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Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill

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20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-654-4200
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, fun for kids of all ages

We were looking for a fun place to eat, and this fit the bill. Based on TripAdvisor reviews, it wasn't on our list of must-do, but we stayed at the Fairfield Inn right next door, and it looked worth a try. As with any Destin dinner restaurant, get there by 5pm, no later than 6pm, or expect a 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
kimberlietx
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Mansfield, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Mansfield, Texas
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a fun place to eat, and this fit the bill. Based on TripAdvisor reviews, it wasn't on our list of must-do, but we stayed at the Fairfield Inn right next door, and it looked worth a try. As with any Destin dinner restaurant, get there by 5pm, no later than 6pm, or expect a 2 hour... More 

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Houston
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We came there for the alligators. The restaurant had baby alligators in the front. So cool !!!! The gift shop had plenty of items for souvenirs. The food was not bad but nothing to brag about. They also had a game room next to their restaurant. The place was a FUN place to be at.

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Navarre, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Gators are neat, decor fun, food not that great. Shrimp and grits.. grits thick almost pasty. Burger ok, nothing special. Blackened mahi mahi, looked like seasoning was caked on after fish was over cooked, and wasn't even "blackened". Staff all seemed friendly and service was good.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been going here for more than 15 years. It has become a mainstay on our family vacation. My son and I always loved feeding the Alligators. My wife liked looking in the gift shop and of course everyone had to get their new Fuddpucker tshirt for the year. The food is always good!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We always go here first night in destin the kids love it and it's right across the street from where we camp. We just go have some drinks and chill out the kids can play at the play ground and the food isn't gormet but it's good and huge portions always left in a good mood and our service last... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went during lunch time and even that was 30-45 minute wait and it was just 2 of us! Luckily we were able to do first come/first come seating at the bar and sat down right away. The place is fun and colorful. I had the cheeseburger which was delicious and my husband had the pulled pork nachos. The cheese... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Fudpucker's while vacationing in Destin because my nephew wanted to feed the gators. We had a wait time of 1 1/2 hours to be seated. The place had a weird smell to it that I can't explain. Our waitress was very nice but kind of spacey. All of the other employees acted like they didn't want to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Came with my family and friends and we all had a great time. The staff were very friendly and in great spirits. We visited Fudpuckers on a weekday late in the night. The food was good and the Big Blue margarita was delicious! They also have a nice gift shop inside. Great place to come with your kids, family and... More 

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Radford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Every time I am in Destin I always come to Fudpuckers! They have so much to do before and after dinner. The gift shop is huge with tons of great items. The staff is always super friendly and the food is always just what you need after a long day. After dinner you have to go down to Gator Beach... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This place is truly entertaining with more than 100 live alligators...kids can even feed them via long pole and rope...shows fun for families as staff is very entertaining...dont forget to get photo holding an alligator!!

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Fudpuckers, Public Relations Manager at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thrilled that you enjoyed our live alligator exhibit! We've put a lot of work in to make it fun and entertaining for all ages. Thank you for leaving a great review and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Additional Information about Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill

Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: +1 850-654-4200
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $25
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-654-4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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