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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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Ranked #34 of 238 restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I were in Destin on a girls trip. We had dinner here. It was fun. The service was great. Our meal was wonderful. We love dining with a view!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had the lobster tail and garlic crusted grouper...it was sooooo good...we went back the next day to get it again!! Stick with the seafood though...our 11 year old ordered Alfredo pasta and it was not great..but you can't go wrong with the fish, shrimp, squid...it's all fabulous..

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great location on the beach, and had a fun atmosphere including a live performer in the outdoor bar area. My party of 6 waited for well over an hour for our table. We were seated on the deck overlooking the beach, which had a beutiful view. The waiter seemed inexperienced despite telling us he had worked there for many years.... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We eat here every Destin visit. Very busy in summer months so go early. We love the tuna dip (smoky and little spicy), fried crab claws and raw oysters. Fried grouper is always the best and not greasy like some other places. Tuna teriyaki plate was good with spicy fruit salsa and rice. Highly recommend the coconut shrimp plate with... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went to Pompano Joes knowing we would have an hour and a half wait. While we waited we ordered drinks and watched a wedding on the beach. The food was very good and staff very friendly. We love coming here everytime we visit Destin.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Good drinks, great food and awesome environment. Very accommodating to our large group and all of the children in the group. Had a blast and the live music was incredible. Would definitely visit again!

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Arlington, Texas, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went at 7:30 on a Sunday night. And knew we would have a wait. She said it would be between 1hr and 1hr and 45 min but that usually it's on the shorter side. Not so, we waited 1:45 min. By the time we were seated on the deck outside the crowds had thinned out. Would have been a... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I eat here every time I am at the beach. Love the Atmosphere and food. There is a wait but well worth it!!!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Our family ate lunch here last week for the first time and we thought it was great. Of course the best thing about it is the view but we were pleasantly surprised after reading mixed reviews about the food. Our group had the crab cakes, grouper, mahi mahi and the cuban chicken sandwich and we all loved it. We would... More

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Waxahachie, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place is fantastic! Our waiter was great and had some great recommendations for us. The grouper, crab cakes, gumbo, and calamari were all delicious. This is a must for places to eat while on 30a. We got there at 5 and were seated immediately. Good family friendly place to go. Parking is a slight issue but it's worth it!

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