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790 On The Gulf

) #56 of 230 Restaurants in Destin $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
+1 850-650-4853
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“duck gumbo” (13 reviews)
“bread pudding” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is beautiful. The menu & service are lacking. We find there are much better places to eat. This one gets a 5 stay for setting, but about a 2 for food.

Thank Manmanguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has been going to Destin twice a year for the last 13 years and we finally found a restaurant on the beach with wonderful food!!! Not fat or greasy or overly fried ! Just perfect !!

Thank W8507PRclaudiap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good staff and affordable food! Loved the beach front view as well. The inside could be updated tho.

Thank SusanFL7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our first experience at 790 On The Gulf. We had the chicken and sausage gumbo. Which was great. Then the grouper and grits cake was absolute fabulous! We ended our meal with the Louisiana Bread Pudding! It was fabulous as well. We will be...More

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful dining experience in a hotel setting right on the gulf with views of the beach and ocean. Indoor or outdoor seating available. Interesting menu options at comparable prices. Service staff was great, but it wasn't busy at all when we were there...heard it can...More

Thank highadventure
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was decent but over priced. I didn't feel this restaurant was any thing special! For the price of the food I thought it would be a little nicer.

Thank Megnbryan
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We met friends at this restaurant who live local. It is located at a beautiful, I would describe as boutique, condominium building. The patio is very close to the water and the view is unobstructed allowing for a beautiful sun set. The menu was very...More

Thank lizzysherr
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Can't be beat in the area. LOVE their tenderloin eggs Benedict and the bottomless mimosas.... heaven

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We visited 790 On The Gulf during our stay in Florida and I must say it turned out great! Initially, I was skeptical, because when my family of 8 walked in it seemed people were looking at us like we were lost. We were contemplating...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Food and views were incredible. Good variety of food. Look forward to returning soon. Very laid back!

Thank MelindaAU88
790Ed, Owner at 790 On The Gulf, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you very much for your positive feedback! Glad you enjoyed our little corner of paradise. Ed Ward Owner

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Maria M
6 July 2017|
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Response from lizzysherr | Reviewed this property |
We wore casual clothing. I saw mostly casual.
30 June 2017|
Response from MelindaAU88 | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website and look up Happy Hour. It will give you a list of items they serve from 3 to 6PM. We had the Hurricane Shrimp, BBQ Shrimp and Chicken Quesadilla and all were delicious.
14 November 2016|
Response from wans | Reviewed this property |
We had Jeremy. We ate at the bar both times. He was wonderful! We can't wait until we can come back!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-650-4853
  • E-mail
790 On the gulf was established in June of 2009, and is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the ground floor of The Inn At Crystal Beach, 790 has become a huge favorite with locals and visitors alike! As the roots of the owners are from South Louisiana, they bring to Destin authentic dark roux Gumbos, Muffalettas, and much more! Here at 790 we continue to strive to bring to the table the freshest seafood available on the Gulf coast. Working with local seafood vendors, as well as seafood vendors in neighboring states, we have fresh fish brought in daily. Most in small quantities to insure freshness and quality. We prefer to be temporarily out of a menu item, than to compromise the quality. We look forward to you stopping by and watching the waves roll in with us....
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