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The Crazy Lobster Destin

3.8
3.8
448 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Looking for a place to fuel up with drinks and fresh or fried seafood, find your feast today overlooking the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay at Poppy’s Crazy Lobster. Share a Steamed Seafood Bucket with your pals, or satisfy your own appetite by keeping it all to yourself—a 2-lb. lobster, snow crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes, and sausage all seasoned to pure perfection. Taste some of our New Orleans’ favorites like Crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, and red beans, or our local specialties such as blackened Redfish, pan seared Amberjack or lobster fettuccine. The signature drinks and full service bar will keep the good times Rollin; Poppy’s Voodoo Juice, an all-time favorite and refreshing tropical cocktail. Live music keeps the restaurant hopping nightly with a variety of musicians and local talents

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 351-1996

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Book your private party with us today. Email Taylor Henley at taylor@tumulo.com or call at (850) 351-1996!

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Tusa: (850) 543-1507

  • Neighborhood

    Destin

  • Parking details

    Parking lot and valet parking available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 448 people are saying

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Kid Friendly

  • Northwest Florida

    Hot Spot

  • Northwest Florida

    Outdoor Dining

  • Northwest Florida

    Scenic View

  • Northwest Florida

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northwest Florida

    Seafood

  • Destin

    Good for Groups

  • Destin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Destin

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Destin

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    A bit overpriced, food was basic, and service was not really enthusiastic.
  2. W

    Wildebama

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Based on the price I thought it was a fancier restaurant. But it was good.
  3. LJ

    LauraJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Troy was a great server. He was welcoming and made sure my GF request was acknowledged by the kitchen. The food was appetizing and hot. Kitchen did a great job.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was terrible and way overpriced for quality
  5. a

    anniversary

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Good was not good. Definitely a tourist trap.
  6. B

    Bacchus

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal …. Great service. ….. good view free m the second story outside dining area.
  7. DB

    DavidB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will definitely return. The food was awesome the service was absolutely fantastic. The entire area was amazing
  8. BB

    BartB

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    They were under staffed so the server just had to many tables to service. If you are that under staffed I’m wondering why you are taking reservations or allowing walk-ins.
  9. d

    dianaf

    Jackson Hole

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Cooked perfectly. Our grilled oysters were especially good
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fast service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The location was great and atmosphere was amazing. The food was just average. And the service was absolutely horrible we had to wait 10 to 20 minutes at a time to see our server. At the end of the meal or entire table was cleaned off and we were waiting for the ticket for over 20 minutes. I would not eat here again.
  12. MW

    MichaelW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The menu price on OpenTable is way lower than the menu there. The prices were at least 30% more.
  13. OO

    OutOfTownAtDisney

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    IF YOU ENJOY THIS HONEST REVIEW, PLEASE “Like it” so that others can read it. Here is my review: As a native of Louisiana, I have to say that the fact that this restaurant claims to be Cajun is disgraceful to my home state. The food was incredibly over-seasoned, and the service was pretty bad. To start off, we made a reservation to be seated outside by the water. When we arrived, they put us inside against a wall - as far as possible from the water. We did not have a view and the ambiance was completely ruined. When I said something about our table and showed them that we were promised a seat outside by the water, all they did was offer to reseat us, but they said that it would be at least an hour. So, we settled for the poor table. The waitress dropped The food was not good. The shrimp & grits were bad, but I ate them because I was starving. Oh, and the guy who brought our food made two colossal mistakes. First, he pit his thumb in my grits when he placed my plate in front of me. Second, he dropped my roll. When I explained both to our server, she said she was sorry and didn’t offer to take my food back - just shrugged her shoulders. When I told her I needed a new roll and pointed to the roll that was still on the floor bc he dropped it, she went and got one. However, when our bill came, SHE CHARGED ME A DOLLAR for a new roll. Are you freaking kidding me?!?! My wife ordered the redfish and had to send it back because it was too spicy. Yes - my wife…also a native from NOLA…was disgusted by the over seasoned and over-spiced fish. We felt like these folks bought an old cookbook and threw some dishes together, but they didn’t have a clue how to prepare an appropriate meal from the bayou. All in all, the previous folks who gave this place good ratings have clearly never been to New Orleans (pre-Katrina). I would not eat here again, and I will be utterly surprised if this place lasts through 2023 (18 months).
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The service as excellent! The food was okay, but overpriced for the quality. Cannot say enough about the service; everyone was so nice and accommodating.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place! Will need to make a trip back to Destin just for the 2lbs lobster bucket!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was good but definitely not sure about the high price point, especially for casual dining. The Firecracker Shrimp, hush puppies, Redfish Entree, and red beans and rice were delish!! I’d stay away from the frozen margarita - it had a “premixed” taste to it. Was also surprised that there weren’t many lobster dishes to choose from. A lobster Mac and Cheese would’ve made a great side.
  17. DA

