Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tommybahama.com/
  • Phone: 8506541743
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Island Time Happy Hour 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for further information.
  • Entertainment: Please contact us for our Live Island Music Schedule.
  • Special Events: Join us for Island Time Happy Hour 4pm-7pm Everyday

Getting there

  • Public Transit: At the doorstep pickup and dropoff to and from the Sandestin Resort as well as surrounding hotels/vacation rentals.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin
Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and great food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (30)romantic (25)good for groups (25)kid-friendly (24)neighborhood gem (22)great for lunch (20)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (14)scenic view (8)great for brunch (8)late-night find (7)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Consistently Excellent
    MrBill
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Food was excellent -- as always. Try the scallop sliders. Your taste buds will love you. We have never had a bad meal at Tommy Bahama.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great waitress
    AutigerkmcVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    In Sarasota they substitute chicken for pork in the quesadillas. I was told they couldn't do it. I ordered the pork and ended up sending them back. Great attentive service since we had four children with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better dinner choices elsewhere
    geaux2dinah
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Canceled res at Marlin Grill to eat in the gazebo at TB with friends. Service was slow and we had inexperienced wait staff. Our food was good but our friends food was average at best - overcooked shrimp and ketchup & mayo served on hamburger when it is usually on the side. Staff seemed to not be knowledgeable with sauces & content. We will return for lunch in the future but not for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place has really changed
    BobRVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Tommy Bahama's/Destin used to be our 'must visit for dinner' place every time we visited Destin. No longer! The prices have gone up, the portions are smaller, and the food was not served hot. Not sure what has happened here, but things have changed. We had the Mahi Mahi and the portion was very small, and not served hot. The brocollini vegetables were tasteless and may have just been a garnishment -- not edible food. The Tuna Ahi appetizer, previously tacked tall -- is now a far smaller, less heaping portion. It will be awhile before we come back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Trip!!!
    Pink2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Amazing hamburgers! Nice and juicy. Service was horrible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PetalVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Second visit to the restaurant this trip to Destin. Excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!!!
    Elly829
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Initially, I did not know what to expect, I figured it was just another commercialized restaurant. Boy, was I wrong. I have eaten in the finest of restaurants, and Tommy Bahama's Sandestin will be added to that list. Service, food, and atmosphere were top notch! I would recommend stopping by this restaurant, if you are in the Destin area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL
    SHOEDIVA
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    WE HAD RESERV. AT 9:15 AND EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. OUR SERVER WAS "SHANE" HE MADE THE BEST SUGGESTIONS AND THEY WERE PERFECT. HE SUGGESTED DESERT AND MADE US A FRESH POT OF COFFEE TO GO ALONG WITH THE CAKE-PIE. THIS WAS OUR BEST DINNER EXPERIENCE DURING OUR WEEK LONG STAY IN DESTIN.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great again
    PetalVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    As always everything was great. Never had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tommy B
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great place for an anniversary dinner. Quiet, very good service, and great food bought to the table at the right temp. Really nice vacation restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Goat Cheese Appetizer
    eeeeats
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    GREAT restaurant. Goat cheese appetizer is a MUST GET. Absolutely wonderful
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Perfect service, magnificent food. A very very well run establishment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • beachlover7
    beachlover7VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I dinned at Tommy Bahamas again, maybe my 20-30th time in the past year. It is still my favorite restaurant and the whole experience was wonderful as always. So was the food, service and everything. I love your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    mcflippin
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was the best meal we had while staying in Destin. They were very accommodating to our large group. The shrimp and grits were to die for. And there are no words to describe the desserts. Will definitely be back on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for families
    Family2
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great good, wait staff was great with our kids. Fresh, healthy options for dinner as well as the obligatory cheeseburger and fries for the kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for great food
    Tigalig
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My family and I visit this restaurant every time we are in town. It's a great place with great ambience and food. But the service is really lacking. It's never been great but certainly not worth writing a review on, simply not their strong suit. This time, however, the service dropped a couple of notches from what was a already mediocre at best. The delay in the food and drinks was extended and two soups were served without spoons and no spoons to be found for a good three to five minutes each time. Then we had desserts without utensils as well. A high end restaurant presents high quality food and service. Visit Flemings or Ruth Chris in the area and see the difference. I love the casual atmosphere but the service needs improvement.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tommy Bahama's of Destin
    VacayDiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Tommy Bahama's of Destin was great. The food and service was excellent. After dinner we strolled into their clothing store and found some great items.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • upmarket cheese cake factory
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Vacation restaurant. Expensive, not great. Fish tacos were good, service was slow, drinks were strong.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • beachlover7
    beachlover7VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We love this restaurant. Its our favorite restaurant on this side of the state. its delicious and beautiful an very tropical.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    YummyMomma
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was my second visit and it was nothing short of fabulous! The waitstaff, food, drinks...everything!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Sevillachica
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    One of the only places that takes reservations in the Destin area which was great for our party of six. It was nice not having to wait. The food was yummy. My mom is still talking about her Hawaiian burger and everyone else's meal hit the spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Excellence
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Best restaurant in the area! The quality of food and service are unparalleled!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great Service
    PickyDiner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Tommy Bahamas was excellent. The atmosphere was wonderful...not too loud, live music playing and superb service. We ordered the Scallop Sliders, Blackened Fish Tacos, Thai Shrimp and Scallops and a Burger & Brew Special. All were very tasty. The only disappointment was the Sangria one person in our group ordered. The description sounds like there is the usual fruit in it like most sangrias have. But there was no fruit and only served over ice in a small glass. Would not order that again. Besides that, all was wonderful and we look forward to eating there again. We might even go just for dessert next time as they looked divine but we were full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Business Casual Lunch
    Terry
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service was great... Foot was outstanding... Nice environment for lite business and casual conversation etc. I will return for other luncheons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best in the area
    dnoonanVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was the best we had on our trip to the Sandestin area. Creative, imaginative and delicious and served in a great setting. Also they are extremely accommodating. One of my daughters is gluten intolerant while the other is extremely allergic to corn. They went out of their way not only to make sure their meals were safe but they were appetizing, plated to perfection and tasty. Great place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good and consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Have eaten here several times and the bar is always very active. Food is good and we keep coming back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret in Sandestin!
