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Hammerheads Bar & Grill

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American, Fish & Chips, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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138 Fisherman's Cove, Destin, FL 32550-1823
(850) 351-1997
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 293
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  • 179
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 84
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful sunset view and band

I split the difference here. The food was average. Disservice was excellent, and the ambiance is exceptional. This is the perfect place to view a sunset. A live band was playing, and it was very easy to imagine yourself in the Caribbean. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
bxdiver65
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Tennessee
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  • Scenic view
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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I split the difference here. The food was average. Disservice was excellent, and the ambiance is exceptional. This is the perfect place to view a sunset. A live band was playing, and it was very easy to imagine yourself in the Caribbean. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A group of eight and I went to Destin and stayed for a week...we ate out almost every night. And Hammerheads was by far the best dining experience and the best food. The food, service, and environment was absolutely wonderful! A good place for all ages! Very family friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had an amazing experience! Service was extremely pleasant. The food was amazing. David Solecki, the manager, came around to make sure our experience was up to par. Our server was very pleasant and appeasing! Will definitely be back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There were 8 of us in our party. There were about 20 open tables on the outside deck at the time we were there.The hostess tried to jam us on 2 small tables meant for 6 people by placing seats on the ends. It just wasn't happening. We asked for her to add a 3rd small table so we all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Let me start by saying that I have never written a review on TripAdvisor; however the dining experience this evening prompted the decision to make tonight my first. After an amazing day on the beach, our family decided to clean up and enjoy a nice dinner. For starters we noticed that very few people made the same eating decision. Our... More 

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Matt T, Owner at Hammerheads Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're known for our fresh and flavorful seafood, so we're very disappointed to hear that what you received was anything less than outstanding. Although we wish you would have brought this and your other concerns to the attention of a manager, we thank you for providing us with this... More 

Council Grove, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Live music was good but the service was TERRIBLE! The food was not even that good either. By the time I got my food($30 crab legs) our entire table was done eating. I had to rush to finish because we had small children and had already waited FOREVER for our food I couldn't even enjoy it. The area this is... More 

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Matt T, Owner at Hammerheads Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Katie, and we’re very sorry about the slow service you received while dining with us. We certainly strive to make all of our guests’ orders come out promptly, but it seems like we missed the mark during your visit. We’ll be sure to share your review with staff in order to make the proper corrections.... More 

Vilonia, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have to say I was not impressed by the last visit to Hammerhead. We had gone a few days after we had arrived in Destin and the food was decent but our second visit was horrible. We had friends arrive recently and they wanted to visit Baytowne Wharf and so we stopped at Hammerhead while there. Big mistake. The... More 

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Matt T, Owner at Hammerheads Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We're so disappointed to read about your most recent experience at Hammerhead's. We strive to make sure that all of our guests have 5-star experience when they join us, but it sounds like we really missed the mark when you dined with us. We also wanted to ensure you that we take great care to prepare all of our food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Hammerheads is a decent option if you're looking for a nice patio with a great view and live music. Unfortunately, the food is less than average (not to mention expensive), even for beach fare. Had higher expectations and left disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The blackened mahi was amazing! Generous portions. I ate the remainder of mine the next day. It was still just as flavorful. On a July night it was SO hot! We were sweating!!! Our appetizer took a while to get but the waiter was very nice.

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Fort Leonard Wood
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Hostess never smiled - simply said yes we have a table and walked us to a spot and uttered, "Someone will see you soon." Hindsight - should have left then, but we loved the atmosphere and it truly appeared like a nice place. The server came over about 5 minutes later and asked us what we wanted.....kind of peculiar since... More 

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Matt T, Owner at Hammerheads Bar & Grill, responded to this review

While we are terribly disappointed to read about your recent visit to Hammerhead's, we thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We strive to impress all of our guests with a wide variety of options at a fair value, in addition to providing outstanding service, and we're so very sorry to have let you down.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 138 Fisherman's Cove, Destin, FL 32550-1823
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: (850) 351-1997

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?