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1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Suite 104, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
+1 850-833-3016
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Black Pearl is located directly on The Gulf of Mexico in the Boardwalk...
The Black Pearl is located directly on The Gulf of Mexico in the Boardwalk complex on Okaloosa Island between Destin and Ft. Walton Beach. We serve only the freshest seafood, aged prime beef and whole Maine lobsters in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. The restaurant offers an extensive wine selection that compliments every dish as well as a full service bar featuring the best martinis on the coast. All of our dining tables offer a stunning view of the beach whether you sit inside in air conditioned comfort or outside on our open air deck.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cozy waterfront dining in Fort Walton Beach

We've been to The Black Pearl several times and love it every time--the atmosphere is unique, the servers are friendly, and the seafood is delicious. We've tried several different entrees and have never been disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Diana S
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We've been to The Black Pearl several times and love it every time--the atmosphere is unique, the servers are friendly, and the seafood is delicious. We've tried several different entrees and have never been disappointed.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I got 1/2 dozen oysters for $8 - from Virginia and they were delicious! For an entrée I got the medallions (pretty good) and the scallops which were prepared with a really nice flavor. You get a loaf of warm bread with an olive oil blend that is really nice as well. I took my 2nd medallion for breakfast leftovers.... More 

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Fort Walton Beach
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is right on the beach and has a gorgeous view of the water and excellent for sunset dining. This is one of the few places in this beach town that actually has really quality seafood and other unique menu items. It's not just "another fried frozen fish" place. They seem to legitimately put some thought into their dishes.... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A bit pricey, but food is good and had good service. All tables are by the window with a beautiful view of the ocean. We would go again.

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Galena Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Black Pearl is in the first floor of the board walk with a great view of the beach and Gulf. Our server was friendly and provided great service. The food was superb.

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Black Pearl is always on our list to visit. Great food and service. We save the Black Pearl for our last night in town. It is a treat to end a great vacation.

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Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We loved this place! The food and service were excellent! Definitely on our list of favorite restaurants!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

As Snowbirds we ate at this restaurant frequently as a couple and with friends the first three years we wintered on Oskaloosa Island. We loved the Sunset Specials. For the last two years we no longer go to the Black Pearl. The menu has changed and everything has gotten pricier. We get that food prices have increased and are willing... More 

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Henderson, Ky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were a bit concerned as this was slightly hidden and very slow the night we went. However, it was the best meal we had in the Destin area. We were there in time for the early bird menu, and the food was wood fired, scallops, shrimp, and mahi, plus butternut mashed potatoes and vegetables. Oh my goodness it was... More 

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Midwest
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Every table has a beachfront view....right ON the beach! Food is wonderful...taste & presentation! Would not hesitate to eat here again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Suite 104, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-833-3016

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Black Pearl is located directly on The Gulf of Mexico in the Boardwalk complex on Okaloosa Island between Destin and Ft. Walton Beach. We serve only the freshest seafood, aged prime beef and whole Maine lobsters in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. The restaurant offers an extensive wine selection that compliments every dish as well as a full service bar featuring the best martinis on the coast. All of our dining tables offer a stunning view of the beach whether you sit inside in air conditioned comfort or outside on our open air deck.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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