    DavidA

    Tallahassee

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    This is a place that we eat occasionally. In general foods good. This experience was disappointing. We ordered Coconut Shrimp & Fries (to fill our fried food hankering) very good. This time they didn't bring any sauces for the shrimp (I thought it was just an oversight). When our server returned we requested some cocktail sauce. She returned with 2 plastic containers literally with a thimble full of sauce. That lasted for about 2 shrimp. We requested 2 more cocktail sauces and asked for a full container. She informed us that they were pre-filled and would try to find some that were more full. The next batch had 2 thimbles full of sauce. At this point it was getting comical and were done this this experience (or so I thought). When our bill came, there was a separate charge for cocktail sauce (what?) Seriously, ya. Now, it's not the money that's the issue, but when you spend 29 bucks on 12 shrimp I think they can include some cocktail sauce. We live in the area full time. There's a lot of dining options here. Places that know how to treat their customers (and the locals). For us we're going to stick with places that work to earn our business. Thank goodness they didn't charge extra for the ketchup for our fries.
  18. KC

    KristenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Large tables out back overlooking the bay! Staff was very helpful and friendly. We would happily come back here!
  19. FM

    FMLA

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I had high hopes for this place but overall we were very disappointed. Our drinks were brought out, and then our entrees were served. We had no silverware and had to ask for it. Everyone in our party of 4 had ordered soup, but the soup had not been served yet. When we reminded our waiter that we had not yet been served our soup, he told us “it’s coming.” Soup was then brought out when we had barely started eating our entrees; table was really crowded. Three of the four of us were then given plastic silverware for our soup. We asked for regular soup spoons but were told they had run out (never heard that before in a restaurant that charges these prices).
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had tasted so good! The blackened lobster was the best I ever had and the jambalaya and gumbo had a great flavor. Our waiter Troy was awesome! We will definitely be back on our next trip!
  21. PC

    PunkmysterC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The lobster was really mushy. I like my lobster firmer. I got shrimp and was never given cocktail sauce. When I took most of my shrimp home, I asked for some cocktail sauce and they charged me extra. My question? Does cocktail sauce come with streamed shrimp?
  22. KB

    KaitlinB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a great experience the only thing that made us uncomfortable was the lady coming by making us take a picture then hovering over us to buy it at the end of the meal. The food and service were great
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was decent food, but it was extremely overpriced for what you get. Nothing tasted bad but it just was overpriced
  24. SS

    ShaneS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First of all the online menu and the actual menu are way different prices!!! The crab legs went from 28-52 dollars which is outrageous. The manager had bad attitude and was rolling her eyes. They have bad service and they were not willing to help solve our problems. So we went to Publix and got 10 lbs of crab legs for 170 dollars and they were fantastic.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Had put anniversary in notes not acknowledged. Service was slow and confusing. Server seemed unable to understand food orders even pointing at the menu. Lacked all enthusiasm seemed a burden to be working. Forgot items ordered, was given wrong check, ran card for wrong amount. Food was mediocre paying $38 for a mountain of French fries. Staff seemed to work alone instead of a team. Would not recommend or return again. Paying for location not friendly staff , good food, service, and gratitude. Overall a 2 and that’s trying to be cordial
  26. M

