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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 237 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
Jefferson City, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My wife, mother-in-law, and I went here for dinner. We didn't realize at the time that it was a chain or we wouldn't have eaten there. The waiting list was pretty long, which we thought meant it would be good food. The wait for a table was long. The wait for food was longer, and the food was most definitely... More

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Pompano Joe's down the street from the Embassy Suites on Scenic Gulf Drive. We were greeted like friends from the moment we walked in. The wait was about 10 minutes and we enjoyed cocktails while waiting on the deck watching the waves crash on the shore. After being seated, our server, Misty, introduced herself and provided excellent... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

First off my service was horrible. All the food was too spicy to eat. Scallops though was perfect in my dish.. but everything else was horrible. Happy Hour was horrible ... was served in little cups. I had a margarita and it was the WORST I had ever had.. they served me my food and there was a bug on... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took kids & grandkids with us on vacation...they not only enjoyed the food & drink, but the g-kids liked being able to see out on the beach & talk AS LOUD AS THEY WANTED!!! Definitely family oriented! Met locals who were able to guide us to golf destinations & other area activities! This is our 3rd visit there...& we... More

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Suwanee, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So we got in late in the afternoon and by time we had unloaded and unpacked we were just looking for someplace convenient for dinner. Pompano Joe's was just up the street and had been highly recommended. We first gave our drink orders and the waitress disappeared for 20 minutes. That set the tone for the service. The food was... More

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Meridian, Mississippi
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Food was good but you are paying for the view... And it's a great view. The margaritas were good and we also enjoyed the crab claws. The servers were very nice and attentive. The coconut cakes was awesome!!

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Paris, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I went to Pompoano Joes first and foremost for the view of the ocean and the beautiful ocean breezes outside on the patio. First day we arrived in Destin we went on Saturday night and had the seafood nachos outside on deck. Very good and great to share with husband after long drive. The music outside on front deck was... More

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dep1977
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great views. Food was fabulous and I thought the prices on their drinks were very reasonable considering the location. I would recommend it as a great scenic place to have a drink or a sandwich. Very good, prompt service.

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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went here for a late lunch one day while on vacation in Destin. The food and drinks were good and the view was great. Service was also excellent. I would return.

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Hixson, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Dinner choices were great and after I finally made up my mind... Food was wonderful. Service was good as well and we enjoyed the atmosphere!

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