Destin Dining Guide March 2019


One of the advantages of living in Destin is that we locals enjoy much of what tourists experience—but we get to enjoy it year ‘round, even during Spring Break! Some of our favorite experiences for fun and relaxation is the amazing local, musical talent, live events and activities. Our small, but mighty musical arena is home to a variety of local musical talent—and lots of it. Afternoon or evening, it’s easy to find your favorite live music scene — rock, reggae, blues, country and practically every genre of popular music all year long. Or you can wind down with some much needed and desired soul-soothing music. And your entire family can enjoy exciting and laid-back game-playing coupled with some breathtaking scenery overlooking the Gulf or the Bay, local coastal style.

Tailfins Alehouse and Oyster Bar
With a super-amazing view of the Harbor and live tunes, Tailfins delivers with three levels overlooking the Destin Boardwalk and water. It’s a casual atmosphere, bar, live music venue with scrumptious local fare and live music on the top deck with full bar. It’s a favorite venue for local favorite bands and from all-over bands that love to perform at Tailfins. Tailfins Entertainment Complex offers an incredible mix of great atmosphere, excitement, delicious food and drinks along with the stunning views, a combination that’s hard to match. During the month of March, Tailfins offers $9.99 lunch specials Monday through Friday as well as other very popular specials. Be sure to catch their exclusive Early Bird, Double Happy Hour Special from 4-7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m.-closing, 7 days a week, with $3 Bud Light Pint, $15 Domestic Bottle Bucket, $5 Long Island Teas, House Wines and Well Drinks. So be sure to bring your appetite and enthusiasm and we promise, you’ll be glad you did.
850.650.1200 | On the Harbor in Destin |

La Famiglia Restaurant
It didn’t take much for Pino Tozzi to decide to sell his successful businesses in Rome, Italy, uproot his young family and emigrate to America—just a vacation to Destin in 2005. The rest is history, as they say… No hustle and bustle here; just relaxed, the ambiance reflecting the Central Italian heritage of the owners. There is an inviting indoor atmosphere and refreshing outdoor seating. La Famiglia has earned a reputation for serving some of the finest homemade Italian dishes on the Emerald Coast, including Veal Parmesan, homemade pastas and raviolis, antipasto, all served with your choice of red or white sauces. Not to be missed, La Famiglia has always been known as a local favorite for authentic, brick oven Italian pizza, topped with a variety of traditional and specialty ingredients, including the Margherita, a classic combination of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil. A big appetite? Try the hand-stretched, 2 ft. pizza on for size! This is simply a great place to take the family out for a genuine, Italian pizza experience and memory-making. La Famiglia is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., offering a lunch menu till 3 p.m.
850.279.4527 | 16055 Emerald Coast Pkwy Ste 114 | Destin

Boathouse Oyster Bar
The Boathouse Oyster Bar is one of Destin’s best kept secrets. Located in the heart of Destin on the Destin Harbor, the Boathouse specializes in making Oysters a delicacy. Boathouse’s Gumbo recipe was written by Mama Gumbo herself. More local fan favorites include the Tuna Dip, Cajun Boiled Peanuts boiled to perfection, Wings of Fire served with Ranch or Blue Cheese, and Trailer Park Nachos—Yum! Other menu items include Cheeseburger in Paradise, Fish of the Day, Tuna Steak, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Prime Rib and American staples-Grilled Cheese and Hot Dogs. And, of course, the oysters are raw, steamed or baked just the way you like ‘em! You have to visit to see why Boathouse has become a Destin favorite and voted Best Oysters and Best Gumbo for the past 30 years.
Private Catering is Available. Pet Friendly.
850.837-3645 | 288 Harbor Blvd. | Destin |

