Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin

4.7
930 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and great food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Caribbean, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Island Time Happy Hour 4:00pm-7:00pm
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Phone number
(850) 654-1743
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
A warm reception awaits you and your guests. Semi-private dining for up to 40 guests is available in our Bahama Room which provides exclusivity without isolation from our lively ambiance. Our patio can also be reserved for an event under the stars with room for up to 120 guests.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (877) 336-0240
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Catering
Please call for further information.
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
At the doorstep pickup and dropoff to and from the Sandestin Resort as well as surrounding hotels/vacation rentals.
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Entertainment
Please contact us for our Live Island Music Schedule.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Food was superb! Service amazing.

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MW
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Noisy, waitress not sure of herself. Overall a nice place with great food.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit while on vacation. Excellent food, excellent service and overall great experience.

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Hidalgo
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome MaiTai and good fish tacos.

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San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good over time. Our go to place. Best wishes tacos anywhere.

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Atlanta
72 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This was my families third visit to Tommy Bahama's during our weeks vacation. It was a Friday night and we had reservations a bit later in the evening, around 6:30, than our previous visits. The restaurant was "humming", very busy. Despite reservations we had to wait a bit (not too long but noticeable) while a table was prepped. We were seated in the main hallway surrounding the bar area. It was very noisy. We had difficultly conversing and the server had to bend over each of us to take our orders. Drinks, food, extra plates,... all took a good bit of time arriving at the table. As I said it was busy and the server appeared a bit overloaded. Still, everything got there and the food was hot when delivered to the table. We ate a variety of fish dishes, the macadamia nut encrusted snapper was the favorite but all were delicious. Overall Tommy Bahama's is a great place to eat. We did find it more amenable to family dining with two small children to get there early (say 5-5:30 PM) and avoid the crowds. I would also suggest asking to be seated in the "sunroom" area next to the outdoor dining or, weather permitting, outdoors. It is quieter with less foot traffic. As to a recommendation the 3 visits in a week speak to that and we will certainly return on our next trip to Destin.

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Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second visit for the family this week and we continued to be impressed with the food and service. We made it a feast of blackened mahi mahi tacos and sangria. Deserves another visit.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Very expensive. Bill for 8 people with only two glasss of wine came out to over $300. But our server was absolutely amazing and the food could not be beat.

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. We always visit when vacationing.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Every bite from the specialty cocktail to the delicious desserts was just perfect! Our only complaint would be the server. He was very interested in telling us in detail about every item on the menu which took a significant amount of time. He was also very rude if we didn’t choose one of his favorites. He was distracted by “celebrities” dining there and didn’t seem to care about our two top. Would definitely go back but not sit in his section

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Atlanta
72 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took wife and son's family of 4 to dinner. Had some cocktails and seafood fritters to start. Most everyone opted for the fish tacos. Big thumbs up on those. I had the stuffed cod special. Well prepared and yummy. Service was excellent and overall a great place to take family of all ages.

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the experience was delightful. The food was great and the service was exceptional. Tommy Bahamas never disappoints.

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FV
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service
Great food
I have been several time and will defiantly return

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Way to noisy -no need for music -you can’t even talk much less hear-obnoxious!
The room is way to small for that much noise!

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes we’re looking als and came back. Loved it especially happy hour food, drinks and prices, thx

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, good service and really good food. We’ve gone each time in the area, never been disappointed.

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Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was delicious and service was good. A little pricey. We really enjoy their Happy Hour drink prices and appetizers.

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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Will definitely return.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Feels like vacation when you eat at Tommy Bahamas. Consistently great meals, fresh fish, creative cocktails (even a few fun virgin ones for the kiddos like a mojito) and beautiful interiors. Live coastal music from the bar area is always a hit with us. We have two with different food allergies & all were accommodated without sacrificing taste. As a local we enjoy it often and it’s a must when people are visiting. Save room for dessert too!

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Birmingham
54 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to visit, especially during happy hour for live music, great cocktails and great food!

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Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! The General Manager should be very proud of the team he has in place. It speaks volumes as I truly believe your service is a reflection of the one in charge! He even visited our table to make sure we were content. Kudos Pratt and to our waitress Christine!

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food—- great service—-with great friends !
Add to that the shopping at the Tommy Bahama Boutique and we called it asuccessful evening!

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Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Tommy Bahamas! Dean is a great server!

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Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service were excellent as always but the renovation takes always from what was a cozy intimate dining experience. The earth tones and accent walls with beautiful dark wood is all painted white. The lighting used to be subdued which gave the restaurant a Casa Blanca romantic vibe. Now the lighting is everywhere making the stark white walls so bright that you have to squint for comfort. I know these decisions are probably corporate but they should have asked the customers.

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Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lui was our server. Amazing service. We had drinks, an appetizer and dinner. The organic salmon was the best my fiancee had ever had. He said it melted in his mouth like cotton candy. I had the cilantro ginger mahi mahi and it was to die for. Drinks were awesome. Loved everything and will be back.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Nicely prepared and presented, and. delicious. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience.

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Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was grest.

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Naples
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tommy Bahama's is one of our favorites, we have been without due to their recent forced renovation and very glad they are back open again. Their service has and still is outstanding. Our server was great and the food even better. We will be back as much as we can.

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San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallop Sliders - a must have! This is a pricey restaurant, but the food is so good, it's worth a splurge. Also recommend the Caesar salad with grilled shrimp, and they serve an excellent burger.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Making the reservation was quick and easy. Natalie followed up to confirm and inquire if had any questions prior to our actual dinner day and time. What an awesome service! The dinner was fabulous, the food came out quickly after ordering and everything was tasty and wonderful. Our server was a joy to have. She was friendly, attentive and had a wonderful sense of humor. Overall what a spectacular experience!

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bit pricey but was worth every penny! We went there on Valentine's day, food was delicious and customer service was awesome! Will definitely be back.

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Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Melissa, our waitress, was outstanding. She was helpful in making suggestions when asked. She offered to make slight adjustments to our menu selections which enhanced our dining experience. She is great!

There were several “managers” that lurked around throughout our meal. These persons were a distraction and seemed to hover around to become a negative element to what was an otherwise most positive dining experience.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I really enjoyed our experience. The food and service were great. The atmosphere was fun. The menu offered plenty of excellent choices. The noise level was fine for the two of us.

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We loved the restaurant but didn't like table location. In a corner of bar area..very noisy.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines dinner. Food was great and service was too.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the coconut shrimp. Delicious.

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

Nice table location. Exceptional service. And the food was very good. I am a bit (more than a bit, actually) sensitive to background noise because of my hearing disability. So, this was a disturbance. But this is just me. It was perfectly acceptable to my date.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service , food and atmosphere

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Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This popular restaurant takes reservations, so we highly recommend you do so! The food is great...all of it! The menu has gluten free and vegetarian options. The bar has music, so it is a more noisy than the dining areas. Outdoor dining overlooks a water fountain feature. One of our faves!

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