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“Great View and Even Better Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pompano Joe's

Pompano Joe's
2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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Ranked #34 of 246 Restaurants in Destin
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Mobile, AL
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great View and Even Better Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We went on a Saturday for lunch during the summer and the place was packed! About an hour wait but worth it because you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view of the beach and ocean. The fish sandwiches were so good. The fried seafood platter was also wondeful but my favorite was the blackened grouper. Service was prompt and attentive. The restaurant was nicely decorated and the bathroom was very clean. Would definitely eat here again!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Enterprise, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food, LOUD atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

First time my hubby and I tried Pompano Joes, my hubby's entree had hair in it. GROSS! we immediately brought it to the attention of our server, who was mortified. she promptly brought my hubby another plate. She then offered us a free desert to compensate. The food was really good. We decided to give it another try a second time and we were not disappointed, Food was good, hot, and the wait time was not that bad for a busy Sunday afternoon. It is rather loud, but this is a joint directly on the beach. The view is AWESOME! you can watch the waves while you dine.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Worthington, Ky.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Pompano Joes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great location, great service, good food, Pompano Joes is located right on the beach. We were seated in the outside area overlooking the beach. Ocean breeze, beautiful sunset, it doesn't get much better than this. Service was very good, and the food was really good. A definite stop on our next visit to destin.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Love, love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Love this place! Always have to eat here when we go to Destin. It's all in the atmosphere, but the food is great, too. Can't go wrong with the fish tacos, broiled seafood platter, fresh oysters, or fish sandwiches. Great view of the beach and the volleyball court is always open for play.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Must Try!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We visted Pompano Joe's while in Destin. We started off with a drink at the outside bar waiting area. We were called to our table in no time! We were seated by Mary, a wonderful person who made us feel very welcome!My husband Ron decided on the Lobster tail, 2 gorgeous ones! I ordered the seafood platter. Both were delicious!!!! The atmosphere is great! After dinner, youu're able to walk on the beach if you'd like. We would definately recommend Pompano Joe's! A Destin must do!!!

  • 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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