The Melting Pot
Truly a one of a kind dining experience, The Melting Pot provides an unforgettable, interactive night out that turns moments into memories. From the time the first piece of bread is dipped to when the last nibble of dessert is savored, you’ll have time to discover new things about people you thought you knew and those your getting to know. A dining experience like no other, come by soon and let the fun begin. The menu has something for every taste, a delicious meal guaranteed, you can count on it.It’s a dining experience that will keep you coming back again and again. No matter the choice you will not be disappointed. Owned and operated by Lucinda Hollis and her fiance, Auburn Bridge, this restaurant is the one place where the owners encourage their diners “to play with their food.” “It’s a real joy” says Lucinda, when seeing customers experience The Melting Pot for the first time. So if you haven’t already, be sure to dip in and treat yourself to a great meal and a dining experience like none other. Call today or visit our website to view the full menu or to make reservations.
11394 US Hwy 98 Miramar Beach (850) 269-2227

Bric a` Brac Restaurant & Night Club
The true definition of something for everyone…Family Friendly, Kid Friendly, American-Style Restaurant, Bric a` Brac is well known for its super tasty food selections served up in a fun, artsy atmosphere by a truly professional and friendly staff. Locally owned and operated since 2014 by twin brothers Rodolfo and Fernando Petit, their hands on, fun loving style, engaging charisma and true passion set them apart. But it doesn’t stop there. Want great food coupled with great fun? Enjoy delicious entrees while you listen to some fun tunes. Live entertainment starts at 7 pm; Karaoke on Thursday night, live music performances by Jones & Company on Friday and Teal Magnolias on Saturday!
Still want more?
Latin Night Fridays & Saturdays from 11 p.m.-4 a.m. will keep the party going. So come in and dance the night away to Salsa, Merengue, Reggeton & Bachata ~ Upstairs …or
Top 40 & Hip Hop ~ Downstairs.
There is truly something for everyone at Bric a` Brac in Destin.
Shoreline Village Plaza | 824 Hwy. 98 E Destin | (850) 424-6369

Landshark’s Pizza
Congratulations to Landshark’s Pizza for recently winning 1st Place in two categories at the local Parrot Head Chili Cook Off—Judges 1st place and Peoples Choice 1st place for “Hot” Chili! Owners Brian and Sue Hassmann have created the local’s favorite pizza, buffalo wings, sports pub and bar that serves both great pizza AND awesome wings for folks of all ages. With plenty of seating and TVs everywhere you look, they have all you need for a great time out. The wings are a must, the pizza is outstanding, the bartenders are amazing, the atmosphere is exciting and the choice is easy to make. Weekly specials and fun include Music Bingo on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., 69-cent Wing Wednesdays, BIG 10 and all the Sports Networks, Weekends – Golf and Nascar and there’s a full-service bar with 95 different Bourbons and 30 Beers on Draft! Landshark’s Pizza has something for everyone including plenty of parking out back. Bring your friends for great food and a great time!
850.424-6743 | 300 Harbor Blvd. Destin |

AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
A long-time local Destin hub, AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar sports a live band or DJ every night of the week during the spring and summer. And there is plenty of outdoor seating right in front of the “gi-nourmous” Jumbo-Tron and stage. Club Bimini, AJ’s venue for live music and night-time drinks, rocks it later in the evening. You can savor not only the beer and oyster specials, but also aesthetic views of the Destin Harbor. This now-famous-with-the-tourists Destin Harbor restaurant offers a waterside Tiki Village experience out back. Upstairs, Club Bimini Stage is a popular local venue for top 40 and rock bands. Oh, and bring your dancing shoes as Club Bimini becomes one of the Destin Harbor’s hottest night clubs. Popular local bands such as Black Eyed Blonde can usually be found playing at AJ’s. Come in for Prime Rib Thursdays, where AJ’s famous tender, juicy Prime Rib is served with potato and your choice of salad or french onion soup- $16.95, 4 p.m.-close every Thursday. AJs is also the place for kids, and now where kids can eat free FIVE days a week! Monday through Friday evenings, kids 12 and under eat free from 4 -6 p.m. with an adult entrée.
850.837-1913 | 116 Harbor Blvd. | Destin |