Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack

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Graffiti Restaurant opened over 20 years ago in the small fishing village of Destin, FL. As the city grew in popularity, so did Graffiti and its need to expand. The next natural step was to add The Funky Blues Shack, a live music venue, winner of Best Music Venue 3 years in a row! Our family-friendly restaurant is as impressive as the décor itself!
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Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We didn’t know Miss Cat Rhodes before this night. We are fans! And we will visit Graffiti and The Blues Shack again this trip before returning to Indiana.

DJ
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The ambient was very nice good music and drinks. Food was not that good and not a lot of choices.

H
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and cool atmosphere

OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food choices, everything we had was delicious but the best part was the service was excellent! Highly recommend

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The FOOD was soooo good! Everything was EXTREMELY good! Our service was good too! If we are back in the area, we will return!

JO
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Combine the great food, excellent service, the decor and wonderful blues and you get a fantastic dining experience. I had the fettuccine bolognese and my wife had shrimp and scallops rigatoni. Both were perfectly prepared.

TJ
Tallahassee
67 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service
Highly recommend... make reservations worth the extra step
Band was top notch...
Great night great time exceptional experience

K
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! It has a very cool vibe with the funky artwork, the dim lighting and great blues band we listened to! The house roasted pecan blue cheese dressing and mixed green house salad was awesome! My daughter had pizza which had an amazing gourmet crust; I had the Paneed Chicken (similar to chicken piccata) which was amazing as well. I ordered the smoked gouda grits which were awesome! Would love to go back! Also enjoyed the garlic, olive oil dipping sauce for the breadsticks!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great entertainment and fun for all

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Fantastic service and atmosphere

BF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent and the seats were great
The music was hit and miss being open mike night
The young drummer was awesome

SN
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Graffiti's for the first time in April and loved it. We decided when we came back this trip that we wanted to go again and my sister had never been. We wanted her to experience the fun and food. She really enjoyed it also and now is bringing friends sometime in the near future. I also had some cousins staying in Destin at the same time we were and recommended that they go while they were there. Graffitis is our new place to go to whenever we're in Destin. The people are great, our waitress was awesome the music fantastic. Thanks for all your hard work. It really is a great place for food and music!

GM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I’m writing this to recognize out server James. Without him our experience would have been forgettable. We found most everything else to be quite average except the price which seemed somewhat high. Thank you James for saving our evening.

SR
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First trip to Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack. We went for the live music and found that their dinner menu is outstanding. We sat in the restaurant side and had a great view of the stage. There is a happy hour in the bar side. We will definitely be back and try one of their pizzas that our friends rave about.

DZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with live music. We were there on a night when “The Truth” was playing and they were very good. Best food we have had in Destin this week.

A
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was just ok for what we paid. Took 50 minutes to get food, but listened to the live music so helped pass the time. Went at 7 pm, told no pizza dough 30 minutes after ordering so one in our party ended up with just a flatbread pizza, which she said was good anyway. Wife’s blackened grouper was so salty she could barely eat it. My hamburger bun was hard and crunchy because it was toasted/grilled too much. We aren’t one’s to complain during a meal, so we just eat what we can and just choose not to return to a restaurant that we have mediocre or bad food experience at. So, unfortunately when we return to Destin we will not eat here again. Sorry.

P
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Told us about the specials - then came back and said they were out of the special. Couldn’t make the mixed drink I wanted because they were out of some of the ingredients, wanted a Caesar salad, but they didn’t have anchovies.
Good pizza! Service was good.

LS
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great live music! Impeccable service! Delicious food! Perfect for our beach vacation dinner with my family!

JB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at the beach for a ladies beach trip. This was one of the few places in the area that took reservations and we had a group of six. It was so great to show up, quickly be seated, and served quickly as well. The food was wonderful. We had appetizers of brussel sprouts and fried green tomatoes and along with the fabulous bread sticks we were almost full before our meal arrived. However, the food definitely did not disappoint and the atmostphere, with the live music was very fun! We truly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return on our next beach trip!

CY
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, yummy dinner. We knew nothing about the restaurant, just found it on Open Table. Thought name was catchy and looked fun, menu looked good and We needed somewhere w obvious gluten free choices. Pleasantly surprised...fun atmosphere, great live band, good attentive service and good food!

T
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great live music and fun atmosphere

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, cool atmosphere. Band started an hour late but sound checked for an hour ....

MH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Destin. The atmosphere is great especially when there's live music. We haven't had anything there we didn't like. The grits and mashed potatoes are life changing. Crab cakes and wild buffalo meatloaf are crowd favorites. Our kids love the chicken parm and paneed chicken. Servers are friendly and attentive.

OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place was good and I’d certainly consider returning here. I had a steak which was really great. Pizzas were fine. I expected a little better given it’s a whole page on the menu. Shrimp and scallops with grits got rave reviews from my wife and the fried green tomato app was extraordinary. There was a good band playing during our meal. Great time!

RR
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husbands absolute favorite place in Destin. Easy access, lots of parking, and some of the warmest, welcoming and well run restaurants we visited during our beach vacation. Carson our server was fantastic so be sure and ask for her. Food is good and live music even better. We had dinner there twice and the “house band” was so much fun. We highly recommend.

