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Drift Inside Dining Room - Drift, Gulf Breeze, FL

Drift

4.5
4.5
975 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Join us for dinner or a Gulf side drink. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, perched high above on the second floor, DRIFT is a casual fine dining restaurant serving steaks & fresh seafood, offering guests THE best view on Pensacola Beach featuring an indoor bar & indoor seating as well as a patio bar & outdoor seating. Join us for our Sunday night Prime Rib Dinner, only $39.95 and check out our Sunset Happy Hour Wednesday-Sunday for Half Off our specialty cocktail menu plus all appetizers - Sunday 4pm-6pm.

Check out our Chef Specials and come see for yourself why we won Best in Pensacola 2022 for 1. Best Restaurant - Pensacola Beach 2. Best Steakhouse - Pensacola 3. Best Happy Hour - Pensacola and 4. Best Girls Night Out - Pensacola.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (850) 733-7331
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andrew M. Suthers
  • Catering
    Email: events@driftpcola.com for all your catering and event needs!
  • Private party facilities
    Email: events@driftpcola.com for all your catering and event needs!
  • Neighborhood
    Pensacola
  • Cross street
    Located on the 2nd Floor of Casino Beach Bar & Grille
  • Parking details
    The main entrance to Drift is located on the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier. Take the elevator located in the doorway across from Inner Light Surf Shop on the pier - to the 2nd floor above Casino Beach Bar & Grille.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 975 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Pensacola

    Best Overall

  • Pensacola

    Best Food

  • Pensacola

    Best Service

  • Pensacola

    Best Ambiance

  • Pensacola

    Innovative

  • Pensacola

    Good for groups

  • Pensacola

    Healthy

  • Pensacola

    Great for fine wines

  • Pensacola

    Romantic

  • Pensacola

    Good for special occasions

  • Pensacola

    Lively

  • Pensacola

    Most Booked

975 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Food was good view also great I would go back

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    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new Chef Louis made a spring salad that was refreshing and light. The lamb lollipops were tender. The onion soup was very well done with three cheeses and three onion types. The swordfish with anchovies did not make the cut.

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  3. NWLAtravelers

    New Orleans

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a very well done restaurant. Very nice, tablecloths, wine glasses etc. all set when you arrive. Interesting menu, good bar, great service, and really good food. Yummy desserts too. Be sure and check out their website and specials before you go, and make reservations.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly an amazing meal. Drift will not disappoint. A gem on Pensacola Beach. We even got the Blues RTB fly by. God bless America!!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bailey was wonderful! We will definitely be back! Thanks

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  6. Lizard

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view can’t be beat from inside or outside. Our waiter Pip was very thorough and pleasant. Great service through out the meal. We had three different fish dishes and chicken. All were excellent as were the salads and desserts. Great place for a special occasion.

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  7. DougH

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent scenery, food, and service. We had garlic crusted grouper + filet + caesar salad. Everything was wonderful. My only complaint is that I reserved outside seating, but they told me we couldn't sit out there due to weather (which I understand), but then I saw they seated another party outside.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The French martini was outstanding. The food was terrific. Service was excellent.

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  9. Rotorgod

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the few high-end gourmet restaurants in the Pensacola area. Menu has a wide variety of starters and entrees particularly seafood, and rightfully so! All around great experience, highly recommend!

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  10. DebbieW

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting and elegant dining experience. We arrived early and were seated immediately, service started out great - 5 star, but as the restaurant got busier, things slowed down alot! Soup was luke warm, but still flavorful. Meals were very good. Never received glass of wine or desert. Was not charged for either.

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FAQs

Drift is rated 4.5 stars by 975 OpenTable diners.

Drift does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Drift

41 Fort Pickens Rd, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561-2078

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located on the 2nd Floor of Casino Beach Bar & Grille
  • Neighborhood
    Pensacola
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    The main entrance to Drift is located on the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier. Take the elevator located in the doorway across from Inner Light Surf Shop on the pier - to the 2nd floor above Casino Beach Bar & Grille.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew M. Suthers
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (850) 733-7331
  • Catering
    Email: events@driftpcola.com for all your catering and event needs!
  • Private party facilities
    Email: events@driftpcola.com for all your catering and event needs!
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