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Pompano Joe's

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is rare to find an establishment with a view that rivals Pompano Joe's. Even rarer is finding an eatery with food that is as amazing as the view! Tried the garlic grouper and lobster. Wow! Just WOW!!! I would post a picture of the food, but it didn't last long enough... Thanks, Danielle, for the recommendation and the great... More 

Thank Andrew C
Cape Coral, FL, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant is right on Destin beach. Awesome view of blue/green waters! Open-air eatery. Servers pleasant and helpful. Food delicious! Had popcorn shrimp, fries and pineapple Cole slaw. Soft ocean breezes and people enjoying the beach. You could sit all day and enjoy this view and the good food.

Thank happycamper8314
Weeki Wachee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow what a view, how relaxing to eat lunch overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Our waiter was good. Hubby ate the you peel 'em shrimp that were huge. 1/2 pound for $12.99. He said they were a bit spicy for him, but still good. I had a bowl of Seafood Gumbo that was very very spicy, but still good.... More 

Thank Leeb63
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried Pompano Joe's by recommendation of my dad who loves Florida and this restaurant. He specifically stated to get a sampler that had the Reggae Rolls, Tuna dip, calamari and fried shrimp. We got that, and extra order of Reggae rolls, happy hour shrimp and cheese sticks. It was a lot of food and it was all very good.... More 

Thank SVT86
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was phenomenal....crab cakes and grilled grouper was excellent!! The location on the beach was excellent, we will be returning!!

Thank Sandra H
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We never miss coming here when in Miramar beach. We always stay within walking distance. Great happy hour, stiff drinks, a good time. Fantastic views and food.

Thank JarenAtlanta
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pompano Joe's is a good mainstay restaurant in Destin. It has great indoor and outdoor seating. Wonderful place to watch the sunset while eating dinner or having a drink. Our service was very good ... didn't rush us and we enjoyed a relaxing dinner on the porch. A seafood sampler platter is $26.99, but there are less expensive items. There... More 

Thank 1TNtraveler
Niceville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 6 of us arrived on Saturday evening 10/8/16. The parking lot was full, lots of waiting customers. We waited outside at the bar area with nice background music. I believe we waited approx. 30 or 40 minutes. The food was just a little better than average, however the waitress was great. She was very busy yet brought us refills... More 

Thank Jane B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Destin is home to more seafood restaurants than anywhere I've ever seen, so it's hard to distinguish and differentiate among the competition. However, Joe's does both well. Our party of 5 visited for the first time for a late, lite dinner on a Saturday night. After a short wait, we got a table and were waited on immediately. We all... More 

Thank Jim K
Goshen, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a good lunch on their deck overlooking the beautiful emerald blue water. My husband ordered the raw oysters as an appetizer and the grilled grouper sandwich. I ordered their Cuban sandwich. Both were served with pineapple cole slaw (interesting combination) and fries. Both sandwiches were large and tasty (I couldn't finish my Cuban); although the grouper was definitely... More 

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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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