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Lighthouse Restaurant

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757 Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541-2700
850 654 2828
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch with a view

Stopped here for lunch. They had great food and happy hour drink prices. Especially enjoyed the view of the harbor with boats coming and going from top deck.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Breese, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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Sunset, Texas
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Snotty waitstaff, slow service and mediocre is a kind description of the food. Hard to believe they're still in business. Do yourself a favor and give them a pass.

Thank Barbara B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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175 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We ate here with 3 other couples around 8pm and were able to sit outside on the deck and it was a great time. 3 got seafood, 2 got burgers and PO boys. The service was as expected

Thank Brandon R
Breese, Illinois
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped here for lunch. They had great food and happy hour drink prices. Especially enjoyed the view of the harbor with boats coming and going from top deck.

1 Thank normBreese_Illinois
Dandridge, Tennessee
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215 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We dined here and overall it was an average experience. The service was slow, and the food was average. The value was ok, but overall lots of other better choices in the area.

Thank ComputerMaverick
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We have been eating at the Lighthouse for years, even when it was in its previous location. The food is so very, very good. Steak is wonderful and there is a variety of food all perfectly prepared. It is a real treat to eat in a place that shows attention to every detail. Love this place!

3 Thank LouisianaDeltagirl
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This restaurant was always one of our favorites but has apparently gone out of business. Building is closed and phone is no longer in service. If anyone has further information, please advise.

12 Thank 880SherryO
Destin, Florida, United States
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Never got a decent meal here so there I look at this as a mercy closing! Sometimes you just feel likw you are in the wrong place....we tried a few times and ...well....they are closed

Thank khar522
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We visit from Ohio every year and this place is one of our favorite restaurants here in Destin. The food is absolutely amazing. We each got a different meal last night and all of our dishes were cooked perfectly. The service is amazing as well (especially our waitress sam). Everyone is friendly and the prices are very affordable!

Thank Ames2913
Hoover, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My daughter and I eat dinner every night we are in Destin at The Lighthouse. We have eaten there over 15 times during the last several years and the food is excellent and priced reasonably. Tonight my daughter had her usual dish (lobster tails) and I had the broiled shrimp stuffed with crabmeat. AWESOME! The entire staff offer wonderful service!... More 

1 Thank Max M
Nashville, Illinois, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

While vacations with another couple we ate at Lighthouse. As a foursome, we each had a different entree, ranging from seafood to steak. All were delighted with their meal. The server was very focused on our needs without the hovering feel you get in some places. Sam, our server was very outgoing and fun to interact with. Pleasant time had... More 

1 Thank 813Hungry

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 757 Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541-2700
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: 850 654 2828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children


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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?