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The Gulf Okaloosa Island

1284 Marler Ave, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6216
+1 850-387-1300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (20 reviews)
“fries” (25 reviews)
“hummus” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1284 Marler Ave, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6216
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Finally decided to check this place out. Thought they would have a good crowd but it was empty. Overpriced drinks. Not what I was expecting.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LoveTravel825546
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Went back after bad experience to try again. Waited nearly 30 minutes for food. Beer sits in cooler that faces afternoon sun. Not cold. Served others before our order. Left. And we are locals. Sad because its a great venue. But dont be fooled.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fishheadfwb
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I have been here twice. Service is self serve you order at a window and they bring your food to table. I have the blackened shrimp tacos they were excellent. My family members had lamb and even my young daughter enjoyed it. The view here...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ashleygT8571DF
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We loved The Gulf! My daughter and I ate there for dinner one evening. The food was great. I had the shrimp tacos which were great! My daughter had a salad topped with grilled grouper. The grouper was cooked good and seasoned very well. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CindyLu1964
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We were very happy to stumble upon this restaurant during our latest visit. It seems like most restaurants in the area with great views are very touristy with lackluster food. The Gulf is a great concept with tons of available seating and places for your...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OKsir83
Reviewed October 7, 2018

I've been here a few times now. I love the atmosphere and how open it is and that its by the water. Love to come when the weather is nice and bring my dog! The food is good but I do wish there were more...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lrush12
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Limited indoor seating so pay attention to the weather. The food was great if just a bit pricey. Great layout with plenty of shaded seating. Right on the water so nice when there is a breeze and a relaxing spot to watch boats go by....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank brettmtravels
Reviewed October 2, 2018

was expecting a "typical" restaurant but you have to place your order and the find a seat...food was very good and reasonable too...sitting by the bay was really nice as well...will definitely return...

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank melaniepowell
Reviewed September 19, 2018

So this is was my dream place to be married even though we have relocated to New Mexico. I can not say enough good things about the process of planning my wedding with Olga. She quickly answered all my questions and concerns. Planning my wedding...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nichole B
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

The menu is limited is my only reason for less than 5 stars. My wife's hamburger and my fried grouper sandwich was pefect, and the fries were excellent. There is a neat seating area on the water to chill out after dinner too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Randy F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups
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: 1284 Marler Ave, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-387-1300
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