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Pompano Joe's

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Caribbean, American, Seafood, Sandwiches
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Pompano Joe's opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became known for their...
Pompano Joe's opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became known for their unique Caribbean style of seafood. Since then, it has become a destination restaurant for tourists and a favorite among the locals. The Caribbean flair shines through from our famous Reggae Rolls and Garlic Crusted Grouper to the brightly colored window frames that line the walls of our open-air restaurant. In 2013, we opened the second Pompano Joe's location at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL. When visiting Destin, South Walton or Panama City Beach, we hope you stop in and enjoy the great food, refreshing drinks and the best view on the Gulf Coast.
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  • 226
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  • 79
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ocean View Gem

We had to find a good Ocean Front Restaurant for a late lunch and afternoon cocktail. It was a hot August Summer day and the Restaurant was open air, but very comfortable. We only ordered appetizers and we're not disappointed. The sautéed Crab Claw were Delish! We need to come back and check... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Tom C
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Service was real good, food was awesome!! We had so much fun! Grouper Guadalupe was awesome!! Smothered chicken with applewood smoked bacon!! So yummy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

There are many good Seafood Restaurants in the Destin/Fort Walton, Fl area but this one is a must. Great food, fun atmosphere and quick service and it is on the beach. The only negative is the parking. Good luck but worth the extra effort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The location was nice but the same could certainly not be said for the wait staff! The employees were so busy discussing their work schedules and opinions of this Manager or that Manager that taking our orders , bring the over-priced and nothing special meals to our table and stopping by once (after my husband got their attention) seemed like... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I'll have to say other than the location of this restaurant we were not impressed with this establishment. ..our server seemed preoccupied and didn't know the menu or drinks and was pushing us out the door because her shift ended! Great location but need better service

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had been to pompano joes several times in the spring but yesterday was the worst. The got our order wrong, drinks were warm and the servers were just standing around talking. Then we were both feeling sick after dinner. Don't think we will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I love coming here for the happy hour the seafood plater and go sit on the beach after dinner and watch the sun set.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I ate lunch on 8/30 and it was awesome!!! Great food, great service and spectacular views!!! Our service was friendly and enthusiastic and our food was hot and delicious. I love returning to a great place and it is still keeping up an excellent standard. See ya again soon!!!

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Keller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Seafood is still expensive even when you are dining 100 feet away from where seafood lives...but this place was the best place we found to eat seafood. Our server was friendly and we enjoyed our dinner very much.....so many choices....definately make this one of your stops in the Destin Area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Best crab legs I have ever had in my entire life. My girlfriend got the crab cakes and she said they were spot on. The server was awesome (Misty)...we will definitely be back next year.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had to find a good Ocean Front Restaurant for a late lunch and afternoon cocktail. It was a hot August Summer day and the Restaurant was open air, but very comfortable. We only ordered appetizers and we're not disappointed. The sautéed Crab Claw were Delish! We need to come back and check out the rest real soon!

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, American, Seafood, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Pompano Joe's opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became known for their unique Caribbean style of seafood. Since then, it has become a destination restaurant for tourists and a favorite among the locals. The Caribbean flair shines through from our famous Reggae Rolls and Garlic Crusted Grouper to the brightly colored window frames that line the walls of our open-air restaurant. In 2013, we opened the second Pompano Joe's location at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL. When visiting Destin, South Walton or Panama City Beach, we hope you stop in and enjoy the great food, refreshing drinks and the best view on the Gulf Coast.
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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