When people dream of Destin they often think of white sand beaches, emerald waters, and exciting parasailing adventures with companies like Just Chute Me. Did you know, however, that Destin is also popular with Floridian foodies? Whatever cuisine you like, you’re bound to find a restaurant that suits your taste buds and your budget in this Florida Panhandle vacation destination. Below, we’ll take a peek at the best places to go for some delectable Destin dining.
1. Boshamps Oyster House
Located along the picturesque Destin Harbor, Boshamps Oyster House is one of the highest-reviewed restaurants in Destin. All of the food used at Boshamps Oyster House is locally sourced and the menu items draw inspiration from classic Southern cuisine. A few of the favorites at Boshamps Oyster House include a pan-seared gulf snapper, a pan-roasted gulf grouper, and fried chicken. Although Boshamps Oyster House has two full-service bars, don’t worry about bringing the kids here. You’ll find Boshamps Oyster House at 414 Harbor Boulevard.
2. Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer
Another great seafood place in Destin is Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer at 210 Harbor Blvd. One unique feature at this restaurant is that you can “build you own boil” by choosing your seafood meat, sides, boil style, and seasonings. As you can see from this photo gallery, however, it’s a good idea to eat your meal after your Just Chute Me adventure…you know, just to ensure you don’t accidentally refund your seafood into the Destin Harbor.
3. Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
If you’re in the mood for Italian cuisine, travel to the popular Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano for a delicious Destin dinner. You’ll find all of the classic chicken dishes here like chicken marsala, chicken parmigiana, and chicken picata. Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano also has an extensive list of pasta dishes, wines, salads, pizzas, and seafood. You can visit Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano at 979 US Hwy 98 E. Ste #5 near the Destin Executive Airport.
4. Donut Hole
The Donut Hole bakery & café at 635 Highway 98 East is a cozy place for breakfast any time of the day. Looking for eggs & sausage? Donut Hole has got it! How about waffles or pancakes? Yep, they’ve got that too. Well, do they make pastries and donuts here? Duh! Don’t worry about counting carbs; get your comfort food on with a visit to this local favorite.
5. Louisiana Lagniappe
Finally, those in the mood for a high-end dining experience should look no further than Destin’s Louisiana Lagniappe. Everything at this famed restaurant draws inspiration from classic New Orleans Creole cooking. A few must-taste menu items include the shrimp étouffée, chargrilled yellowfin tuna, and Louisiana crab cakes. Don’t feel at all guilty about splurging on a fine meal at this restaurant. You won’t break the bank booking a Just Chute Me venture, as you could see from our rates webpage.
It’s impossible to go hungry on a trip to Destin. Even the pickiest eaters will have no difficulties finding local restaurants that meet their high standards. There’s nothing better than capping off a fun day of parasailing over Destin with a warm meal. Consider visiting any of these restaurants after your Just Chute Me adventure. If you have any questions about parasailing in Destin, be sure to visit Just Chute Me’s FAQ page.