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Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill

20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3410
+1 850-654-4200
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3410
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
1. Great Local Food in Destin
"I had the seafood and alligator gumbo...amazing!!"
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2. Amazing Food!
"Crazy looking, wild colors, tons of grafitti, alligators"
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"can definitely tell it’s fresh seafood. Good pricing and good quality"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great time at Fudpuckers! Definitely worth a visit for a meal. The alligators outside were a great touch We had Robyn as our waitress and she did a great job. Stop in and ask for her!

Thank Wesley C
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Went back again with my family because my son loves this place. They have added some new items to the menu and also added more toppings for burgers (fried egg, yes!) I will have to come back to try out the endless combinations. The staff...More

Thank Chris O
Fudpuckers, Public Relations Manager at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Love hearing this, thanks for sharing your experience with us - Makes it easier to know which menu items our guests love. Thank you for being a repeat customer with us and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food was good but the best part my kids loved was feeding the gators. They want to go back to destin just so they can feed the gators again. Awesome place to visit.

Thank red p
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was good, but the wait was long. The restaurant has plenty activities for you to do while you wait to be seated. We enjoyed the arcade.

Thank Minny21
Reviewed 6 days ago

Being a Floridian, I walked past the Alligators, but there were a lot of them! Its causal and fun and graffiti covers the walls everywhere. But the food was amazing and I will definitely be back! I love hushpuppies and I think these were probably...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandkids had a blast at Fudpuckers dancing on the stage and watching the alligators. The food was great. Nice family atmosphere. We will definitely go back. Staff was great

Thank JoAnn P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have always loved this place and its on of our first stops while in Destin. They have changed their menu and the food just wasnt that good this time. Felt I paid way to much for the quality of food we received.

Thank JackiJo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fudpucker's( I always keep messing up the name) was the first restaurant our family stopped at after we got settled in. It was a fun night for our family and especially our toddler daughter. Which is saying a lot after our 16 hour drive from...More

Thank Alec M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be aware of all the construction in the area on this main road. The traffic was a mad road trying to get into this area and other surrounding places. Otherwise we enjoyed had fun and it was a two hour wait to eat.More

Thank butterflyareforever
Fudpuckers, Public Relations Manager at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a week to visit! Construction is crazy and it was the last week of Spring Break so we want to thank you for your patience during the wait time and with traffic - We appreciate you still taking the time to visit us! Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My two teen daughters, 17 and 16- had a great night at their Thursday night teen club. Thanks for hosting something “clubby “ for the teens to experience!

Thank Nursedayday
Fudpuckers, Public Relations Manager at Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review!

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Questions & Answers
16 March 2017|
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Response from Fudpuckers | Property representative |
Yes, there is a $10 charge to hold the alligators and get a souvenir photo taken with them. You can enter Gator Beach and see our exhibit for free - Holding an alligator and feeding the alligators are the only charges.
29 July 2016|
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Response from threesooners1 | Reviewed this property |
Go mid-week after lunch, but before dinner to avoid the long wait. Kids will enjoy the gator viewing. Be sure to take Sharpie markers to add your own graffiti (it's allowed and encouraged).
3 July 2016|
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Response from Fudpuckers | Property representative |
We have an entire kids menu, we are very family friendly!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3410
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-654-4200
  • E-mail
Locally owned and operated since 1982, Fudpucker's has become famous for its great food, world famous t-shirts and fun atmosphere that appeals to young and old alike. The name "Fudpucker's" comes from a nick-name that local deckhands used when referring to the Triggerfish. Of course, even people who have never been to Fudpucker's have probably seen the name on one of the "World Famous" Fudpucker T-shirts. From the very beginning, the name has attracted a lot of attention, and although it has now just about become a household word, it can still inspire a smile or a laugh. Fudpucker's is committed to making your visit a good one so that you'll want to tell your friends about it and you'll want to come back again and again. So relax, enjoy yourself and have a good time. That's what it's all about!
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