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Boathouse Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Destin
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288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
+1 850-837-3645
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go to this oyster bar about 5 times a year. It is a real dump. Nothing about this place is nice. If you go in flip flops and cut off shorts you are overdressed. Swimsuits and a old t shirt are about right. The place needs a major overhaul and fix up. On the other hand, the oysters are... More 

Thank Rob S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a shack on the water, and it's wonderful. Drinks are always good, food is good, atmosphere is great. One of the best places to watch the sunset!

Thank Nicki G
Hamilton, Georgia
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been to the Boathouse on MANY occasions. Whenever we're craving oysters this is our go-to location. You can't beat the view, the service, the salty oysters and ice cold beer. If you plan accordingly you'll enjoy all of this while watching some live music. Always a great experience!

Thank SamKnows
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Live entertainment, great food and fun! A must have for a Destin trip! We will be back every time we come here!

Thank Jennifer N
Mansfield, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The Boathouse is on our must do list for every visit to Destin. The earthy and eclectic environment, complete with music many evenings, is something we look forward to during our visits to Destin. Food is good and very reasonably priced $- $$.

Thank Scott K
Blanco, Texas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This little hole in the wall is a unique find. The service was a 10! We ordered a dozen raw oysters and they were shucked on the spot. Coldest beer in Destin. The burger is the BOMB as well. Live entertainment was the icing on the cake. If you are in Destin, you must drop by and have a beer!... More 

Thank toddbarker46
Mableton, Georgia, United States
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217 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great folks working at an interesting location! Good music, drinks and food!! Great oysters! Don't let the look of the place scare you off!

Thank 518ATLCouple
Corinth, Texas
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165 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Beer was cold and oysters delish. Fried mushrooms too. Service was fast. View over the water nice. Came in the off season, 2ish but looks like the night life might be fun. Met my friend here who is a local. Note they charge local vs tourist prices even in dead early in November. Think that's a bad practice anytime of... More 

Thank jmho4u
Pekin, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The best gumbo and Mahi around! Great drinks and quick, excellent service! The steamed oysters were excellent! Great menu choices! Very friendly!

Thank vbliss123
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We went there this past Saturday night & really enjoyed it. My husband had the raw oysters & I had the "Bang me" shrimp. Both were very good. Rusty, a one-man band, was playing some great songs & people were dancing. When Rusty finished up, the band, "Gunner" started playing & we moved to the outer area where they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-3645

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?