Quality Inn Bayside
322 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 275-0300
Fax: (850) 275-0315
Open from breakfast to dinner, the Sandestin location of the Emerald Coast Coffee and Grille specializes in coffee and tea. The cafe also serves delicious food items throughout the day. Menu items include breakfast items, paninis, salads, kebab platters, baked goods and more.
The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint is a great place to enjoy a hearty American meal, as well as enjoy a good live concert. The menu includes baby back ribs, chicken, pork, baked beans, potato salad, and coleslaw. Live music and baby back ribs, what more could one ask for?
AJ's is truly a one-stop-shop when it comes to the complete seafood dining experience. Enjoy gorgeous views of the harbor while you get your fill of delicious seafood cooked however you like it in the restaurant, or stop by the Oyster Bar to savor oysters prepared in various ways. AJ's has a full bar and offers live music seven days a week starting at 4p. AJ's also schedules cruises and snorkel trips from their ships which are docked at the marina in front of the restaurant. Bar open late.
Overlooking the Destin Harbor, Marina Cafe is known for its delicious food, good service and beautiful vistas. The elegant restaurant has a romantic ambiance with its soft candlelit rooms and glass walls giving you a wonderful view of the harbor. The ever changing menu is contemporary with the likes of ginger scallion crusted Norwegian salmon and pan seared crusted redfish with cayenne butter and chive rémoulade. If the weather is good, its best to dine at their lovely deck. There is a sushi bar for all you sushi lovers, as well as a happy hour with a large wine selection.
Back in the day, Harbor Docks was nothing more than a little harbor cottage with six picnic tables. People would come in for ice cold beers and oysters; nothing fancy, but a great atmosphere. Nowadays, Harbor Docks is home to several sushi bars and an elevated deck with beautiful views. The picnic tables, however, are still here retaining the restaurant's casual and authentic atmosphere. Their made-from-scratch menu is both delicious and healthy, containing the most amazing fish dishes and Thai delights. Right on the water, hidden away in the harbor, you'll dine among locals here.
If you are craving some of the local seafood delicacies that this area famous for, then make your way to the Funky Blues Shack in Destin. You are bound to mistake the restaurant as an art gallery at first as the walls are decorated with colorful artwork. However, it is the food that brings in the locals and tourists here in large numbers. This restaurant is known for their seafood pizzas, Blackened Snapper and lobster ravioli. With its calender packed with performances of well known artists and bands, you are in for a great time here.
Louisiana Lagniappe, the latter meaning something along the lines of a little something extra, has been around for 30 years. A loyal local following has been returning to the restaurant ever since. With good quality Cajun & Creole foods, attention to detail, and superb service, they have placed themselves on the Destin's dining map. Head to Louisiana Lagniappe for the freshest seafood or tastiest steaks - either way it's a memorable experience. From the outdoor deck, diners can enjoy stunning sunsets.
With eight dining rooms and over 400 seats, Fudpucker's Beachside Bar and Grill in Destin is one of the largest patio restaurants on the beach. Built on top of a pond with gators that guests can visit and very family friendly, there is also a playground, game room and kids menu. Menu items for adults include steak, seafood and pasta. The restaurant also hosts local musicians so diners can enjoy music with your meal.
The Twisted Palm Bar and Grill offers something for everyone! The menu includes salads, steak, chicken, pizza, pasta, raw oyster bar, and desserts. They also offer a children's menu, and a full bar. This is also a great place to come and watch a sports game in one of their many high-definition televisions.
With successful locations across the country, it's no surprise that the Destin Joe's Crab Shack is a popular seafood eatery. Menu items at this family-friendly joint include the bucket of shrimp, fish n chips, seafood enchiladas, Maui mahi, Key West chicken, blackened tilapia and ribeye. But if you love crab, you've come to the right place. Guests can choose from three types of crab prepared in six styles, including Chesapeake style, garlic herb and spicy boil.
Selling the best selection of hard-to-find wines and craft beers between Tallahassee and New Orleans, Chan's Wine World is a true gem. With their competitive prices and attentive staff, this place makes you want to come back at least once a year (to try their great seasonal beers). Alternatively, look around in their liquor store or enjoy the gourmet lunch and dinner menu and special cheeses. In fact, you'll easily spend the whole day in this great little Destin retreat. There are four other locations throughout the Emerald Coast area.
O’Quigley's Seafood Steamer offers something for everyone. With 61 video screens, comfortable seating, and a large selection of beers, this bar has been voted best sports bar on the Emerald Coast nine years in a row. Surprisingly, they serve dishes that are better than most bar food. O'Quigley's is conveniently located down the Destin strip, away from crowds of tourists.