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“Quality bar staff and great guitar player”
Review of Rum Runners

Rum Runners
Ranked #6 of 15 Restaurants in Sandestin
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
“Quality bar staff and great guitar player”
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Had weekend business in the area and decided to stay in baytowne wharf for the convenience. Stumbled upon the first place I saw (rumrunners) that looked decent for a cold beer and bite to eat, which I am glad I decided to stop! Sat at the bar and had impeccable recommendations from the yankee bartender. I decided to go with the Hawaiian chicken wrap (her favorite) and a sweet water 420. Food was good, but I prefer my fries a bit more crispy. The guitar player was superb, he knew old and new songs. As the night went on the restaurant got more busy which put more weight on the 2 barmaids. They truly work their tails off and also deal with rude incompetent people. The piano players were ok.. very loud and not as upbeat as the guitar player. I would highly recommend stopping by this place if you're ever staying in the area. I will be a returning customer for sure.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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“Good, Lazy Entertainment Option in Baytowne Wharf”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

It's my second visit to Rum Runners; both have been for the same reason and I think that's why I like it there so much.

We stopped twice. First was afternoon drinks on the patio outside where we enjoyed a beer and then went inside to hear the music and have another drink. A singer was strumming on his guitar and providing a good environment for the cloudy, but warm afternoon. They had attentive service with one slight negative and that is we got the distinct feeling they were trying to talk us into staying for food.

The second visit was at night after dinner. Once again, music was playing and the place was pretty full (spring break). It was a lively atmosphere and we had three rounds of drinks running the gamut from beer to frozen drinks. We had a party of six adults.

In neither visit did we have food, so I cannot comment on that. We liked the drink options at a fair price and the live music was a plus.

  • Visited April 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Really great experience”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Been to many restaurants in Baytown Wharf but never tried Rum Runners. Awesome experience! Really great service, food and atmosphere! Had calamari and it was awesome for an appetizer. Very fresh and not tough with an awesome sauce. Followed by fresh fish of the day - grouper blackened. Not over cooked. Moist and extremely good. The key lime cheesecake was amazing. Actually we were pleasantly surprised how good everything was. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited April 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Happening Place”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Live music - The place was packed every night and always looked like a good time. Had dinner there and the food and service was excellent. Wish we would have eaten there a few nights because it was hard to decide what to get. Definitely where all the action was.

  • Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Did not enjoy”
Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I'm pretty sure the $12 burger was a Bubba burger. The waitress was rude and seemed to forget we existed. The piano players wouldn't play a requested song unless they we're tipped $5 and those who did tip $5 or more only heard "we don't know how to pay that". Waist of time and money.

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