One of the most ever-changing landscapes on the Emerald Coast is our choice of dining-out locations. Existing restaurants are constantly changing their menus and specials, new restaurants are opening up and others closing down. Those that are gone, we certainly miss, but the new ones may offer something we have never had before.

Some of the best food is at the worst-looking establishments, and some of the worst are at the best-looking establishments. You never know where you may find the freshest food and the coldest beer. Try a different one every day and you are surely going to find what you are looking for. Sometimes, the best dining experience comes unexpectedly when you decide to just take a chance and open that door to a place you have never been.

Big Bad Breakfast

850-388-6894  10562 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W, Suite 169, in Miramar Beach, FL.   Located at the Silver Sands Premium Outlet. One of the best breakfast and lunch restaurants in the area. Make Big Bad Breakfast your new tradition whether you’re a local or a first timer to our beautiful beaches. One visit and you’ll never look at a breakfast plate the same. And don’t forget – we also serve delicious lunch entrees and can cater your next business or fun gathering. Open Daily 7am – 2:30pm. Major Credit Cards Accepted

Buffalo Wild Wings

850-301-9464, 99 Eglin Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach. website:  BuffaloWildWings.com Since 1982, Buffalo Wild Wings® (or B-Dubs® as our friends call us) has been the ultimate sports bar.  Serving up hot, fresh Buffalo-style chicken wings spun in 1 of 20 signature wing sauces or 5 dry seasonings, a full menu with shareables, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and desserts, we offer something for just about everyone.  And with over fifty HD flat-screens, 30 draft beers, Blazin’ Rewards, and a full bar, B-Dubs is the place for awesome food and sports entertainment that creates legendary experiences between friends. 

Crack of Dawn

Crack of Dawn
850-374-8561, 550 Mary Esther Cutoff NW, Unit 11 in the LongHorn Plaza in Ft. Walton Beach. Looking for a great breakfast / brunch lunch cafe off the beaten path? Then look no farther than The Crack of Dawn Cafe. One room cafe serving delicious homemade breakfasts with layered plates, skillets, omelettes, pancakes and french toast. Lunch is served at 11am. Fast and friendly service with a great atmosphere and delicious taste. Open 7am – 2pm, 7 days a week.

Dave & Buster’s

850-238-3501, 15701 LC Hinton Jr., Dr., Panama City Beach at Pier Park. Website: DaveandBusters.com. There’s always something new at Dave & Buster’s – the only place to Eat, Drink, Play and Watch sports all under 1 roof. Hundreds of the hottest arcade games in the Million Dollar Midway, mouth watering chef-crafted creations in the restaurant, premium bar featuring cocktails, wines and 20+ beers, stadium surround sound while watching your favorite team on our
massive HDTVs.

Destin Ice Seafood
Market and Deli

850-837-8333, 663 Harbor Blvd., Destin. Website: DestinIce.com Offering fresh fish, shrimp, oysters, and Buckhead meats. A wide selection of fresh salads, dips, soups, and chowders, wines, cheeses and delicious desserts. Plus, sauces, olive oils, vinegars, hot sauces, rubs, spices, seasoning mixes, marinades, and fresh seasonal vegetables. We’ll steam your seafood to perfection. We offer take and make options such as stuffed boneless chicken, Turduckens, savory seafood and meat pies, and ravioli.

Dippin’ Dots

850-650-7776, 11275 Hwy. 98, Suite 1. Miramar Bch.The “Ice-Cream of the Future” Over 40 flavors.  specialty toppings, sundaes and floats available. If you’ve never tried it, you’ll love it, and if you have, “you know you want it again.

5 o’Clock Somewhere
Bar & Grill

111 Cannery Lane, Miramar Beach. Website: 5oclockSomewhereSandestin.com.  Located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, entertaining a few clients or just getting together for dinner with friends, your group will enjoy the entertaining atmosphere and relaxing vibes at 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar. Major Credit Card Accepted.

Frozen Dune
Rolled Ice Cream

850-842-4777, 2052 Scenic Gulf Dr., Miramar Beach. Located on the beach road just west of the corner of Holiday Rd. and Scenic 98. We uniquely serve an Asian-inspired rolled frozen treat. Watch our servers create your delicious ice cream rolls while you wait. We also serve by the scoop and offer Boba tea and gourmet coffees. Open daily during the season. Off-season hours may vary. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Fudpucker’s Beachside
Bar & Grill

850-654-4200,  20001 Hwy. 98 E., Destin. Website: Fudpucker.com. Fudpucker’s is Famous for Great Food, Family FUN, Live Alligators and World Famous T-Shirts! Stuff your face with the “Original” Fudburger or chow down on the best shrimp & local seafood around. Check out Gator Beach — The World’s Greatest Alligator Park — Admission is FREE! Visit website for information on Teen Night, Fudnominals, and Birthday Party Packages. Remember, “Ya Ain’t Been Pucked Til Ya Been Fudpucked!” — Get the T-Shirt to prove it! Open Daily at 11am. Beach or casual dress.

 Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Hungry Howie’s

At Hungry Howie’s, we use only the finest ingredients including 100% pure Mozzarella cheese and dough made fresh in-store daily. With almost 50 years of experience, Hungry Howie’s knows pizza. Every order is made fresh. Hungry Howie’s offers oven-baked subs made with quality meats, variety of garden-fresh salads including Antipasto, Chef and Greek, 3-cheeser breads and more. Order today @ hungryhowies.com or download the Hungry Howie’s app.

 Jet’s Pizza

850-654-5387, 4418 Commons Dr. E; Destin. Website: JetsPizza.com  At Jet’s Pizza, we’re known for our uber cheesy pizza, with fresh veggies and quality toppings. Our buttery Detroit-style square pizza is legendary. Or, Dive deep into Jet’s Deep Dish; feast upon a classic hand-tossed pizza; feel like a New Yorker with a huge slice of the NY-Style; or take a bite out of our crispy Thin Crust. We also have a gluten-free pizza! Flavorize your crust for FREE! Jet’s also offers calzone style Deli Boats, freshly baked Turbo Stix, piled-high salads, the crispiest wings and boneless chicken.

Landshark Bar & Grill

50-308-2458 9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd., Miramar Beach.  Website: LandsharkBarandGrill.com. Located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort.  Experience the ultimate beach vibe while dining on delicious appetizers, entrees, salads, burgers/sandwiches, and mouth-watering desserts. Enjoy 2 vibrant bars and an outdoor covered grab-and-go bar for those on the move.  Retail shop is adorned with an array of Margaritaville and LandShark apparel.

Los Rancheros

850-769-7999,  111 W. 23rd St., Panama City 850-249-5195,  11208 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. 850-622-0754, 3906 US Hwy. 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach. 850-880-6166, 16469 US-331, Freeport. Website: LosRancherosPC.com. Welcome amigos! Los Rancheros offers authentic Mexican food from tacos to fajitas and great-tasting margaritas. We do everything fresh – fry our own chips and taco shells, make our own guacamole and salsa, and rice and beans are made every morning. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.  Serving lunch, dinner and take-out. Happy hour daily. Major Credit Cards Accepted

Lucy’s Buffet LuLu’s

850-710-5858, 4607 Legendary Marina Dr., Destin. Website: LuLusFunFoodMusic.com.
At LuLu’s, we serve scratch-made menu options with recipes created by Lucy Buffett herself.
From seafood favorites to allergy-friendly choices, there is something for everybody. Pull up a seat at our table and enjoy good cookin’ served with a southern flair.

Sax Grille

850-374-3117, 10 Eglin Pkwy. SE, Ft Walton Beach. Local veteran owned & family operated. Very clean restaurant with genuinely friendly staff. Menu features signature sandwiches & burgers, hand cut sax o’fries, philly cheesesteak, french dip, reubens, paninis, & vegetarian sandwiches. Fresh cracked egg breakfasts, homemade dressings, sauces, soups, chicken salad, potato salad. Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 8:30pm. Pets are welcome on the outdoor porch.

The Back Porch Seafood
& Oyster House

850-837-2022, 1740 Scenic Hwy. 98, Destin. Located on the beach, just west of Henderson Beach State Park. Open daily at 11am. A favorite with locals and visitors since 1974. Enjoy the breathtaking Gulf views from the Back Porch while sipping on your favorite beverage and enjoying some of the best Gulf seafood on the coast. Dine inside or on our beachfront deck. Everything is better when you’re at the beach! Major Credit Cards Accepted.

The Grand Marlin

850-677-9153, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd.,
Pensacola Beach. Website: TheGrandMarlin.com. The Grand Marlin offers a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere, paired with the area’s best selection of fresh seafood highlighted by delectable, daily specials. The restaurant boasts the area’s best-stocked, most tempting oyster bar where the finest oysters, from Apalachicola and East Bay to more exotic locales, are shucked to order. For those in the mood for something other than seafood, The Grand Marlin offers enticing steaks, succulent poultry dishes, and other fare to meet your every taste. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer

850-600-1639, 10562 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W, Suite 169 in Miramar Beach, FL  Located at the Silver Sands Premium Outlet. We keep things easy – delicious food, cold bear, & good vibes. Waldo’s is simply all about chicken, and we’re cookin’ it up two delicious ways for you: Southern Fried and Rotisserie. Toss in some of your homemade sides, any of our 8 original sauces, and signature cheese biscuits, and you’ve found yourself a new favorite chicken spot. Dog friendly patio. Hours Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11am-10pm   Happy Hour Daily 2pm-6pm and All day Tuesdays and Saturdays