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“fresh seafood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dewey Destin Seafood

Dewey Destin Seafood
9 Calhoun Avenue, Destin, FL
850-837-7575
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Ranked #34 of 246 Restaurants in Destin
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“fresh seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Dewey Destin is our favorite restaurant when we go to destin.The restaurant does all its cooking from a trailer attached to the building.We are never disappointed.Everything is cooked fresh to order and to perfection.The staff is friendly and goes out of the way to the very best.. It is worth the wait.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Perfect Seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were unfortunate enough to find several tourist traps in Destin 3 years ago. Such a bad experience. I think several of the Poppy's have since gone under as they should. What I did to avoid any more, was call a local seafood store and ask who had fresh fish. They said Dewey Destins. So we went, and have never looked back. This is a Destin staple for us now, but highly recommend pecan crusted daily catch(has never let us down.) the fried Collassall shrimp is to die for, or anything grilled. If you ask, they will tell you what fish is fresh and what is frozen. I recommend going fresh and trying different things. The corn is never good here, but I order it every time.(I never learn), however all of the other sides are great quality.
The cost of food is on par with quality of food. And I didn't mention the View, but regardless..ask to sit on the patio and watch the boats come and go from the harbor. Cannot go wrong here..in fact, Must Try!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Roswell, Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Best Local Seafood House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's a little hidden of the main road but worth hunting it down. Fresh local seafood in a very casual atmosphere. Grab a seat outside if you can so you can enjoy the harbor and watch the boats go by.

Visited May 2014
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Port Neches, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Stay away from the tourist traps--dine here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dewey Destin is one of the best finds we have found in Destin. This is the original Dewey Destin. Picnic tables--dock side. This is a great place to go to watch the gorgeous sunsets in Destin. Fabulous fried shrimp, probably the best hush puppies you will find. Just a great place to dine at the beach. Prices are reasonable and the quality of food is excellent. Stay away from the tourist traps, do yourself a favor, eat here for great seafood. You won't be disappointed! They also have a place Harbor side, but we prefer this location. Although, both locations are good!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Knoxville, TN
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The original little seafood shack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place for sandwiches, fries and a cold beer. It is a shack down by the water among the boat yards. But great food and the fish can't get any fresher.

Visited May 2014
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