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Pompano Joe's

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly

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Pompano Joe's opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became known for their unique Caribbean style of seafood. Since then, it has become a destination restaurant for tourists and a favorite among the locals. The Caribbean flair shines through from our famous Reggae Rolls and Garlic Crusted Grouper to the brightly colored window frames that line the walls of our open-air restaurant. In 2013, we opened the second Pompano Joe's location at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL. When visiting Destin, South Walton or Panama City Beach, we hope you stop in and enjoy the great food, refreshing drinks and the best view on the Gulf Coast.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was enjoyable, nothing special. Pompano Joe's score higher in atmosphere and above average drinks.

Thank wiggibob1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended the voodoo burger at Pompano Joe's and it did not disappoint. Granted, it's a bit messy due to the "voodoo sauce" but it's a darn good burger. The fries were nice and crispy, interesting cole slaw with pineapple which was quite tasty....More

Thank tbalabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have started a tradition of coming her once a year and enjoying a drink on the beach. The bottom floor (beach level) is more of a sports bar atmosphere, with direct access to the beach. The ground floor also has a deck overlooking the...More

Thank jdhrdn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years while visiting the area. Today's visit was the worst yet. We were really shocked at how bad it was. The shrimp was horrible! Food cold. After today's 175.00 horrible dinner and rinks I am not sure if we...More

Thank Crafty_Beer_Mermaid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch when we saw it driving down the “beach area road”. Our drinks and waitress were great. Food was good and serve quick. We sat outside and had a nice view

Thank oneczyrandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Destin for about 15 years. We have tried numerous seafood restaurants. Pompano Joes is so great and surpasses others in our opinion. The food is always hot, fresh and tasty. My husband says the seafood gumbo is the best he has eaten....More

Thank 1315-1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hubby wanted one last good seafood meal before we left Destin so we decided to try Pompano Joes. Im so glad we did, it was amazing. I wasn’t that hungry so we decided to split a few things. We got the seafood nachos (so...More

Thank Bhowe78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for lunch or dinner. They offer a daily happy hour from 3-5. Best Gumbo around. Beautiful views. Fresh oysters on the half shell. Sara at the bar is awesome. Good for families, couples, or solo. Kid friendly.

Thank Paul N Kelly R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is OK, you can get grouper, snapper or a “captain’s platter”, broiled, grilled or fried. Don’t go here for cocktails, just have a beer. What is great is the location, right on the beach, I like a table inside but by the windows,...More

Thank a135Butter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, the only thing this place has going for it is the view as it sits right on the beach. It is an amazing view!!! The drinks are a decent price. The food & service were lackluster. Bland fish sandwich & waiter never smiled. There...More

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