    Michael

    Tucson

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible. Avoid. Waste of time and money.
  27. A

    Alabamamma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quickly seated outside. There was live music and a beautiful sunset. The waiter was very attentive, even on a a busy “booming” Tuesday. Everything we ordered was excellent!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    We took a chance on the Crazy Lobster because the menu looked good and wanted to a reservation to avoid long waiting periods at other restaurants. Turns out, the waiting just occurred after we were seated. We waited 30 minutes before we even received water. It was another 15 minutes before we received the drinks we actually ordered. Frozen drinks were out of order and several menu items were unavailable. Even though we ordered different salad dressings, our waiter only brought ranch for everyone. Our appetizer came out with our meals. The fish and lobster were all overdone and dry. Two hours and $500+ later, we would not recommend this place to anyone.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The service was amazing. I wish I had caught our waitress' name, because with a little one, taking the initiative to bring her dinner with soup and salads was invaluable! The food was delicious, and large portions for the money. The bananas foster cheesecake was absolutely divine. Would recommend and will definitely be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was amazing! The food was over the top as well as our service. Our waiter Michael was the BEST and made for our dinner experience as great as it was!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful. Drinks were bad, food was bad, service was terrible. Margarita tasted like old dish water, Moscow mule was watered down. We had jambalaya and calamari as appetizers. The jambalaya tasted like it was out of a can and the calamari was rubbery. Our meals tasted like they just grabbed the food from the local frozen food section with absolutely zero flavor. Our shrimp was mushy, crab legs were cold. Extremely over priced, $150 down the drain. Could not wait to get out of there and would highly recommend avoiding this place all together.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Order was wrong…waitress said that they could do grilled shrimp and it came out fried. Did not offer to take it back. Our appetizer came out with out food. Nice view of the bay but food and service was horrible. $100 wasted on some frozen fried food that you can pick up at your local Costco.
  33. S

    Sassy

    Dallas

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience1
    Not what we were expecting from the ads Limited lobster selection
  34. JL

    JoshL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food, great sunset view of the harbor and really good service. I am not sure why this place averages 3.7 stars. It’s easily a 4 and my wife and I are giving it a 5. I recommend the stuffed lobster or mahi orleans.
  35. B

    Brian

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pretty cool spot. Food wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t worth the price. Plan on spending $50 plus an entrée plus tax and tip.
  36. C

    Cristin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Our reservation was for outdoor seating. We were taken to an indoor table. We ordered the chargrilled oysters. Some were so burnt we couldn’t remove the meat from the shell. The prices are high and the food is sub par. Along with the oysters we ordered the gator bites. We had a party of 7 with two appetizers and our server never brought plates for them. We would have asked for plates but we didn’t see her. This was our second year to eat here and it will be our last. There are many other options around to enjoy, I would skip the Crazy Lobster.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The food of our choice that we ordered from the menu was not good at all. The service was extremely slow, and not because they were under staffed.
  38. JR

    JulieR

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    If you’re in the area that’s all you have as an option, it’s fine. Near the pier and had outdoor entertainment. Food was OK but it was way too loud for our liking.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Food was overly expensive. We were warned on the way in to the place by other customers that they “didn’t like it.” We came to see why.
  40. DB

    DBTN

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent and service was great too.

FAQs

The Crazy Lobster Destin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 351-1996.

The Crazy Lobster Destin is rated 3.8 stars by 448 OpenTable diners.

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 12 times today
Google Map for The Crazy Lobster Destin

138 Fishermans CV, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Destin

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking lot and valet parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (850) 351-1996

  • Private party facilities

    Book your private party with us today. Email Taylor Henley at taylor@tumulo.com or call at (850) 351-1996!

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Tusa: (850) 543-1507

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