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Buffalo Bayou
Locally owned and operated with more than 20 TVs, one in every booth, free WI-FI, play area for kids with game room. Serving wings, pizza, burgers, salads, sandwiches, beer, wine and spirits. $3-10, 757 Harbor Blvd (adjacent to Destin Cinema) 273-9464 and 116 NE Eglin Pkwy, FWB, 243-9464.

Callahans Restaurant and Deli 2/3
A local lunch and dinner favorite for
years, it offers a wide selection of sandwiches,
salads, burgers, steaks and chops. Favorites
are New York strip steak, prime rib, and youname-it deli sandwich classics. Daily specials, wine and beer, $4-19. 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, 837-6328.

Chili’s (2 locations)
“They came ridin’ out of Texas…” to bring you a winning combination of Southwestern and American favorites. Full bar service. $5-15, 504 E. Mary Esther Cutoff , Mary Esther, 243-2019 and 34902 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, 269-3203.

Fun, good food served late, Sunday brunch and bartenders that are the envy of the industry. $6-12, 34881 Hwy. 98W, 654-5588

Fudpucker’s on the Island
Burgers, pasta, salads, creative libations, seafood, and sandwiches. Also a full selection of souvenir items, plus a playground for the kids. $7-17, 108 Santa Rosa Blvd, Okaloosa Island, 243-3833

Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill 2/3
You’ve heard about the funny name and the ‘gators, but the food’s also worth a try. Wide range of snacks, sandwiches, local seafood and land-based dishes, efficiently served in dining rooms for all sensibilities. Full bar and live music. $4-24, 20001 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, 654-4200.

Hog’s Breath Cafe 1/4
A variety of food options including hamburgers, pasta, appetizers, certified Angus beef, and local Gulf seafood entr»es at great prices. Daily specials. Live music 7 days a week.
$4-19, 541 Hwy 98E, Destin, 837-5991.

Logan’s Roadhouse 2/3
Step on, over, or around the peanut shells, and enjoy a lengthy menu of Southwestern-style grilled steaks, ribs, burgers, chicken, or fish, served in a family-friendly atmosphere. Memorable sides include beer-braised onions and house made potato chips. Full bar service, $4-20, 315 Mary Esther Blvd, Mary Esther, 243-7191.

Magnolia Grill
Long-established for lunch and dinner with entrees from veal parmesan to broiled stuffed flounder, chicken and steaks. $10-18, 157 SE Brooks St., FWB, 302-0266

Rum Runners Dueling Piano Bar and Grill
Sit outside or inside at Rum Runners
and take in the scene at Baytowne Wharf while
sipping a tropical specialty drink or beer. Varied
Caribbean/Coastal/Mediterranean menu, featuring
seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta, served in a
relaxed and unhurried atmosphere. Full bar, live
entertainment. $7-20. Village of Baytowne Wharf,
Sandestin, 351-1817.

Ruby Tuesday Restaurant
Several pages of items to choose from and a friendly and casual atmosphere for lunch or dinner. $6-18, 200 Mary Esther Blvd, Mary Esther, 244-1926

Sandcastles Restaurant & Lounge
Delight in the casual comfort and enjoy lavish buffets or complete menu dining. Features fresh, local seafood, steaks and continental specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seafood and prime rib buffet every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday brunch buffet. $9-30, 4000 Sandestin Blvd, in the Hilton Sandestin, 267-9500.

Scully’s on the Bayou 1/3
Enjoy American and Italian style pub food at this relaxed Fort Walton Beacj hangout. Bar snacks, baskets, hot and cold subs, sandwiches, burgers, and a list of pizzas cover everyone’s taste. Full bar service. $4-20. 200 Eglin Pkwy NE, Fort Walton Beach, 862-2542.

Seagrove Village Market Cafe
Lunch and Dinner 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Grocery Store number 1 in Seagrove Beach Souvenirs, fresh to-go items, cocktail and party snacks, wine and beer. A local's habit for 55 years. $6-16, 3004 Hwy. 395 (1/2 mile east of Seaside). 231-5736.


The place for ribs. Open for lunch and dinner. $5-15, 140 Hwy. 98E, Mary Esther, 244-3445

Hog’s Breath Boss Hog Bar-B-Q
Smoked chickens and turkeys, sandwiches and plates, food service catering, homemade pie, and picnics to go. Pulled pork and chicken sandwiches with our own special sauce. Take-out only. Located right next to Hog’s Breath. 837-5991.

Porter’s Carolina Style Bar-B-Q
Serving a wide variety of moist, flavorful and tender pork, beef and poultry BBQ done right. Side items are made fresh daily. We cater to your every need. $4-10.50, 4677 E. Hwy 20, Niceville, 897-6500

Rib Shack of Destin, Inc.
Chicken and ribs, all the traditional side items, sandwiches and platters. $6-18, 606 Hwy 98E, 837-9314

Destin Diner 1/2
An old-fashioned diner offering a wide variety of home cooked meals, with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. Plus ice cream parlor treats to accompany or top off any meal. $3-6, 1083 Hwy 98E (across from Blockbuster) 654-5843

Serving fresh pastries every day, open for breakfast and lunch, Tuesday to Saturday at 10 a.m. and for Sunday brunch beginning at 9 a.m. Located in the Shoppes at South Haven, $1-12, 4821 Hwy 98 N, Santa Rosa Beach, 267-0619.

