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Captain Dave's On The Gulf

3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
+1 850-837-2627
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (76 reviews)
“shrimp” (54 reviews)
“bread” (42 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
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1 - 10 of 623 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The food was OK, nothing to write home about. Staff, friendly. Atmosphere, sedate. Restaurant & restrooms, clear. Just nothing fun. Does not open until 4pm.

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant to sit and relax while sipping on your favorite cocktail looking out at The Gulf of Mexico with the white, crystal sand! All seafood dishes are delicious! This has been my first and last meal each time I visit Destin.

Thank 7timetravler7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there twice in one week! Boiled shrimp were large and peeled already. 😃. The best I’ve had in any restaurant and I’ve tried many. The fried shrimp and Filet were excellent. Fun atmosphere great service. The sides are wonderful too

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had an amazing meal at Captain Dave's. Everyone's food was fresh and delicious. The drinks and service were also great. The live music was a nice touch. The musician was very talented and had a good song selection. The view is amazing! Highly...More

Thank JackieRomero
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing rave reviews for Captain Dave's we decided to see what the hype was about. Every place has an off day, and this must have been theirs. We had a 2 year old with us, and the hostess never did bring us the high...More

Thank anthony b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must for dinner. The food was great. Everything was handmade. Service was great. The seafood was the best is Destin. A must try. Great food at great prices.

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We go there at least once on every one of our beach trips to Destin. The food is very good and prices are reasonable. Seating provides a great view of the beach as well

Thank Travel4fun9
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Very good coconut shrimp and other fresh fish. Martini just ok. Good selection of wine. Very busy between 6 and 8 pm. Slowed down after 8 pm.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Destin for close to 30 years and never ate here. Our mistake. We decided to give capt daves a try and were pleasantly surprised how delicious he seafood dinner was. Blackened mahi mahi with twice baked potato was very tasty....More

Thank Bernie H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Really nice people, good food, bar has wine at Happy Hour for $2.00 a glass, nachos are real good but real BIG. You have to try the Mahi bites, 9.00 for a plate of about 15 - 290, - pieces of Mahi fish coated in...More

Thank djodea
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Questions & Answers
13 October 2017|
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Response from Kate D | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but I just certainly guess that they would.
27 December 2016|
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Response from Brandy G | Reviewed this property |
Yes and yes
16 June 2015|
Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
You rarely need reservations as they are big and have LOTS of seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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