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“We finally found good seafood with a view in Destin!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dewey Destin Seafood

Dewey Destin Seafood
9 Calhoun Avenue, Destin, FL
850-837-7575
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Ranked #30 of 233 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Atlanta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“We finally found good seafood with a view in Destin!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

Near the end of our week-long vacation in Destin, we finally found what we were looking for - good seafood with an ocean front view! After a disappointing experience at the Back Porch restaurant, we talked to some locals who recommended Dewey Destin's. We parked at Harborwalk and walked along the boardwalk on the water and arrived at Dewey Destin's new location. They seated us on the back porch with a view of the boats and water. The service was excellent and the food was great. We even felt like the price was reasonable. Our 7 year old loved it because she could walk down by the boats while waiting for the food. We even ordered dessert and were pleasantly surprised to discover the desserts are only $3.50. Our total cost for a family of 3 including tip, dessert, drinks, tax, was $63. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk to/from Harborwalk along the boardwalk and plan to go back the next time we are in town.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Middle TN
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“Best fried shrimp anywhere...fun atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2009

Love this place, and their fried shrimp is fresh and meaty, served hot. A shrimp basket offers nine large shrimp, lots of fries, (need some help, could be lots better) two hushpuppies, and slaw. My friend and I split a basket and had plenty for a cost of $15. Had to wait for a table (over the water) about ten minutes on Saturday at lunch, and food arrived in thirty minutes. During the week we had no wait.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helen, Georiga
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not a pleasant experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2009

Very much overpriced for quality and quantity of the food! I would not recommend this to a friend... Ordered a Caesar Salad with blackened shrimp. The salad was like a cheap fast food restuarant salad and the shrimp had so much blackening seasoning that it was difficult to eat. There were 6 shrimp on this poor quality greens- for $15.00! Absolutely ridiculous. My husband had Mahi Mahi fingers which he said was ok, but that he could have eaten food that good at Long John Silvers- for much less $$$ Sorry to complain, but this was very disappointing.. Another rip-off!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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“Great new place, but love the old one also.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

We decided on this trip to eat at the new Dewey Destin's. Same good food, just a different location. Both places are equally wonderful. The great thing about the new location, is the wine list and it is a little more relaxing. Best hush puppies I have ever tasted. I usually do not even like hush puppies. I just wish they would serve something other than the typical fish french fries and coleslaw.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“worst seafood of my life!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2009

Always have trusted tripadviser..you really missed the mark at this joint. Ordered the 2 specials, grilled grouper and amberjack. Both were inedible. Grouper was covered with mystery goop and amberjack was like deep fried chunks of cracklins. Disgusting.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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