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Captain Dave's On The Gulf

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3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
+1 850-837-2627
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Decatur, Alabama
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are out for looks and appearance, this is not for you. Located on the shore line with tables available inside and on the wharf. Fresh sea food daily prepared in true southern style. Price is mid range and servings are large. This is where the locals go. We will return again and again.

Thank hallla
New Lenox, Illinois
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124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the better deals for happy hour on Miramar beach...$2.50 cocktails 4-6 each day. $9 apps. Great beach view. Friendly bar staff. View of the sunset from the deck is a great way to end the day. Well prepared seafood from a beach restaurant found here.

Thank Rmangun
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having a nice dinner on Friday night we arranged to have our wedding reception dinner there on a Monday night. Even tho they don't take reservations they were ready for our party of almost 20. We received great service from our waitress Robyn. She remembered us from Friday and treated us like old friends. She helped make the night... More 

Thank Brad S
Goshen, Indiana
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first impression with the place was the hostess. She never cracked a smile and barely spoke. Not a good first impression. However, the food was great. Since I don't like heavy breading, I inquired about the fried shrimp. The waitress informed me that they bread the shrimp prior to frying so I could get them as heavy or light... More 

Thank Claudia S
London, Canada
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205 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just after 400pm to take advantage of the happy hour prices. The hostess seemed put off when we asked for a table with a better view of the pending sunset. The restaurant was not busy so it was no trouble to sit where we wanted. Our server Maddie was excellent. She was fun and efficient and happy to... More 

Thank Badforever
Fishers, Indiana
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the deck at Captain Daves and had a very nice meal watching the sunset. The deck is dog friendly, and our lab/golden retriever mix was welcome to join us. The food was good, but not outstanding. I had the shrimp and grits which was a bit heavy and over seasoned. My wife's seafood was better. The key... More 

Thank casagtraveler
kokomo indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive service and good food. The desert a twist on strawberry shortcake and cheesecake combined. Very good!

Thank 422tammieb
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the past few years, this place has been closed early in the year. Thankfully this year they opened early and we have been there three times, mostly for happy hour. At happy hour they have reasonably priced, delicious items and a good selection of reduced-price adult beverages. The restaurant is decorated in a more pleasing taste than some others... More 

Thank Mark B
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Can't speak for the food. But the place has great views, nice atmosphere. But it's their happy hour and outdoor deck with a clear and beautiful view of sunsets is a must. The drinks are such a bargain and it's the perfect place to relax and let the day slip away.

Thank cndrocks
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

We have lived in Destin since 1987. Went to Capt. Dave's several times when we first got here but the quality started going down after several years and we put the restaurant on the back burner since their are so many great places to eat in Destin and South Walton. Couple of years ago we heard they had remodeled and... More 

Thank cakjane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2627

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?