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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Destin

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in Destin? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Renaissance restaurant
4.9
4.9 (45)
$31 to $50
Traditional French
Santa Rosa Beach
About the restaurant
Pure white Haussmannian wall panel moldings, gold mirrors, marble bistro tables, herringbone floors, green velvet booths…

…The sweet perfume of Rosemary, Thyme, Toasted Baguette, Truffles, Boeuf Bourguignon served by an elegant waiter…

…Melodies from Serge Gainsbourg and Edith Piaf are playing in the back, you love these songs, you try to guess the words…

…A Champagne bottle suddenly pops. You hear that very typical sound of 1500 years of French history in a bottle.

You have landed in Paris.

But are there palm trees in Paris?

Is it the Seine River? Why do you see a white sandy beach on the horizon? Are we in Paris? Or are we in “Floride”?

Come and see for yourself.

You are eating at Renaissance tonight!

Miam! Bon Appétit.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Everything was perfect- service, ambience, food- such an incredible dining experience.
A photo of Basil and Baxter's Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
4.9
4.9 (255)
$30 and under
American
Destin
About the restaurant
Locally owned and operated.. We have a unique menu blending American cuisine with a touch of creole. Lunch varies from our popular shrimp & grits, to our delicious and filling $9.99 specials like bourbon chicken or sweet n sour chicken, to a fresh beef burger. Dinner provides a daily special on our blackboard often offering local grouper or steak, or consider our dinner menu with salads, pastas, steaks and unique entrees. Brunch on Sunday offers a la carte menu, buffet from 9am till 130pm, along with $10 bottomless mimosas. We also have a full bar with a great wine list.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Sposato Wine dinner was amazing! Both the wine and food pairings were "spot on" and we will definitely be back for more!!
A photo of Bijoux restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3049)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Destin
About the restaurant
Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits is a full-service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops outside the front entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Open for dinner seven nights a week, we feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive award-winning wine list. Our intimate Bijoux lounge features a full bar complete with a large selection of specialty martinis.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Experienced my 65th birthday last night at Bijoux n it was spectacular! Rodney was amazing n so may June 11th birthdays there🎉🤠🏖️💃🏾🏝️⭐️🍸🍸
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4.8
4.8 (925)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Destin
About the restaurant
Beach Walk Café, known as the “Most Romantic Dining Experience in Destin,” is located inside the Henderson Park Inn where guests 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.

Reservations are recommended. Please note, all diners at Beach Walk Café must be 13 or older. If there is inclement weather, your outside seating reservation is subject to alteration or cancellation.
Top review
BrendaDvip
Dined 1 day ago
As always, excellent food and the service was superb!!
A photo of Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2397)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Destin
About the restaurant
Seagar's Prime Steaks and Seafood, located in the iconic Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, is the area's only AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse. Seagar's specializes in the finest prime beef and freshest seafood available on Florida's Emerald Coast, and offers a wine list that has repeatedly garnered Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence."

Seagar's brings traditional elegance back to the fine-dining experience, complete with private dining options, captain service, sommelier service and tableside preparation of items that include steak Diane, Dover sole and its signature bananas foster.

Seagar's also features a private-reserve wine list of more than 600 wine labels. The lounge offers guests full dining service and live piano entertainment.

Dress code is Sophisticated Casual. Gentlemen are asked to wear collared shirts, long pants and closed toe shoes. Jackets not required but appreciated. No beachwear, athletic wear or casual attire including hats and flip-flops.
Top review
jonsvip
Dined 3 days ago
Seagars may be the best place to dine on the Emerald Coast. Food and service is second to none. We always love stopping in.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Destin restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1658)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Destin
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House specializes in serving USDA Prime steaks, each seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley, and served sizzling on a 500-degree plate. We invite you to join us in Destin, FL!
Top review
NicoMDvip
Dined 2 days ago
Fantastic restaurant that I hope has no major changes after new management nationally. The food was impeccable and steaks incredible. My colleague git the venison was amazing not gamey tasting at all. All around great service by Jon our wait and a great time.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Destin restaurant
4.6
4.6 (581)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Destin
About the restaurant
Turn up the heat during your next evening out. The Melting Pot brings all of Florida’s finest qualities to the table, from personable southern service to savory entrees. Dip your appetizers into flavorful blends, or dive into one of our famous cheese fondues. We may be known for our desserts, but interactive displays and delectable sweets aren’t all we have up our sleeve. Every entrée is carefully crafted with local flavors. Appetizers start with artisan cheeses and signature salads add just the right touch. Craft unique, customizable flavors that complement your particular tastes. From our table to yours, allow us to welcome you to an inviting, friendly restaurant just as welcoming as home.
Top review
ShannonH
Dined 4 days ago
Lots of fun and we had a good time! Expect to stay 2 hours but it was a very enjoyable experience with great service!
A photo of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2307)
$30 and under
Seafood
Destin
About the restaurant
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
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
I got the catch of the day which was red snapper. It was delicious. Wife said hers was divine.
A photo of Mezcal Mexican Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (207)
$30 and under
Mexican
Miramar Beach
About the restaurant
Mezcal Mexican Grill at The Seascape Towne Centre serves an upscale menu paired with a full-service bar, top-shelf tequilas and local live entertainment
Top review
Karlvip
Dined 4 days ago
We eat here regularly. The food and service are always great. I definitely recommend Mezcal Mexican Grill.
A photo of Pazzo Italiano Santa Rosa Beach restaurant
4.6
4.6 (902)
$30 and under
Italian
Santa Rosa Beach
About the restaurant
Pazzo Italiano SRB is the 2nd location of the highly rated and locals favorite Destin location, featuring award winning Italian dishes and wood fired Neapolitan pizza, full bar and two private rooms in a cosmopolitan Family friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Top review
Thomasvip
Dined 2 days ago
Erin was a terrific waiter. He was patient and kind. Let us take our experience at our own pace without rushing or hovering over us. Great communicator.
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