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130 Fisherman's Cove, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Baytowne Village, Sandestin, FL 32550
850-351-1817
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 27
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
very fun place for music and dancing

we had a blast! The piano players and other musician were wonderful, seemed to be having fun with the crowd, it was packed in here with lots of dancing and fun. We didn't eat, just drank and danced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
ILOVEMX3
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Springfield, OR
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Birmingham, Alabama
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Black and Blue Cheeseburger with fresh sautéed vegetables most excellent! Shout out to Kenzie, fabulous waitress!

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Springfield, OR
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

we had a blast! The piano players and other musician were wonderful, seemed to be having fun with the crowd, it was packed in here with lots of dancing and fun. We didn't eat, just drank and danced.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Two checks at our table and both were over charged for drinks. Sent it back and the trainee brought them back run on the cards uncorrected. That became the tip.

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

Andri P - 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 Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Rum Runners was a great spot to have a drink or catch a game. Only change I would recommend is to not use plastic cups with everything. it made it seem cheap. Good welcoming staff Prices good for the are.

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

RBlanta - Thank you for spending some time in Rum Runners and taking a moment to write such a wonderful review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our fun atmosphere and friendly service, can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were a party of six that ate at Rum Runners on April 2nd. We opted to eat outside as it was a beautiful night. We all ordered a round of Rum Runners as well as our food. Then a 2nd round, and then a 3rd round. Honestly, if we hadn't inquired about our food orders, I suspect they would... More 

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

Lee C - Thank you for your visit and feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our signature drink. We always want to create a fun and relaxing experience for all of our guests, so we sincerely apologize for the visit you describe here. Your comments will be addressed with our team and we hope you will keep... More 

Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Been coming to Baytowne Wharf for 10 years now and Rum Runners was a tradition. The service, menu and food has deteriorated to awful. Served lukewarm and uninspired. Pretty tasteless and over cooked. They don't care. I won't be back.

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

Cleverknc - Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide a fun and friendly environment. We're sorry you were not fully satisfied with your food and service. Your comments will be addressed with our staff and we hope that you will continue to keep as a tradition during your trips to... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Came here just for drinks and entertainment. We have a dueling piano show where we live and this one sadly was not as good. But our expectations were high. If you have not been to one before you will love it! No cover, plenty of seating. Get the frozen pina colada, but not their special mixed of the 2 as... More 

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

candyGeorgia - 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. More 

Huntington, West Virginia
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The piano bar is very fun, and would be the only reason I would return. It becomes a very lively crowd at 10 PM each night. Must be 21 and over after 10:00 pm. However, I must say that the food is overpriced and can get very expensive very quickly. Having one entrée, and appetizer, dinner salad and drinks totaling... More 

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KDSoccer2 - Thank you for your visit and feedback. We want to be your first choice for great food, great music, and great fun! Your comments will be taken seriously by our team. More 

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
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Fisherman's Cove, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Baytowne Village, Sandestin, FL 32550
  • 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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