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130 Fisherman's Cove, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Baytowne Village, Sandestin, FL 12345
850-351-1817
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Voted "Best in Casual Dining 2012 / 2013 by Destin Magazine's Readers...
Voted "Best in Casual Dining 2012 / 2013 by Destin Magazine's Readers Poll, The Village of Baytowne Wharf is alive with energy, festive events, uplifting music, delicious food and spirits. No where is that more true than at Rum Runners®, Sandestin’s premier dining and live entertainment venue. Live music fills the air seven nights a week as crowds sing along and dance with the unmatched performers here at Rum Runners. Our award winning lunch and dinner menus keep customers coming back year after year to enjoy our magical creations including specialties such as, freshly prepared seafood, steaks, chicken, pasta; burgers and other sandwiches; salads; and a variety of appetizers.Never miss the big sporting event at Rum Runners with full sports packages available and every big game being shown on the many TV’s that fill the facility both inside and outside. We offer seating inside on two floors and outside seating on 4 patios and decks – there is not another place like it. Great memories are made at Rum Runners. The great food, live interactive entertainment, and unmatched atmosphere are the main attractions at Rum Runners. Nightly, the dynamic entertainers perform a variety of hit songs from the 60′s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's as well as today's hits and focus heavily on audience participation. It is very common to hear the crowd singing the chorus of a song while the entertainers lead them on. The wide variety of music, audience participation, high energy level, and sheer FUN make Rum Runners the place to be with family and friends when visiting the Village of Baytowne Wharf! Corporate Events, Social Events, Birthday and Bachelorette parties are welcomed and encouraged!
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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Come for the Dueling Pianos

The musicians on stage were entertaining performers with not only excellent skill at their music but also quick-thinking comedians. Despite an often challenging crowd, they managed to get people involved and create a fun atmosphere! The food (or at least what we ordered) was good (not great) and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
BanyanBuddy
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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Probably wouldn't go back, there were 4 adults and 2 kids. Our waitress kept coming over to our table and apologizing about how long it was taking to get our food.. She brought crackers over to the kids because they were getting hungry. One of the meals were cold.. They must of had workers not show up for work, very... More 

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Matt E, Rum Runners Management Team at Rum Runners, responded to this review

413jap - Thank you for your feedback. We always want to create a fun and relaxing experience for our guests, so we sincerely apologize for the visit you describe here. Your comments will be addressed with our team. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We never got a chance to eat it took more than 20 minutes to get basic beverages to our table. There were two people working during the day shift and clearly they could not handle even the small amount of people in the restaurant. This restaurant is on its way out of the village very soon with this level of... More 

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Matt E, Rum Runners Management Team at Rum Runners, responded to this review

Beachgurl247 - We are very sorry to hear you had a disappointing visit. The service you describe does not meet our high standards and your comments will be addressed with our management team. Thank you for your visit and feedback. More 

Zephyrhills, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

the Bartenders were amazing as soon as we were finishing a drink they were there to get a new one. Dueling pianos were good had a great time

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kphilipsenjr - Thank you! We are so happy you had an awesome visit to Rum Runners! More 

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The musicians on stage were entertaining performers with not only excellent skill at their music but also quick-thinking comedians. Despite an often challenging crowd, they managed to get people involved and create a fun atmosphere! The food (or at least what we ordered) was good (not great) and fairly priced. Our waitress wasn't great but who cares when you're having... More 

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Matt E, Rum Runners Management Team at Rum Runners, responded to this review

BanyanBuddy - Thank you for giving Rum Runners a try! We are super excited to hear you enjoyed our drinks and world famous dueling piano show :) Our goal is to always provide our guests with a fun atmosphere and the best in live interactive entertainment, and are thrilled to hear we did not disappoint :) More 

Delano, Minnesota
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were in seminars at the Grand Sandestin and only had a limited time to eat. So we chose Rum Runners on a whim. I'm on a limited diet so I'm a bit bias. Rum Runners had a large menu full of 700+ calorie meals. I opted for a house salad by default. The house salad was $8. It was... More 

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Matt E, Rum Runners Management Team at Rum Runners, responded to this review

Msmotzko - Thank you for your visit and feedback. We want to be your first choice for food, drinks and fun when you're in the area, so your comments will be taken seriously by our team. We hope you will give us another try the next time you are in town. More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Dueling Piano show started at 8PM so stopped in to have a drink and listen. Glad we did. Can't rate the food because we didn't taste it but others plates looked good and quantity looked good. Drinks were fair due to the price for their size but really enjoyed the pianos!

