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Pompano Joe's

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$$ - $$$
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2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Athens, Ga
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived for dinner and the wait was around 10 min, Our waitress was friendly and fast. The food was AMAZING! Lobster and Crab Legs yummy, hot and fresh! Will be returning!

Thank luvdunittome
Saint Charles, Missouri
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a authentic Destin favorite beach restaurant. Great food drinks views and friendly folks. This is what you come to Destin for so don't miss this one you will be so sad. Colorful decor, beachy stuff to enjoy.

Thank Kenneth L
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been in Destin during February for last 3 years but never really tried Pompano Joe. It has that low brow beach trashy look that a beach bar should have. But it's just a bit to dumpy for the prices they charge. It's nice that all the food is not fried and leans toward a Caribbean spice. But if... More 

Thank cndrocks
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pompano Joe's is right on the water 💦. They have a seafood gumbo that is very good. Several seafood and land lovers choices. We like it best for lunch because of the views of the water.

Thank nautinittany
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pompano Joe's has a good happy hour and is a wonderful place to watch the sunset on the emerald coast. The menu is very extensive from fish to steaks. Their gumbo is great with just a mild touch of heat. They also have hot sauce if you like more heat in your gumbo. There is a beach to enjoy the... More 

Thank Tim R
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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223 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy coming to Pompano Joe's. It's by the beach, has an awesome view, and both the food and service are very good. They also have a good happy hour.

Thank Matt_from_Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked down the beach this morning and wandered into this friendly beach bar for refreshments. The wings were excellent! The sauce is so good I wanted to lick my plate. Forget about Buffalo! (Which, if you're in Destin in February is an easy task.) This Creamy Coconut drink they have was my desert. Yummmm.......

Thank Mary Jane T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so fun to just sit on the beach and eat. It was super convenient and easy. You won't even have to put your shoes on. The food was really good too.

Thank Chloeferg192
Wichita, United States
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coconut crusted Amber Jack, a Gulf fish as large as a Pacific tuna. It had a nice white fish taste and texture. And the chef’s choices of seasoning with the shredded coconut caramelized glaze was delicious. Part of the plate presentation was a half a banana fried with the same glaze.

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Oswego, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to stop for lunch or dinner. Top notch seafood. Might have to wait at dinner time but you can always have a drink on the patio.

Thank MikeL081959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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: 2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2224
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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