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Tue, 10/26
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Local cuisine, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Beach Walk Cafe is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico inside the Henderson Park Inn. Beach Walk Cafe diners enjoy unobstructed views of the Gulf overlooking more than a mile of the world's most beautiful and secluded beaches with spectacular sunset views. In this idyllic private setting Beach Walk Cafe features an intimate atmosphere with dining available inside, with a cozy fireplace and magnificent views of the coast and outside on the verandas of the Inn overlooking the emerald waters of the Gulf. A favorite with locals and tourists alike, Beach Walk Cafe is known for its meticulous service, innovative cuisine and a stunning, unparalleled view. Enjoy the freshest local seafood, steaks,
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, American
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed September 20, 2021 via mobile

The restaurant is beach front and so beautiful! We had the crab cakes and Grouper Vince, both were excellent. The cocktails we’re unique and delicious with fresh fruit. The service was perfect! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

If you enjoy unevenly temperatures from microwaved food and salty, chalky soup with a spectacular view- this is your to go spot! Honestly worst food on the emerald coast!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021

This is a wonderful special occasion restaurant. Fantastic Location overlooking ocean with a small intimate interior. From the moment we arrived we had the highest standard of service, everyone was so attentive. The menu is small but everything sounded delicious. We started with two of...there signature cocktails and they were great. The chef prepared an Amuse bouche which was a fried fish bite..yummy. We started with the Thai Chili Shrimp and these were tempura fried with a homemade smoky dipping sauce. I had the special which was a blackened shrimp fettuccine pasta and my husband had the Snapper special. Both were cooked to perfection and tasty. Neither portion was huge but just the right amount to fill you up. We ended the night with a Guinness Brownie, super rich and perfect to share for an anniversary dinner. Prices were on the fine dining side, but worth it for the professional, attentive service we received. I recommend reservations at least a week in advance as seating is limited.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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showellDestin, Owner at Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, we're glad you enjoyed the experience and appreciate your business. Great to have diners that appreciate the hard work that goes into a place like BeachWalk. Thank You, shannon

Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

No words to express how amazing the food, views, and service were at the Beach Walk Cafe. We started with fried green tomatoes for me, and spinach salad for my wife. Entree was red snapper for my wife and seared scallops over pasta for me....I could only manage to eat half of my dinner but it was the best scallops I’ve had in a long time. Carlie was the best server - funny, attentive, helpful in suggesting signature dishes, and overall a joyful spirit. A storm rolled through as we ate and - while we stayed dry - it was awesome to watch the rain pour down over the ocean. This is a must visit (adults only!) restaurant when you come to any of The Henderson properties.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Janie Schmidt, Marketing at Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Danny. We're thrilled to hear you had an amazing experience and honored that you chose to dine with us. We have an incredible staff, especially those like Carlie and our team in the kitchen, who make everything...More

Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

Me and my wife recently visited beach walk cafe to celebrate our 20th anniversary and I booked their toes in the sand experience for dinner. To say this was an amazing experience is an understatement. Literally sitting 20 feet from the beach and spending a...night with a special someone. The food was fantastic, our server for the night could not have been better, and watching the sunset while feeling the sand on your feet, and listening to the ocean sounds was something we will never forget.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Janie Schmidt, Marketing at Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We're honored that you chose to celebrate your 20th anniversary with us, and we're thrilled to hear that we were able to make it such an amazing experience for you both. Thank you for taking...More

Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

This is a small restaurant in a little inn on the beach. The view is beautiful. The service was great and the food was the best we had in this area! Very good dinner!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Janie Schmidt, Marketing at Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words and review. We're honored that you chose to dine with us, and we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We're blessed to have a wonderful location and even better staff. Chef Daniel and his...More

Reviewed May 16, 2021

My wife & I had dinner at the Beach Walk Cafe while in Destin. The place itself is a small area making it an intimate setting. We started with the fried green tomatoes which were good & breaded just right. My wife had the surf...& turf entrée which was cooked perfectly for her (she has to have her steak well done). The entrée was accompanied with home made ravioli which was also very good. I had the New Zealand venison which was accompanied by mash potatoes & a delicious sauce. My venison was a bit dry so the sauce was important in making it better. Our server was a very nice & attentive lady.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Janie Schmidt, Marketing at Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review and provide us with this feedback. We're honored that you chose to dine with us, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner. We're sorry to hear about the venison. We're...More

Reviewed May 4, 2021

We reserved the Toes in the Sand VIP dinner for our anniversary. It was everything I hoped for! The staff was so accommodating when we called to say we were running late for our 6:30 reservation due to a transportation snafu. When we finally arrived,...we had a private table on the beach. Robert, our server, was welcoming, gracious, and friendly. His service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious. We started with the fried green tomatoes. My husband had the Cowboy Ribeye special and I had the fish of the day, which was snapper. Everything was cooked well and was tasty. My fish was very fresh. We were unfortunately too full for dessert, but enjoyed our evening immensely.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Janie Schmidt, Marketing at Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We're honored that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us, and we're thrilled to hear that we met your expectations. We're blessed to have a wonderful team, especially Robert, and...More

Reviewed April 29, 2021

We’ve been long time patrons at Beach Walk Café (BWC) for many years. Unfortunately, We’ve experienced a shift that changed from mutual appreciation of the customer to a caviler attitude over the past two years. This is most likely due to the expansion and opening...of the new section of Henderson Beach Inn. In short, if you’re not a “guest” of the hotel, BWC reflects a condescending demeanor to outside patrons. The location, view, and ambiance is incredible; however, what was once a truly special eating establishment, has declined to “like it or leave it.” I made a reservation and requested a window table; as I’ve always done. I was warned not to park in the hotel parking, my vehicle would be towed. No valet service is available, I believe this started last year, “you must park on the street.” My question is, since we’re not considered a “guest”, what are we? I had to park about one quarter mile down the street, then checked in with the Hostess. We were escorted to a table, but not a window table as requested. The Hostess informed me they don’t reserve tables, really? Thanks Natasha, after about 20 years of requested tables, you’d think I would’ve been informed of this little tidbit. The service was acceptable, the food very good. However, the price of the meal is no longer justified; BWC fell well short of earning any further consideration. We’ve experience better treatment at the local Cracker Barrel, and parking is provided.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Janie Schmidt, Marketing at Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with this valuable feedback. We're always looking to improve, and information like this is always appreciated to ensure that each and every guest has a wonderful experience. We're sorry to hear about your experience...More

Reviewed April 29, 2021 via mobile

We have been several times (dinner with family?, just the two of us, group of girls, etc) and it’s always been a great experience. Beautiful ambiance, great food and service.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Janie Schmidt, Marketing at Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're honored that you've chosen to dine with us on multiple occasions, and we're glad to hear you have had positive experiences each time. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and we look...More

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Response from showellDestin | Property representative |
Yes, we do have a dress code and ask that guests wear slacks and collared shirts. Some guests dress slightly more formal but we are casual fine dining and understand want you to be comfortable. Business causual dress us worn... More
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It’s an adult environment with a 14yr old minimum.
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Response from SashimiSusie | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s “toes in the sand” and there is an investment to it but it is well worth it. I think it was like $300 or $400 minimum
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Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5