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2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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Ranked #37 of 250 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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sulligent
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Was looking forward to this restaurant and choose our splurge night at pompanos.maybe it was just a bad day.food was below average and should have been better.great location great atmosphere but played modern music and it should have been island.now the food. My platter was just fried platter with no different unique taste-fish on it was good. Biggest surprise was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Cute, colorful, lively oceanside bar/restaurant. The view is great the sand is beautiful, but the food is standard bar fare. If you just want to sit down, have a beer and look at the beach, this is a great place to stop! If you want something other than fried food or burgers, suggest you look elsewhere.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very popular restaurant, food and service is usually good. Beautiful view of Gulf. Very family friendly. Gumbo is great!

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Vance, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

On the beach, open windows overlooking beach and ocean - soooooo wonderful! Food and house specialty drinks were great! We'll be back there again on next visit! Cost was a bit higher than expected, but on par with competitor restaurants in area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A bit pricey for lunch. Great view of the ocean. The service was good and the food good. Make sure you try the reggae rolls.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great place to watch the sunset, hit happy hour and stay for dinner. Great staff and atmosphere. The people are what make the place. Thank you Mallory for taking such great care of us.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was almost our last night in Destin, FL, and this restaurant was a wonderful way to end the trip. Though we were there long after sunset, the view is awesome (the moon was full) and the ocean was visible through huge windows (that in good weather can be removed to give an outdoor feel. Service was good, everyone was... More 

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Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The only reason this place got 2 stars was for the service. I believe food should be treated with respect. My son had the grouper dinner and I had the seafood sampler. Grouper was grilled, at first bite it was good (maybe we were hungry) but it was bland and over done. The seafood sampler I ordered was supposed to... More 

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Destin, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Back in November had a lunch with friends from out of town, set on the deck amazing view . You should expect to be a pricey experience and the quality of the food to be same with any other chair seafood restaurants.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner in the off season, but the restaurant was inviting and fairly busy. Charbroiled shrimp and fish were excellent, and the jerk chicken satisfied a no fish diner. The key lime pie is really good. The server was very friendly. Has a great location right on the beach.

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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
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
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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