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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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Louisville
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Pompano Joe's served some pretty good food and the restaurant had a great view. I thought they were pretty generous with their portions and the service was very good. It wasn't the best seafood restaurant that I have eaten at but I would go again without too much hesitation. I got the grilled seafood sampler plate and I probably messed... More

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Harvest
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is my third time visiting Pompano Joe's and to date I have never been here for the crowds that I hear are visiting Destin from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That being said I feel the service is great with the wait staff smiling, attentive & knowledgeable about the food items offered. I have never had to wait more... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife had the Seafood Gumbo. Mmmmm for those who like their gumbo spicy. Great taste and enough heat to make you consume your favorite beverage. My selection was the Teriyaki Tuna. Simply marvelous. Sautéed veggies just right and the tuna cooked to your perfection. Sauce and the spicy topping made the tuna a delicious meal. Loved sitting by the... More

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Seneca, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate at Pompano Joe's and were reminded of why we dined here years ago. It has a very laid back feel to it, the music is good too. More than that the service is quick and friendly too. The food is spectacular, I had the grouper, very tasty. Our server, Mink made sure that everything was to our satisfaction.... More

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Got the chargrilled amberjack sandwiches and grilled shrimp. Very tasteless. Looked like it just had some seasoning salt on it, and didn't seem to be chargrilled at all. The slaw was not very good, I couldn't eat it. Their piña coladas are served in a small plastic cup and did not taste very good either- Honestly, One of the worst... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

What a combination!! You get amazing views of emerald waters and white beach while enjoying your mouthwatering tasty food... But be prepared to wait for about an hour if you decide to show up there on a nice evening. You can definitely spend some time on the beach or take a walk if you have that much time...

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Pomp's as my friends call it...is exactly what you want when on a vacation in Destin! The location is great, not to much traffic. The view is phenomenal!!! And best of all the staff takes excellent care of you! A laid back approach is what you expect when dining at Pompano's. Chris , Brooke, big Mike and Mary Jane are... More

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San Antonio, TX
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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Friends we were traveling with wanted to have dinner at Pompano Joe's after a great experience on their last visit. We sat outside and enjoyed the scenery and enjoyed good food. They had the garlic crusted grouper and I had the grilled grouper. All of us were happy and stuffed and the prices were reasonable. Hope to get back soon!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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Additional Information about Pompano Joe's

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

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