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Dewey Destin Harborside

202 Harbor Blvd (Hwy 98), Destin, FL 32541
850-837-7525
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Ranked #47 of 238 restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This place gives you that local feel, it is very shanty/shabby, but in a good way. They have indoor and outdoor seating with a view of crab island and the water. I had the popcorn shrimp, it was fresh and delicious. They have great hush-puppies, a little spicy, but so yummy. My husband had the fried fish, it was average.... More

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Red Bank, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was my 2nd year here, my boyfriend has been numerous times--the place is an annual family tradition for them. The larger your party, the likelier you are to have to wait. We had a 5-10 minute wait for a table for two, and we sat outside, with a great view of the harbor at sunset. Our hot crab dip... More

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Frisco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by one of our boat captains but it did not live up to the hype. The hot crab dip was nearly cold, the food not that great and the mixed drinks were watered down. We sat on the patio and were able to see the planes fly by for the Thursday celebration but our view of... More

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Kansas City, MO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My mouth is watering just typing this!! My husband and I have a little tradition when visiting restaurants--we order the same item at each place to determine who has the best--well Dewey Destin Harborside WINS hands down for crab cakes. I have tasted MANY crabcakes around Destin, Ft. Walton. My husband always orders a bowl of gumbo and he too... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is one of the best places I've ever been to for fish. Amazing! We will be back! Location is tucked away from busy area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a great place to eat and right on the water with a lot of activity to watch while you dine. You can dine inside or out under covered porch area. The food was good and the waitresses were nice. It took a little while to get the food but it was very good.

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I mistakenly went on the Sunday night of a holiday weekend. Therefore there was an hour wait. There's a courtyard where you can order drinks and appetizers. Unfortunately their are only about three appetizer options outside. When we eventually made it inside I ordered fried scallops which were average. My mother had the shrimp salad which was huge. It's probably... More

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Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Dewey Destin is one of our favorite restaurants when we visit Ft. Walton/Destin, and each return trip reminds us why! We visited for dinner with friends during a high season trip to the area. We arrived at about 6:45 and there was already a reported 45 minute wait for our party of four. DD has a courtyard area with some... More

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Marshall, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We hit Dewey's about 4:45 PM the day we were there and walked right in. Within 15-20 mins the line was LONG. Don't let the driveway in detour you! This is a great place! Fresh, as in swimming a few minutes before they hit the plate, shrimp! My wife claims her fish sandwich was the best she's ever had! Best... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went to Dewey Destin during our week long trip to Destin. We met up with friends for a meal, and this was our choice. It was really good. I was impressed with the quality of food. There were 4 adults, 2 teens, 3 tweens, and 1 baby. We were told the wait would be 30 minutes but were seated... More

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