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Let’s Eat! Our Favorite Casual Restaurants in Destin

Live entertainment, delicious menu items, and waterfront views are exactly what you’ll get at the following local restaurants across Destin. Come as you are and enjoy these six casual local favorites.

Rum Runners

Rum Runners | Image Courtesy of

Rum Runners offers a casual dining atmosphere and full-service bar that features a mixture of live entertainment and interactive customer participation. With award winning food, their specialties consist of freshly prepared seafood, steaks, chicken, pasta, burgers and more. Located in The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Rum Runners is full of great food, music, and fun!

Boathouse Oyster Bar

Boathouse Oyster Bar | Image Courtesy of Boathouse Oyster Bar Facebook

Boathouse Oyster Bar is one of Destin’s best kept secrets. Located on the harbor, Boathouse offers anything from seafood, to burgers and salads with a great view and live music. They’ve been a local favorite & voted Best Oysters and Gumbo for the past 30 years. Every hour is happy hour at Boathouse. Cheers!

The Back Porch

The Back Porch | Image courtesy of The Good Life Destin

A Gulf Coast Tradition for over 40 years. Take in the breathtaking Gulf views from The Back Porch while sipping on your favorite beverage and enjoying some of the best gulf seafood on the coast. Everything’s better when you’re at the beach!

McGuire’s Irish Pub

McGuire’s Irish Pub | Image Courtesy of McGuire’s Irish Pub Facebook

McGuire’s Irish Pub is most notably known for their unique atmosphere, boasting thousands of signed dollar bills hanging from the ceilings and walls of the pub. Enjoy a great variety of food and live entertainment with drink specials every day of the week at this well-known establishment. You simply can’t be in Destin without stopping in McGuire’s!

Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s

Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s | Image Courtesy of Lulu’s Facebook

Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s is all about crazy fun! There are so many different elements that go into the experience–the fabulous food, great service, family friendly environment, fun shopping, a beach for the kids, live music nightly and waterfront ambiance. It sounds like Lulu’s has it all, because they just do!

Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House

Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House | Image Courtesy of Get The Coast

Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House, located on the beautiful Destin harbor, will spoil you with spectacular sunsets, sensational “Gulf to Table Southern Cuisine”, and family-friendly service all in a fun, relaxed casual atmosphere. The locals love Boshamps, we guarantee you will too!

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