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“Terrific coconut shrimp!”
Review of Pompano Joe's

Pompano Joe's
Ranked #41 of 315 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Second time dining at Pompano Joe's, and it was outstanding. I had the Coconut Shrimp with black beans and rice. Huge portion, and delicious. The best black beans and rice I've ever eaten. Service was excellent, and it's right on the Gulf.

Thank Kate D
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My family came for lunch and it was delicious. The drinks were good also. There was a waiter who performed several magic tricks for our 4 year old son. So much fun! The view was beautiful as well. Would definitely go back!

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went there to watch the sunset on the beach with our little daughter. It was so easy! Bars on the beach level for easy drink access and lots of places to sit and walk around while watching the sunset. We didn't make it for dinner as there was a decent wait but with views like that I can see why. Check it out for sure.

Thank JagstheTraveler
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

I've dined and had beverages at Pompano Joes many times. It is what is expected and is a beach bar & grill. Food is Ok but not cheap either given the quality. It has a great location and is a nice place to catch the sunset during happy hour. Parking can be challenging during summer season.

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Thank avidtrvlrUsa
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Ate here on our first night and had high hopes based on the reviews. The wait staff and bartenders were very good! High praise for them! The food was not good. We had the rolls as appetizers (we can't remember the full name). They were OK. Our entrees were fried seafood combo and grouper with crab on top. Both seemed like they weren't fresh. Just not really good. We wouldn't go back unless it was to grab a drink and sit on the beach.

Thank Beth B
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