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Pompano Joe's

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue
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2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 576
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  • 497
    Very good
  • 198
    Average
  • 74
    Poor
  • 42
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Party Place

Great view from the restaurant - right on the beach. Food was okay but nothing to write home about. You go here for the atmosphere. Service was acceptable, if a bit brusque.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
BethVB
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The food was good but don't believe them when they say the key lime pie is made there, unless they meant assembled there. Cool whip instead of cream, etc.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Great view from the restaurant - right on the beach. Food was okay but nothing to write home about. You go here for the atmosphere. Service was acceptable, if a bit brusque.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I happened on this place taking it with would be a great dining experience, because of all the people waiting to get in. We were wrong! The shrimp I ordered was pretty good, but everything else was tasteless. I'm quite sure the vegetables come out of a Birdseye bag. I would stay away from this disaster, unless... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

this is a really fun place to eat. Live music was good. The tuna sala appetizer was delicious. The wait wasn't too long.

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roswell
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

To me, everything here tastes the same. If you get something fried, then it just tastes like grease. Only good thing here are the drinks!!

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Roanoke, IL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our party of 6, 3 - adults & 3 - children thoroughly enjoyed our waiter Ken, he did magic tricks for the kids each time he returned to our table & they loved it! We enjoyed the grouper, amberjack & calypso chicken. We had a coupon for reggae rolls appetizer, that was good, as well. We ordered 2 - pieces... More 

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clarksville
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

great food, great on the beach atmosphere, reasonable prices. i make a point to eat here whenever in the area. shrimp, gumbo, etc...all good

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Been here a few times over the past few years. PJ is definitely a must try tourist stop in Destin. you can't beat the view of this restaurant as it is right on the beach. We have heard that there are better places for seafood, but the don't have the view. Be prepared to wait a little... They seem to... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Wife and I were visiting Destin and was staying within walking distance of Pompano Joe's. Joe's was recommended by a friend. Ordered boiled shrimp, broiled seafood platter and crab cake platter. Boiled bhrimp came "mushy". Waitress said shrimp was cooked earlier that day and were over-cooked if mushy. She brought a second patch of shrimp - still mushy. Had broiled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Pompano joes is (used to be) one of my favorite restaurants. When we visit destin several times a year we stay in the condos across the street. Pompano joes is not only convenient but it boasts a beautiful view from the porch, live music, and a fun atmosphere. Our service has always been good but the last two times (yesterday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2224

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?