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Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill

20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3410
+1 850-654-4200
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3410
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
1. Great Local Food in Destin
"I had the seafood and alligator gumbo...amazing!!"
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2. Amazing Food!
"Crazy looking, wild colors, tons of grafitti, alligators"
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"can definitely tell it’s fresh seafood. Good pricing and good quality"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Way to many kids... need more sections for guest over 18 and over. Or not allow under the age of 18 in after 7pm. Leave tables for the real spenders of the money.

Thank jerrydeckard
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Went back again with my family because my son loves this place. They have added some new items to the menu and also added more toppings for burgers (fried egg, yes!) I will have to come back to try out the endless combinations. The staff...More

2  Thank Chris O
Fudpuckers, Public Relations Manager at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Love hearing this, thanks for sharing your experience with us - Makes it easier to know which menu items our guests love. Thank you for being a repeat customer with us and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a Saturday, arrived at 2:25pm for a late lunch hoping to avoid a long wait. We were quoted a 45 minute wait, however our table was ready in about 30 minutes. We weren’t done exploring yet, had to finish feeding the alligators...More

Thank leslie7142016
Reviewed 2 days ago

My son had been wanting to come here our whole trip, but we first tried on a weekday afternoon around 1:45pm and it was a 2 hour wait for a table!! Plus, it was raining outside, which made all the alligator areas gross, sloppy, and...More

Thank Sheri H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came in right at 11 a.m. today as soon as they opened. The waiter informed me they were out of gator. They did have gator sausage, but totally different than fried gator. Was going to get combo that has gator also. Couldn't do that because...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The kids enjoyed seeing the gators but the food took forever to get there at 3:00 in the afternoon. I can’t imagine if it was during their busy time of day. A little pricey: We ordered two poboys , kids meal, chicken tenders and drinks...More

Thank Kendra W
Fudpuckers, Public Relations Manager at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate the feedback, thank you.

Reviewed 5 days ago

there is a wait but you can look and feed the alligators, i ordered the shrimp tacos and they were very good, guacomole is right out of a pakcage it came with the entree. service was very good

Thank Matt J
Fudpuckers, Public Relations Manager at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate that, thank you!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved the place. The service was incredible and the waitress was always around. The menu was really good with all price ranges of food. The food itself was fantastic. After we ate we enjoyed the arcade with the kids. Some ole throwback games from my...More

Thank Tp1989
Fudpuckers, Public Relations Manager at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Love to hear this, thank you!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was great! Gator and shrimp and burger! Watching the gators was also a very unique experience! Loved the atmosphere!

Thank Chera D
Fudpuckers, Public Relations Manager at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was good. Kids enjoyed the alligators. Lots of things to do while you wait for your table. Not very good gluten free options.

Thank bigdog598
Fudpuckers, Public Relations Manager at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate the feedback - We can accommodate any special food requests by custom making food not on the menu, so keep this in mind next time you visit!

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Questions & Answers
16 March 2017|
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Response from Fudpuckers | Property representative |
Yes, there is a $10 charge to hold the alligators and get a souvenir photo taken with them. You can enter Gator Beach and see our exhibit for free - Holding an alligator and feeding the alligators are the only charges.
29 July 2016|
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Response from threesooners1 | Reviewed this property |
Go mid-week after lunch, but before dinner to avoid the long wait. Kids will enjoy the gator viewing. Be sure to take Sharpie markers to add your own graffiti (it's allowed and encouraged).
3 July 2016|
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Response from Fudpuckers | Property representative |
We have an entire kids menu, we are very family friendly!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3410
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-654-4200
  • E-mail
Locally owned and operated since 1982, Fudpucker's has become famous for its great food, world famous t-shirts and fun atmosphere that appeals to young and old alike. The name "Fudpucker's" comes from a nick-name that local deckhands used when referring to the Triggerfish. Of course, even people who have never been to Fudpucker's have probably seen the name on one of the "World Famous" Fudpucker T-shirts. From the very beginning, the name has attracted a lot of attention, and although it has now just about become a household word, it can still inspire a smile or a laugh. Fudpucker's is committed to making your visit a good one so that you'll want to tell your friends about it and you'll want to come back again and again. So relax, enjoy yourself and have a good time. That's what it's all about!
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