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“fun place. food is okay too.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill

Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-654-4200
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Ranked #96 of 246 Restaurants in Destin
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Mobile, Alabama
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“fun place. food is okay too.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

if you get there early they have happy hour appetizers and drinks. this place is huge....very interesting establishment. Been there a few times and usually great. If you are in the area check it out.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“Surprisingly good food, great service and a fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

There is no doubt that this is a tourist trap, but it is fun. After reading some of the other reviews we questioned whether or not to even try this place, but we are glad we did.

First off, service was excellent! Travis did an outstanding job of taking care of us. Our food was on time and hot. Our drinks stayed full and we were attended to properly.

We had simple meals so we can't judge some of the other things on the menu. We had burgers and chicken fingers, fries and salad. All w were prepared right and they ask tasted good.

After dinner our daughter fed the alligators and she had a good time. There was someone letting the kids pet a gator too. How fun! There was an arcade which we skipped. There was also a bar area that looked like it could be a good time.

All in all we enjoyed ourselves and we would go back the next time we are in town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good service, Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The food was good & the service was great. The alligator show was a plus ;) The little shop inside has a lot of things to look at while you wait.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Union, Ohio, United States
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“Neat place, great service, decent food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This place is pretty cool overall. we went early, and stayed for a bit for the in house entertainment (some music, and a couple dancers). our boys had a good time dancing and seeing the alligators. It's fun little place to go.

That being said...the food was just not very good. I'd say the highlights of the meal were definitely the hush puppies and rice pilaf (both side dishes). the main dishes lacked much flavor of any kind.

our server was amazing though

it's definitely worth checking out, but keep your expectations in check.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, IL
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“Alligators?? awesome! Food?? eh...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a neat place to visit if you have children with you. The alligators are really cool to look at, especially if you go at a time when they are feeding them. The food, on the other hand... was much like the reviews we have noticed since. It was just ok. The prices are on par with fine dining, yet the food (in our opinions) isn't even on par with the likes of Applebees. Also, much of the staff seemed to be very indifferent, and did not seem to be very concerned with impressing the customers. They seemed more bothered by the customers being there, than anything. (the lady who talked about, and fed the alligators, was very nice, and knowledgeable, and I do not include her in my rating of the rest of the staff) Overall, I would say take the kids to see the alligators, and maybe even pay the ten bucks to get the kids' picture taken holding an alligator. But save your appetite, (and $$$$) and go somewhere else to eat!

Visited July 2013
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