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Boathouse Oyster Bar

288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
+1 850-837-3645
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A bit hard to find--the access "street" is a gravel road right in Destin. This place is quite rustic, sitting literally over the water. More like a good Texas icehouse, only with excellent food. Huge draft beers, fresh (FRESH) oysters shucked right there. We ordered...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended to my sister and I. The music and atmosphere was wonderful! The food was delicious. We started off the 1/2 dozen raw oysters and then she had the fish tacos and I had the grilled shrimp dinner. Both very tasty! Great service...More

Thank Madeline W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boathouse OB came highly recommended and it did not disappoint! The service was quick and friendly, the live music was great and the food was excellent. We had the Tuna Dip, Trailer Park Nachos, Tuna Steak and the Fish of the Day. All of...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Wife and I both had the fish tacos and they were the best I've ever experienced anywhere! The fish was extremely fresh tasting and the slaw and sauce was a perfect pairing with the fish. Fun people, fresh food = great visit. Can't wait to...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The gumbo at the Boathouse is just outstanding!! Comes with crab claw spears with a nice piece of crab meat on each one. If you have not had it you better give it a try. Its my new favorite. Great drinks good music 7 nights...More

Thank tymeisawastin
Reviewed 14 May 2018

My husband and I recently moved back to the Destin area and decided to go to the Boathouse OB for Mother's Day. We sat at the bar and service was good. Ordered a rum runner, a beer and smoked tuna dip. RR was good. Disappointed...More

1  Thank Kari Ann C
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The new menu is very lacking! Oysters were mealy and miss the fried crab claws. Crawfish had no taste or flavor but when I had them in March they were amazing! Wondered if there was any alcohol in our drinks. Still love the atmosphere and...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We have been everywhere when it comes to Florida, from Key West to Pine Island to Cedar Key to Amelia Island. This wonderful place has cold beer, cold oysters, warm smiles, great service and dog friendly. We will always make time to spend a day...More

Thank K J
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Super relaxed atmosphere. Great gumbo and crawfish. Rusty is top notch entertainer for those that enjoys sixty’s music Cudos to Debbie, our waitress

Thank lj45driver
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoy decent drinks in a very laidback atmosphere while listening to local groups. Very enjoyable experience.

Thank 518ATLCouple
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barry w
4 September 2016|
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Response from js3434jax | Reviewed this property |
About 4 miles West on US98 on the harbor. Behind Red Door Saloon across from Bucks Smokehouse.
22 June 2016|
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Response from camille1919 | Reviewed this property |
I do not work there. I go there from time to time, when I'm in Destin. Best advice, call and ask.
Pat M
16 May 2016|
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Response from MichelleSherwin | Reviewed this property |
the side patio where the the performers play has several large picnic style tables - so between 2 or 3 tables - you could get everyone set - but I would get there early - this place fills up fast!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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The Boathouse Oyster Bar and Grille is one of Destin’s best kept secrets. Located on the Destin Harbor, the Boathouse offers anything from seafood, to burgers and salads with a water view. Come visit us to see why we have been a Destin favorite and voted Best Oysters and Gumbo for the past 30 years.
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