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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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200 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pompano Joe's is a good mainstay restaurant in Destin. It has great indoor and outdoor seating. Wonderful place to watch the sunset while eating dinner or having a drink. Our service was very good ... didn't rush us and we enjoyed a relaxing dinner on the porch. A seafood sampler platter is $26.99, but there are less expensive items. There... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The 6 of us arrived on Saturday evening 10/8/16. The parking lot was full, lots of waiting customers. We waited outside at the bar area with nice background music. I believe we waited approx. 30 or 40 minutes. The food was just a little better than average, however the waitress was great. She was very busy yet brought us refills... More 

Thank Jane B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Destin is home to more seafood restaurants than anywhere I've ever seen, so it's hard to distinguish and differentiate among the competition. However, Joe's does both well. Our party of 5 visited for the first time for a late, lite dinner on a Saturday night. After a short wait, we got a table and were waited on immediately. We all... More 

Thank Jim K
Goshen, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a good lunch on their deck overlooking the beautiful emerald blue water. My husband ordered the raw oysters as an appetizer and the grilled grouper sandwich. I ordered their Cuban sandwich. Both were served with pineapple cole slaw (interesting combination) and fries. Both sandwiches were large and tasty (I couldn't finish my Cuban); although the grouper was definitely... More 

Thank Claudia S
Destin, Florida, USA
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Like many restaurants along the gulf you're paying for the view not the food. Their fish sandwich is one of the best items on the menu as far as value goes. I have yet to have a bad fish sandwich here. Some of the other entrees are fried or too salty. Definitely worth checking out if visiting the area. Good... More 

Thank James W
Harrison, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the atmosphere, food and drinks. Best meal by far on vacation. Have gone there for more than years and it is never a disappointment. Wonderful atmosphere with great service. Nothing like it!!!

Thank Emily B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service. Awesome location! Staff very helpful with accommodating with combine and mixing and matching different items from the menu.

Thank Shannon S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat!! Food was delicious and service was excellent!! This restaurant is on the beach also. Wait was shorter than expected. Gumbo was awesome!!

Thank CindyLHaynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our wedding reception here and we were very happy with the service and food quality! Easy, casual and elegant!

Thank 06bobcat
Berlin Heights, Ohio
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us went to dinner for a family night out while on vacation. And while the restaurant was extremely busy, typical for a Friday night, the quality of our food was tremendous and the service kept up despite being short-handed. If you're going to be on the gulf, you have to enjoy the seafood, and no disappointment here. The... More 

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