Savor the Flavors of Destin’s Top Waterfront Restaurants

Extend your perfect beach day when you indulge in a seaside dinner. Whether you’re in Destin or 30A, looking for oysters or onion rings, options are endless in our little piece of paradise. Grab a towel, slide on your flip flops, and enjoy a peaceful night next to the Gulf. We have everything you need to know about the best waterfront restaurants in Destin and 30A.

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5 of the Best Waterfront Restaurants in Destin and 30A

  • Tailfins Waterfront Grill

Tailfins Waterfront Grill in the heart of Destin is a must-go during your stay. Serving up fresh oysters, fried seafood tacos, cold brews, and so much more, you’ll want to stay awhile. Oh, and the views of the harbor are unmatched. It’s the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

  • Boshamps

Lobster bites, live music, and libations are just a few of the things that make Boshamps in the Destin Harbor the place to be on a Saturday night. Their huge outdoor area includes an upstairs, covered dining room, a live stage overlooking the water, and a sandy beach complete with hammock and beach toys. Trust us—you won’t want to leave.

  • The Bay

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, check out The Bay in South Walton. The restaurant overlooks the Choctawhatchee Bay, and Chef Jim is known for his traditional Gulf Coast cuisine uniquely paired with artisan sushi creations. They offer a wide variety of beer and wine along with craft cocktails.

  • Vue on 30A

Leave the kids with grandma and grandpa and enjoy a romantic beach-front date night at Vue on 30A. Visit at sunset and bask in the warm sun, slowly fading into the horizon from their cozy patio seating. Indulge in fresh crab cakes, stuffed scallops, or Chef Isley’s Catch of the Day. Escape from the world at this delicious paradise. 

  • Surf Hut

Miramar Beach’s Surf Hut is as beach-front as you can get. Let the sand cling between your toes as it washes up on the sea-worn wooden planks of their outdoor deck. It’s no-frills here, just good drinks, good food, and good times. Catch lunch or dinner during your next stop at Miramar Beach!  

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