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The Surf Hut

551 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-4092
+1 850-460-7750
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
551 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-4092
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A good fish sandwich is very hard to find where we live.... we went here . Had heard good reviews about this place. Staying at a RV Park which is very unusual for us ...we usually are in a condo when we are in Destin...More

Thank stevebarri
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Would give a 4.5 if available. Went @ 5 pm on a Sunday night, no wait. 4 of us had 4 different entrees, all tasty & good portions, no take home home boxes tonight. Wish they would serve hush puppies or bread with meal, no...More

Thank Dale-Loretta
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to The Surf Hut while in vacation based on a friends recommendation. They take call ahead seating but only before 5, have to be there within 30 min after the call and before 5pm. So we ate a late breakfast for an early...More

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a group of 10 girls (sisters). The Surf Hut restaurant was very efficient on service and the food tasted amazing!

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is always good! We love to go there for lunch after we have been playing at the beach all morning. It is a short walk away for our condo and you can get there from the beach or sidewalk.

Thank Megandakota
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a marvelous dinner with friends. The food was fabulous. Absolutely the best fish tacos I’ve ever eaten. Very crowded due to folks escaping path of Hurricane Florence but well worth the wait. We dine there every time we’re in Destin and we’ve never been...More

Thank CarolR3406
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate here the last night of our 4 days in Destin. The best part of the meal was the great view of the Gulf. The food was mediocre; definitely not up to par with "fresh from the boat" fish/shrimp. Our waitress passed our table...More

2  Thank jcgood87
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The jumbo shrimp were big and delicious. Gave the amber jack a try and it was tasty as well. Neat atmosphere out back while waiting. Worth a trip.

Thank Connector45613
Reviewed 5 days ago

The problem with these restaurants is they are in nice places, plus tourist area so they concentrate on profiting on these two plus and forget a bit the quality of food. All the usual "tourist seafood", regular portions, a lot of fried stuff (you taste...More

Thank KITER57
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After several trips to Destin we finally decided to try The Surf Hut! We were not disappointed! Steve our server was excellent! He recommended some items and we decided to choose from those! My husband had the seared Grouper with crab meat and I had...More

Thank dannyb581
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March 7, 2018|
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Response from BoomerTess | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the restaurant has inside and outside seating with a view. When the weather is not permitting they will close the area.
March 3, 2018|
Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
I do not know what you are referring to. Surf Hut is moderately priced: most dinner entrees are $15 - $25. Good service, parking on site, gulf front. Good food, good to great service, good sports bar, good value for gulf... More
vivi b
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Colgrove | Reviewed this property |
They do not allow dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-4092
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin  >  Miramar Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-460-7750
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Welcome to The Surf Hut, the newest restaurant addition to the South Walton, Destin/Miramar Beach area. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view! This brand new, open air restaurant is located directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and is the place to be all year long! The Surf Hut has a menu that goes far beyond your typical 'beach fare' and adds a little surfer flare to a cuisine that includes Seafood, Oysters and St. Louis Style BBQ! Kids meals are served in a take home souvenir frisbees and we've got a custom game area on the beach where you can grab a game of corn hole while you watch the waves and sip a delicious signature frozen libation from our full bar! Whether you're looking for a place for lunch while you're enjoying the beach, a local spot to get fresh from the Gulf seafood, date night or a family friendly place to bring the kids, The Surf Hut has got something for everyone! Boogie on down to The Surf Hut, enjoy the food, the fun and the waves! See you soon!
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