About Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn

Beach Walk Café, known as the “Most Unique Dining Experience in Destin”, is located inside the Henderson Park Inn. 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.

Beach Walk Henderson Park is for patrons 13 years of age and older.

2700 Scenic Hwy 98
Destin, FL 32541
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week: 5:30 pm till 8:30 pm

Cross Street:
Matthew Blvd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(850) 650-7100

Website:
http://www.beachwalkcafe.com/

Catering:
850-650-7100

Parking Details:
Complementary valet parking nightly.

Executive Chef:
Joe Marlow

Private Party Facilities:
We offering Private Dining for Christmas Parties from November 26-December 31 for parties of 25 of less.

Private Party Contact:
Tommy Bucek: (850) 650-7100

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (4)
Scenic View (4)
Waterfront (4)
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Romantic (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Incredible. Simply lovely and a quiet setting for my husband and I to enjoy an evening. Our server suggested several items which we enjoyed, however the Grouper Vince really stole the show. Between the two of us, we ordered a lovely bottle of Pinot Noir, shared the Kung poa shrimp appetizer, each ordering a spinach salad and a caprese salad. Meals included the lamb chops and the grouper. I am not a huge fan of fish dishes, but this tied with one of the best dinners I have ever had. Ending with creme brûlée and keg lime pie, neither of us were dismayed in any way. A very intimate setting with a wonderful server who knew the menu and the items well. Fantastic recommendations and a wonderful evening which ended in a single rose handed to me by the staff. You have won over this worldly travelled and her fussy husband. We will return, gladly.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food was amazing. Detail and thought was put into every dish. They were very accommodating to gluten free and vegetarian needs. Mitchell our server provided excellent service. This is some place I would come to every time I am in Destin. It is right on the water and has a wonderful atmosphere.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn was absolutely fantastic! The food was great - we both had the filet mignon. It was so tender and tasty. The setting is so beautiful and dining room comfortable. Our server, Dustin S, really took care of us. It was our wedding anniversary and Dustin even arranged to have a rose brought to my wife. He didn't miss a beat. He was there to pour our wine at the perfect time. It was our first visit. We cannot wait to come again!

We are also looking forward to spending some time at the Inn itself. It is beautiful!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We dined at Beach Walk for a late anniversary celebration. We arrived early and there was not a problem seating us early. The server greeted us promptly and was very pleasant during the entire meal. The food was excellently prepared. We order desserts and one was complimentary for our anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

our second visit and was one again disappointed fod quality for the price

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This was our best dining experience while vacationing in Destin. The service was excellent The food was superb. And the view was fabulous. We will definitely dine there on our next visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We arrived early and had a drink on the deck overlooking the water. Beautiful setting. Every dish, from appetizer to salad to entrée to dessert, was terrific. While our server was knowledgeable and efficient, she was a bit to-the-point. It did not deter us from enjoying our meal. We will be back the next time we're in the area.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2017

5 stars from the minute I sat down. Best butternut squash bisque, fresh bread, spinach salad , grilled mahi mahi and French pressed coffee with the freshest key lime pie❤❤ service excellent. Perfect martini and excellent wine choice. All around best meal all week. No wonder ranked #1 in Destin.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great service and great wood. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions. The food and service and staff are excellent and the views of sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico make this establishment even more special. We can't say enough about the consistently wonderful , beautifully presented plates of the most delicious food anywhere! We will be back again soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (México)·Dined on March 27, 2017

I understand why "Beach Walk" is the #1 restaurant in Destin. If you are looking for a small
restaurant with first class food and view this is where you should eat. We were staying at the
Henderson Inn and the food was so outstanding that we ate there 3 nights. The duck was the best that we had ever had and the spinach salad was just on point. It was so nice and quiet
and that made dining unique for Destin. Outdoor seating is also available.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Always great food & service.
Especially good cosmos & other drinks.
Beautiful beachfront dining.
Not for kids.
A definite break from all the fried foods at the beach.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on March 24, 2017

