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“Nice view, but pricey for what you get!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harbor Docks

Harbor Docks
Ranked #47 of 301 Restaurants in Destin
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jasper,
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice view, but pricey for what you get!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We went based on a recommendation. Sat outside and the view is nice as you are right on the water. Our server was nice and attentive. The regular menu is limited but the sushi menu is pretty extensive. The food is not worth the prices. It tastes ok but not great. Kid's menu has 3 things with prices from $8-11, and they didn't receive a big portion. Overall, service and view was great but food was just ok.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Katherine W
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Alabama
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“really fresh fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

This restaurant has been one of my family's favorites since it opened as a small shack years ago. It has grown constantly throughout the years. It is special because it is right on the water in the harbor. Even in warm weather the porch has a great breeze. Be sure to check on the fresh fish (they now offer mullet which is a fish I don't like at all). It is actually delivered to the dock at the restaurant as the fishermen return to the harbor. I recently had grilled snapper and it was one of the best fish I've ever had. Try not to come when you are in a hurry. I've always had very pleasant wait staff but they seem a little slow possibly due to trying to handle several tables at once.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank florala
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DOVER
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392 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Cool restaurant on the ocean, great food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

It's a cool restaurant on the ocean, sit outside for a great view, try the cucumber salad for one of the sides, it was awesome!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CAROL L
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Buffalo, NY
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great food on a beautiful Harbor, but very expensive and a long wait!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We went here based on a locals recommendation. The restaurant is right on the Harbor in Destin. It is very scenic. We ate outside on picnic benches. The wait staff was friendly, but our waiter was not very efficient. He did not bus the table until we asked him to and he did not come around very often. Since we only went once I couldn't say if this is the norm or not. It was busy when we got there, but not crazy busy. We were relieved that we were able to be seated right away. Our waiter immediately came over and took our drink order. He advised us to put our sushi orders in first because they take a long time to make. We ordered a couple of dishes and he said he'd put them in right away. He did not come back for quite some time to take the rest of the order and after he did the food took a long time to come out. I think it was at least an hour before we got our entrees. It was our last night out in Destin and the last time I'd see my sister for a long time so we didn't mind having to wait a bit, other than the fact we were getting really hungry :-). I would not recommend taking very small children here though unless they are very patient or you bring some snacks with you. The sushi and seafood dishes were excellent. The entrees were just enough for one person. It's not a restaurant that gives you extra. The prices were high, but the quality of the food was worth it. The atmosphere was very casual.

Visited June 2013
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Springfield,IL
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“View was the best part of dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Valet and door greeters were very friendly but once inside watch out! Our waiter must have been in a fowl mood because he was not pleasant. Food was OK, nothing to write home about or go back for, not to mention felt it was higher than most places. I think this is one of the places we can check off our "to go to" list.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank dh64
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