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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 62
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local restaurant!

This restaurant was highly recommended to us by a local. I would agree as this is one of the best restaurants in Destin, but off of the beaten path and on the beach. Certainly worth finding!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

After an hour and a half wait-- We finally were seated. The food here was one disaster after another. There were 3 of us, and we all ordered something different. Everything came out in inedible, and had to be sent back. The service was slow, the food was substandard, and worst of all the attitude of the staff was really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was highly recommended to us by a local. I would agree as this is one of the best restaurants in Destin, but off of the beaten path and on the beach. Certainly worth finding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Someone is nuts who said " average food". In my opinion, Captain Daves is the BEST place to eat in Destin. By Far!!' Do not Miss it!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is our first time in Destin and our first time at this restaurant. First of all, parking is across the street which was very convenient. We couldn't find any parking for any other restaurant. We walked in and were seated immediately. Our sever was super friendly! I order the MahiMahi and my husband order the Shrimp Stuffed Parmesan which... More 

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had to wait for and hour and 15 mins, and once we sat down our waiter was not very nice. The fish of the day is always the same- maui maui. The maui maui is just okay too it is a little overdone. I understand that we were severed late but still the waiters need to be nice no... More 

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champaign l
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This has always been my fav place in destin to eat our condo is a block away and we can just walk down and have the best meal in destin but I have to say all 3 trips this summer were very very disapointing,,,!st time they forgot us we waited 1.5 hrs for a table finally went up stairs and... More 

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Buena Vista, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary so wanted to go somewhere special. Ordered two piña coladas. Could not taste any rum at all. My wife's salad had a large piece of the core of a head of lettuce. The salad was smothered with blue cheese dressing. Her baked potatoe came fully wrapped in aluminum foil with no butter or... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I love going to this place. Its not the highest but the portions are large. They have some unique dishes on the menu. They have updated the interior within the last year and you have a nice view of the ocean. The service has always been great.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have been to Captain Dave's before on a trip to Destin and decided to go again on our trip this year. We were very disappointed this visit. The restaurant was not crowded and we were seated within minutes. However, it took at least 10 minutes for our waiter to come get our drink order. I got crab cakes for... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were looking for good seafood in the Destin area without a 2 hour wait. We had tried Bubba Gump's before and it was horrible. I began calling around at about 7:30. Captain Dave's was only a 30 minute wait. I was nervous because everyone was hungry and it was up to me to pick a place. I didn't want... More 

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Additional Information about Captain Dave's On The Gulf

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

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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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