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“Smells like old beer. Service was horrible.”
Review of Rum Runners

Rum Runners
Ranked #8 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!
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stopped in a couple of weeks ago for food and a drink, to walk out with nothing. Firstly, the smell is horrible. The smell reminded me of Bourbon Street on a hot day after a really busy night. We moved throughout the bar to find that the smell persisted. Based on the overall lack of cleanliness, we elected NOT to have food only to find that we were waiting forever for the bartender to even offer to serve us a drink. This would be expected if it was busy..but there were literally ten people in the joint. Don't waste your time.

Thank Adam W
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Matt E, Owner at Rum Runners, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Oh No - you got us during a rare embarrassing time when the plumber was working on an emergency drainage problem in our section of The Baytowne Village. We really don't smell like that - Really! Sometimes when ones nose smells that not so fresh smell it can influence their other senses, as we have an outstanding positive record of official inspections and high standards of cleanliness.

Regarding the bartender that day, due to the onsite work he apparently was being pulled in several directions. We apologize for the delay of service you encountered and hope that you return so we can show you our normal high quality value of food, drinks, and atmosphere, coupled with exceptional live entertainment.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile


typical piano bar, nothing special. Can get very crowded. Ok bushwackers if you order w/ a floater. Wings were pretty good.

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Thank sd316
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Matt E, Owner at Rum Runners, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Glad to hear you enjoyed out beverages and wings at Rum Runners. We have now been providing great Dueling Piano interactive fun in The Village of Baytowne Wharf for over 10 years strong. The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort attracts people from all over the world who come to enjoy Florida's Emerald Coast and all the great things it has to offer!

Our place gets crowded for a reason - people have a great time partying with us! Thanks for your comments - they are very important to us and appreciated!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We frequented this place several times the yummy food, great live music and atmosphere! We loved the crawfish tails and carribean egg roll! We can't wait to vacation here again!!!

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Thank nickel5
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

great drinks ,great atmosphere ,great place to hnagout ,love this place had a awsome time, will definatly be back next year

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Thank Steve L
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

It started out fun, food was okay. Then the piano started playing and wow did the WASTED people come out. A man began harassing us to dance he at one point tried to steal snatch a drink out of my friends hand and told us we were all going to hell for not dancing with his mom who was given 5 years to live. After security told him he would he kicked out of he didn't leave us alone that stopped. About 15 minutes later a women in her 60's began throwing up all over her table and floor. This place is spring break meets retirement home. I was shocked and I'm young and like to party! Avoid this place after 7pm

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Thank britbrith
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