Silver Sands
Serving breakfast 7 mornings a week from 5:30-10:30 a.m. Big country breakfasts fit for the sea-going fisherman in the true tradition of Destin. $3-12 538 Hwy 98, Harbor Docks restaurant, Destin, 837-2506

Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
Nestled amongst the trees, surrounded by herb and flower gardens and serving vegetarian breakfasts from 7:30-11:30 a.m. with comfortable rooms in the Old Florida laid back atmosphere. Cafe» $2-7, rooms $115-170. 85 DeFuniak Street, Grayton Bch, 231-2733. www.hibiscusflorida.

International House of Pancakes
More than pancakes. Specialty sandwiches, dinner entrees, carafes of coffee. $4-12, 348 SW Hwy 98, FWB, 2439333 and 10859 Hwy. 98W, Destin, 650-1777

Blue Orleans
A little bit of the “Big Easy” on Scenic 30A. Po’boys, red beans and rice, gumbo, jambalaya, beignets, and specialty crab cakes, plus home style blue-plate specials. Full Cajun breakfast menu and open for lunch and dinner. Live music as the spirit moves. $3-24, 2260 W. Hwy 30A, Blue Mtn Bch, 622-1909.

Calypso Beach Cafe & Sports Grille

The menu features recipes from New Orleans and the Caribbean. Appetizers, Gulf-fresh seafood, tasty chicken, steaks, sandwiches, made from scratch soups, salads and award-winning desserts. New Orleans style brunch on weekends, open daily at 11 a.m. $5-26, 15812 Front Beach Road, Panama City Bch, 850-234-6788.

Cocodrie’s 1/2
If you like your Louisiana style food with a view, try Cocodrie’s on Navarre Beach. Seafood, sandwiches, steaks and chops served in huge portions, indoors and outdoors. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Full bar, including some favorite Louisiana beers. $4 –23, 8649 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Bch, 850- 939-8777.

French Quarter Grill 3/4
This little establishment offers thoughtfully prepared samples of Creole and Cajun cooking, with embellishments from the Mediterranean and Far East. Fish, shellfish, chicken, and pork served with lush, full-flavored Louisiana regional sauces. Po? boys, and excellent boudin. Beer and wine. $3-17. 714 Howell Road, Niceville, 678-2604.

Barefoots Beachside Bar & Grill 1/3
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico with perfect casual comfort, and a varying menu offering tasty snacks and entrees. Features raw bar, fresh seafood, signature specialty drinks, build your own burger burger, and make sure to try the artichoke fritters. Live music. $6-30, 4000 Sandestin Blvd., in the Hilton Sandestin, 267-9500.

Buffalo wings a specialty, plus burritos, Michigan dogs, sandwiches, and appetizers. Happy hour ‘til 9 pm daily. $2-7, 138 Hwy. 98SE, FWB, 244-5515

Beef O’Brady’s Family Sports Pub
(2 Locations) 1/3
A range of wings, sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads served in a traditional, but family-friendly, sports bar atmosphere with lots of TV choices and a kid’s game room. Excellent chicken wings, hot deli sandwiches, fresh salads, and great kids menu. Beer and wine. $4 - 10. 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway (The Market Shops at Sandestin), 837-9710 and 4540 Hwy 20E, Niceville, 897-3964.

Buffalo’s Reef
A premiere wings restaurant. Sports on multiple screens and libations too. $4-7, 116 NE Eglin Pkwy, FWB, 243-9464

Buster’s Bar & Grill
Big selection of food and 19 TVs for sports. $5-22, 125 Poinciana Blvd, Destin, 837-4399

Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe 3/4
Sandwiches of many kinds and colors are the star at this busy cafe. An extensive menu offers hot and cold meat and vegetable wraps, panini, salads, and soups, washed down with fruit smoothies. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served. $4-8. 10406 Emerald Coast Parkway, (Silver Sands Factory Stores) Sandestin, 650-2920.

The Grape
Wine only, but in any combination you’d imagine, paired with a wide assortment of tapas-inspired appetizers, salads, sandwiches, quiches, and quesadillas. Great desserts and friendly service. $5-25. 4105 Legendary Drive, Destin, 654-7273.

Everyone knows what this place is famous for, but the variety of food is a surprise. $8-10, 15015 Hwy 98E. 654-1007

Mango’s Paradise Grill
Dine casually at this Baytowne beach bar, with reasonably priced burgers, and grilled or fried chicken, fish, crab cake and shrimp sandwiches and entrees, plus southwestern and house specialties. There’s a large selection of draft and bottled beer, wine and smoothies. $4-24. Village of Baytowne Wharf, 351-4526.

Mulhollow’s Sidewalk Café 1/2
Open for lunch Monday through Saturday
and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Serving up an international bistro menu including sandwiches, salads, pastas, sparkling water, wine and beer. $6-17, 4424 E. Commons Dr., Destin, 269-0185.

A huge selection of beer makes this the place for those wishing to try beers from around the world. Salads, burgers and fish sandwiches round out the menu. $6-20, 83 Central Sq., Seaside, 231-1950

Whale’s Tail Beach Bar & Grill
If you want to feel like you’re at a real beach bar, this is the place; good food and drinks, plus superb bloody mary’s. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. $4-15, 1373 Scenic Gulf Dr. Destin, 650-4377

Bad Ass Coffee Company
A gourmet coffee company specializing in Kona coffee, espresso, cappuccino, and lattes. The deli features Boar’s Head products and homemade
muffins, breakfast sandwiches and desserts. The store carries a unique line of merchandise and provides free wireless Internet access. Open daily at 7 a.m. $1-6.50, 1708 Scenic Gulf Drive (Old Highway 98) 269-3997

Camille’s at Crystal Beach
A coffee and market shop, overlooking the gulf. Camille’s offers a wide variety of coffee, breakfast, muffins, sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit smoothies and a package store.Open daily. 2931 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin Hwy 98, 337-8860.

Harbor Trading Company
A local espresso bar featuring art, coffee, and conversation. Menu selection includes espresso, lattes, mochas, granitas, muffins, cookies and more. Available for private parties on request, Open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 8am-2pm. $1-5, 984 Airport Road, Destin, 850-527-8686.

Picnix Deli
Serves the fine gourmet featuring fresh deli sandwiches made-to-order, imported chocolates, homemade cookies, fresh baked pastries, Starbucks coffee, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, as
well as other specialty foods. $10-15. 4000 Sandestin Blvd., in the Hilton Sandestin, 267-9500.

Slick Mick’s
This is a family owned deli, grill, and sports bar featuring authentic Philly cheese steaks, brick oven pizza, deli and specialty sandwiches and salads in a laid back family atmosphere. A great draft beer selection too. $8-12, 19 N. Eglin Pkwy, FWB, 864 5577.
Starbucks (4 locations)
Coffee for everybody’s taste and size requirements. Iced or hot lattes, cappuccinos, and espresso, plus muffins and other yummy stuff your mother never made. $2-6, The Markets at Sandestin, 9375 Hwy 98W, 267-6235, Destin Commons, Baytowne Wharf and Uptown Grayton Plaza.

3Thirty1 1/2
Perched at the foot of a bridge overlooking the bay this bar and eatery offers a varying daily menu of fish, chicken, pork, beef, pasta, and sushi served in a colorful, slightly oddball two-story building. Save room for the apple dumpling. $5-20, 24200 U.S. Hwy 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach, 622-3335.
30° Blue
Splendid adult dining in a romantic atmosphere in Bay Point Marina. Steak, veal, chicken, fish and shellfish served in luxurious and imaginative ways. Irresistible desserts. Wine tasting, live entertainment and a full bar. $6-34. 3900 Marriott Drive, Bay Point Marina, Panama City Beach, 850-236-1115.

Big City American Bistro
Get ready for the best at this classy bistro in Fort Walton Beach. An extensive menu offers both high toned and comfort food, rack of lamb, grilled fish and steaks, pizza, even meat loaf and mac and cheese. Polished, whole- hearted service, and swoon-inducing desserts. Wine and beer. $5-29. 171 SE Brooks Street, FWB, 664-0664.

Carillon Lake Cafe
Oyster specialties, heirloom soups, bread
baked in-house. An impressive array of
seafood, beef, lamb, and fowl prepared
in simple and classic styles. Extensive
children’s menu. $5-27. 102 Market Street,
Downtown Carillon Beach. 850-235-2811.

Courtyard Wine & Cheese
Featuring 50 wines by the glass, open-air courtyard seating and the only environmentally controlled wine store in the Panhandle. Gourmet cheese plates are served all day and wireless Internet connectivity is available. Wine flutes available, inquire about tasting events. 66 Main Street, Rosemary Bch, 231-1219.

Criolla’s Restaurant
Fresh local shrimp, fish, shellfish, beef, and
chicken are combined Caribbean and Creole
Continued on page 24 style. Fresh, top-quality ingredients from all over make for a memorable dining experience. The wine list is lengthy and varied, the desserts are made in-house, and even the children’s menu is classy. Full bar service and a quietly elegant atmosphere. $8-45, 170 E. Scenic Hwy 30A, Grayton Bch, 267-1267.
Elephant Walk Restaurant
Fine dining on the beach inside Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Open for dinner at 5 p.m. and seasonally for lunch. Reservation suggested. $22-55, 9301 Hwy. 98W, Sandestin, 267-4800.

Solaris Dinner/Dance Cruise 3/4
Drink, dine, and even dance on the water with an evening cruise from Baytowne Marina. SunQuest Cruises’ entertainment yacht Solaris offers fine Dining and musical entertainment. Limited advance reservation menu, wine and full bar, as well as special cruises. $65 for dinner and cruise. SunQuest Cruises, Baytowne Marina, Sandestin. 650-2519.

Big City American Bistro
A bistro offering an extensive menu of both high toned and comfort food such as meat loaf and mac and cheese. Other choices are rack of lamb, grilled fish and steaks, and pizza. Polished service and swoon-inducing desserts. Wine and beer. $5-29, 171 SE Brooks Street, FWB, 664-0664.

Bluewater Bistro & Bar
Serving lunch M-F and dinner Tu-Sat. Salads, sandwiches, enchiladas, steak, seafood, and pasta. Separate menus for lunch and dinner. $5-20, 14 NE Racetrack Rd, FWB, 863-2143

Cafe Thirty-A 1/3
Follow the crowd to the big house, and choose from an ever-changing menu offering local seafood, steaks, lamb, and pizzas. Starters, salads, and main courses with a taste of Europe, Asia, and North African spice. Wine list, full bar. $8-37, 3899 E Hwy 30A, Seagrove Beach, 231-2166.

Camille’s at Crystal Beach

Gulf Coast/New Orleans cooking meets the flavors of Japan in this warm, cozy dining establishment with a Gulf view. Seafood rules both on the regular menu and at the sushi bar. Full bar service offered. $4-20, 2931 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, 337-8860.

Cuvee Beach Cellar & Wine Bar

Wine county cuisine including steaks, chicken, seafood pasta and grilled tuna and shrimp. Only dinner is served here, but they offer nightly specials. Has a full bar and wines by the glass, plus retail wine cellar. $6-29, 36120 Hwy 98W, Destin, 650-8900

Gravel Road
Elegant, imaginative selection of local and exotic foods, prepared with satisfying style. Grouper, snapper, tuna, scallops, buffalo and elk are among the choices, served stuffed, sauteed, seared and roasted, paired with plantains, boniato and cous-cous to name only a few. Wine by the bottle and glass. $8-26. 50 Uptown Grayton Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, 534-0960.

Mulhollow’s Bistro 2.1.5 ¾
Open for lunch and dinner and featuring cuisine from Asia and Europe including salads, pastas, soups, seafood, and steaks. Separate lunch menu as well as food for the kids. Champagne martinis and many wines by the bottle and glass. $4-19, 215 Miracle Strip Pkwy, FWB, 796-3660.

Picolo and the Red Bar
Blackboard specials every day for lunch and dinner. Salads, burgers, soup, fish of the day, baked eggplant, pasta, and manicotti. Crab cakes on the weekends. $5-18, 70 Holt Ave, Grayton Bch, 231-1008

Santa Rosa Beach Club 1/2
Casual, classy dining for lunch or dinner. Soups, steaks, and seafood with spectacular views of the Gulf. Separate menus for lunch and dinner. $5-30, 4801 W. Hwy 30A, 267-2305

Seagrove Village Market Café
Lunch and dinner served from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Also a full service grocery store featuring fresh cut steaks, salads, beer and wine. A local’s habit for 53 years. $4-16, 3004 Hwy 395 South, 231-5736.

Sunset Charlie’s
Eat light or eat hearty, you’ll enjoy choosing from the varied menu of seafood, steaks, pasta and chicken, seasoned with spices from the Caribbean, Far East, Gulf Coast and Mediterranean. Great house made potato chips. Full bar. $3-24. 1096 Scenic Gulf Drive, Destin, 837-9834.

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. Unusual approach to wine service offering “flites” or taster size assortments. Open daily for lunch and dinner, plus a well stocked retail wine store. $5-$19, 10859 Hwy 98W, Destin, 650-9820

Bay Cafe
Splendid French and French-inspired food served in a romantic atmosphere indoors or outdoors just under the Brooks Bridge. Choose from seafood, beef, chicken, duck, and some rarely seen French specialties. Terrific bread. Wine by the glass or bottle. Reservations accepted. $4-28, 233 Alconese Avenue, FWB, 244-3550.

Café Provence
Fresh made soups, fois gras everywhere, excellent breads and pastries baked on the premises. Fish, seafood, chicken, beef, lamb, and duck prepared and served in a stylish country French atmosphere. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Reservations suggested. $5-39, 35C Musset Bayou Road, Santa Rosa Bch, 622-3022.


Café Grazie
Just a short stroll from the beach and serving traditional Italian fare, served in a comfortable, casual setting. The chef prepares plenty of seafood, pasta, pizza, and your favorite meat dishes nightly at 4 p.m. $7-20, 1771 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, 837-7240.

Cafe Spiazzia 3/4
One of Seaside’s longest-running dining attractions, Cafe Spiazzia boasts an extensive menu of light and substantial Italian fare. Breakfast, lunch and dinner features omelets, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, hearty main courses, and some classic Italian desserts. Beer and wine only. $4-22, 2236 Scenic 30A, Seaside, 231-1297.

Caffe Italia 1/3
Set in an 80-year-old house on the water, Caffe Italia offers comfort and friendly service. Traditional Italian-style appetizers, pastas, lasagna, pizzas, and house specialties, made with fresh herbs and local fish. Wine, beer, and bar. $4-24.,189 Brooks Street, Fort Walton Beach, 664-0035.

Capo’s Italian Restaurant ¾
Wide selection of traditional Italian fare, including pizza, pasta entrees, and mixed grill. There are numerous combinations and ingredients, served in generous portions. Full bar service is available. $6-19. Corner of Cty Hwy 393 and 30A, Santa osa Beach, 622-1600.

Ferrucci Ristorante
Comtemporary Italian cuisine is served
for lunch Tuesday through Friday and for
dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations encouraged. $5-25, 301 Harrison Ave., in the heart of downtown Panama City, 850-913-9131.

Gugliemo ‘La Fiamma
Guglielmo maintains the uncompromising standard he set long ago for high quality Italian fare. La Fiamma offers pasta, fresh seafood, chicken and meat prepared in the style of Northern Italy and elsewhere. Daily specials and family style dining add to the choice. First class tiramisu. $6 -28. 529 Hwy98E, Destin 654-9880.

Guglielmo’s La Dolce Vita
Guglielmo maintains the uncompromising standard he set long ago for high quality Italian fare. La Fiamma offers pasta, fresh seafood, chicken and meat prepared in the style of northern Italy and elsewhere. Daily specials and family style dining add to the choice. First class tiramisu. $6 -28. 529 Hwy98E, Destin 654-9880.

Graffiti ½
Mediterranean cuisine featuring pasta, pizza, steak, chicken dishes, clam chowder with full bar service. Adjacent Funky Blues Shack offers bar specials and live entertainment. Open for dinner at 5 p.m., $6-18, 707 Hwy 98 E, Destin, 654-2764

The Magnolia Grill 1/3 Enjoy Italian favorites, or old-fashioned Florida-style seafood in a warm, friendly, homelike atmosphere. Pasta, grilled, fried, blackened or broiled seafood, giant steaks, and a lengthy, worthy dessert list. Wine and beer. $5-24, 157 Brooks Street SE, Fort Walton Beach, 302-0266.

