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Captain Dave's On The Gulf

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3796 Old Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541
(850) 837-2627
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 126
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  • 54
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious but don't Mahi Mahi you will get sick.

We ate dinner here April 6th.The food was delicious. My mom had fried flounder it was delicious. They gave you bread that was delicious as well. The salads were good but could have had a little bit more lettuce in it. The inside decor was beautiful and you can see the ocean. We were able to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Haley M
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Huntsville, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I had the Grouper Jane. Definitely recommend this dish. Capt Dave's is by far one of the best seafood restaurants on the coast. The hostess lacked personality, but I'll be back.

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Valparaiso Fl
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Staff is superb, view and food are great! Friendly Fun All the seafood dishes are great and the Chicken Parm is delicious...They make most of their salad dressings .Championship hush puppies and cole slaw.....Great Nachos in a Seafood restaurant? who woulda thunk it!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant was within walking distance to our condo and the reviews were pretty good so we decided to try it. I am so glad we did. I got the fried gulf shrimp with twice baked potato, hushpuppies and salad with blue cheese dressing. My hubby got the grouper Jane with the same sides. We shared our dinners and both... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We ate dinner here April 6th.The food was delicious. My mom had fried flounder it was delicious. They gave you bread that was delicious as well. The salads were good but could have had a little bit more lettuce in it. The inside decor was beautiful and you can see the ocean. We were able to see the sun set... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Went later in the evening, so that could have been a contributing factor to why the hostess and waitress had, what seemed like, forced smiles on their faces. Bread was great. Soft shell crab was good, but the fried clam strips were too breaded and over cooked, and the fried were just okay. I don't know how everything else on... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The bread that came to the table was wonderful; too bad you only get the one serving ;) the coleslaw was also great. The kids portions were great, although it would have been nice to get some kid activity sheets. One of our sons usually gets a burger off an adult menu, and he got one off the kids menu... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

They are back and better than ever. The remodeling job is so nice and the consistency of the staff and management shines through. Great servers, great fresh fish and such a great view! You can't go wrong with Capt. Dave's. The twice baked potatoes are to die for.

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Mpls
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

we are so sad it is closed while we are down here this year....... It is our favorite Valentines dinner spot. The views of the sunset while you are eating are so beautiful. Hopefully it opens before the end of Feb.

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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

excellent food and service. Old seafood recipes make me think of my first time in Destin. Gumbo and crab claw appetizers are enough for ME

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Winter Park, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is the best place for Happy Hour - the views are tremendous, service is awesome, prices - the best compared to Pompano Joe's or the Whales Tail. We arrived a few minutes before they opened up for the day last week, the bar tender was so kind he quickly opened up the outdoor seating area for us and served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3796 Old Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: (850) 837-2627

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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