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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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We go there for lunch because I like the Cuban sandwich! The food is great the service is really good and they let you bring your dog if you order your food to go and sit in the outside seating that's roadside! They were very nice about the dog and even brought her a bucket of water. No pets you... More 

Thank hannant01
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really great location. Right next to two large public parking lots, so it was easy to park (and free too!). The food was delicious. The prices were what I would expect to pay for a seafood dinner in a resort town.

Thank Eric18_13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here twice during our week stay. Their outside seating is great as well as the food! Any dish with the voodoo sauce is amazing. Plus they have a beach side bar to get drinks to go. Atmosphere is pleasant and sitting outside felt special and romantic with the moon in the background. Would recommend this place for a casual... More 

Thank Sabrina R
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Maravilla which was a couple of minutes max to Pompano Joes. 1st dinner we spent there I had the coconut shrimp. YUMMY! Dinner was so good that we went back for a second go. This visit I tryed the coconut crusted amberjack with twice baked potato and pineapple slaw. DELISH! Definitely give this place a try.

Thank teresa0842
Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good seafood and extensive menu with Caribbean dishes. Food was hot and good though pretty expensive.

Thank fitzga
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorite places in Destin. We took my sister who was celebrating her 60th birthday and her husband. They both loved it and would definitely go back. Love the atmosphere and the view. Best Key Lime pie!

Thank dr3117
San Antonio, TX
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Destin for a week like we have done the last three years. We decided we would cut down on eating out but the one place we wouldn't cut was Pompano Joe's. I met some local friends for lunch one day and we went the friends we were staying with for dinner one evening. On both occasions the atmosphere was... More 

Thank MostlyTexan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went last night and it was he best meal we ate while vacationing in Destin this week. We ate at several local favorites and this one topped them all. We arrived early-ish, around 5, and were seated right away. We sat by a window with a wonderful view of the beach! My kids loved sitting and looking over the water.... More 

Thank corey p
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food but I feel like it is a bit overpriced. The service was wonderful-both the host staff and wait staff were very attentive. The major issue is that there is a lack of parking, as it shares a parking lot with beach access; on weekend nights it is definitely an issue.

Thank vikingteacher
Farmington, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice casual touristy spot on the beach. Atmosphere is welcoming and open. Friendly hardworking staff. Great view if you can get a window or outside seat. Although slightly pricy for a family, food was very good. If you're not in a rush to get in and out quickly, it's a great place to relax over drinks. Dinner hours can be... 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, Scenic view, Families with children, 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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