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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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Ranked #33 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

In the 15 years I have been dining in Pompano Joe's, it has always been a great experience. This time we shared the "Tuna Dip" appetizer "Coconut Shrimp" and the "Twin Lobsters . The coconut Shrimp has a fantastic mango chutney on the side. We were sitting outside overlooking the beautiful white sandy beach and emerald sea.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Pompano Joe's is a family favorite. We visit every time we are in the Destin area and most vacations include multiple trips to Pompano Joes. We've tried other seafood restaurants in the area but we always agree that Pompano Joes is our favorite. We love their fried shrimp. grouper sandwich, and shrimp po boy. The breading is light and even... More

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North Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

First time in Destin,and I read a lot of reviews on this restaurant so it was my family's first stop. We ate outside deck beachfront, and the server was attentive and quick. The food was fresh, my shrimp was amazing, my daughter loved her crab cake sandwich, and my husband and son loved their food as well. My double baked... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Recent trip to Pompano Joe's was a disappointment. This restaurant has the potential to be very good. But with most restaurants in the area during tourist season, the very young staff that want's to live the beach life four to an apartment, are willing to work for peanuts, don't care about professionalism and toss out food that is less than... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Pompano Joe's is one of our regular places to eat while in Destin. Food is wonderful and plentiful. The view of the beach and gulf while eating is an added perk.

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Donaldson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The sampler appetizer is awesome. Great service and awesome view. Right on water. Really cool looking place.

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Arlington, Texas
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64 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We pulled up and parking was atrocious, my suggestion let someone out so they can get your name on the list because there will be a wait. Our wait was an hour & a half, it was nice because they would send a text to you when your table was ready so you didn't have to hang around. There was... More

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Sallisaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came to Pompano Joe's last year while visiting Destin. We experienced bad service & food. We let the General Manager, Roy know & he gave us 7 meals & 7 drinks for free the next time we came. This year when we went, we had better service & the food was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Good food, pretty quick service once we got our seat. Great views of the beach and gulf, nice atmosphere. Good live music.

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Coweta, Oklahoma
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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This place was very busy!!!! We had good seating on the outside porch which had a great view of the beach. But the tables were so close to each other it was hard to move. The food was great. I had the shrimp and it was wonderful. It was just the crowd that drove me crazy.

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