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“So glad we found it!”

Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
Ranked #10 of 306 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi is a locally owned seafood and sushi restaurant overlooking the Historical Destin Harbor. Jackacuda's name resides from a famous fishing hole located 34 miles Southwest of the Destin Harbor at 30'04.250N and 87'02.125W. Jackacudas is a new full service restaurant and sushi bar that specializes in fresh, locally-sourced seafood and products to provide our guests with classic gulf coast seafood dishes with new south culinary preparation. The main focus is to create raving fans by providing high quality consistent food at a great value, while becoming an important part of the community. We focus on building professional relationships with vendors and empowering our employees to become professional hospitality ambassadors.
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“So glad we found it!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our group had a great experience. We got a table right outside and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Despite our server not knowing most of the answers to our questions (maybe he was new?) he was cheerfully willing to find out things for us. They have your typical SoWal type fare, but also some other offerings like grouper tacos and sushi. We had both of those and they were delicious, no complaints at all! Kids meals were pricier than some places so I doubt that we will go here when we come back in the late summer with our kids.

We had the outside table furthest from the band, otherwise it may have been a problem to hear as they were a bit loud.

No wait on a Monday night in early June.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank motheringingrace
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Do not sit outside when band is playing”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

The food portions were small for the price. LOUD live music do not sit outside
cannot have conversation with anybody have to shout.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Richard H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing seafood/sushi at the Destin Harbor”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was our first time visiting Jackacudas since they opened and I'll tell you, the owners couldn't have done a better job with the renovation/remodel/rebranding from the Crazy Lobster! The decor and interior design is leaps and bounds better than the previous establishment. We tried several different appetizers including the Firestix and Yellowtail Ceviche Balls which were very, very tasty. My fiancé is a sushi fanatic and she couldn't stop raving about the Backdown roll and the Zolie roll. I had the Grilled Grouper special and it was out of this world. To top it off, we had the Flourless Chocolate Cake which was also amazing. Throw in the live band jamming on the back deck and we pretty much had a perfect evening. All in all, the staff, food and atmosphere of Jackacudas is second to none in the Destin area and you are truly missing out if you don't give it a try!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Brian C
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Graham, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Average food, service, atmosphere”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The place is located on the Harborwalk, which makes it convenient. Unfortunately, it also makes it pretty expensive. We don't mind paying a premium when the food is special, but it was nothing extraordinary.

Our waitress was nice enough, but the hostesses were a bit less than accommodating. Three members of our group arrived 10 minutes later than the rest. The hostesses told them to "go look for them" when they said they were meeting us. Big restaurant and we were in the back , so not easy to find. Just seemed to be a rude greeting.

Can't give less than 3 stars based solely on the hostesses, but we wouldn't seek the place out again and won't recommend it to friends.

Thank Michael H
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food In a touristy setting”
Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Started having reservations about coming here when we walked in and like no one was there. Turns out everybody was sitting outside along the marina. They had a band playing which gave a nice atmosphere and the service was good. The food was the star of the show, however. I had red snapper, my husband had a trigger fish special, and our daughter had the fish tacos. She loved the tacos and we thought the fish was some of the best we've had. Overall a nice dining experience.

1 Thank Jane R
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