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Matt E, Rum Runners Management Team at Rum Runners, responded to this review

Hello Silverfoxmama - Thank you for giving Rum Runners a try. We are thrilled you enjoyed our drinks and especially our world famous dueling piano show. It always makes us very happy to hear back from a satisfied customer and hope you will visit us again soon, perhaps for lunch or dinner :) More 

Tallahassee, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We went there around 10 for a drink or two and first they were playing music that was pretty popular. Towards the end they were playing music that I've never heard before but everyone else has. It had an older set of clientele than I expected but was a fun time overall. Should have been more drunk.

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Allen H. - We are very sorry to hear you didn't fully enjoy your time at Rum Runners. We always want to create a fun experience for all of our guests, we hope you will give us another chance in the future. More 

Puyallup, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Food was tasty, but for the value, I'm only giving it three stars. It was nothing spectacular, and you do pay for being in the Village to be here. Drinks were alright as well, but I asked for something a bit out of the ordinary and it came out a little funny. I suppose the bartender on duty wasn't on... More 

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Matt E, Rum Runners Management Team at Rum Runners, responded to this review

Serinachill - We are very sorry our food and drinks did not satisfy you or meet your expectations. We always want to be your first choice in the area, so your feedback will be taken seriously. More 

York, PA
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had drinks with coworkers. Staff was fantastic and the nicest people. Drinks were good and service was fantastic. Even during the off season they were on top of our needs.

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Matt E, Rum Runners Management Team at Rum Runners, responded to this review

Drtpaper - Thank you! We are so happy you had an awesome visit to Rum Runners with great drinks and fantastic service. We can't wait to have you back. :) More 

A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Let me start out by saying that we are locals. We have been there several times before and enjoyed the food atmosphere and drinks. However, this time was far from the others, and in fact we will never be back. I wish I could rate the food from this last time but that's impossible because after being there for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Fisherman's Cove, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Baytowne Village, Sandestin, FL 12345
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Sandestin
  • Phone Number: 850-351-1817

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 28

Description

Voted "Best in Casual Dining 2012 / 2013 by Destin Magazine's Readers Poll, The Village of Baytowne Wharf is alive with energy, festive events, uplifting music, delicious food and spirits. No where is that more true than at Rum Runners®, Sandestin’s premier dining and live entertainment venue. Live music fills the air seven nights a week as crowds sing along and dance with the unmatched performers here at Rum Runners. Our award winning lunch and dinner menus keep customers coming back year after year to enjoy our magical creations including specialties such as, freshly prepared seafood, steaks, chicken, pasta; burgers and other sandwiches; salads; and a variety of appetizers.Never miss the big sporting event at Rum Runners with full sports packages available and every big game being shown on the many TV’s that fill the facility both inside and outside. We offer seating inside on two floors and outside seating on 4 patios and decks – there is not another place like it. Great memories are made at Rum Runners. The great food, live interactive entertainment, and unmatched atmosphere are the main attractions at Rum Runners. Nightly, the dynamic entertainers perform a variety of hit songs from the 60′s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's as well as today's hits and focus heavily on audience participation. It is very common to hear the crowd singing the chorus of a song while the entertainers lead them on. The wide variety of music, audience participation, high energy level, and sheer FUN make Rum Runners the place to be with family and friends when visiting the Village of Baytowne Wharf! Corporate Events, Social Events, Birthday and Bachelorette parties are welcomed and encouraged!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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