Good for typical beach restaurant
We were on vacation and happy to get a table for our large group. The food was good and service staff was attentive.
3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable spot
Havr visited on three separate trips. Excellent every time. Even the chicken sandwich is fantastic. The kids meals were impressive.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was good, not spectacular.
Food was good, not spectacular. Waiter was most accommodating. Very nice facility.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently excellent food
Consistently excellent food and good service regardless of location. Always a bit pricey but that's to be expected during seasonal peaks (spring break, summer vacations). I've never been disappointed.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Seated very quickly (had a reservation). Sat by an open door to the patio, which provided a nice breeze. Server was attentive without being overbearing, and was knowledgeable of the menu. Crab soup and crab cakes were some of the best we have had. Fish entrees were very good: blackened fish tacos, beer battered fish, and Reuben fish sandwich. Even the kids' Mac and cheese was really good (but should have been for the price). We would definitely go back.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
There are few restaurants
There are few restaurants that we'd drive more than an hour to get to. This one goes on that list.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dinner at Tommy
We enjoyed our dinner at Tommy Bahama's, though it was pricey for the quality. We felt the kid's meals were very overpriced (the list price does not include drinks - so our daughter had a plate of macaroni and cheese with no sides and a lemonade -and before tax and tip that came out to $11.50!). We sat in the bar area during Happy Hour to receive the specials, and our bill still came to about $75 before tip (for two kids and two adults), and we ordered some of the cheapest items on the menu (for example, I had a cup of soup and one happy hour appetizer, which were both excellent). We enjoyed the ambience and the steel drums. There were mistakes on our check, which our server corrected when we pointed them out.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We invited a couple from Fort
We invited a couple from Fort Walton to join us for dinner. The food was great, along with the award winning dessert. We did find it to be a little noisy but would not prevent us from dining again.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good as always...
This is about our 6th dining experience at the San Destin Tommy Bahamas - food and atmosphere are always great. We've never been disapointed by the food or service. Your ribs are absolutely outstanding!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my new favorite restaurant . I feel good when I am there, and the service and food are fantastic. A little pricey, so I will go every few months, but I love it!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, ambiance, & service!
Great food, ambiance, & service! Limited vegetarian options for one diner, but all was good! Was a bit noisy as well!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food - don't bring your kids
Tommy Bahama is upscale - especially for the beach. The food is pricey but very worth it. However, it is not a place for young children. Two tables close by had unhappy kids who were howling. Not exactly the reason I put on a dress and spent big $$$ for our last night at the beach. The restaurant should consider a family section. The noise level is high even without the crying children. Food, however, was great. Service was attentive. Loved the standard TB decor/atmosphere.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. Only
Great food and service. Only downfall is sitting outside and all the kids playing in the courtyard. It seems like most parents wanted a nice meal but wanted their kids to be distracted and playing by themselves away from the table. Kids were loud and parents paid no attention about others trying to enjoy their dinners.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overly Solicitous Waiter
Service at TB's was good - too good. Our waiter appeared at our table far too often and, as waiters do, interrupted us each time. There should be a happy medium so that diners who wish to enjoy each others' company are not constantly having to stop their conversation to answer the waiter. He reached in front of us to remove an empty plate or serve a drink. That's just rude. He should have served from the side instead of reaching in front of us. Other than that, the service was fine and he got our orders correct, plus he thoughtfully supplied fresh silverware for our desserts, so my gripe is pretty minuscule. All in all, though, we enjoyed our dining experience at TB's and would gladly return - but with a different waiter.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time dining at Tommy Bahamas, and we absolutely loved it! It will definitely be a favorite stop every time we visit.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as always!
We visit the beach every year and always go to TB for a couple of meals. Everyone should give it a try.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really loved the drinks, food,
Really loved the drinks, food, and our waiter, however the reason why we can't give it five stars is because of the long wait for the drinks and food. Even though it was real busy it took way too long to get drinks and our food after ordering, regardless of how busy it was. It took 30 mins. for drinks and a hour for our food after ordering, not acceptable. As crazy as it may sound I will and have recommended this restaurant to our friends and would and will go back.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good, waitress was very helpful and made some good recommendations.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to Destin every year. I'm not big on chains, but this is one of my favorite meals each vacation. It's expensive, but it is excellent!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat in Destin area.
We had another great meal while on vacation this week. Really one of our favorites in an area with lots of seafood restaurants. Service was excellent with a very attentive waiter.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
First timer here. Food was very good; I had a roasted chicken & mango salad, absolutely delicious with loads of chicken, and my daughter had cheeseburger sliders off the kids menu (yes, there is a kids menu, I couldn't confirm that on this board prior). Service was ok; my perception is that the staff is still "in training", or they hire folks that are new to high-end service. Ambience was very good; we sat outside next to the courtyard. This courtyard is beautiful, but it absolutely does attract families with young kids. Those cuties are running up into the dining area of the restaurant. It's cute, but goodness sakes, the restaurant should close-up the access to the outdoor dining area from the courtyard.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our "go to" restaurant. Always great in dining room or the bar. Food is always excellent
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have always ate here around
I have always ate here around my birthday! great food and can not beat the battered cocoanut shrip and the pina collada cake!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stopped at Tommy Bahama's on a recommendation from friends. They did not steer us wrong on this selection. Our party of four was seated promptly and presented menu's. It took a few minutes for our server to show up but he had several big parties at that time.
