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“Beachfront dining”
Review of Pompano Joe's

Pompano Joe's
Ranked #24 of 308 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beachfront dining”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Pompano Joe's has a great atmosphere and good food, if a bit overpriced. But my main objective was beachfront dining and this was perfect. My family thought the food was okay but the service was great and the view was awesome!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Great location”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This a is case where beach ambiance trumps food quality. Cleanliness of table and floor is what you would expect. All in all it was a great place to poor down some brewskies and eat some fried food while hanging with my family.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Open-air dining right on the ocean with a large menu.”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Shrimp boil was delicious - as was the key lime pie. Crab cake sandwich was very good. Pineapple coleslaw is very sweet. It's a little pricey.

  • Visited October 2013
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Huffman, Texas
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great location right on beach”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

The food was very good and the location was perfect right on the beach. The views are awesome. The service was very good too.

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Tennessee
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31 reviews
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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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