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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
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Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very inexperienced wait staff. Food ok, but not for the price. Felt like a second-rate cutomer, which was only confirmed by our waiter asking us if we were "the group paying with a coupon"...nope. Won't be back.

Thank Jerry M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scallops St Croix and parrot fish were delightful. Calamari was wonderful-service great. Key lime pie was good as well. For sure a place to try.

Thank cmhdave
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had fresh fish and oysters and they were very good and well prepared. Everything was fresh! We had very good service and enjoyed our dinner!

Thank Wanda M
Berea, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far my favorite restaurant we ate at! the waitress was very nice the atmosphere was awesome we could sit and watch the beach and the steak was out of this world good!!!!!! We live 10 hours from fort Walton Florida and I would drive 10 hour just to have that steak lol there was 4 of us... More 

Thank angelgracesmith
Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat in the open air room and had gentle breezes while we dined on scrumptuos eats. It was a great photo op for me. There was a wedding party on the side of us. The whole early evening meal was blissful.

Thank patriciaT7659PG
Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are open 4pm to 9pm and they have early bird menu which has lots of seafood on it. I always order the 9 oz sirlion from the regular menu. It has garlic butter and the steak melts in your mouth. Their salads and bread are very fresh. All of their sides are great. Try to save room for their... More 

Thank pattig793
Goshen, Indiana
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had their Friday night prime rib special. French onion soup was good, but not overly cheesy or oniony as most are. The bread with the balsamic vinegar/olive oil with spices was very good but wasn't served with plates. We removed the soup bowls and used the plate it came on to rest our bread. The meal... More 

Thank Claudia S
Opp, Alabama
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food and great service! We arrived at about 5PM and chose a selection from their Sunset Specials menu. The Sunset Platter included Mahi-mahi, shrimp and bay scallops plus two sides and bread. I chose mushrooms and macaroni and cheese. Everything was wonderful. One of my friends got the Butternut mashed potatoes as one of her sides and liked them.... More 

Thank bamagrams
Crestview, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Our early bird special was outstanding. All four of us ordered the Sunset Special of Wood Fired Mahi Mahi, Gulf shrimp and scallops. Great price for an exquisite meal. The grilled veggies were crisp tender and the butternut mashed potatoes were perfect for the meal! The dipping sauce for the bread included a small amount of balsamic vinegar with the... More 

Thank pamelagay2015
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This restaurant has it all!! The food selection was exceptional, prices were very reasonable, and the server (J.K.) was the best waitress I have ever had - no lie. If she were any better she would have personally cut and fed me my food. It is a definite must eat local if visiting like I was.

Thank Dewayne P

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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