Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall
Destin's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
We had a very enjoyable time at the restaurant celebrating a birthday. The food was impeccable (as always) and the staff was attentive without being intrusive. Ruth's Chris is always on our short list when we want to be made to feel special on a night out with friends and family. MoreOpenTable Diner -
When you're on the beach in Destin, the shimmering water and white sand will make you want to stay forever. Few sights are more beautiful than Florida's Emerald Coast. When you get hungry, the local restaurants have a charming appeal of their own. The seafood is excellent, and a lot of it is cooked with New Orleans-style spices. Cajun broiled crab or shrimp is a good option, and grouper and redfish are always tasty. At some places, customers can bring in their own freshly caught fish to be cooked by the chef. After all, Destin is known as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village." If you prefer, choose from one of the local Mexican cantinas or Chinese restaurants. You can satisfy your appetite with spaghetti and Italian sausage or New York-style pizza.