Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn

4.6
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615 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience2

The food should have been tastier for the price this restaurant charges. Anyway, we decided to eat at this restaurant because we thought the menu was good. AND WE THOUGHT THE MANAGER WOULD HONOR OUR OPEN TABLE REWARDS CARD AFTER OUR DINNER, BUT SHE WOULD NOT...EVEN THOUGH IT WAS LISTED ON OPEN TABLE'S SITE AS A PARTICIPATING RESTAURANT. We would have never chosen this restaurant if we couldn't afford to pay the high prices for their meals, but we did expect the manager to accept our MasterCard Open Table rewards card. In fact, we spent about $200.00 there, yet the manager made a big deal of not acceptable our card in front of our friends, and her restaurant co-workers. She embarrassed us, and she should be ashamed of herself for doing so...seriously, over $20.00...never again... and we definitely would not recommend!!!

RT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must do restaurant at least once while you’re on vacation. Just an excellent spot.

JL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic for special occasions. Look forward to returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentines

m
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly the place to go for a romantic evening! Will definitely be going back

TP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service, fantastic food! We went to celebrate a family birthday. Arrived just before sunset to beautiful views and smiles from the staff. Food was delicious with choices for everyone. One of its was gluten free and staff was very accommodating.

MR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Seafood was very good. Cowboy Ribeye steak was not cooked as ordered and had to be sent back. I was told Chef did not know how to cook meat to “medium-rare-plus”. Most chefs at better restaurants understand that terminology completely and accommodate customers. I was told I couldn’t order a $65 steak that way! I was disappointed and I ended up having to send the steak back because it was undercooked.

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service.

FE
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We all enjoyed our food and drinks. Two of us had the red fish special which was fantastic. Shrimp and grits were also very good. Service was good and when there was a mistake with our drinks they were quick to correct. All of the staff were friendly and seemed to really want us to enjoy our evening.

HS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always loved this restaurant, in that they take great pride in their food and service. Beachwalk will always be my favorite place on the emerald coast and I hope that if you’re ever in the area you take the time to make it a memorable experience and dine here 💖🍽🥂

N
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner for my husband in a beautiful setting.

OT
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our all time favorite place to eat in Destin. It never disappoints. The service is always impeccable and the food is divine. I had the grouper special and my husband had the beef medallion special topped with lobster. They were both amazing. For dessert we had the chocolate soufflé. Incredible!!! I love the cozy atmosphere inside during the colder months and the view from the outdoor dining area is breathtaking during nicer weather.

M
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, service was excellent, all meals were delicious. (Roasted beet salad, peppered tuna, snapper, beef short rib entrees). Will return when warmer to enjoy outdoor dining!

BN
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It surpassed my expectations. The beauty of the beach and the ability to access the beach were exceptional.
The welcome and assistance upon arrival was better than some major hotels we have visited.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Was really looking forward to this place after visiting here twice before. The lack of fresh seafood was disappointing and for the price the food was not executed as well as we had experienced in the past. Not sure if we’ll be back a fourth time. The location and view are unbeatable and the deserts are always delicious.

MB
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It remains a great destination. Weather cooperated and we were able to dine on the deck with the sound of the waves setting a delightful evening. Great food, excellent wine. A wonderful evening.

h
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The restaurant is cozy - an enjoyable atmosphere. We were not pleased with our entrees as they were both (one fish and one chicken) much too salty and the chicken was dry and over cooked. The service was pleasant but very slow.

ST
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. Can’t wait to come back again!

RD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Bad experience. Our order came out completely wrong. I didn’t even get my food until my husband was completely done with his food. The service was unpleasant and I will not be returning.

RO
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The seating was prompt, server was attentive, but not hovering.
Ambiance is always nice at the Cafe'
New chief since we were there last, so little changes in the food arrangement.
Entree was simply excellent.
The shared option, roasted brussels sprouts were a little late coming out with the food & were a little overly roasted, otherwise ok. The only part of the meal, that was just ok.
New York Style Cheesecake with a twist, interesting and very tasty.

JG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
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
9 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
56 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
17 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
Atlanta
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
3 reviews
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!