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“Great Place for Lunch”
Review of Dewey Destin's

Dewey Destin's
Ranked #17 of 308 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Place for Lunch”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

If you want upscale location and posh surroundings go elsewhere. If you want GREAT food in a great location on the water at a decent price go to Dewey Destin Seafood. All four in my party had great fish sandwiches or meals and the hush puppies are the absolute BEST I have ever had and the cole slaw is one of the best. I also liked the rustic building off the beaten path and that lots of working locals were there too. They could go anywhere but they chose Dewey Destin.

Visited January 2013
2 Thank wizdale77
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really good food!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Loved the soft shell crab sandwich and the slaw was delicious. Really simple atmosphere, but great service.

Visited December 2012
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“This is the original place on the Bay”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Just to be sure you know this place is not on the harbor, but is on the bay. You will not just happen to drive by because it's pretty well hidden. Anyway, it's the Florida Panhandle of the 1950's (maybe earlier) and was just a little too rustic for us. This place is for lunch only and the menu is on boards on the wall, you order at the counter and then have a seat and wait for your food which is delivered in plastic baskets with plastic flatware. The place is not the cleanest and some of the smells are difficult to identify, but if you're after authentic old Florida it's here.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank bdagley
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Athens, AL, USA
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best seafood around in a casual environment with a GREAT view!”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

WOW -- this was the best seafood I've ever had on the Gulf Coast! Great casual setting by Destin Harbor / crab island, with casual outdoor seating on picnic tables on a dock -- great view, and our dogs were able to sit with us for lunch. I had stuffed shrimp basket -- WOW, was it good! My husband had marinated/broiled catch of the day -- it was great! The folks there were awesome, and the food was fantastic -- we highly recommend Dewey Destin's for an _excellent_ meal in a beautiful, casual setting!

Visited December 2012
1 Thank riverspirits
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best seafood in Destin”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Yum! Great view, great food. Favorite is the grilled shrimp. Probably the best hush puppies I've ever eaten. Only downside was the loudmouths on the other side of the room......not the fault of the restaurant.

Visited November 2012
Thank rubyclaire
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