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Royal Orchid Thai Cuisine

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11275 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Destin, FL 32550
850 650 2555
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still Best Thai in Town

We haven't been here in a while - its harder since they are out in Sandestin area. We showed up for an early dinner (around 5) before our movie. It was just the two of us and we requested to sit in the sunken tables. The service was outstanding, friendly, and timely. We started off with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
ChasF50
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Niceville, Florida
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Niceville, Florida
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We haven't been here in a while - its harder since they are out in Sandestin area. We showed up for an early dinner (around 5) before our movie. It was just the two of us and we requested to sit in the sunken tables. The service was outstanding, friendly, and timely. We started off with the fried muscles. There... More 

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Thank ChasF50
Hollywood, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Driving the panhandle coastline on our way to Milton. Looking for a non-chain restaurant with a cuisine we havent had lately and would not be too heavy for a 1:30 pm lunch. Saw the Royal Orchid hid in a small strip shopping center. Thai usually has a lot of vegetables and ample spiceness. We had two lunch specials priced at... More 

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Thank almostretired6-2012
Hua Hin Thailand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My wife is Thai and I lived in Thailand in the 70's and have lived there the last 15 years. This is the real deal. So many so call Thai Restaurants serve that some sort of American Thai. We just wished we found this place earlier in our vacation. We can recommend this place without reservation (pun intended) if you... More 

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Thank Davelian
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Food was average quality. I have eaten better Thai food. The soup smelled of fish even though we mentioned many times that we didn't want any fish sauce or shrimp paste. The person who was serving us (the owner?) claimed it was artificial fish flavor! Never heard that one before, and I am not sure why you would add that... More 

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Thank MusicCityReviewer
Birmingham, Alabama
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

The Coconut Soup was chock-full of vegetables and chicken. It was just the right amount of spicy for me. The Stir Fried Basil was very good and the Pad - Pedro was also. They ask if you want mild, medium, or hot. I got mild and my boyfriend got hot. They were both delicious.

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Thank teresita123
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This place used to be a go to for me and my family but that is no longer the case... Asked for medium hot, could've fed it to a three year old. Shrimp with tails on mixed in a dish, spend the extra $.10/lb of frozen shrimp to get them off or take them off. Wontons had a teaspoon of... More 

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Thank Allie C
Columbus, Georgia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Embarrassed my children by taking the bowl of complementary chopsticks from the table. VERY RUDE AND MEAN HOSTESS. We asked for the market price red snapper, it was dry and they overcharged us for it. NEVER AGAIN.

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Thank K S
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

This was recommended by a local so we wanted to check it out. The board in the foyer said they had a Friday special with their soft shell crab. I'd had it elsewhere before but didn't like it. But since it's one of their specialty dishes I wanted to try again. It was a hearty portion that was amazing! I... More 

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Thank Kmai89
Sharpsburg, Georgia, USA
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Bottom line: If you're from the Atlanta/Vinings area and have tried Thai Diner or Top Spice and like it, you'll want to avoid the Royal Orchid. For those in Atlanta that vacation in Destin, I hope this is a helpful review with an Atlanta Thai Restaurant as a reference point. The one I most often visit is the Thai Diner... More 

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Thank Joel K
Clearwater, Florida
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We ate early so we were the only ones there- the service was very attentive the food was fresh and delish! I really enjoyed the jasmine tea-

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11275 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Destin, FL 32550
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: 850 650 2555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?