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The Black Pearl

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1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Suite 104, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6800
+1 850-833-3016
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jacksonville, Alabama
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I stayed at the Ramada, which is next door. The concierge recommended the Black Pearl for an affordable, but great meal. We were not disappointed. Our server was fantastic, I wish I would have remembered his name to give a shout out. We ordered a mix of steak, shrimp, fish, and scallops to share around the table.... More 

Thank Tigerchewtoy
St Marie, MT
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took our Server's recommendation for our meal. It was so good, we returned the next evening with 12 friends in tow. Everyone raved about their meals. Since it is a seafood restaurant, was surprised when a couple ordered a steak, but it turned out to be as good as the seafood. No room for dessert so can't comment on that.

Thank SurferBear
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pattie and I had a wonderful time at the restaurant, it was a late meal and we truly enjoyed it. The service was outstanding and the food and drink was delicious and refreshing. Sitting by the open windows and looking out at the beach and water of the Gulf reminded us both of our trip to Jamaica several years ago.... More 

Thank Robert H
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed, the place was really quiet, but it was only 4pm. There was no atmosphere to the place as a result and the waitress was not very engaging. We ordered fried calamari, a platter (from the early bird specials) and cevice. The calamari was fairly good, but the others were bland and uninspiring. We both had a mojito, and I... More 

Thank Phil H
Newburgh, Indiana
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the beach with nice view of beach. Two seafood dishes were excellent. Was a little afraid to order steak in a seafood restaurant but went ahead anyway. Steak was done just right and very tasty. Had a wonderful Ceaser salad with it. Highly recommended. We will be back.

Thank AJD6
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location is on the beach...5 stars. I give everything else 3 stars. Started with the fried calamari...it was okay. Main course was grilled Mahi Mahi. No wow factor here

Thank t1joy
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here and had the scallops and fish. The scallops were very fresh. Everything was good but I do not really like sauces on everything. I went back and had a soup and it was good.

Thank NYDEB55
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the atmosphere and the view. Had the prime rib special. The food wasn't above average at all. The service was very good. Probably would not go back.

Thank Norma D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here last night. We were quite pleased with our entrees. I enjoyed the steak with grilled shrimp, mashed potatoes, and vegetables, and he enjoyed the broiler plate, which offered a variety of seafood served with rice and vegetables. My steak was cooked to perfection and I ate every bite of it! The shrimp were also... More 

Thank Eliza L
Centerville, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my absolute favorite meal of our vacation. I ordered the Black Pearl Grouper which had a beautiful presentation and melt in your mouth flavor. My husband ordered the Tuna. He ruin's his tuna by cooking it to medium-well. However, we usually try to swap plates so we can try a couple of menu items. I love Tuna but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Suite 104, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6800
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-833-3016
The Black Pearl is located directly on The Gulf of Mexico in the Boardwalk complex on Okaloosa Island between Destin and Ft. Walton Beach. We serve only the freshest seafood, aged prime beef and whole Maine lobsters in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. The restaurant offers an extensive wine selection that compliments every dish as well as a full service bar featuring the best martinis on the coast. All of our dining tables offer a stunning view of the beach whether you sit inside in air conditioned comfort or outside on our open air deck.

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