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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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Kingsport, Tennessee
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258 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I truly Love this restaurant. We have been to Destin 3 years in a row and managed to eat here twice every trip! The 1st time this trip it was our large family group of 9. We were seated promptly. Service was good and food was great! This was the first trip for my brother and sister in law (pregnant... More 

Thank MomiTo3Boys
Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't like fried seafood so I always order broiled. But, frying it covers up sub par seafood and the crust tastes good whether the food is good or not. My fish looked like it was bought frozen from CostCo and the scallops were pretty good but kind of rubbery. My husband's fried oysters were good and my granddaughters nacho... More 

Thank gale b
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is amazing. Crab cakes were the best I've had. The beach view is great as well. Especially at sunset. The wait is lonnnng. Very long. Otherwise we really enjoyed it!

Thank MamacitaBB
Minster, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, knowledgeable servers, food was served hot and fresh. Would recommend it. Had a variety of crab legs snapper and lobster. Crab lag feast was a feast that multiple people enjoyed. Reminded me of Kumo's on the beach in Maui

Thank Sfrims
Arlington, Tennessee
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view, if you get to sit overlooking the beach. That view is worth any amount of money that you'll pay for the food. The seafood, fantastic. The adult beverages, mediocre. The wait staff, very nice and informative. The prices, for two people the total was $77, but that includes $20 in adult beverages. If you're going for dinner, get... More 

Thank TonyFromMemphis
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were able to walk to Pompano Joes for dinner. Great view of the ocean and a very festive atmosphere. I ordered the fish and shrimp blackened and it was very good. The sides came out a little cold. Overall it was a good experience.

Thank Scadams80
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family has been going to PJ's since it opened. The food was good way back then and I think it has done nothing but steadily improve. I especially love the grilled shrimp skewers with a side of black beans and rice covered in hot sauce. Equally as good is the service that always comes with a big helping of... More 

Thank Phil W
Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had grilled grouper, which was okay, not great. It came with the blandest vegetables I have ever eaten. I got the twice baked potatoes with it, and they had more flavor than anything else I got. Husband ordered a beer, which was tiny and overpriced. Setting is great, though, right on the beach. Parking is TERRIBLE.

Thank SDW2004
Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Friday around dinner time . We were a party of four , two adults and two children . They don't have a parking lot for the restaurant but we found ample parking down the road . They are located next to a public beach access , which has parking , close . But that was full... More 

Thank Keeley O
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great time at Pompano Joes. Kenny is a riot and even entertained us with some magic tricks. Food was great, service was even better. Of course the frozen drinks put it over the top! Fun place on the beach for the whole family.

Thank Crissgoss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?