Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn

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594 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Beach Walk Café, known as the “Most Romantic Dining Experience in Destin,” is located inside the Henderson Park Inn. (Please note, all diners at Beach Walk Cafe must be 13 or older. )
Enjoy unobstructed views of the Gulf overlooking more than a mile of the world’s most beautiful and secluded beaches with spectacular sunset views.

In this idyllic private setting Beach Walk Café features an intimate atmosphere with dining available inside, with a cozy fireplace and magnificent views of the coast and outside on the verandas of the Inn overlooking the emerald waters of the Gulf. A favorite with locals and tourists alike, Beach Walk Café is known for its meticulous service, innovative cuisine and a stunning, unparalleled view.

Enjoy the freshest local seafood, steaks, venison, pasta and more with an array of special accompaniments, sumptuous desserts and an extensive wine list.
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JG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, gorgeous view, beet salad, purple potato gnocchi and red fish were superb!

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, fantastic views, wonderful food. Couldn’t have asked for a better date night location.

KS
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from our server to the food to the wine to the desert was top notch!!!

ES
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The location and dining area were fantastic. The food and service was disappointing. We both had different steaks. Each were cooked beautifully on the inside, but the outside had mistaken burnt for seared. Each bite tasted like ash. The food also took too long to produce. The table next to us arrived after us and left before we even had our main course. It was a nice evening, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

BQ
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've ever eaten in an absolutely stunning location.

G
Tallahassee
52 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Have been to this restaurant several times in the past and it always been very good. On our last visit we were disappointed in the quality of the food. We are very familiar with Tim Creehan recipes and usually order the same thing. The Tuna just was just not the SAME and the grouper Vince had been changed and included and a potato patty. It seemed to be deep fried. We have been followers of Tim's recipes for at least 10 years. I would have to say the prices are extremely high for the quality of the food. Sorry for the review but we hope our next visit will be better.

BC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wait staff very personable and accommodating. Atmosphere was small and intimate.

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Was not what we read on internet.
Just ok but very expensive.

PG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Rochelle!
Best service with a smile!
Manager Michael McIntosh is observant and on the spot!
5 Stars for sure!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary and it couldn’t have gone better!

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for a date night while we were on our beach trip. I had read the reviews before we went, so I had no doubt it was going to be amazing. It absolutely was! Our server recommended the very best dishes and we enjoyed every bite! We had the eggplant appetizer, the fish and steak specials for our entrées and the Keylime pie for dessert. Everything was unbelievably delicious!

BH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

New Management, New Chef but the worst meal and service we have experienced at the restaurant. We have been eating at Beachwalk for years, this was the worst meal I have had. Definitely not worth the money.
The appetizer was crab cakes, very thin and drowned in sauce. Horrible.
The Tuna was ordered Rare, it was served Medium. The waitress noticed but said nothing until it was taken from the table uneaten.
The Dessert was a disaster, Cream Brûlée glazed top was like peanut brittle and could hardly be broken with the spoon.
THIS WILL BE OUR LAST DINNER UNTIL THEY GET A NEW MANAGER AND CHEF.

CA
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was great and very knowledgeable. It was the perfect dinner for our anniversary.

TM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and peaceful location on the water. Great for a date night or special occasion. The meal was not overpriced but was expensive; however, there was plenty of food. Not one of those minimalist plates. I would go again.

LT
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three old friends made the trek from our rental in Santa Rosa to the Beach Walk Café for dinner. It is located in the Henderson Park Inn next to the Henderson State Park. Rochelle waited on us and made us feel quite special. Drinks and dinner were delicious, as was the key lime pie for dessert. I have been to this restaurant each of the last several times I have visited the Florida panhandle, and I have never been disappointed. The gift of a rose to each lady topped off our evening there. I highly recommend this wonderful establishment.

d
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent. Staff is wonderful and the location can’t be beat. One of our favorite places in Destin.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

L
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level depends on the wind and waves!! Outstanding food and service

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Beautiful scenery and the food was excellent!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was delicious, service was excellent and atmosphere was perfect!

TS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, good food, a perfect sunset. Can’t do much better than that.

MM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Wife and I went here for a date night during our family vacation to Destin. What a treat! Setting, service, food, ambiance....all excellent. A little pricey but definitely the best dining experience we had in Destin. Very romantic and peaceful. I give it my highest recommendation.

MT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The deck view was beautiful! The food was delicious. The servers were very good, but it took forever for our food to come out. When you’re from a different zone, that’s tough.

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and right on the beach. We are staying in this cute bed and breakfast. Everything has been perfect about our entire stay. But the restaurant was delicious. Our server Coralz was very attentive and perfect!

K
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful, romantic, delicious absolutely perfect evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the moment we walked in until we left. Family of 4 that didn't want to get in the mess at any of the other restaurants, made a reservation and 30 mins later we were having a great dinner. We were probably a touch under dressed, but no problem. We got the same excellent service from a very accommodating staff. Solid wine selection and the food was very good. Wish we had gone a little earlier for the sunset here. Will definitely go back.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here when visiting Florida, and we would go back again, the place was very nice and it was an excellent experience.

OT
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was ok, not great. Best part of the meal was the sunset.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect!
Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We enjoyed the made in house dessert and the rose was a special touch!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, Excellent food, excellent views! Best restaurant on the coast!

b
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. On a nice evening this is absolutely the best outdoor restaurant in Destin. Watch beautiful sunsets next to Henderson Park. Totally awesome place.

TT
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beachwalk Cafe is our favorite spot to eat in Destin. The atmosphere is great and the food is even better. Don’t miss it for anytime dining or special occasions.

DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

After all of the reviews I read I was expecting a bit more. The food was average at best and the wrong dessert was brought to me. The gentleman who was our waiter was just ok... seemed to be in a rush to take our order.

VI
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 10 Anniversary everything was Perfect AWSOME food service ambiance Highly recommend

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They way food should be served! We loved our experience from start to finish. Everything was just perfect and our waitress Carlie was just the sweetest. Get the butterfinger cheesecake.

NM
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fabulous. It's a must to dine here whenever you are in the Destin area. The view is indescribable. The staff and management go over and beyond to make sure you have a wonderful dining experience. And the food is superb...simply amazing.

OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining at the Henderson Beachwalk Inn was spectacular. It was our first time there. Views outstanding, staff exceptional and food, divine. We are coming back with our family to do the “toes in sand” dining. Can’t wait. If you’ve not tried this place, you must. It’s an experience you’ll remember.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely the best part of our trip, service is outstanding and the food is even better!!

GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The view from the porch overlooking the beach at sunset for dinner was so beautiful! But,It was too hot - wished they had more fans! I would definitely go back on a cooler night!

TI
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night at the Beach Walk Cafe was a tremendous experience. Michael McIntosh has done fantastic job of creating a "Best of the Beach" experience. When you arrive in your vehicle , you're met by a friendly extremely helpful Parking Valet. Once inside the ambiance of the Henderson Inn is "full on beach" beautiful. Our server and now friend Candice was simply amazing, friendly and knowledgeable of all aspects of the menu, except the wine menu. If you're inquiring about wine, ask to have Michael come over and assist with a "pairing" of your wine to your dinner. Michael's pick for us was rare and spectacular.
The view is knock your socks off gorgeous, if you love "Sea Oats, white sand and blue green water, then you're in for a treat.