Our drink orders and app. were taken. The fresh bread was warm and the butter was somewhat unique with a touch of nutmeg.
The appetizer (2 crab cakes and slaw) came and the four of us enjoyed it.
The dinners were a shrimp/scallop, 2 grouper, and a petite filet. All were presented nicely, and all four enjoyed the dinner.
We split a Key Lime wedge. Yummy!
Two thumbs up!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fish! Great Drinks!
We read the reviews and made our reservations. For cocktails, you've got to try the cucumber smash. It's a very refreshing drink (and not too sweet). We had the swordfish, and the macadamia crusted snapper. They were delicious!
We will come back.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our time there
We felt the prices were a bit high but my fish tacos were delicious and fresh. The noise level made conversation difficult We had a table of 8 and had to ask the waiter to repeat herself at the other end of the table. The service was outstanding. She was very helpful with suggestions. The atmosphere was very pleasant and comfortable. This place would definitely have to be a "splurge" event
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a hit!
Love Tommy Bahamas! I'ts consistently good and always fun!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice family dinner
We recently dined here on our annual Labor Day trip to Sandestin. We'd had such a fun day that our dinner was later than usual. We took our 14 and 9 year old children to Tommy Bahama's for a 9:15 dinner. The restaurant was not packed and we were seated on time. Our server, Gail, was out of this world. The ambiance was very laid back, as any beachy restaurant should be. The macadamia crusted goat cheese appetizer is a must have. My only complaints are the lack of seafood options on the kids menu (my son ended up with the chicken fingers which he said were good) and not many gluten free options. I had the roasted vegetable dinner with grilled shrimp and it was delicious. Definitely not a cheap date night but was a good experience.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visit the Sandestin area at least 3 times a year and Tommy Bahama's is always at the top of our list. The fish taco's are the best we've ever had. The drinks, the bread, the soup, the desserts....wow! I am so glad we found this place years ago. It never disappoints.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our last night on our first trip to Destin, we chose this restaurant. It was a nice find. We found ourselves taking pics before we even sat at our table. The hostess was amazing- so pleasant and welcoming, with warm conversation and engagement.
Our waiter was also very pleasant. The food was good, we both chose seafood options. Dessert choices were even better- we went with a coconut cake, but we could have gone with any.
We would definitely return on our next trip to Destin.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tommy Bahamas is a favourite restaurant so when we were in Sandestin on vacation it was an automatic choice.
On arriving we were shown to a table that was a little cramped but it was no trouble at all for the front of house to move us somewhere more comfortable.
Our server was fantastic - nothing was too much trouble, when I asked if they still had my favourite cocktail (they didn't) she remembered it's key components and came up with something just as lovely. There was no argument when we asked to share a dessert and she was attentive all evening. The quality of the food was up to the TB high standard as you would expect - pulled pork and Grouper sandwiches both cooked perfectly.
A great evening in a great restaurant!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was not blown away
My wife and I went there for our anniversary, overall the food was good nothing spectacular. It was pretty slow maybe due to the weather or the off season but you could see the energy level represented in the staff. My wife had the Kobe burger and ordered it medium and it came out with more pink than she expects from medium I would also say it came out closer to M/R. I had the scallops and shrimp thai style it was very good and I was very happy. the deserts looked very nice we shared a chocolate cake. Nothing to rave about but it was good and big. We actually stopped at Flemings for a glass of wine prior and thought that would have been much more appropriate for our occasion.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well Done Rare Treat
Dined with my girlfriend and was blown away by the Seasonal Chef Menu. Great staff and Mario, the GM, came and greeted us and to thank us for our patronage. Bravo!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our fave in Sandestin!
Great food with even better personal service! Our favorite dining experience in Sandestin...one server even remembered us from our last visit, which was over a year ago! Great experience overall.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a table for 4 with a toddler on the terrace. The manager took care of everything himself and we had a great server throughout the evening.
The food was excellent and we enjoyed the special cocktails and very reasonably priced Pinot Grigio as well.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
What is the Fish of the Day?
The crab bisque was wonderful as always. A little disappointed that Tommy Bahama’s is using a less costly and farm raised fish in their fish tacos. It is strange to have a restaurant located in one of the most famous sports fishing places in the world and use an imported fresh water fish.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Tommy Bahama is fantastic. It is one of our favorite places to eat in San Destin. Everything about it is great ... The food, the service and the atmosphere.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall great dining experience.
This is a regular go-to for us. Sometimes we have a sitter and go without kids, but we have taken our 5 young Children on many occasions and they love it. Consistently great food and lovely service. Nothing too fancy or crazy on the menu, but beautifully presented and well done every time. Great cocktails and desserts as well.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had 10 people in our group. Food came out all together no on had to wait.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM