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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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“oysters” (220 reviews)
“tuna steak” (6 reviews)
“hush puppies” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This was the first and last time I have eaten at this restaurant the waiter by the name of Aaron was very rude he asked me a question and then smarted off when I try to answer it and literally snatch the ketchup out of...More

1  Thank Lashonda S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Gumbo is tomato base and good. Fun casual place. I didn’t like the pigeons flying about. Health hazard?

Thank Harley C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I come here several times a month to enjoy the good music and the local color! Nothing fried, so food is delicious. Great gumbo, oysters, tuna dip, crab cake and much more! No frills atmosphere!

Thank Sallyheartofdestin
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We always come here after deep sea fishing for the oysters and the hushpuppies. The gumbo is delicious, too! Great laid-back atmosphere. They often have live music on the patio area, which is pet-friendly.

Thank tworley00
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Looks can definitely be deceiving here! It seems to be a locals favorite, but we go every time in Destin! The gumbo is to die for, and the blackened mahi-mahi is 100% fantastic! It's a fun place to experience for couples. Tip: if you're with...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this marina style spot looking for another place. They had a live band and great view of the bay! Good prices and seems like a local hotspot. Food was perfect to us! Grilled shrimp appetizer and mahi mahi sandwich! Also good wine...More

Thank Neely W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Boathouse is the best place to go to get a drink and relax. Hopefully you're lucky enough to be there to hear a live band.

Thank CharityPinckard
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome local hangout,excellent food and service. A Destin original and my go to everytime im in town. Everything on the menu is great, really cant go wrong.

Thank Dawgs73
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Excellent food and music with local flavor! Good choices and great service always!! Friencly staff and great view!

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Boathouse has encouraged my newest obsession: tuna steak. This is my new favorite meal! The oysters were ok and the drinks were pretty good, but that tuna steak was mouth watering!!

Thank Taylor M
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sandra t
19 July 2018|
Response from lj45driver | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn’t know about that particular drink. Rusty the entertainer provided plenty of memories though.
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.
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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