After reading many of the positive reviews, we decided to head 15 minutes north from Fort Walton Beach bypassing many of the other seafood restaurants in favor of Pompano Joe's.
The view was fantastic from our table as we were about a 5-iron from the ocean. We were seated quickly and the service on a whole was very good.
The food was OK - I ordered the Seafood Sampler which included broiled shimp, fish, oysters and scallops. I guess I expected a bit more since we are right on the Gulf and this should be their specialty. However, the shrimp were fairly small and seemed like they had been cooked 1 hour before hand. The oysters were also small - about the size of a nickle (not kidding). Scallops and fish were good but nothing to die for. The kids ordered a chicken basket and my wife ordered a chicken caeser salad (not a seafood lover) and she enjoyed her meal.
All in all, I would go back and give it another try based off the service and the view.
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