Olive Garden (2 locations)
Italian food of all kinds, never empty salad bowl and bread sticks galore. $6-13, 216 Hwy 98W, FWB, 244-1667 and 34970 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, 650-2307.


What do you have a taste for?

American | Barbecue | Breakfast
Cajun/Creole | Casual | Coffee/Deli
Contemporary | Eclectic | French | German
Italian | Latin/Mexican | Mediterranian
Oriental | Pizza/Pasta | Seafood
| Sushi | Southern | Thai

Cancun's Mexican Restaurant
Authentic Mexican cuisine served daily for lunch at 11 a.m. Daily happy hour Monday - Friday 3-6. Live entertainment Friday nights. $5-15, 12889 Emerald Coast Parkway (Miramar Plaza) Destin 269-7788

Destin Taqueria
The real Mexican deal here, short on pretty but long on tasty, with a menu featuring home cooked tamales, tacos, enchiladas, and other hearty Mexican fare. Usually crowded at lunch, and a good place to practice your Spanish. Daily specials. Beer and Mexican sodas. $2-10. 209 Main Street, Destin, 543-8670.

La Paz Restaurante
A more sophisticated taste of Mexico on the Gulf. Extensive menu offers Mexican favorites, plus a wealth of fresh fish and seafood choices. Outstanding grilled fish and shrimp, crab quesadillas, pork tamales, tortilla soup, and imaginative salsas. Full bar. $4-19. 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, 837-2247.

Pepito’s 1/2
An enormous menu, plenty of room, and a friendly staff make Pepito’s a good bet for a Mexican snack or feast. Traditional and unusual fare includes carnitas, enchiladas, fajitas, vegetarian dishes, steaks and seafood specialties. $4-19. 757 Harbor Blvd, Destin, 650-7734.

Moe’s Southwest Grill (2 locations)
Words are the same but after the Destin phone number, put and 655 Grand Blvd, Sandestin, 267-9008.

Ali Baba Grill Cafe 2/3
Satisfy your Greek and Middle Eastern cravings at this Fort Walton Beach lunch and dinner spot. Grilled lamb, beef, chicken and fish, as well as traditional Middle Eastern specialties like hummus, tabbouleh and baklava. Buffet available. $3-20, 550 Mary Esther Cut Off, FWB, 986-5555 .

A daily changing menu offers meat, fish, shellfish, rice and pasta dishes. The atmosphere is warm and casually elegant. A tapas bar and adjoining artisanal bakery add variety. Full bar with entrees starting at $17, 36178 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, 654-6066.

Café Bouzouki 1/2
A taste of traditional Greek and Middle Eastern food in Grayton Beach. Dine indoors, on the patio, or take out. Choose from sandwiches with lamb and chicken gyros, falafel, tabbouli, dolmas, Greek salads and spinach pie, and Baklava. Offers an extensive list of vegetarian items, as well as daily specials plus beer and wine. $5-10. 14 Clayton Lane, Grayton Bch, 231-2700.

Grecian Gardens Restaurant
Traditional Greek cuisine served in a pleasant, open-air atmosphere on scenic 30A. Beer and wine served and the restaurant is also available for special events and parties. $7-18, 3375 W. Cty Hwy 30A, Blue Mountain Bch, 267-3011.

Asian and Asian-inspired meat, seafood, poultry and vegetarian dishes, imaginatively spiced and elegantly served in a romantic off-the-road atmosphere. Exemplary Chinese barbecue duck, sushi, silky chocolate tofu pie, and banana spring rolls. Cocktails and wine. $6-42. 3295 Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, 267-3028.

Dynasty Chinese Cuisine

All your Chinese favorites, classically prepared with individuality and served with style. Beef, chicken, pork and seafood, noodles and family-style dishes. Beer and wine. $2 - 19. 12889 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Miramar Plaza, Destin, 837-6675.

Onano Neighborhood Cafe
Tucked comfortably away in a stylish Rosemary Beach neighborhood, Onano’s offers a small but varied menu of Mediterranean influenced seafood,
chicken, meat and vegetarian options, including
homemade pastas. Sauces and seasonings are
fresh and imaginative. Desserts include homemade
ice creams. Open every day but Sunday
for dinner and serving wine and beer. $6-30. 78
Main Street, Rosemary Beach, 231-2436.

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Enjoy fresh fish, shellfish, meat and chicken dramatically prepared before your eyes in the hibachi rooms. Or choose your favorite sushi, sashimi or house special rolls in the sushi bar. Open weekdays for lunch and dinner with full bar service. $5-50. 34745 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, 650-4688.

Osaka Sushi Rocks
It’s the little Sushi house on the Lagoon. Osaka Sushi Rocks offers an extensive list of sushi, sashimi, and rolls, both classic and regional specialties. Friendly, serene atmosphere. Tempura, noodles and teriyaki favorites also available. Wine and beer. $4-50. 108 Cannery Lane, Village of Baytowne Wharf, 351-1006

Sai-Kyo 1/2
Whether you go Japanese, Vietnamese, or pay a visit to both, this is the place. Sushi, rice dishes, and traditional soups (pho), meat and seafood rice platters, teriyaki, and stir-fries. Beer, wine, and sushi bar. $5-30. 14091 Emerald Coast Pkwy, (Emerald Coast Centre) Destin, 650-5319.

Sushi Siam 1/2
East meets West and everyone wins at this attractive restaurant with an elegant atmosphere with reasonable prices. A full range of sushi, Japanese, Thai and a touch of European fare. Fish, shellfish, duck, beef, noodle and curry dishes, with full bar and sushi bar. $4-25. 4236 Legendary Drive, Destin Commons, 650-5861.

Taisho Seafood & Steaks
Taisho offers a variety of Japanese-style steak and seafood dishes, served in your choice of three dining rooms and a sushi bar. Customize your evening, choosing sushi, grilled or tempura-fried meat, chicken and seafood, or get a face full of entertainment in the hibachi/teppanyaki rooms. Full bar. $4-39, 11610 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, 650-2996.

Angelina’s Pizzeria & Pasta
Serving lunch and dinner. All the traditional Italian foods, including pizza and pasta. $6-12, 4005 E. Hwy. 30A, Seagrove, 231-2500

Ciao Bella Pizza Da Guglielmo
(2 locations)
Gourmet homemade pizza made in the authentic Italian tradition. Not to be confused with American style pizza. $10-18, 29 Hwy. 98E, Destin, 654-9815 and Sandestin (in Silver Sands) 654-3040.

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakery
Widely, wildly assorted menu of stone baked pizzas, hoagies, calzones, salads, and specialty items. Pizzas traditional and exotic include pesto, jerk chicken, gourmet white, and the Magical Mystery Tour. Colorful psychedelic dÈcor and friendly service. $4-25. 960 Hwy 98E, Sunsations Plaza, Destin, 650-6420.

Roberto’s Pizzeria
Authentic Italian cuisine includes stromboli, calzones, grinders, bakes pastas, muffelettas and seafood. Beer and wine available. Special children’s menu. Waterfront seating available with dine-in, take-out and delivery within Sandestin Resort. $5-13,Village of Baytowne Wharf, 351-1998.

Theo’s Pizza Pub
Pizza, beer, appetizers, salads, and sandwiches in a casual atmosphere along the beach. Live music Tuesday through Sunday, $4-12, 1688 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, 650-8558.

AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar
Seafood plus atmosphere overlooking the harbor. Oyster happy hour every day,1/2 off sunset dinner entrees inside the restaurant from 4 - 6:30 PM. Live bands, dancing, late hours and 1/2 off appetizers from 4-7 p.m. at Club Bimini Sunset Central. $8-18, 116 Hwy 98E Destin, 837-1913.

Bayou Bill’s Crab House 1/2
Local seafood served every which way—steamed, fried, broiled, and grilled. This perennially popular family spot spotlights crab, but there’s shrimp, fish, oysters, scallops, even squid and ‘gator. Daily specials, full bar. $4-30. 4748 Hwy 98 West, Santa Rosa Bch, 267-3849.

Black Pearl 1/3
Fragrant wood fired grilled fish, steak, shellfish, and chicken served marinated and seasasoned in a cozy restaurant on the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Generous food portions, outdoor dining in season, warm atmosphere, full bar service, $8-27. 1450- Miracle Strip Pkwy, 833-3016.

Bluepoint Fish Club 3/4
Fresh seafood, prime steaks, cocktails and friendly service in warm surroundings at modest prices. Raw bar, 20 beers on draft, patio seating and kid's menu also available. Open for lunch and dinner daily, reservations not required. $7-35. 4304 Legendary Drive, Destin Commons, 654-1921.

Boathouse Oyster Bar
Award winning gumbo, oysters you’ll suck off the shell and a cast of characters plus authentic harbor atmosphere. $5-10; 288 Hwy. 98E, Destin, 837-3645. (Open Fri., Sat., and Sun. through December)

Bonefish Grill 3/4
An extensive selection of fresh fish and
seafood, along with steaks, pork, chicken,
and pasta dishes with an emphasis on grilled fish and offering a variety of sauces. Tastefully decorated with a grownup atmosphere. Meals are served until late, with full bar service. $4-20, 4447 Commons Drive East, Destin, 650-3161.

Crab Island Cafe & Manatee Tiki Bar
Seafood and tropical drinks restaurant and bar featuring blackened grouper, marinated tuna, prime rib and broiled seafood platter. Happy hour from 5-7 p.m. daily. $5-25, Located in the Holiday Inn on Okaloosa Island, 573 Santa Rosa Blvd., 244-8686.

Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant & Waterfront Market 1/2
Grouper, lobster, snapper, shrimp, crab, and seasonal fare share the menu with steaks and a few surprise items. Classic Florida coastal seafood, served in a busy, friendly atmosphere and offering full bar service. $5-39. 5551 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Bch, 850-234-2225.

Capt. Dave’s on the Gulf 3/4
A tradition since 1977, Capt. Dave’s is a go-to place for the kind of seafood that made this area famous. A time-tested selection of fried, grilled, and broiled fish, shellfish, steaks and chicken, with house and seasonal specialties. Full bar. $5-25. 3796 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, 837-2627.

Crab Trap (2 locations)
Getting seafood to the people is what it’s all about at Crab Trap. Huge space and plenty of tables, efficient staff, and a menu full of crab, shrimp, fish and shellfish prepared in old and new-fashioned ways. Full bar, $5-40. 3500 Scenic Hwy 98E, Destin, 654-2722 and 1430 Hwy 98W, Okaloosa Island Boardwalk, 301-0959.

Elmo’s Grill
Family seafood house, also serving burgers and more. $7-20, Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Bch, 267-2299

Fish Out of Water
Built for comfort and flavor, this Watercolor retreat offers a small but well-chosen selection of fish, seafood and meat delights. Luxurious novelties like foie gras, Kobe beef, and grouper cheeks make it a memorable dining experience. Sushi bar and cocktail lounge. $8-34, 34 Goldenrod Circle, Watercolor Inn, Seagrove Beach, 534-5050.

