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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, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 122
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
closed for renovations

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.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
kasieMpls
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Mpls
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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322 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mpls
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
34 helpful votes 34 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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Puyallup, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

For the value of the food, I'd say just head a little further down to Pompano Joe's, and you'll be happier about the money you spent. I understand CD-OTG is more of a higher end place, or supposed to be, but I just couldn't justify the price difference for the dining experience. I wasn't impressed. The view is absolutely spectacular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Food was excellent. Their version of Seafood gumbo was one of the best I have had. We had fried shrimp and grilled salmon. Hard to beat. Good portion size. Fresh. Delicious.

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Indiana
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145 reviews 145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We walked here from our condo for dinner. The location was good - right on the beach. Comfortable space and pleasant atmosphere. The service was friendly and Candice was attentive and efficient. The food was very tasty, and different enough to be both interesting and memorable. The Grouper and grits was fantastic!

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Chapel Hill, TN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of our favorites restaurants in Destin. Inside dining with air, cold beer, and good food. We always try to include Captain Dave's when we are in Destin.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I was in a party of 5. I had the Cajun blackened red fish which was topped with a Cajun pepper & shrimp sauce. It was a tad bland. My brother had the fried seafood sampler for $29.99. The portions were small for the money. The service was very good.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A superb menu, great fresh fish selections, of many types of fish, grouper, snapper, shrimp, lobster, crab, etc. Many with wonderful sauces, absolutely wonderful. Portions very generous. Cocktails are excellent and the view is spectacular, right on the beach. Can be very crowded in summer, the secret is out. More upscale dining than just the beachy open window atmosphere. A... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My wife and I ate at Captain Dave's on Fri. Oct. 17. Parking can be an issue, but in the off season not so much. We were quickly seated and the view of the beach and gulf is awesome. My wife and I ordered The seafood gumbo and it was very good. We both ordered Grouper Jane for main course... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?