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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“coconut shrimp” (136 reviews)
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Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food and a great view of the beach. Gumbo was really good. Seafood is also good and reasonably priced.

Thank _slhall1969
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this place. Everything about this place is good. Lot's of seafood selections. Shrip and gumbo was excellent. Outside seating is perfect for couples. I liked this place so much I bought a t-shirt to bring home and show the locals.

Thank Warren W
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family has been vacationing in Destin at least once a year for the last 14 years. This year we went in June and October. The food is always top notch. The fried crab claws and shrimp are always prepared just right. My personal favorite...More

Thank Z7773RYbriank
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love the reggae rolls & coconut shrimp lunch. And their hush puppies are crisp on the outside and yummy on the inside. Add an order of them to the lunch.

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We go to PJ's at least once every time we go to Destin. Really great seafood and a beautiful location right on the beach. Great service and fair prices make it hard to beat.

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a lengthy public parking lot (free parking!) adjacent to the restaurant, but it is shared between beach goers and restaurant guests. It can easily be full, and after circling 3 times on a Saturday night I was unable to find another local spot...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok, I have to say, I travel.... a lot. This was by far one of the worst food experiences I have had in awhile. Shrimp was undercooked, steak was undercooked. Had to send back...but what was more disappointing, the quality of food was subpar, at...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We annually eat at least once during our vacation in Destin at Pompano Joe's. Good food, oysters on the half shell, a very good grouper sandwich, and my wife really liked their chicken and pasta. She was getting tired of seafood by the end of...More

Thank 793dougg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food & service. Ate there twice & glad to know it is open all year. Prices reasonable. Great views of the Oceanside. Has a indoor & outdoor bar if that is your style.

Thank janejerrett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend who visits Destin yearly recommended this last year. We finally made it and was tickled! The wait was about 30 minutes but we enjoyed the chairs below the restaurant and the sunset! My husband had the crab cake sandwich and I had the...More

Thank LishaRVA
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12 July 2017|
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Response from gorningmelissa | Reviewed this property |
GOOgle pompano joes....to find all the answers
Lisa A
12 July 2017|
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Response from Milton J | Reviewed this property |
The Whole Restaurant is beachside.
Michelle S
5 June 2017|
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Response from islandloverBostonMa | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the delayed response. No they do not take reservations but do take call ahead seating up to 30 mins before the time you plan on arriving.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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