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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Tourist magnet for gators & food

We went because the kids wanted to see the alligators, dozens of them. Place was packed. Was quite large, rooms on several levels? Food was average. The kids could see the gators, and even feed them. Typical tourist gift shop. One visit is enough.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
roadwarrior96
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Ashburn, Virginia
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  • Families with children
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Ashburn, Virginia
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went because the kids wanted to see the alligators, dozens of them. Place was packed. Was quite large, rooms on several levels? Food was average. The kids could see the gators, and even feed them. Typical tourist gift shop. One visit is enough.

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Southaven, Mississippi
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

love this area. many things to do also clean. we stayed a cross from the track. fudpuckers was lots of fun

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Hoschton, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The menu changed since last year, not for the better. Will be my last visit, it's a shame though, I liked the atmosphere.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Me and 7 people went here to eat. There's loud kid music and kids running around crazy all over the place. Luckily, there's an arcade room. It took 2 hours to wait. We got there 20 minutes before our reservation was set, they called our party inside. Once they call you inside you have to go through several long lines..... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food was good and the kids loved the added attractions - play area and especially feeding the gators! We return year after year!

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

Thank you so much for being a loyal customer with us! We truly rely on our returning guests and are thrilled that you make us a part of your stay every year. We appreciate you and want to thank you for the continued support! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We did not eat here, we only saw the Gators. It was great for my 3 year old son. He loved seeing so many aligators all together. We were not sure at first if we were able to see the Gators without eating at the restaraunt but were thrilled there was no pressure to eat here. That's the reason for... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us and for the review! There is so much to do at Fudpuckers, the food is just a small part. We try to provide a family friendly experience and there is no pressure to eat or drink if you just want to see the Gators! The graffiti can appear dirty but we are diligent in cleaning... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat, we only got burgers and fries but they were on a different kind of bread and was delicious also fries had seasoning on them. We also got to see the live alligators on site free of charge. Will definitely be back when visiting.

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

Thank you for the FUDtastic review! We always enjoy hearing when our guests have an awesome time. We are also happy to hear you enjoyed the food and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A really neat place to have lunch. Be sure to allow enough time to feed the alligators they have on site. The food was average and the prices were good. Very family friendly for lunch.

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

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to leave us a review. Feeding the alligators is one of the things that makes us unique and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again next time! More 

Tomball, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went here bc it was recommended by a friend. She said it was great for the kids. Which the kids loved it. It was fun for them seeing the alligators. It was a relief that during the wait to be seated I had something to occupy my 2 year old. Our dining experience was another story. It was towards... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and to leave us a review. We value the feedback as it can only make us better. We apologize for the service you received, and are unsure what had happened that evening. Were you able to speak to a manager that evening? We are able to better address situations like this... More 

Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My kids loved Fudpucker's and their Gators, we obviously had to do the picture of us holding the Gator which the kids were really excited for,they loved touching the skin and holding a real Alligator...highlight of our meal that's for sure. The food is great too and it's not too expensive, the portions are ginormous which is awesome because it... More 

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

Thank you for the visit and for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food and the alligators, and it sounds like you had a FUDtastic experience. Thanks again for the feedback and we hope to see you again! More 

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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 - 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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