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All 245 Destin Restaurants

Captain Dave's On The Gulf

3796 Old Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541
(850) 837-2627
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Ranked #80 of 245 Restaurants in Destin
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Winter Park, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 via mobile

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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12 reviews 12 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A beautiful restaurant overlooking the beach at sunset. Fast, friendly service and great food. Seated quickly, prompt service, nice recommendations by the knowledgeable server. I had the Cajun Redfish with shrimp topper and it was really tasty, perhaps a little spicy for some, but delicious for my palette. My son had chicken tenders and fries that were quite good for... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were in Destin on business and after a long couple of hours trying to decide where to eat, we picked Captain Dave's on the Gulf. First...WHAT A VIEW! Loved overlooking the beach while eating dinner. We were greeted and seated immediately. The server came to us in a matter of minutes letting us know the drink specials. I ordered... 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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