    cpas28
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    People often only think of Tommy Bahama's for the apparel, but this restaurant was such a pleasant surprise! The staff was incredibly nice and friendly, and did not rush us through our meal. Everything we ordered was so delicious... Portions were a bit large but be sure to save room for desert!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY SURPRISED
    QB17VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were very surprised at the quality of all dishes ordered by all guests in our party. We each had something different and all received glowing reviews. I personally had the Blackened Fish Tacos and they were fantastic. I will be back in the area in a couple of weeks and I will for sure stop in again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beachy Tommy Bahama fits the bill!
    TravelbearVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    How could you not have a good time here? Cheerful beach shirts on the staff, beautiful Colonial island decor, nice (but expensive) gift shop and happening bar scene. We dined here twice while in Destin. Both meals were a hit. Manager couldn't have been nicer. Fish was fresh, portions were great, key lime pie was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great service
    DeefromVAVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We love dining here. The food does not disappoint and service is always friendly. The desserts are delicious. The pineapple creme brulée is a must try!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food!
    Famof6VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We absolutely loved this place! The crab bisque is a must. The macadamia encrusted snapper was incredible and the key lime pie was one of the best we have ever had. The only negative is the noise level was pretty bad. Felt like we could not hear each other across the table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not disappoint
    NF614
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very accommodating. Great food. Clean. Friendly staff. Prompt service. Recommend online reservations for no wait (even in the busy season).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adult & Quiet and excellent menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We have eaten at this restaurant several times over the last few years. The atmosphere is adult with just the right amount of entertainment. Each time we go to Destin/SanDestin, the influence is to go to the local old established restaurants but each time we migrate back to Tommy Bahama's and have the best dining experience of any restaurant in the area. We would highly recommend this restaurant for a relazing and enjoyable dinner with an exceptionaly menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Familyfun
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Our hostess was very cordial and friendly. Our waitress very attentive and helpful with the menu. Food was delicious as always! We will definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Dining From Start to Finish!
    DinerOntheRoad
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My fiance and I came here for a nice dinner date while on vacation. We made reservations and were seated promptly. I was pleased with the plantation/home style of the restaurant. It was very comforting and welcoming. Our server Debbie was a true gem! She made our experience very enjoyable. Everything we had was divine. From The BBC drink for my fiance to the creme brulee in a hollowed out pineapple, we couldn't get enough of the place and can't wait to go back! The Crab Bisque is a must try for all. Definitely our favorite place in Destin...and we've tried quite a few!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place to eat.
    Foodies
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This was my 5th visit to Tommy Bahama Restaurant and they keep amazing me every time I go. Great atmosphere, great friendly service and the food is outstanding. A must go to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Kathy1218
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food is consistently good. We patron this restaurant about twice a month.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Surprise
    InTheHamVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    What a nice surprise! Sitting outside on a cool night in Destin was awesome. The drinks were very good and many were very original and interesting. Beer selection was OK in the bottle, but draft selection was poor. The service was good as our waitress was very energetic and knowledgeable about drinks and menu options. Food and drinks arrived quickly and well prepared. Everything we ordered was very good to outstanding. Tacos were a hit! Key Lime Pie was superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Destin!
    Smith
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great for dinner. Great menu. Great staff. We have eaten with Tommy 4 times this year, each time on a Wednesday night, and we don't even have one within 900 miles of our home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As good as you'd expect from Tommy
    2foodieLives
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Was here on vacation. Chose TB for my birthday dinner which was well noted by the very attentive service. Great ambience if you like Tommy Bahama of course. Food was delicious. TB restaurants seem an obvious success so don't understand why there aren't more of them - especially in Atanta. Come on Tommy, I'm waiting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 296 reviews are from the Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin reviews archive.