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Captain Dave's On The Gulf

3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
+1 850-837-2627
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location and great view! Laid back dining and entertainment too! Went for dinner and had some really good seafood. Service was good! Would return!

Thank 137JenniferB137
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The view of the beach at dusk was a plus but the food was average at best. The French fries and hush puppies were dry. The shrimp Parmesan was decent but the coleslaw had too much mayo. The one thing they had going for them...More

Thank Yankeegal2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it was packed we were seated very quickly. Our waiter was very likeable and was very familiar with all of the dishes they served. The food was fabulous and fresh. One thing I love about the restaurant is that they offer many ways...More

Thank DebbieLogan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here 7 years ago and were surprised to now have a live singer and more of a bar-type atmosphere than we remembered. The hostesses who greeted us were very rude, had their snarky faces on and didn't seem to want to want our...More

Thank beachmama27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have gone to Destin for years and stayed across the street from this place every time, but never tried it. This year we did and we really liked it. The food is great, the place is clean, and service was 100%. We tried the...More

Thank adamc1017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with family and friends. Nice seating area w/great views of beach/ocean. Had the fried shrimp basket. Tasty! No complaints. Service was excellent. But-nothing overly impressive, thus the "average" rating.

Thank BeckyL-FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here the week of July 4th. We had eaten here on our last visit 4 years ago. It was our best meal that week, and was our favorite meal during our recent visit. Enjoyed the fact that it was a little nicer restaurant...More

Thank jmengerink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casual place on the beach; good service and food selection including kids menu. Come as you are, bring the kids!

Thank TexasLPhil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our visit to Destin, FL. I asked around the beach, town, city and Highways and they all said you must go here so we did and glad we did. The patrons said to order the crab legs BBQ styled. I have...More

Thank W0rldtraveler2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grouper pontchartrain was delicious, topped with a softshell crab. Quite pricey at $36.99, but well worth it. My husband also enjoyed his blackened grouper at $28.99. It was a nice portion of fish, perfectly prepared. We were told we had a 45 minute wait,...More

Thank JBernard20
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
Some of the BEST views of the sunset AND dogs are allowed. The bar menu can be served without going into the dining room, which is nice. Happy hour prices are wonderful.
16 June 2015|
Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
You rarely need reservations as they are big and have LOTS of seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2627
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