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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, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Great Place!

Beautiful view, especially at sunset, food was amazing, the service was excellent. Only downfall was that there are no windows, so at sunset it tends to get very buggy from all of the lighting. It was a bit distracting with all of the little bugs flying all over the place, but other than that, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Tiffany A
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great food, but you pay for it. It's not super expensive, but it's on the high side. The food is really worth it though - always seems to be fresh and plentiful. Wait staff is also friendly and courteous. Wtih in waling distance from several hotels along the beach so it's also conveniently located.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful view, especially at sunset, food was amazing, the service was excellent. Only downfall was that there are no windows, so at sunset it tends to get very buggy from all of the lighting. It was a bit distracting with all of the little bugs flying all over the place, but other than that, it was excellent!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed two fantastic meals at the Black Pearl the week we were on Okaloosa Island for vacation. My food tastes are a bit more adventurous then my wife's so I was not sure how she would like the menu selection. My apprehension was quickly put to rest with the arrival of fresh baked bread with olive... More 

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FORT WALTON BEACH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

the location is great, the atmosphere is casual but slightly upscale and the food is above average. The service was excellent when we were there.

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Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I ordered the Big Easy Pasta upon recommendation by my server JK (Jen). Oh my it was wonderful. I also had two sides of Butternut mashed potatoes and roasted mushrooms. They were both great. The bread came out warm as if fresh from the oven. My waitress was friendly, efficient and my glass of water never dropped below half. I... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I had read the reviews and can see that there area few that have had bad experiences, but I agree with the majority who rave about the food. The menu is diverse and interesting. Yes, you can get the average fried shrimp etc, but I had the mahi-mahi with ceviche and it had to be one of the best meals... More 

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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband and I are on vacation in the Ft. Walton area and he really wanted to dine at the Black Pearl. I will say that the view was beautiful but the food was awful. First of all I wanted to order the prime rib and they were out. The waitress didn't tell us this until we tried to order.... More 

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Middle of Nowhere, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Let's get this out of the way now, I have only had one real dish here. Seriously. The lobster mac & cheese on the appetizer portion of the menu is SO GOOD I can't bring myself to order anything else. It is served in a small, piping-hot cast iron skillet and can be your whole meal. I have tried bits... More 

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IL
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wonderful little restaurant on the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island! Nightly specials as well as early bird dining menu. All food is prepard to order, and is always fresh! Wait staff is wonderful. If you want seafood that is freshly prepared, this is your restaurant! Parking is not an issue usually, and there are some little shops to check out before... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Black Pearl is by far my husband and I favorite restaurant! We come here every year and the food never disappoints! The bacon wrapped scallops are a must try.

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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