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The Black Pearl

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1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Suite 104, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
+1 850-833-3016
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was there last night and kinda disappointed, atmosphere and service are still amazing, but food quality was lacking. We come here every summer, it's one of our favorites but last night was disappointing. Maybe it was an off night, maybe because we got there late, but just wasn't the same. Give it a try, we'll be back next year, hopefully... More 

Thank Jason B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at the Black Pearl before and always am impressed, so of course I reached out to them when my daughter expressed desire to have a Masterchef Junior party. Chef Kevin was FANTASTIC, making fresh appetizers for the adults and running 3 cooking stations for 15 kids ages 6-10. This restaurant was the PERFECT setting and the Chef... More 

Thank Jessica D
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely awful. Ordered crab legs, was supposed to be 1.5 lbs and I seriously doubt it was even 0.5 lbs. Worst part was the service terrible.

Thank Steve P
Houston, Texas, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting right on the beach boardwalk. Good service. Food was good but not worth the price. For two grilled shrimp dinners, lobster macaroni, three salads, and one glass of tea it cost $100.00. The lobster macaroni had one piece of lobster. The shrimp dinners had eight shrimp with small servings of rice and squash.

Thank Joe_W_C
Destin, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

truely enjoyed our night without the children. service was amazing and food exceeded my expectations

Thank southernbelle428
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The black pearl restaurant was wonderful the shrimp bruschetta appetizers was very favorable, main dish of the black pearl platter was great with variety of local seafood. Must have the key lime pie, a perfect way to finish the meal . The view of the emerald coast is so relaxing. Jessika k was our serves and was always on time... More 

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Fort Loramie, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty good fish dishes, but not great. You pay more for the view than the food, and the view is really nice. Good service.

Thank jd0328
Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1st off, let me say I almost never give a poor rating Wanted fresh seafood, since I was at the shore. Ordered Blackened grouper with shrimp. The grouper tasted fishy. I have never had fresh grouper that tasted fishy. Even the shrimp didn't taste right. The others in my group prdered steak and they were very disappointed, as well

Thank ArnieGA
Nixa, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were here on vacation with my in-laws...one night they offered to watch our son so we headed over to the Boardwalk and had dinner here. I had been craving ceviche and this was one of the few places around that offered it on the menu. We got a couple local beers, and the server brought us some bread and... More 

Thank heywood417
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Service was friendly, atmosphere was relaxing, and view was great. Had lobster mac and cheese that was amazing.

Thank Famof597

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 Parkway, Suite 104, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • 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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