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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great snow crab legs

Newly remodeled (which it needed!) the restaurant was very clean. There is no outside seating here but there are large glass windows for beautiful views. IMO the staff is a little stuffy but that's just been my observation the past two times. (I'm more the locals type). The Grouper Jane was a hit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
CarrieandGeoff
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Newly remodeled (which it needed!) the restaurant was very clean. There is no outside seating here but there are large glass windows for beautiful views. IMO the staff is a little stuffy but that's just been my observation the past two times. (I'm more the locals type). The Grouper Jane was a hit as always. Tender, flakey grouper covered with... More 

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Enterprise, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Grouper Jane was perfect. Broiled grouper with crab meat and shrimp on top, with parmesan cheese sprinkle and then baked. Sooooooooooo good!!

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The service was not bad, waiter had zero personality but was efficient. The food was over cooked from the fried oysters to the grouper, as one in our party said "cooked to death" The green beans were not edible in mu book and we were are party of 6 so at least 3 persons didn't eat theirs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The service was excellent we had a group of about 15 and they got us seated in about fifteen minutes. I got the Trigger two years ago and last year got Mahi. And it was very good. The atmosphere there was very calm. And behind the bar is a large aquarium with lots of sea life........................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The view is simply amazing! The service was great, food was wonderful. The clam chowder was delightful. My sister-in-law had the stuffed shrimp which was very tasty. We had the fried crab claws, mahi mahi bites and shrimp for appetizers, all were wonderful. We will be back!

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Jefferson, GA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Having had this restaurant recommended by a friend we decided to verify his recommendation. Arriving just after the 4:00 PM opening we were quickly seated and assisted by our server, Sherry M. Ms. Sherry patiently answered our questions and made suggestions of which we were NOT disappointed! My wife had Stuffed Shrimp Parmesan and I the Cajun Blackened red Snapper.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Came here unexpectedly after a long wait over at Crab Trap. Got right in and were served right away. The staff was very prompt and our food came out rather quickly. We shared a grilled seafood combo of Mahi and Scallops. The Mahi was good, but the scallops were overcooked. The meal came with a salad, bread, hushpuppies, and rice... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

We literally just walked in the door from dinner at Captain Dave's and it was amazing! The inside is newly remodeled with beautiful water views. Basically, every seat in the house has a great view of the beach. The food and service were top notch and our server, Austin, was very attentive. I don't write many reviews but I'm writing... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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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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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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