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“Good food on the beach”
Review of Pompano Joe's

Pompano Joe's
Ranked #22 of 304 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Pompano Joe's opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became known for their unique Caribbean style of seafood. Since then, it has become a destination restaurant for tourists and a favorite among the locals. The Caribbean flair shines through from our famous Reggae Rolls and Garlic Crusted Grouper to the brightly colored window frames that line the walls of our open-air restaurant. In 2013, we opened the second Pompano Joe's location at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL. When visiting Destin, South Walton or Panama City Beach, we hope you stop in and enjoy the great food, refreshing drinks and the best view on the Gulf Coast.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food on the beach”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Great location right on the beach. A good offering of seafood that is fresh and well prepared. A number of items were offered either fried or broiled and there are some reasonable healthy choices of sides.

  • Visited October 2013
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pompano Joe's rocks!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a family favorite every year we are here. A must have are the Reggae rolls, yummy! The snow crab feast is awesome, bring a friend, lots of crab. Family friendly environment. A must while in Destin. Give it a try.

1 Thank Talent46
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Stuttgart, AR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lunch treat”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

We ate here for lunch, I had the tuna salad sandwich. It was delish!! My daughter has the fish toes, which were yummy too!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Nicole G
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Had an excellent experience. We had the scallops, super fresh and a sizable portion. The swordfish was also very fresh. Definitely try to sit an an outdoor table. You can hear the surf while you are eating. The service was also good. Our waitress Miranda was very friendly and competent. Nice casual dining experience, not to be missed.

Visited September 2013
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Milledgeville, Georgia
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“Not a bad choice”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

My wife and I both ordered Island Shrimp - Spicy marinated jumbo gulf shrimp, skewered, grilled & topped w/ mango & andouille sausage chutney. We both thought it to be good but not exceptional for the price, she had a bloody Mary and we both had water. With the tip the bill was $65, in that price range I do expect a better meal.
The people were friendly and the waitress was attentive until it was time for the bill, not really her fault as a party of 8 came in and she was hustling about getting their appetizers and drinks.

Visited September 2013
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