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“Great seafood value!”

Lighthouse Restaurant
Ranked #138 of 306 Restaurants in Destin
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Holden, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great seafood value!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

So glad we persisted in trying to find this somewhat hidden gem! The waitress was pleasant, the menu quite extensive, and the prices & portions were an excellent value for delicious seafood. Both of us ordered the fried oysters, and one order came with shrimp as well. They were both excellent! The oysters were huge, lightly breaded, and tender, probably the best I've had. The tomato soup that came with the meal was thick and very good, although I would have preferred to not have the bacon flavor there. A warm loaf of dark rye, and a yummy potato/mushroom/onion casserole accompanied the dinner, very good as well. All of this for a reasonable price, especially when dining early. By the way, drinks were also well-priced and good.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Destin, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Best flavored seaford combo”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

What a wonderful experience for Valentine's Day. We have gone by the restaurant several times and mentioned to stop. While in Destin for Valentine's Day thought this would be a special restaurant and they didn't disappoint. I had senior portion which was adequate and husband had seafood combo that was excellent. Decor may be 1980's but was very clean with nice nautical feel. Ladies all received cookie for dessert which was special. Will return for dinner again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank rrzook
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Cumming, Georgia, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bad food”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Sorry, but we won't be back. After being assured by Mary that their trigger fish was delicious, we ordered it and it was the worst thing I have ever eaten. Used to be a good place to go, but they put sooooo much salty seasoning on their fish. After several not too good meals there, we have decided to go elsewhere.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Joyce M
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Cincinnati
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great service, good food”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We have eaten at the Lighthouse every year for a number of years. The food is consistently good. I'm not crazy about their house bread, which is too sweet for my taste, but the grouper is fresh and well prepared and if you go early enough (before 8), they have specially priced entrees. The restaurant market in Destin is very competitive and although this place is not the fanciest or the trendiest, it is an excellent and convenient place for a meal. Our favorite server is Mary, who takes excellent care of us.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank TouristaMama
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Missouri City
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“HARD TO FIND, AVERAGE FOOD”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

This restaurant is hidden behind a strip shopping center. Nice quiet atmosphere, friendly service. They have a gimick that the right side of menu is 1/2 price between 4:30 and 8:00. Well not many folks eat after 8 so whats the deal, just print the real prices. Average food, you get what you pay for with good size portions. Had great service from Ginny.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank TomTexan1
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