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The Black Pearl

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1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Suite 104, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6800
+1 850-833-3016
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining table just next to the beach overlook beautiful ocean. The waitress was nice and accommodating. Price is very reasonable $10 to $30 depending what you ordered. It is not only seafood but chicken menu is available. You can ask the fish to be grilled or blackened. Healthy portion on the special dishes. I ordered jumbo shrimp special, it served... More 

Thank Beth T
Lucas, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was very good and the food was quite good. We both had the Sampler Platter with 3 items all were tasty.

Thank J Michael C
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with a party of 7. We asked to be seated together and they told us they could not move any tables together. Two tables down from us is a table of 7 who had the tables pushed together as well as a private party going on with several tables pushed together. Now mind you, this place was... More 

Thank Paco S
Montrose, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in off season and caught the sunset special seafood platter, wonderful.this is a gulf to table restaurant serving local fish.

Thank judykmontrose
Tullahoma, TN
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant with fantastic service. The food was delicious! ! We will definitely return on our next trip to the beach!

Thank gunnerbean2
Palm Harbor, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I'm relatively new to the Destin Fort Walton area. This restaurant has become my new home away from home. They have quality food at a reasonable price, remember is a restaurant. The food taste like homemade if your family was a 5 Star chef! Marissa and Brea have taken wonderful care of me at the bar. I don't drink, but... More 

Thank MarkRegis
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was my first visit to this fine restaurant, but my parents go frequently. Service was great. The waiter was nice and attentive and we got our food fairly quickly. The food itself was excellent. We had a special surf and turf combo that had a great steak and great blackened mahi mahi. Yummy. Even the mashed potatoes were excellent.... More 

Thank Neepster44
Jacksonville, Alabama
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed at the Ramada, which is next door. The concierge recommended the Black Pearl for an affordable, but great meal. We were not disappointed. Our server was fantastic, I wish I would have remembered his name to give a shout out. We ordered a mix of steak, shrimp, fish, and scallops to share around the table.... More 

Thank Tigerchewtoy
St Marie, MT
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Took our Server's recommendation for our meal. It was so good, we returned the next evening with 12 friends in tow. Everyone raved about their meals. Since it is a seafood restaurant, was surprised when a couple ordered a steak, but it turned out to be as good as the seafood. No room for dessert so can't comment on that.

Thank SurferBear
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Pattie and I had a wonderful time at the restaurant, it was a late meal and we truly enjoyed it. The service was outstanding and the food and drink was delicious and refreshing. Sitting by the open windows and looking out at the beach and water of the Gulf reminded us both of our trip to Jamaica several years ago.... More 

Thank Robert H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Suite 104, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6800
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-833-3016
The Black Pearl is located directly on The Gulf of Mexico in the Boardwalk complex on Okaloosa Island between Destin and Ft. Walton Beach. We serve only the freshest seafood, aged prime beef and whole Maine lobsters in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere. The restaurant offers an extensive wine selection that compliments every dish as well as a full service bar featuring the best martinis on the coast. All of our dining tables offer a stunning view of the beach whether you sit inside in air conditioned comfort or outside on our open air deck.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?