Ocean Club Restaurant

4.5
328 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Labor Day Weekend Update:

Due to staff shortages, we are currently at booking capacity and kindly request you contact the restaurant directly for possible availability due to cancellations. This will help us to prevent overbooking. We look forward to seeing you!

850-267-3666

Ocean Club Management

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 328 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Took awhile to be served, drink refills etc. Food however was top notch!! I would do something different with your rolls, and then get some flavored butter or some good oil with seasoning to dip the bread in. Kind of plain. The food besides the rolls was some of the best we’ve had!

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GlenM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to spot in Sandestin. We’ve been coming for years and staying at a complex that shares an entrance with Ocean Club so we eat there the first night every trip and usually go back a few nights later.

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vipPamE
Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Went to early bird- too many fried options. It was just ok food. Like the restaurant overall better service than most restaurants in Destin and surrounds - all are too expensive for what you get. I find the food here very salty as well.

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SteveM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the food, especially the shrimp/cream cheese/bacon appetizer. We would come back again.

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shaf
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good happy hour before 6 PM everyday, food similar to regular menu

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JayneC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Best steak I have had in a long time.

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JasonE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been going here 5 years in a row for our anniversary. Food is always good and staff is always very attentive and friendly. I usually never eat filet because I think it’s overpriced for what it is, but I usually get it here. I don’t know what they do to it but it’s fantastic. A nice place for a special occasion or just a nice dinner

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blonderavenous
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had eaten at Ocean Club several months ago, and the food and service weren't quite as good as we'd hoped. We decided to try it again -- and we were glad we did! Our server, Caleb, was very pleasant, friendly and helpful without being intrusive, and was well-versed about the regular menu items and specials. My Grouper Almondine was cooked perfectly, as were the seafood and beef tournedos dishes ordered by the rest of our group. The risotto and green beans were thoughtfully prepared and not just afterthoughts as some side dishes are. One of our favorite things was the smoked salmon appetizer -- so yummy! We'll definitely be back when we visit Destin again.

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happyeatr
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Catch of the day was amazing. We've been eating here for years and it's consistently good. Early bird specials are great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Brett fantastic
Food on point
Overall experience was great

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DavidO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible waited in line with reservations for 20 minutes Service the person was very touchy-feely would not recommend spent a lot of money

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vipAnnaA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were right on point!

We will be back!

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FredM
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to have fine dining. The service is great, the food the best, and it is a great atmosphere, fun for just a couple or the whole family.

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FineFoodServiceNoisy
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a deligjtful dinning experience other than the sound level. Admittedly we are all senior citizens, but the restaurant was not full and all the parties were seated at tables in the same area. The noise level interferred with our discource.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was excellent. It was a little difficult to find with some construction but we had excellent experience. The hostess greeted us and took right to our table. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The prime rib was delicious. We went to the early dining special between 5-6 so the value of the food was great. We definitely enjoyed our meal and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great varied menu and consistently good !

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KMO62
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and loved it. We double dated with friends and all really enjoyed the date and food was great. 3 ordered different versions of the fish if the day and 1 ordered soft-shell crab - all agreed we’ll come again soon. Service was great by Shawn who helped answer all questions, made great suggestions and kept us happy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent steak for a fish restaurant!

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LarryS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every visit to Destin always includes a dinner, or two, to the Ocean Club. Always enjoy the quality of the food, promptness of service and attentiveness to our requests.

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vipSHARPKNIFE
Jacksonville
160 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as a last minute find.

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Marinn
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was vary enjoyable. It was peaceful. I loved the pasta it was delightful. I got the creamy pasta with the veal it was a beautiful combination of flavor. It was vary filling i had a lot leftover. The food came out purity fast,they have to have time to cook the food. Over all it was very enjoyable just make sure you are ready to spend a little extra money.

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Elvis
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and music! The servers are very friendly and attentive and the food is ALWAYS good. Great for a special occasion (big or small party) but also for a couple to enjoy a night out. This is one of our best treats at the beach - we always make a new friend here!

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BlakeH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall Great Dining experience. Bartender(Brook) was very good and I appreciated the time spent talking the owner.

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JohnC
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was a little disappointed in this trip to Ocean Club. Service was slow, but like everyone else, I’m sure they’re having issues with hiring enough help. Expected more from the food, but it was just average.

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vipVolfan13
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wednesday nights are Locals Night at Ocean Club. We attend every time we are in town. Band was great, restaurant was full of energy, food and service were excellent. Go for the Grouper Ocean Club - you will not be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Not swanky! Server didn’t even introduce herself. Food felt like it was from a country buffet. Our green beans were cooked to smithereens! We could not finish our food! Got Togo boxes, probably to trash it tomorrow! I would not have been upset had the prices reflected the presentation , quality & service of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time! My friend and I needed a nice dinner just to shake things up, and we really enjoyed the food and drinks. Thank you!

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vipBrendaD
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We love this restaurant and come every year when we are in Destin.

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ChrisS
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal at Ocean Club. Good wine list. Appetizer, entrees and dessert were all excellent!

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vipVolfan13
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First day on vacation in Santa Rosa Beach - Ocean Club is always a must! Sat at the bar - Brooke makes fabulous drinks and provides excellent service! Best deal in Destin for early dining - we are going back Wednesday for more grouper.

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KevinB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Best grouper ever! Live music is very good and not loud. Very good compliment to the ambiance!

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vipHudster
Tallahassee
36 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't get to make a visit to Ocean Club as often as we would like to because it's about a 50 mile drive (one way), but when we do it is so worth the drive. The food, service and ambiance are awesome. The restaurant could use a few upgrades, but it's still awesome.

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vipBecky
E. Tennessee
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Matt was a great and attentive server. Enjoyed our meal and all had a great time.

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Mary
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our server must have been new! Grouper was fishy and Creme Brûlée was cold used to be one four favorite places

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Food was decent atmosphere well let’s just say it’s called a “club” for a reason. Everyone watch us walk to our table and it was all eye on us! Our waitress was phenomenal and as sweet as ever gave great recommendations and very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the area for vacation, liked the early bird two for one deal. Loved the fine dining atmosphere! Excellent food, large portions!

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MarthaL
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so very nice.

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Edie
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. Great waiter. Surroundings a Little worn.

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vipsherrib
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

My grouper was fishy and raw in the center. It was the fish of the day so I think they were trying to move it. My son's Chicken Parmesan was inedible. We are from N.O. and eat a lot of seafood and Italian food. Ocean Club was a big disappointment. Our waitress, Ilsa, was great and helped us deal with a VERY rude LOUD table playing a card game at the next table.

FAQs

Ocean Club Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 328 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.