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“Super fresh fish!”
Review of Rum Runners

Rum Runners
Ranked #7 of 15 Restaurants in Sandestin
Price range: $5 - $28
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Voted "Best in Casual Dining 2012 / 2013 by Destin Magazine's Readers Poll, The Village of Baytowne Wharf is alive with energy, festive events, uplifting music, delicious food and spirits. No where is that more true than at Rum Runners®, Sandestin’s premier dining and live entertainment venue. Live music fills the air seven nights a week as crowds sing along and dance with the unmatched performers here at Rum Runners. Our award winning lunch and dinner menus keep customers coming back year after year to enjoy our magical creations including specialties such as, freshly prepared seafood, steaks, chicken, pasta; burgers and other sandwiches; salads; and a variety of appetizers.Never miss the big sporting event at Rum Runners with full sports packages available and every big game being shown on the many TV’s that fill the facility both inside and outside. We offer seating inside on two floors and outside seating on 4 patios and decks – there is not another place like it. Great memories are made at Rum Runners. The great food, live interactive entertainment, and unmatched atmosphere are the main attractions at Rum Runners. Nightly, the dynamic entertainers perform a variety of hit songs from the 60′s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00's as well as today's hits and focus heavily on audience participation. It is very common to hear the crowd singing the chorus of a song while the entertainers lead them on. The wide variety of music, audience participation, high energy level, and sheer FUN make Rum Runners the place to be with family and friends when visiting the Village of Baytowne Wharf! Corporate Events, Social Events, Birthday and Bachelorette parties are welcomed and encouraged!
Beverly Hills, California
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Super fresh fish!”
Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Service was a bit slow but the food worth waiting for. The blackened grouper is delicious, and the mahi tasty and nicely prepared. Good place to sit outside and people watch and listen to the outdoor concerts. Did not try any desserts but the drinks were strong and staff friendly.

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English first
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Decent food, strong drinks, poor service”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stopped by Rum Runners for lunch. The food was good, if not exceptional. There's not a lot of variety on the lunch menu, but I know that's pretty standard. I ordered one of their famous drinks with my lunch, and I wasn't disappointed. However, our server was not great. I am usually pretty patient and understanding about subpar service. I understand that sometimes things go wrong or things are missed. But our server was unfriendly, and that is something I don't make a lot of concessions for. I ordered the lobster bisque and it never came. The server didn't apologize, didn't even acknowledge the mistake. She didn't even smile at us once. We really felt like we were ruining her day by being there. She was sitting at another table in the restaurant eating; she would get up and check on us, then sit right back down. It was very off-putting. If it hadn't been for the service, I would've rated this at a 4 or 5. Bad service can ruin even the best meal.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank brookers528
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Cobb, Georgia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2012

2 stars due to our waitress being great. The place is hot. Helloo, a.c. ? the food is bland. The first set of entertainment was an acceptable John Mayer type. However the second set even slaughtered "The Muppet Show" theme song. Say no.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Lea1962
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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great entertainment”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Loved the rum runner drink and the cheesecake was to die for. The intertainment by Wes Heath was awesome, will be seeing him in the big time soon.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Bettina C
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice place for quick lunch”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Tried this place for a quick lunch when I was craving fried grouper. Got the coconut shrimp and fried grouper sandwich to go and both were tasty and fresh. This is not a fancy place but for a quick lunch in a beachy setting they are great. As I said, I got mine to go - the place didn't look terribly crowded but the wait staff didn't seem overly motivated; however, the bar tender took my order and got it to me quickly. Overall, a nice place for lunch. We didn't have dinner here but their outdoor concerts are nice as well.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Betty R
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