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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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a late lunch with no wait time. Great food, we had the seafood sampler appetizer which was wonderful. Our waiter was fab!

Thank Tremjm
Morrilton, AR
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our 2nd visit to this location. Everything about this visit was better than last year's. Food was very good. The fried Mahi Mahi was very good, not greasy at all. Fried shrimp was also very good. The server was knowledgeable and I took his recommendation which proved to be a good idea. The only negative is that they... More 

Thank tippy1970
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On August 15, 2016, my wife and I ate at Pompano Joe’s. The food, beach atmosphere and service were great. We ate outside on the porch overlooking the wide white sandy beach. The raised porch area is not covered by a roof but has umbrellas covering the tables. Shade covered the porch and beach areas near the building while we... More 

Thank James L
Huntsville, Alabama
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was great and food top notch. Loved watching boats cruise by. Wait staff was very helpful advising us about local attractions.

Thank bblume521
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, good service. Loved the beach side location ! Food and drinks were great! Cool tshirts are a plus. Parking easy.

Thank Anicholson4376
Wears Valley, Tennessee
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

food was mixed. coconut shrimp and papaya mango excellent. grouper not nearly as good as the back porch. well-trained, helpful server.

Thank rsusanw
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely awesome seafood. We had a large group and tried a little of everything. All of it was great, even the seafood nachos. And the portions were huge. We had 3 picky little boys with us and they all found something they liked. The waitstaff was courteous and responsive, making sure we had everything we needed.

Thank Gass/Matthew G
Arlington, Texas
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great place..........great views of the ocean, laid back atmosphere, great food, and definitely, in my opinion, one of the top 3 places for a great dining experience in the entire area. Don't miss this one!

Thank cabowaboman2014
Alexander, Arkansas
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The steamed seafood was amazing and had just the right amount of spices. We were down there visiting and had a party of 8 and our bill was about $170.00 with the tip included.

Mandeville, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat on the deck while the sun was setting and it was absolutely gorgeous view while we enjoyed our drinks and dinner. We ordered Calamari which was a 3 star and not our favorite part of the meal and then for dinner we got the fried oysters which were very good. I also got a margarita which was a... More 

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
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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