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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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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Put this restaurant at the top of your list! The food is great and the beach views are even better. I recommend getting there when they open, otherwise parking can be an issue. Great lunch spot!

Thank BritleyHoward
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoy Pompano Joes on the beach in the winter! Cozy spot to see the crystal clear waters of the gulf on a brisk day, and enjoy a great gumbo! Too many developments have pushed beach front dining out so enjoy this spot, a great place at the end of a long walk!! Big Ed is a wonderful transplanted... More 

Thank BlondeSeminole
Belleville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The menu us full of various sea foods and Cajun food. I had their seafood gumbo. Nice and spicy and had a great taste. Nice size serving and well worth the price.

Thank William M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a salad and shrimp po'boy. The food was really good and we had a really sweet waitress by the name of Kathryn. She was friendly and made sure we had what ever we needed without hovering over us. If the rest of the wait staff is that good, then Pompano Joe's really had it going.

Thank tangochris
Jackson, Tennessee
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute decor, but not fancy. Good for lunch. The place is noisy since the bar is near the tables. Food is good. Location is good for a nice view.

Thank lindamA922ST
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food just ok. Service friendly. View amazing. The pretty white sand and greenish blue water are just outside the windows. The sunset was really nice. Go for the view and skip the food.

Thank Nancy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch. The Seafood nachos are really delicious and the menu has a lot of variety at a reasonable price. There's a good family atmosphere and very friendly service. I highly recommend it!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Destin, Florida
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading some of the reviews, my husband and I decided to try it. The service and server was good. We ordered crab cakes and shrimp. The crab cakes, vegetables, and baked potato, all looked great until I took a bite of the cakes. All the food on my plate was cold. My husband's shrimp and french fries were hot.... More 

Thank leelou803
Hudsonville, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner with 17 people! Got 2 tables right next to each other, the waitstaff was fabulous and the food was equally as good. Very casual atmosphere and right on the beach. Loved it!!

Thank Suzanne K
Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to pomono joes. Had the coconut shrimp ..So good..Will go back, we love the area...WE try to visit once a year now.

Thank greneyz2

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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, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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