Fisherman’s Wharf
Terrific view of the Destin Harbor from the deck, excellent service, fried green tomatoes and oodles of seafood prepared in a variety of ways. Full bar service and special items for the kids. $6-18, 210 Hwy 98E, Destin, 654-4766.

Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille
Party to live music and sunsets on the open deck overlooking the bay. Featuring chargrilled oysters on the half shell, steamed seafood buckets, grilled sandwiches and a large selection of specialty cocktails. $9-25, Village of Baytowne Wharf, 351-1997.

Harbor Docks
Overlooking the Destin Harbor featuring original atmosphere and great seafood from our own seafood market, sushi and hibachi. Live entertainment on the deck. $4-25, 538 Hwy 98, Destin, 837-2506.

Joe’s Crab Shack
It may be a chain, but it’s roots are in the right place for good seafood and they don’t disappoint. All your favorites and some surprises too. $8-13, 14055 Hwy 98W, Destin, 650-1882

Kenny D's
Everything from the sea served every which way along with salads and desserts. $2-16, 2964 Scenic Hwy. 98, Destin, 650-0755

Centrally located in Shoreline Village Mall, this restaurant has fresh seafood, fine steaks, prime rib and more. A full selection of alcoholic beverages available. $8-28, 878 Hwy 98E, 654-2828.

Going strong at 40-plus, Nick’s is a local tradition for the best of the Gulf’s fish and shellfish. Fish, shrimp, oysters, scallops, and crab served grilled, steamed, or fried in a casual family atmosphere. Daily specials and raw oysters in season. Serving beer and wine. $4-26, 7585 Hwy 20, Basin Bayou, Freeport, 835-2222.

Nicometo Seafood & Steak Restaurant
The name says it all. Seafood and steak is on the menu every day. Alaskan king crab and grouper when available. $6-20, 1027 E. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, 678-6131

Old Bay Steamer - 1/3
Wide variety of fresh steamed seafood served in every imaginable combination. Choose from crab, shrimp, lobster, oysters, clams, mussels, and fresh catch of the day. Pasta and steak/seafood pairings also offered.Friendly, efficient service. Open daily for dinner, with full bar. $4 –27, 102 Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island, 664-2795.

Old Florida Fish House 1/3
A great big ole place deep in summer tourist country, offering an attentive staff and seafood served deep-fried, grilled with fancy sauces or even uncooked at the sushi bar. Plenty of choices of fresh fish, shellfish, and beef. Daily specials, full bar, live music. $4-29. 5235 E Hwy 30A, Seagrove Beach, 534-3045.

Original Waterfront Crab Shack 1/3
A taste of the good old days in one of the oldest waterfront seafood houses in the area. A menu crowded with fresh local seafood served fried, grilled, or steamed in every combination. Soups, salads, steaks, and sandwiches too. Full bar service with open patio/deck. Arrive by car or boat. $5-25, 104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, FWB, 664-0345.

Pompano Joe’s
Caribbean cuisine using fresh seafood, chicken, beef and more. Open for lunch and right on the beach. $8-20, 2237 Scenic Hwy. 98, Destin, 837-2224

Pompano’s Lakside Restaurant
Featuring a lounge and sushi bar, specializing in fresh fish, charbroiled prime rib, and grouper Panama. Early bird specials and a children’s menu too. $11-30, 10292 Front Beach Road, Panama City Bch, 850-233-9080.

Poppy’s Seafood Factory
Fine dining offering local and regional fish and shellfish boiled, steamed, grilled, broiled, blackened, fried, or in sauce with pasta. Steaks, chicken and pork are also offered, all with a coastal/Caribbean flavor and featuring an open air bar overlooking the bay. Open for lunch and dinner daily, with full bar service. $5-50, Village of Baytowne Wharf, Destin, 351-1996.

Saltwater Grill
Voted the best new restaurant in Panama City Beach. Casual fine dining while watching the action in the 25,000 gallon saltwater aquarium. Piano bar in the evening featuring Michael Rorah and happy hour daily, call for details. $11-26, 11040 Middle Beach Road, Panama City Bch, 850-230-2739.

Schooners 1/2
The classic Gulf Coast beach bar, with all the trimmings. Local seafood, sandwiches, entrees and daily specials served in a come-as-you-are casual atmosphere. Live entertainment most nights. Open daily for lunch and dinner, with full bar service. $4-25, 5121 Gulf Drive, Panama City Beach, 950-235-3555.

Shades at the Loop
Good selection of local seafood and land fare, simply prepared, served with efficiency and a smile. Grilled, fried, and blackened fish and chicken, sandwiches and salads. Pork chops, steak, even wings and pizza. Open late, with full bar, wide choice of draft and bottled beers. $5-24, 10952 Hwy 30A, Inlet Beach, 231-9410.

Staff’s Seafood Restaurant
Excellent service is a hallmark of one of the area’s oldest dining establishments. Open only for dinner. $14-25, 24 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, 243-3482.

Stinky’s Fish Camp 2/3
Seafood is king at this informal Santa Rosa eatery. Oysters “all ways,” crawfish pie, catfish or frog legs meuniere, and gumbo are a few the Louisiana-inspired dishes. Service is friendly and attentive, and you can come as you are. Wine and beer, $7-32. 5994 CR 30A, Dune Allen Beach, 267-3053.