This was the absolute best dining experience I've ever had with my family! The staff members were so courteous and genuinely welcoming. I ordered lobster for dinner, & it was prepared to perfection! I did, however, have a "not so good" bed of rice with my meal. The rice consisted of a combination of over, and under cooked texture. It was a small disappointment for such an amazing evening, and honestly the ONLY NEGATIVE experience that my Mother, sisters and I had. Henderson Park Inn is definitely worthy of another three hour drive for dinner, & we anticipate our next dining experience there!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Was so excited to eat here! However, the food was a disappointment compared to the reviews we read. The sauces were flavorful but too heavy for the seafood. The grouper was old and tasted fishy. We asked for our desserts to go and found out when we got back to our place that the Key Lime Pie was replaced with the cheesecake. We were so bummed! The service was good and our server enthusiastic. But that didn't make up for the average meal and the mistake with the dessert. Will not return.

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 (Naples)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Location and staff were great. We had an excellent waitress. She even surprised me with a dark rum cocktail...the Roosevelt!
As others have reviewed the venison was excellent. My pork chop was carefully prepared and arrived juicy! Unfortunately the soup bisque was served Luke warm, the carrot/courgette accompaniment to the beef was over salted, and the potato purée was also Luke warm. My purée contained a piece of crinkled plastic, which was described to me as the inside of a piping bag. Of course it was returned to the kitchen. The maitre d' hotel dealt with the issue with great professionalism. We were offered a replacement entree ( I declined) , and instead received a dessert on the house, along with adjustment to the bill including a $30 promo deduction. He stated that the restaurant held itself to a high standard.
The banana cream dessert, though impressive to behold, had a very poor pastry crust, and the cream was over sweet with not enough bananas. I did enjoy the nutmeg grated on top. The creme brûlée was average/good.
I believe every restaurant deserves a second chance....we all have off days. I will certainly visit again and recommend you try it out. The sunset view over the gulf is worth the gas! I would just encourage the staff to be attentive to the rising of the blinds when safe to do so...after all the sunset is one of the major attractions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Exceptional dining experience with an incredible view. service, atmosphere, food quality.....all perfect. Entire family enjoyed the meal. A definite must for fine dining while in Destin.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on March 16, 2017

My wife and I recently visited for our 5th anniversary, and we can't say enough about this establishment. Complimentary valet, wonderful service, fantastic food (red snapper and ribeye), and the perfect ambiance and setting for our special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value, Scenic View
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Excellent food, if what you want is not on the menu, the chef will try and create it for you. But the menu choices were superb .... Wine list excellent and service phenomanal. The view of the gulf and the sunset was spectacular. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening for my wife and I. 😎

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We arrived an hour earlier than our reservation on accident. The host was so sweet. I think we waited about 10 minutes, long enough for a waitress to get us two drinks, and he seated us. By the window as I had originally asked. The food was wonderful. They had little arancinis with goat cheese and lemon. Very good. My husband had the fish special and I had the ribeye. Neither of us finished our meals since they were large portions but they were so good. They also gave us a very large slice of chocolate cake for my husbands birthday to go, since we were so full. Our waitress was very sweet and efficient.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Such a wonderful evening. Our server Dustin was fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Mobile)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Delicious seafood dinner with a window seat and a great view of the beach. Our waiter brought us artisan bread with a Parmesan herb and olive oil for dipping. We finished the meal with a slice of banana cream pie which was large enough to share. The waiter gave me a rose before I left the restaurant. What a nice touch to end our dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Great view! Very romantic and cozy. Food excellent!!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 21, 2017

We arrived on a stormy night and the valet was there to usher us into the restaurant with an umbrella in hand. thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 16, 2017

This is a great restaurant connected to The Henderson Park Inn B&B. Stayed at the B&B and ate at the restaurant on three occasions and every dinner was excellent. The menu is varied and one could eat here several times in a row and not get tired of eating there!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Outstanding as always!!! My son and I have been coming here for 6 years in celebration of his bday, I have never had a complaint or issue ever in all these years. We usually have a steak or some type of meat...exceptional everytime.
Amazing setting as well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2017

We had a great time. Was recommended as a local go to place while we were vacationing in Destin. fantastic highly recommend

