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Captain Dave's On The Gulf

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3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
+1 850-837-2627
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has a wonderful view of the ocean with a wall full of windows the length of the dining area. Our server Kara was very informative and so helpful in helping us chose from the various entrees. Get there early for a great seat, they open at 4pm. Not a lot of parking close to the front door, but... More 

Thank Renlyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great meal! Rocky was an excellent waiter, as was Roxie. The lobster tail is really good and the bread is to die for!

Thank Nick C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of food to share. Grouper Parmesan, with twice baked potatoe, salad was more than enough for a senior couple to share. Total price was $42, a bit higher priced than other restaurants but food was bit higher quality and service was outstanding. Not overcrowded with great beach views.

Thank Sam L
Decatur, Alabama
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are out for looks and appearance, this is not for you. Located on the shore line with tables available inside and on the wharf. Fresh sea food daily prepared in true southern style. Price is mid range and servings are large. This is where the locals go. We will return again and again.

Thank hallla
New Lenox, Illinois
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the better deals for happy hour on Miramar beach...$2.50 cocktails 4-6 each day. $9 apps. Great beach view. Friendly bar staff. View of the sunset from the deck is a great way to end the day. Well prepared seafood from a beach restaurant found here.

Thank Rmangun
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having a nice dinner on Friday night we arranged to have our wedding reception dinner there on a Monday night. Even tho they don't take reservations they were ready for our party of almost 20. We received great service from our waitress Robyn. She remembered us from Friday and treated us like old friends. She helped make the night... More 

Thank Brad S
Goshen, Indiana
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first impression with the place was the hostess. She never cracked a smile and barely spoke. Not a good first impression. However, the food was great. Since I don't like heavy breading, I inquired about the fried shrimp. The waitress informed me that they bread the shrimp prior to frying so I could get them as heavy or light... More 

Thank Claudia S
London, Canada
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived just after 400pm to take advantage of the happy hour prices. The hostess seemed put off when we asked for a table with a better view of the pending sunset. The restaurant was not busy so it was no trouble to sit where we wanted. Our server Maddie was excellent. She was fun and efficient and happy to... More 

Thank Badforever
Fishers, Indiana
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the deck at Captain Daves and had a very nice meal watching the sunset. The deck is dog friendly, and our lab/golden retriever mix was welcome to join us. The food was good, but not outstanding. I had the shrimp and grits which was a bit heavy and over seasoned. My wife's seafood was better. The key... More 

Thank casagtraveler
kokomo indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive service and good food. The desert a twist on strawberry shortcake and cheesecake combined. Very good!

Thank 422tammieb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2627

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