Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn

4.7
652 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 652 people are saying
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4.7
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TimtohyB
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful beach outdoor seating with sun setting. Food was great, Carlie was wonderful serving us with a big smile & fun personality making our dining experience perfect!

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TimtohyB
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachelle did an great job serving us!

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DennisO
Springfield
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They are closed permanently and we showed up for our reservation and found out they probably closed before we made our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I actually didn’t get to go to either of my reservations. Their oven broke down and they ended up closing last minute. I gave 5 stars because the staff was so nice when they called a few times to apologize.

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AFmom
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was wonderful. Celebrating my mother’s birthday was questionable due to concerns about social distancing at eating establishments. Beach Walk Cafe has their outside tables spread out, staff wore masks and we were very comfortable. Our food was fantastic. We dined on Pecan Crusted Grouper, Lobster Tail, Roasted Beet Salad and various sides. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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TORI
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The view is amazing but the food is awful and overpriced. Not worth it. You should do a picnic instead.

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KathyN
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food isn't to my liking. We ordered:

**Eggplant Medallions w Jumbo Lump Crab Meat: nothing really amazes me about this dish

*Thai Chili Shrimp: 3 pieces of jumbo shrimps isn't worth $15. The sauce have an off taste that doesn't compliment the "Thai Chili" sauce, but it was nicely battered.

(no Star) Low Country Pork Belly and Diver Scallops: this dish was a failure to me. I'm a huge fan of pork belly. I only ate half of a piece of pork belly and scallop. I informed the server that I didn't like it. Yes, it was still on my bill.

**Crab Cakes: nothing spectacular

**Roasted Beet Salad: Simple.

*Lemon Grass Crusted Tuna: Better if it was grilled

The service did not meet the "price point standard" of the restaurant. When I ordered a cocktail, the server's response "Can I tell you our chef's feature first?" was quite awkward (perhaps rude). How about responding with "Of course. Just so you know, our chef's feature of the day is.........."

Per the server, the "chef" would like everything to be put in at once, so it could be timed out. We order 4 appetizers. All 4 appetizers shouldn't have come out at once. Guests should be able to enjoy each dish at a time and not have other dishes sits.

The ambiance on the balcony is definitely nice. You have the view of the beautiful Emerald Coast. I'll give them 4 stars for that.

Oh. The ladies get a rose at the end of the meal. That's a sweet gesture.

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ChesleyW
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beach Walk Cafe was Definitely a 10. Their hospitality was awesome. The food was wonderful.

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vipSueA
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting out on the beach was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

anniversary, special date, birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our anniversary dinner. Experience was wonderful and food and service first class. Views to die for. Perfect evening.

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Rebecca
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening here! Good food, excellent service and gorgeous view! Will come every time we are in town!

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vipglenn
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything, from food, to view, to COVID "best practice" compliance, was outstanding. Wish we we have found it earlier in our stay.

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vipSMichelle
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great & food outstanding!

Had the Lobster stuffed AmberJack special. Was totally amazing!

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Mayo
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was great all the way up to my wife calling down for coffee the next morning. So much for room service.

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Jamori
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely take my wife back. The setting was nice and service even put a smile on your face. The manger was very polite and walked around to make sure we were enjoying ourselves.

I'd recommend anyone to go there. And the vegan cauliflower steak was delicious.

Enjoyed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening celebrating our anniversary. Great view, service, food and experience. Staff was very joyful and helpful. We really enjoyed it!

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BillC
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. Bar out of two items that were on the menu.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and i enjoyed every moment we spent at this restaurant, from the service, to the waiters to the food, it was all absolutely perfect. We had the scallops for our appetizer, i had the Venison entree and she had the snapper and we finished the meal off with a piece of Key Lime Pie.....What a food event we a part of....Truly a special meal in a special place....the sunset on the outside porch wasn't half bad either.....We will be back....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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Perry
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an ideal place for a nice date night. The view of the ocean was peaceful, our server Rochelle was delightful and attentive and the chef provided an excellent meal. I highly recommend the fried green tomatoes. Definitely coming back on our next vacation to Destin.

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vipKatL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner here! We had a 6:00pm reservation and requested to sit outside. The sunset was fantastic and the food was too! We had the scallop and the shrimp appetizers, Caesar and spinach salads, grouper and chicken entrees with creme brûlée for dessert. They have a great wine list so we chose one of our favorite Belle Glos Pinot Noir’s to complement our food. The ambience was great, felt like we were dining by ourselves on the beach. Highly recommend the restaurant!! It was a special occasion made better by great food, service and atmosphere.

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nicht
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very nice and seated us right away. We had a table outside with a beautiful view of the beach during sunset. The waitress was very knowledgeable of the dishes and made great recommendations.

The swordfish was amazing, as were all the dishes. Would absolutely recommend.

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MikeH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time there and was very special both times.

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Janny
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice upscale restaurant. Our second visit was just as impressive as the first visit 5 years ago. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long over do date night

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rogerh
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The evening began well. My starter of seared scallops on a bed of potatoes was excellent. However, the main course of peppered seared tuna was overcooked (I asked for rare) and much too heavily peppered. Others in our group had meals that were regarded as "OK" except for the chocolate dessert that was returned as it had the consistency of concrete. Service throughout was excellent and the restaurant is quiet and pleasantly decorated.

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SeanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food were all excellent. This is definitely a must have on our agenda if we return to the area.

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vipAmyJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- stunning view- terrific service. We we served an Amuse Bouche- and then delicious bread served with oil vinegar and a heap of herbed parmesan. Caesar salad had eggplant croutons and fish of the day was fresh and delicious. Appreciate the valet parking.Get there early sit outside and watch the sunset!

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maryw
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate our friends 40th anniversary

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Altej
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Louann was very attentive and professional.

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Sedgie
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I were impressed with the service and attention given toward our dining experience. Rachelle, our server, was gracious, knowledgeable, and accommodating to our requests. The food, the drink, the ambiance was superb.

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NicoleS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and it an amazing experience. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Watched the sunset from our table!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I was here a few weeks ago and the food/service was SO much better. We’ll be back 3/14 with friends from out of town and are hoping it will live up to the last experience!

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Wayne
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We've been here several times. The appetizers and my wife's shrimp and grits were all very good. My ribeye was full of gristle, the mashed potatoes loaded with garlic and cooked carrots were not good. For the price go to Flemings. The food there is better. If you want the view then Beachwalk is hard to beat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic place to have dinner with your significant other. Dress is business casual or a nice dinner jacket - I wore a dinner jacket and didn’t feel out of place with the other guests. The food is fabulous and the service is world class. It’s also a quiet restaurant with limited seating so you need to book a reservation in advance.

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Rich
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was incredible. The only problem was they never got the reservation from Opentable even with confirmation number, but restaurant was kind enough to make room for us outside on a beautiful night. Do not trust Opentable if it’s an important night, 2nd time this has happened. Call the restaurant directly to confirm!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
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!!!

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RTR2020
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.

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JillL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic for special occasions. Look forward to returning.

FAQs

Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 652 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.