’s is the place for fun in Destin! The restaurant and bar downstairs will satisfy your every craving for Seafood. From fresh ice cold Oysters to Squid or Snapper. This is one of the few places where you can bring your own Catch and the cooks will be happy to prepare it for you. The highlight of the day is when the Fishing Boats roll in to the Harbor with their daily bounty of Sea Delicatessen. The menu will tempt you with variety and tasty names and the staff is Always very friendly. It is amazing to enjoy the view and feel the breeze, while tasting a drink with great people around you! The Bimini Bar upstairs has great drink specials, live music from a variety of bands and guaranteed fun atmosphere. It is truly amazing how this place has been the number one choice for locals and tourists alike for so many years! Experience it yourself. Don’t forget to get your souvenir from their shop. They have some clever t-shirts, cups and cozies.

This place is actually run by the Descendants of the people who founded Destin. Fishing ran in their ancestor’s vanes and all that knowledge translates in the greatest tasting fish you can find. They only offer the freshest and never use food warmers. Everything is brought to the table as soon as it is ready. That means you may get some items before others, but just enjoy it one at a time and soak in the view. The daily blackboard specials are offered all day and guarantee freshness and supreme taste. Lunch menu is served between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. With two locations – One on the Harbor and the other overlooking Crab Island your seafood craving will be satisfied. They close at 9 so make plans early. Don’t forget to visit their gift shop as well.

Founded in 1986 and named after the owners Cat and Dog, it is definitely one of the best and biggest places in Seaside. Situated right across from the Courtyard, on the beach you are guaranteed a prime view. Their roof top Bar offers unforgettable sunsets while enjoying your favorite drinks. Whether you choose to come here for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner the experience will always be enjoyable. They are also specialists in catering for special occasions. The more casual options are their Pizza bar, which will have your mouth watering when you smell the artisan authentic wood fired pizza pies. The Taco Bar, will spoil you with authentic and fresh flavors of Taquerias and Guacamole. Regardless what you go for, the food will always surpass your expectations. They are serious about the farm- and sea-to-table principles and you will taste it even in their casual offerings. Good Food! Good People! Good Times!

Initially a well-kept secret by locals, but not for long! Located at the beginning of 30A, the restaurant is locals and tourists favorite.  Chef Todd will cook the Crawfish exactly as you want it. Their oysters are served all day and you can have them in so many different ways. The Crawfish pie is to die for and You should try their signature soups as well.  If you come early you may skip the wait and will be rewarded with an amazing seafood experience. They have an extensive wine list and you can order both by the glass or a bottle. Their Live Music Showcase will entertain you with “Running of the Bulls” Thursdays at 9:00pm and Sunday Brunch at 11:00 will feature “The Steenos with Washboard Jackson”  

One of the “Must See” places on 30A. It is situated in Grayton Beach and represents a very unique concept. Open for lunch and dinner and although the menu is not long at all, everything they serve is delectable. You need to try their Eggplant! They do not accept reservations, but you are welcome to arrive early and stay late. No plastic here either– Cash and Check only, although there is an ATM on site. Lunch is between Eleven and Three and Dinner between Five and Nine. Bar is open all day. The Red Bar Jazz band will entertain you Wednesdays to Saturdays 6 to 11 and Dread Clampitt will be there on Sundays. They have really nice t-shirts, cups and cozies in their gift shop so make sure to stop by. If you are staying in Destin or Miramar Beach, it will take you 30-40 minutes to get there, so have a reliable Taxi service lined up. Black Taxi has the newest vehicles in the area and their drivers know how to get you there and back fast and safe.