Top Restaurants to eat in the Destin area, and they are Family Friendly for your Vacation!

Top Restaurants to eat in the Destin area, and they are Family Friendly for your Vacation!

Food is always a necessity when you go on vacation, but if you have a family, that can be a challenge to make everyone happy. Do your research before you get to your destination, but we wanted to make it easy for you when you get to Destin.

First thing you need to do when the plane lands is to enjoy a great pizza right when you get off the plane, we’ll have it waiting! And, then grab your bags and be on your way.

Then for the rest of your trip, check out our list of great “local” restaurants that will give you a unique taste and make you really feel like you are in Destin.

Donut Hole Bakery Café – The Shores Shopping Center, 635 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Homey option featuring breakfast all day, fresh-baked donuts, Key lime pie & hearty comfort food.

Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill Destin -20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541

Huge waterfront site offering multiple dining rooms, games & attractions including live gators.

La Famiglia – 4260 Legendary Dr, Destin, FL 32541

Homey spot with views of Destin Harbor serving classic Italian dishes from family recipes.

Harry T’s Lighthouse – 46 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

American & seafood spot set in a roomy waterfront space stuffed with circus memorabilia.


Landsharks Pizza Company – 763 Harbor Blvd #2, Destin, FL 32541

Laid-back sports bar serving up pizza, wings & brews in an informal, TV-bedecked setting.

McGuire’s Irish Pub – 33 US-98, Destin, FL 32541

Popular Irish bar with pub grub, ales brewed on-site & live music on the sunset deck most nights.

The Back Porch – 1740 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541

Grilled seafood stars at this joint with a long porch, beach chairs on the sand & gulf views.

Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack – 707 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Live music with seafood, pasta & pizza amid mismatched furniture, corrugated metal & colorful art. Opens at 5:00 pm

Crust Pizzeria – 104 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Thin-crust & Sicilian pies plus subs & other pizzeria classics in a cozy, red-brick building.

Beach Walk Café – Henderson Park Inn, 2700 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541

Henderson Park Inn’s upscale American restaurant features a romantic coastal setting with a deck. Opens at 5:30 pm

Dewey Destin’s Seafood & Restaurant – 9 Calhoun Ave, Destin, FL 32541

Seafood standards served in a casual space or on indoor or outdoor patios overlooking Destin Harbor.

Another Broken Egg Café – 202 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Casual chain featuring egg dishes & other breakfast items plus brunch sandwiches & a specials board.   Open for breakfast and lunch.

Dewey Destin’s Harborside Restaurant – 202 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Casual harborside eatery serving the day’s catch & other local seafood, with a pier, patio & decks.

Crab Island Cantina – 2 Harbor Blvd #100, Destin, FL 32541

This beachy, open-air dining room boasts upmarket Mexican dishes, seafood, steaks & cocktails.

Louisiana Lagniappe – 775 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541

Creole seafood & steaks in an interior with white tablecloths or on a patio overlooking the harbor.

Opens at 5:00 pm

Callahan’s Restaurant & Deli – 791 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Casual, kid-friendly cafe serves American fare in airy dinerlike digs with take-out deli counter.

Gilligan’s Seafood – 530 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Dockside family-friendly seafood restaurant with harbor views & outdoor seating.

Marina Café – 404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Stylish cafe with outdoor tables & water views plus a menu including sushi, surf ‘n’ turf & pizza. Opens at 5:00 pm




And new to the Destin area:

Margaritaville – 76 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541
Margaritaville serves burgers, entrees, salads, appetizers, margaritas, and desserts.


Lulu’s– 4607 Legendary Marina Drive, Destin, FL 32541

Great atmosphere, fun for the kids and great food and delicious burgers. The drinks and the live bands aren’t to bad either.



The Destin area has an amazing variety of places to eat, sure to please everyone. And there are enough local restaurants that you can eat somewhere different every day of your vacation!


**List of restaurants provided by Google. Please see each restaurant’s reviews to find the place that suits your family best!