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Seriously what's not to like. Amazing service (bar none). Attentive to every detail. Great food with quality ingredients . Romantic ambience. I'd recommend the inn and the restaurant without hesitation. Well done Henderson inn. You stand out from the pack .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 4, 2017

This restaurant is unique in Destin as it is not a seafood or beach shack. Classy ambiance and lovely setting. However, although the food was good, it was neither outstanding nor particularly imaginative. The service was OK but could have been a little more attentive. I must qualify this review to state that we often dine at fine restaurants and therefore set the bar high. This is a good place to dine in Destin for a quiet meal with lovely surroundings, but do not expect it to compete with the finer restaurants found in Florida's larger cities. Given the local competition, I would return if I return to Destin.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We enjoyed a very special evening celebrating a birthday. The overall experience was excellent. The food was served with great eye appeal and very good. Our waitress [Adeline] was outstanding with a smile always on her face, and very attentive. We will return soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Beautiful beach location. Staff were awesome and the sunset views were gorgeous. Quiet dinning for adults and the chef's specialties were wonderful.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Quaint place on the beach. Waitress very pleasant, food was great. Grouper excellent!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Always special at Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn. Most romantic spot in NWFL. Food is always fabulous, ambiance the best. Betty, our server, made us feel like King and Queen. You are never rushed at the Beachwalk. With our Groupon we couldn't have asked for a better value. The BWHPI continues to be the place.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 20, 2017

We have love Beach Walk in the past and have spent many a fine dining experience here. But tonight was somewhat of a disappointment because the food seems a little less exciting. It was a little overseasoned and just not up to what we had considered their high standards. Maybe it was an off night. It was just kind of "eh". The service and ambiance is still amazing and the rose presented to each lady is a thoughtful touch, but it will probably be awhile before we come back. If you have never been, go, if you've been there before, maybe wait until they "refresh" their menu. . .

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 20, 2017

From the time we walked in the door, the service was awesome. The food was great, the wine was great and the desert was delish. We highly recommend!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Beach Walk Henderson Inn is a very lovely gem unique to the Destin food scene in its ambiance and location in lovely Henderson Inn. The food was excellent. We went earlier than our usual dinner time to see the sunset - great view. The room is cozy and a great place for a quiet dinner. The service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Great food. Beautiful presentation. Wonderful atmosphere.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Great food..excellent service..and lovely ambience...great for a special occasion or romantic dining

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 21, 2016

This was the most exquisite dining experience I have ever treasured with my family. We greatly enjoyed the ambiance. We felt as though we were the only guests in the dining room, so cozy!The chef created scrump-dili-umptous cuisine that lingered on my tongue for several days. The garlic also lingered but mints were provided after the gastronomical delight.

CONS
My endearing offspring wished for a frozen daiquiri and was absolutely crest fallen when she was denied this request due to there being no blender in the kitchen. We are starting a GoFundMe account for the Henderson Park Inn kitchen so that they will be able to purchase a blender after the holiday season.

The lingering aftershocks of delight are becoming more and more difficult to pen since it has been a fortnight since my dining experience at Henderson Park Inn, so I must excuse myself and venture back at the moment.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 16, 2016

No real issues, but just did not excite me. It is a very small and relatively quiet restaurant which some may enjoy. I found it very intrusive since many of the fellow diners could hear each other's conversation. The food was fine, served quickly and hot, but we thought it was a little pricey. The ice cream type dessert was also very good. The location is perfect and if it were summer and light out, you could not ask for a better Gulf view. Overall, it was good and we have been there several times so we knew what we were going to get. It was just not my first choice, and it is a personal thing, nothing significantly wrong with the place.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 30, 2016

I can't wait to eat hear in season and during daylight...but even at night, the ambience was perfect for an enjoyable dining experience whether alone , or with a date or a group. The service was exceptional ( thank you Lance..you're the perfect waiter, attentive but not obtrusive) and I think I just had the best ribeye that I have had on the emerald coast. Great wine just and after dinner drinks. OH, if you are a bread pudding place..you need to eat here.

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