Destin, Florida is home to a vast array of places to eat.  When dining in Destin is the topic, most mention our fresh caught seafood as their number one sought after delicacy.  If you are searching for Seafood Restaurants in Destin, why not take it one step further?  Do It In Destin has decided to break out our top 3 places to eat in Destin on the Beach!

1. The Back Porch - 1740 Scenic Highway 98
This beachfront restaurant has been a favorite of Destin locals since 1974!  With humble beginnings as an old Florida-style A-frame building to one of the best beachfront ambiences in Northwest Florida, this location is so popular it’s nearly considered a landmark!  Rumored to have invented the Amberjack Sandwich, this is one place to eat you will not want to miss.

2. Pompano Joe’s- 2237 Scenic Gulf Highway
Recently featured as the Ultimate Beach Snack Shack on the travel channel, this beachfront place to eat offers outrageously fresh seafood right on the ocean.  With windows that open up and let in the calm beach breeze, your meal may end up being the highlight of your Destin vacation!  Be sure to take time to view the fish tank by the bar, it’s stocked with the full cast of Little Nemo.

3. Beachwalk Café-
Both the previously mentioned places to eat in Destin on the beach are casual and fun.  If you want to take it up a notch consider dining at Beachwalk Café, the only true beachfront fine dining restaurant in Destin.  The last time Do It In Destin visited this location we opted for Mother’s Day Brunch.  The food was great, the views unreal, and the intimacy of the restaurant really made it a special event. 

Well there you have it.  There are so many great seafood restaurants in Destin but only a select few are truly beachfront. With a full stomach and a cool beach breeze, no may never want to go home! View all area restaurants on our Places to Eat in Destin page.

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