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“Good food.”

Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
Ranked #27 of 300 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

The food was reliably good but the service was luck of the draw. We went twice - once we had a fantastic server and once we had a server that didn't really seem to care if we were there or not. But we knew the food would be good so it didn't matter very much!

Visited April 2013
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Destin, FL
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Consistent, GOOD food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

As a Destin native, you collect places that you like to eat at regularly. Callahan's is one of those places. The food is almost always GOOD. Occasionally it's great, but never ... NEVER is it below my expectations. Their deli sandwiches are HUGE. Giant portions. They have the heavily breaded fries that overflow off the plates.

During snow-bird season, the service can be a little slower because the snow-birds like to pile in at the same time and demand the same exact item. :) Because it has been such a staple in Destin for so long, the waits can be a little tedious. But they are always pleasant and get your food out promptly.

Deli sandwiches are a good bet, and they often have good nightly specials. I even love their prime rib. If you still have room, try one of their desserts. Love their red velvet cake.

  • Visited December 2012
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best deli in Destin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

I decided to treat myself to a sit down lunch. I chose Callahan's because I love their Muffalotta sandwich. Delicious is all I can say! The sandwich is so big that I could only eat half and I saved the other for a late afternoon snack. The service was good. I highly recommend you try this Destin Hot Spot.

Visited March 2013
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Callahan's Never Disappoints”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We just stopped by Callahan’s in Destin, FL for a late afternoon lunch and were extremely pleased, as usual, with the quality of their food and service. We’ve been visiting periodically (from an hour’s drive away) after we discovered the restaurant at their former location over 10 years ago. And over that 10 year period, we have never had a meal there that wasn’t scrumptious, well-prepared and perfectly portioned. The wait staff is always happy and helpful and they really make you feel like they appreciate your business. On this visit, my wife had the country fried steak with 2 sides. I had the fried catfish with spicy, crawfish cream/tomato sauce. It included 2 sides, as well. Both were absolutely delicious and each entrée was less than $10. So if you arrive before the lunch service ends at 3 pm, you’ll definitely get a meal worth the price. The lunch special menu contained 10 entrees – so there is plenty to choose from. Callahan’s is a true neighborhood gem. It’s just off busy Highway 98 and the dining room is well-spaced and not too noisy. Evening prices are higher and it is certainly busy restaurant during times when tourists or snowbirds abound. So it’s our recommendation to have a late lunch anytime from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED !!! Their desserts are fantastic. They also have a nice deli with meat and cheese plus desserts for sale in larger portions.

  • Visited April 2013
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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Alex, treated our large group well. We really appreciated his service. He smiled through all of our requests even though it was closing time. The food was good too!

  • Visited March 2013
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