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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“reggae rolls” (121 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (150 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a fun place! Great beach location with outside tables. Service was good. The coconut shrimp was great and not like all the others in Destin. Delicious! Try the grilled snow crab legs, trust me. They are amazing.

Thank jenwann
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited with our son & 3 other family members. The food was very good & the view was spectacular! Everyone was pleased with their meals & everyone loved the relaxing atmosphere!

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best gumbo and crab claws on the beach! Great atmosphere too. Highly recommend stopping here on your next trip!

Thank K M
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful, colorful beach venue. Open windows, with a great view of beach and gulf. Service friendly, knowledgeable and quick. Food typical of vacation/beach restaurants. Lots of fried fish, po'boys, and shrimp, etc. Nice bar selections. A lively atmosphere. Kid friendly.

Thank W9001EPdavidt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice view right on the beach. Fun atmosphere. Happy hour-Calamari was good, especially dipping sauce. The cheese sticks good, but pork nachos were not good. Very dry, soggy and no flavor. Would have rather tried some other menu options.

Thank Explorers9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing beach views from the outside deck. Went here for lunch and got the teriyaki salmon...AMAZING!

Thank wenninger13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere!!! Sit and watch the waves of the Gulf while you eat. Wonderful service, food, and sign in for table....they text you when your table is ready. You can walk on the beach while you wait, with beverage from outdoor bar, or sit on...More

Thank sharoncampb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place our very first night. Located right on the beach and walking distance from our condo. Great service and food.

Thank Lokyi M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 1st night stop so we wanted to make sure we had the beach experience and seafood. It was packed in the parking lot was full but we quickly found out that cars are leaving as quick as they are coming so it...More

Thank sunlovinmama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a party of 8, and didn’t have very much of a wait. Drinks were great and food was awesome! The crab cakes and black beans and rice were delicious!!

Thank kjhe4
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Questions & Answers
July 12, 2017|
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Response from gorningmelissa | Reviewed this property |
GOOgle pompano joes....to find all the answers
Lisa A
July 11, 2017|
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Response from Milton J | Reviewed this property |
The Whole Restaurant is beachside.
Michelle S
June 4, 2017|
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Response from islandloverBostonMa | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the delayed response. No they do not take reservations but do take call ahead seating up to 30 mins before the time you plan on arriving.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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 Highway, 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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