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790 On The Gulf

2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
+1 850-650-4853
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“duck gumbo” (13 reviews)
“bread pudding” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a very nice restaurant. They have a very nice menu but some things are a bit pricey. We were there for their daily special of spicy shrimp. It was very spicy, but that made it great. Michelle was our server and one of...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 1 week ago

the food was great and service was fantastic. we had a cheese dip that was out of this world! I cant wait to come back and try the whole menu. We loved the Gumbo.

Thank schultzsmiles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we spoke on the phone with Christine to the day of our wedding reception meal everything was done professionally. We had been to 790 for several happy hours and dinners. We knew this would be the place for the service, food and...More

Thank Toni A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At 790 on the Gulf in Destini two of us ordered the lunch special: grilled Mahi Mahi tacos. The two tacos arrived open-faced with a tiny sardine-like portion topped with one or two shreds of cheese. So sad-looking and not enough for a decent appetizer,...More

Thank Peg E
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Very good food on the most beautiful beach, with good service. It is in a strange location, but worth finding.

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Best value on the beach for sunset viewing. Good food, friendly service. Try the gumbo and tuna tarter.

Thank gailg626
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This used to be one of my favorite lunch/happy hour places, and I could not understand the negative reviews. This trip, I can. Service and food were not on par with previous visits. This will probably be off my "go-to" places from now on.

Thank mjballet
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Had visited 790 on the gulf a few years ago and was really looking forward to the crawfish and shrimp gumbo. Based on my suggestion my fiancé ordered the same thing. I think we may have gotten the left overs from the day before. It...More

Thank dh64
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The hospitality is wonderful. They have $5 happy hour specials that are so worth it! Menu is wonderful blend of real New Orleans style with Gulf flare. Fantastic view and deck seating overlooking the beach. Charming bar with bourbons and specialty drinks. Bartenders are experienced...More

Thank Dolphinimk
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Ate outside on the terrace. Beautiful surrounding. Service was good, but it was hard to see what you are eating. Can recommend the Baked Lump Crab & Shrimp Parmesan Dip and the Crab, Potato & Corn Bisque.

Thank cbpetrusek
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Maria M
6 July 2017|
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Response from lizzysherr | Reviewed this property |
We wore casual clothing. I saw mostly casual.
30 June 2017|
Response from MelindaAU88 | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website and look up Happy Hour. It will give you a list of items they serve from 3 to 6PM. We had the Hurricane Shrimp, BBQ Shrimp and Chicken Quesadilla and all were delicious.
14 November 2016|
Response from wans | Reviewed this property |
We had Jeremy. We ate at the bar both times. He was wonderful! We can't wait until we can come back!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-650-4853
  • E-mail
790 On the gulf was established in June of 2009, and is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the ground floor of The Inn At Crystal Beach, 790 has become a huge favorite with locals and visitors alike! As the roots of the owners are from South Louisiana, they bring to Destin authentic dark roux Gumbos, Muffalettas, and much more! Here at 790 we continue to strive to bring to the table the freshest seafood available on the Gulf coast. Working with local seafood vendors, as well as seafood vendors in neighboring states, we have fresh fish brought in daily. Most in small quantities to insure freshness and quality. We prefer to be temporarily out of a menu item, than to compromise the quality. We look forward to you stopping by and watching the waves roll in with us....
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