Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Destin and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Boathouse Oyster Bar thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat McGuire's Irish Pub and Brewery, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

The cat lounging out front gives indication of this place's casual atmosphere. Set right on the beach, windows are thrown open to gulf breezes and the crashing of the surf. Nautical lanterns and painted fish accent the all-wood interior, and...  Read More

AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar

AJ's is everyone's favorite place in Destin; the parking lot alone gives credence to that fact. The restaurant section of the complex, down by the harbor, is marked by a cascading water wall and fishing floats hanging overhead. The dining room...  Read More

Photos of proud fishermen bearing their catches cover the walls of this rustic establishment. Famous for its fresh seafood, Harbor Docks has several venues, including two hibachi tables, two bars and an upper deck. Entrees feature fried crab...  Read More

The first thing you notice when you step inside this brewpub is the thousands of dollar bills that hang like foliage from the ceiling. Signed by pleased patrons, they add extra green to the Irish memorabilia already on display. The restaurant's...  Read More

Popular with the locals, this family-owned deli is a great place to pick up lunch. You can order salads and sandwiches all day, choosing from the vast selection, which includes BLTs, shrimp salad, tuna salad, liverwurst and grilled cheese....  Read More

Miracle Strip Parkway
Caffe Italia

Twinkling with white lights, this restaurant resides in a large home beside the water. Offering both indoor and outdoor dining, Caffe Italia prepares classic Italian cuisine with only the best ingredients. The bistecca alla pizzaiola flavors...  Read More

Miracle Strip Parkway
Magnolia Grill

Occupying a home built in 1910, this charming restaurant surrounds diners with built-in bookcases, turn-of-the-century memorabilia, and black and white photographs. Its menu features steaks, seafood and a host of Italian dishes, including veal...  Read More

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. They transform these goods...  Read More

Miramar Beach
Pompano Joe's

Its beach location somehow seems appropriate for a restaurant that specializes in seafood. Pompano Joe's, ideal for the whole family, is open to gulf breezes and adds an island flair to local cuisine. Coconut shrimp comes with pineapple-jalapeno...  Read More

Boathouse Oyster Bar

Unassuming and relaxed, this simple, waterside eatery doesn't buy into the commercialization found so frequently at beach resorts. It doesn't pretend to be fancy, and it doesn't expect its clientele to be either. Grafitti marks the walls, and...  Read More