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“Excellent Service and Seafood”

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #24 of 300 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: At the doorstep pickup and dropoff to and from the Sandestin Resort as well as surrounding hotels/vacation rentals.
Viera, Florida, USA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Service and Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

Very friendly and knowledgeable bartender made it a fantastic visit.

Visited November 2011
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely WONDERFUL - what a delight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2011

My husband and I went to this restaurant for lunch today on a whim. It was the best dining experience we've had since we got to the Gulf Coast at the end of October!

The food is delicious, the decor is absolutely gorgeous and faultlessly clean, and our waitress Paulina was so friendly, so sweet, so helpful that we had no qualms about leaving her a generous tip.

My husband and I shared 2 appetizers and a side dish:

The crab cakes, which at first sight seemed quite small to me, were densely packed with big, fluffy chunks of crab meat and not over seasoned or greasy. The presentation was gorgeous: the crab cakes were set on a rectangular tray in a delicious sweet chili sauce and served with a salad garnish.

The chicken quesadillas, while not a fancy dish, were simply presented in a nice, clean way: fanned on a plate with three little dipping bowls that contained sour cream, salsa and a bean/corn relish. Everything tasted wonderful - for a change, these quesadillas weren't overly salty or dripping with cheese as I've experienced elsewhere.

The side we had - plantain chips - was a very generous portion that was also beautifully presented. The sliced & fried chunks of plantain were fanned around the perimeter of a dinner plate, the center of which held a sort of tortilla bowl with a yogurt/coconut mixture.

The food was plentiful, delicious, and the rest of the ambiance between excellent service and beautiful decor was wonderful. II would recommend this without any hesitation and we will definitely be back!

  • Visited December 2011
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Yorba Linda, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Over hyped Tommy's”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

Unless you have deep pockets, save your money. There are plenty of reasonably priced restaurants in Destin that you don't need to blow your whole vacation dining budget on.

Visited May 2011
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Opp, Alabama
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2011

Limited menu, but good. The service was also good. Wouldn't be my pick in this beach area for seafood.

Visited November 2011
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Syracuse, New York
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Tired food, gorgeous decor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2011

We stopped by for a tidbit and drink late one afternoon while staying in the area. We sat at the bar and ordered a slider and another appetizer to have with our glasses of wine and beer. The bartender was mature and just OK. The slider was just a really, really small lump of dried out meat (and we're not super -fussy- eater-ypes) that was not hot when it arrived. The other appetizer was forgettable too. There doesn't seem to be any focus on the food here, which is a shame because it's one of the more attractive venues we've seen. For some good chow, at least as far as appetizers go, look elsewhere.

  • Visited October 2011
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