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Pompano Joe's

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2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Montgomery, Alabama
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pompano Joe's is owned by the same company that owns the Back Porch in Destin. Service is generally very good and the food is similar to the menu at the Back Porch, but with a bit more of a Caribbean flare. Most entree prices are between $24 and 35, but these do generally include two side items in addition to... More 

Thank P0laris600
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Friday night. We went early, but the place was already busy! Great location looking out on the gulf! Really windy that night! My husband and I both had grilled mahi mahi, baked potato, veggie medley, and a draft beer. Food arrived surprisingly quickly. Generous portions! Everything was delicious! Fun atmosphere! Outside bar area was inviting!

Thank patyree510
Searcy, Arkansas
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant with a view and came across Pompano Joe's. The view was amazing but the service and food were even better. We had Ken as our server and he was the best. We ordered fish tacos and margaritas and both were excellent. We will always go back to Pompano Joe's from now on.

Thank TLay35
Batavia, Illinois
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate lunch here because of past experiences of our travel companions. We were not disappointed. Our meals were very good and the service was efficient. Being right on the beach, the view was excellent! We will return.

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with family and daughter had crab legs which were great. Wife had the peeled shrimp which she loved. I had chicken Caesar salad which was great. Highly recommend

Thank MarkMiddleton71940
Winter Haven, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family of five and I went to this restaurant during a usually busy time. We were seated immediately outside. Our server, Brittany was great. We ordered the calamari (which was amazing). Grouper with lobster tail, gumbo and the kids ordered burger and fries and popcorn shrimp and fries. My husband said his gumbo was a little too spicy otherwise... More 

Thank tyjojoko
Winter Haven, Florida
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to eat at Pompano Joe's since it was close to our rental home and we didn't want to fight the traffic going back towards Destin. We were promptly seated (not facing the water) and our waitress, Britney, greeted us and was friendly and helpful. I had the fried calamari which was seasoned amazingly just wish it was served... More 

Thank sincerelywhit
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tasty shrimp dinners for 2. Enough to share for Senors. Pricing has increased dramatically ocer last years pricing which was a disappointment. Great views of the water. Not very crowded vs last week. Much cooler here than inland. Windows were being closed due to evenng temps dropping to mid sixties.

Thank Sam L
Memphis, United States
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good and the view (on the beach) is awesome! Off the beaten path but worth the short sidetrack to get there (it's actually right in the middle of the area but on the old hwy along the beach!

Thank John P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had wait on Sunday night of spring break week, but the blackened fish was awesome!!! A little noisy. The wait staff were very pleasant.

Thank Joan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2224
Pompano Joe's opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became known for their unique Caribbean style of seafood. Since then, it has become a destination restaurant for tourists and a favorite among the locals. The Caribbean flair shines through from our famous Reggae Rolls and Garlic Crusted Grouper to the brightly colored window frames that line the walls of our open-air restaurant. In 2013, we opened the second Pompano Joe's location at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL. When visiting Destin, South Walton or Panama City Beach, we hope you stop in and enjoy the great food, refreshing drinks and the best view on the Gulf Coast.

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