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“A Go-To Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shrimp Basket

Shrimp Basket
711 Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541
+(1)8505022280
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Ranked #74 of 237 restaurants in Destin
Cuisines: Seafood
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Destin, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Go-To Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife and I dine weekly with good friends. We are foodies; they are picky eaters. The Shrimp Basket has become a go-to restaurant for either couple or the four of us. They have nightly specials during the week. My favorite is the all you can eat grilled fish. The fish is defined on the menu only as "white" fish. Don't know what the fish actually is or where it comes from--I don't ask those questions at these prices. I do know that the fish is consistently well prepared and tasty and the shrimp slaw is exceptional. The other sides are also well prepared. My wife usually gets the large fried shrimp and our friends often go for a mixed platter of shrimp and catfish. The Shrimp Basket has its own website. Located in the old McDonalds building, you don't go there for the atmosphere, you go for the food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, IL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great food with great prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We went for lunch about 1:00 and were seated immediately. This place has great food for not a lot of money. I had the clam strip basket that came with fries, slaw and hush puppies. Huge amount of clams that were very good and tender with not a lot of breading. Hubby had mahi tacos (2) with slaw and said his meal was very good. We'll definitely go back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A great addition to Destin!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Destin has been our 2nd home for over 25 years and we've been frustrated that for a family of 5, it's hard to find places with good seafood that don't require emptying your wallet when the check comes. Being able to dress extremely casual (saw people with swimsuits under t-shirts & shorts) have a very short wait even with a line out the door, and get a shrimp basket full of shrimp for $11 was such a pleasant surprise! For our family, the best part was the number of side choices including fresh broccoli and steamed squash, just to name two, which was a nice change from your standard fries and slaw that typically comes with a meal at this price. Our waitress was an exchange student from Russia who really did a great job servicing us, having asked us at least 10 times if there was anything she could do for us. The only meal we had that was not tasty was the coconut shrimp. It didn't taste like fresh batter and was overcooked. But this won't keep us from coming back, especially given the fact that on Sunday's and Thursday's shrimp is all you can eat!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Albany, Mississippi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“so-so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

food was ok service was ok!! Nothing blockbuster about this place.
Didnt really feel welcome. We wont go back!!

Visited July 2013
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Naperville, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Surprisingly awesome-great for kids AND adults!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Very casual, but the staff were so friendly & service was super fast (perfect if you have young kids or bored teens). Menu is extensive, with fried, steamed, & blackened options. Again great for young kids & adults. Price was good too. But the best part was the taste! Fried whitefish was super fresh & tender, lightly breaded & not greasy with incredible tartar sauce. I couldn't believe it. Teens had fried shrimp & thought it was awesome. Again fresh, not greasy. Others had blackened whitefish with étouffée...another fantastic dish. We were so surprised by this place & are returning later in week!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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