B
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe and the service. Food took a long time because one oven was down. Had a party of seven and everyone had a great time. Band was amazing! Will definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Graffiti! There are SO MANY dining choices in the Destin area - deciding is hard! We're so glad we choose Graffiti. My only regret is that, because of our schedule, we had to eat early and didn't get to enjoy the live music they have nightly. The decor truly is funky - in a really cool way! I can imagine that after the sun goes down, it's doubly so! As for the food, out of six people, there was only one entree we didn't really enjoy. We had an early reservation, so we beat the rush and were there in plenty of time for happy hour. (4-7) The happy hour prices were crazy good. I had a glass of house Merlot for $3! They have lots of good choices of drinks and bar bites. To start, the complimentary bread sticks with garlic infused dipping oil we're delicious! We easily could have filed up on it alone! Our table started with the Mango Tango Shrimp appetizer and it was yummy - a perfect mix of spicy and sweet. As for dinner, my son had the clam chowder and said it was the best he ever had. I tried it, and totally agreed! My hubby and daughter-in-law both had the happy hour pizza (a bargain at $8 for a three topping/12" pizza). They both gave it a two thumbs up. One grandson had the mahi-mahi and declared it was the best thing he'd eaten since he arrived at the beach (this was our last day). We all took a bite. We think he was right! I had the fettuccini Bolognese. It was good, but I think next time I'd probably get the Mahi and a bowl of clam chowder. Those both wowed me! The only entree no one cared for was the grouper. It was pecan encrusted, but just lacked flavor - plain and tasteless. Our server (wish I'd gotten his name) was friendly and efficient. A big part of our yearly Destin experience is trying new restaurants nightly. I would put Graffiti in the re-visit list, and that says a lot in a town with hundreds of restaurants and only seven previous days to try them. Try Graffiti for a A+ dining experience!!!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant with live music and great food! It was welcomed that they took reservations!

AJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Salmon was overcooked. Chicken parmesan was very good. Drinks from the bar were excellent. The waitress was exceptional.

AH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, Excellent service, Excellent music. The atmosphere was very nice and calm and the live band was GREAT. I look forward to coming back soon.

M
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. Live music makes it a little loud, but entertaining.

S
Oklahoma City
43 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Ate here for dinner. We like music and it seemed to be an adult type restaurant so we were disappointed to find lots of small children when we arrived at 7 p.m. We were seated promptly and service was very good. Food was also good and served quickly. The downsides - the band was setting up which was distracting as they seemed to be having some issues. The large group next to us had many children who were running around a small area with no tables adjacent to the the band. 7 p.m. is probably too early for a band to be playing with a singer. The wait staff and diners walking by tried their best to avoid the children dancing around in the aisles while the parents seemed oblivious or were encouraging them to "dance" and generally be disruptive with flailing arms and jumping around. The band started and stopped several times due to sound issues but when they did play it was far too loud to even have a conversation with other people at our table. I assumed the band would be in the bar area as most restaurants do for those who want to listen to music after dinner or while having drinks - but they are in the main dining room. The band was good but trying to dine with loud music, a singer, and kids running around in the same area while you are trying to have nice dinner is not fun or relaxing. Perhaps having music start at 8 p.m. would be better. If you bring your children - please supervise them or bring something quiet for them to do at the table.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place for
Our large crew (party of 13). Service, food and atmosphere was perfect!

K
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were traveling in the area and happy to find this great restaurant for a fun night out with live music and good food. They have live music I think every evening, usually blues, and we were lucky to hear a great band the night we went. Our waitress was friendly. A little slow on coming back around but there were several large parties and it was overall fine service. The food was very good. My husband and I shared the fried green tomatoes appetizer and the shrimp and scallops pasta. We both really enjoyed each dish. Our son had the chicken parmigiana and he loved it. They bring breadsticks for the table and each entree comes with a good small side salad.

CC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Blues Jam on Monday night. We were not disappointed. Everyone made us feel right at home. Even the singer, Kat Rhodes, came by our table and gave us a hug. We will definitely be back! We enjoyed every minute. The local beer was delicious, also.

AB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was good but the atmosphere and music was great. I'd go again just for the atmosphere. The Chkn Parmesan was great.

A
Fayetteville
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time so didn’t know what to expect. The service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing. The food was very good and prepared to our liking. The entertainment was a real surprise to us. We did not expect to have such high quality jazz in this little place. Bassist was a 3 time Grammy award winner. Really enjoyed the evening.

C
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where do I start!? This place is awesome! The people are wonderful and the food was ABSOLUTELY amazing. Personally having grown up on the Gulf Coast and grew up with seafood, this place has the most amazing salmon I've ever tasted. The pizza happy hour special was an absolute steal, $8 for a 3 topping 12" inch pizza, yes please. It was also my husbands birthday and they sang and brought out ala mode brownie and ice cream. Will most definitely look forward to future visits. Thank you guys for a wonderful time :)

RK
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for pizza and entertainment! They have a great selection of beer and wine along with a variety in their menu!
Lubo, our server was outstanding!
Cat and her band(can’t remember the full name) was outstanding!
A fun night out!

TH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from everyone from the hostess to our server, Lubo. The food was excellent. Look forward to going back!

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