We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not as good as it used to be”

Royal Orchid Thai Cuisine
Ranked #156 of 304 Restaurants in Destin
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
destin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be”
Reviewed October 11, 2007

Used to be a fantastic restaurant - one fo the top 3 Thai restaurants I've ever eaten at. original owners sold it and while it has been very very good since then it has also been at times very average.

Can't say I have ever disliked the food, just hasn't been up to the previous stellar experience.

still looking for a suitable replacement in the destin area :(

Helpful?
3 Thank shopstote
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

213 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    135
    37
    16
    13
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Panama City, FL
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very good choice for locally owned Thai”
Reviewed July 22, 2007

My gal and I drive an hour to eat at this restaurant about once a month. We both enjoy Thai food and we have very limited options for our location. This place has been consistently good every time. There have been a couple of occassions where the service has been overwhelmed by the crowd, but this could happen anywhere. The food is always very good. They have tried hard to create an authentic atmosphere, but it can easily be a little overboard if you pay too much attention. They do have the traditional style booths which could be fun, or a pain in the butt.
If you are in this part of the world and looking for Thai, I would certainly go here.

P.S. We have just tried a newer, "high brow" place in the Destin Commons mall and were very impressed. If you are looking for more options, that would be my #2 suggestion.

Helpful?
1 Thank JimmyJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dustin
1 review
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed June 29, 2007

fish wasn't fresh, shrimp was not fully cooked, dishes didn't have exoistic favor at all, just fish sauce. service was quick to pick up dishes, for the price it was very unsatisfying. suggestions would be add more portion than decor.

Helpful?
Thank vickiepany
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
destin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best in destin”
Reviewed June 25, 2007

Royal Orchid is the best authentic Thai food in Destin. Food is always fresh and good. You cant go wrong with Royal Orchid at all

Helpful?
2 Thank destintraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jonesboro, arkansas
Level Contributor
126 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“good food and friendly service”
Reviewed March 19, 2007

we have visited destin 3 times in the last 4 years and each time had a lunch at this restaurant. it has been consistently good. the service is friendly. it seems to be family run. i have had better thai food in some big cities, but after a long drive into destin, the lunch and hospitality are comforting.

Helpful?
1 Thank pvel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Royal Orchid Thai Cuisine also viewed

Destin, Florida Panhandle
Destin, Florida Panhandle
 
Destin, Florida Panhandle
Miramar Beach, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to Royal Orchid Thai Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing