Best Destin, FL Restaurants

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    9. Fish Out of Water

    An ocean view and trendy blue-tiled sushi bar enhance this large dining room's appeal. Soft shades of yellow and green dominate the interior, and guests may dine at either a table or semi-circular booth. The kitchen...

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    8. Picolo Restaurant & The Red Bar

    Legendary in the area, this restaurant's decor is part beach shack, part thrift store and part retro club. Walls and ceilings are papered with posters and funky mirrors, and the place has a laid-back, devil-may-care...

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    7. Cuvee Bistro

    Named for the practice of blending wines in order to achieve a particular flavor, this restaurant is a master at combining elements for incomparable dining. Set in a contemporary pueblo, the restaurant shares...

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    6. Beach Walk Café

    One of the Emerald Coast's most celebrated restaurants, this waterfront eatery serves American cuisine with Asian and European influences. Its chef, Tim Creehan, creates dishes such as tempura-fried grouper with...

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    5. Cafe Thirty-A

    Gulf Coast architecture figures prominently in this yellow clapboard building, trimmed in white and topped by a metal roof. Inside, exposed rafters and ductwork are painted white, and market umbrellas hang from the...

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    3. Seagar's

    Refined and sophisticated, this classy establishment gleams with polished wood and stone. Its culinary emphasis is on seafood, steaks and wine, but the focus extends to spirits and cigars as well. Entrees include...

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    2. Bud and Alley's

    This long-standing local favorite, named for a dog and a cat, is a half hour's drive from Destin but definitely worth the trip. Devoted to fresh seafood, the owners also choose the best ingredients from area farmers....

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    1. Marina Café

    Recipient of numerous awards, this fantastic restaurant couples imaginative cuisine with impeccable service and a stunning view of the harbor. The menu, which changes daily, culls inspiration from a variety of...

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