The Veranda 3/4
Intimate dining inside the Henderson Beach Park Inn B&B. Featuring foods with caribbean and southwest flavors. Reservations., closed Sun. and Mon. $5-24, 2700 Scenic Hwy. 98E, Destin, 654-0400

Zampieri’s Harbor Grille
Seasonal menus, USDA prime steaks, local seafood specialties, extensive wine/spirits Enjoy stunning harbor views from our multi-leveled dining rooms or sit outside at our harbor bar or lounge. Reservations suggested 650-3900 or | 320 Harbor Blvd. East, Destin

Boar’s Head Restaurant & Tavern

Since 1978, a good reason to drive to Panama City Beach. Beef, seafood, pork, chicken, and game foods simply prepared, with an emphasis on grilling. Regular house specialties, nightly specials and live entertainment Wed-Sat. Full bar service. $3.50 - $27.

Johnny O’Quigley’s Irish Pub & Grille
Bustling, friendly sports bar/Irish pub atmosphere with an array of eccentrically titled but substantial and tasty grill and pub style snacks and main courses. Offering coconut shrimp, Reubens, wings, daily specials, soups, salads, pasta, ribs, wraps, steaks, and sandwiches. Full bar service. $4-25, 34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, 837-1015.

LaRocco’s Seafood and Steakhouse

A wonderful blend of the area’s freshest seafood, succulent steaks, and award winning Italian specialties. Enjoy a wide selection of daily fresh catches; choice cuts of beef and the best Italian meatballs on the Emerald Coast! Private dining available. $5-25, 14051 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, 650-4144.

Longhorn Steakhouse 3/4 (2 locations)
Lunch or dinner, you can count on a good steak at a reasonable price here. You can also enjoy grilled fresh salmon, pork chops, ribs, notable burgers, shrimp, and an array of chicken dishes. Desserts of epic proportion. Full bar. $4-21. 544 Mary Esther Cutoff, Mary Esther, 315-1020 and 34863 Hwy 98W, Destin, 654-9115

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Beef is the main event at this roomy and indulgent dining spot. Steaks, chops, rich New Orleans-style appetizers, and potatoes prepared nearly every way imaginable. A friendly, attentive staff, full bar and extensive wine list. $5-79. 15000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, 337-5108.

The area's only AAA four-star restaurant specializing in the finest prime beef and freshest seafood available. Features private dining facilities and wine room with more than 800 labels. Many meals prepared tableside. Reservations suggested. $10-50, 4000 Sandestin Blvd., in the Hilton Sandestin, 622-1500.

Zampieri’s Harbor Grille
Glittering on the water, Harbor Grille offers superb fish, seafood, beef, and chicken, prepared with style and served attentively. Loin of swordfish with shrimp gravy, free range chicken with mushroom cabbage rolls, steaks, and a wider-than-usual array of desserts and daily specials. Full bar and live music too. $6-32. 320 Hwy 98E, Destin, 650-3900.

Outback Steakhouse 1/2
Good food at a good price. Always a nice atmoshphere. As a franchise restaurant, the food is always prepared the same, making this choice an easy one. You will always know how things will turn out. The Bloomin Onion is awesome. $5-25. 34908 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin FL 32541, (850) 269-1936.

Basmati’s Asian Cuisine & Sushi
$6-28, 3295 W. Hwy.30A, Santa Rosa Bch,

Cafe 3Thirty1
24200 S. Hwy 331, Santa Rosa Bch, 622-3335.

Camille’s at Crystal Beach
$5-10, 2931 Scenic Hwy 98, Crystal Beach, 337-8860.

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
34745 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, 650-4688

Harbor Docks
$3-12, 538 Hwy 98, Destin, 837-2506.
Old Florida Fish House, $4-29, 5235 E Hwy 30A, Seagrove Beach, 534-3045.

Pompano’s Lakeside Restaurant
$4-9, 10292 Front Beach Road, Panama City Bch, 850-233-9080.

SaiKyo 1/2
$5-30, 14091 Emerald Coast Pkwy (Emerald Coast Centre), 650-5319.

$4-8, 763 Hwy. 98E, Destin, 654-5818

Taisho Seafood & Steaks
11610 Emerald Coast Pkwy, 650-2996.

258 N. Eglin Pkwy, FWB, 862-0005


Harbor Docks
Serving lunch daily from 11-4 p.m. offering fresh veggie plates, Thai food, shrimp, fish sandwiches and plates, and daily specials. $3-12 538 Hwy 98, Destin, 837-2506

Mary’s Kitchen
Home cooking specializing in fried chicken
and meat loaf, like Mom used to make.
$2-10, 575D N. Beal Pkwy, FWB, 863-1141

Bangkok House ½
Authentic Thai food prepared by natives of that country. Stir fry beef and chicken dishes, vegetable dishes and more. Open for lunch and dinner. Each dish freshly prepared to order. $7-18, 201 SE Ferry Rd., FWB, 243-6911

Thai Delights
Located in the heart of Destin, Thai Delights offers exemplary Thai cuisine, using fresh local seafood and plenty of flavorful Thai herbs and seasoning. Choose from stir-fries, curries, noodles, spicy soups and salads. Beer and wine are available. $4-25, 205 Mountain Drive, Destin, 650-3945.

Thai Elephant 3/4 An extensive menu of
plain and fancier Thai dishes, served in a small,
tastefully decorated atmosphere. Thai sausages,
fish cakes, pad thai, soups, curries, salads, vegetarian items, and specialties featuring chicken, beef, pork, and fish and seafood with beer and wine. $4-11. 12889 Emerald Coast Parkway, (Miramar Plaza) Destin, 837-5344.

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