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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“reggae rolls” (115 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (138 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visit Pompano Joe's every year when visit Destin. The restaurant is beachfront with several levels to enjoy a number of options. The food is good and there is an extensive menu. We always have a nice time here, and stroll on the beach afterward.

Thank Skatty1959
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to visit in the winter months when the crowds are not so overwhelming and the wait so long. The view can't be beat and is beautiful from every vantage point. The food is wonderful and the service is friendly and...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Mahi Mahi stuffed with crab and shrimp with tasty cream sauce. Hubby had crab cakes, they were tasty with plenty of real crab. I like the fact they offer veggies with most meals plus beans and rice. We split the homemade key lime...More

Thank Theresa G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun environment located right on the beach and can hold over 400 people I believe. It was slow as it is mid November but no reservations needed. It also has a dog friendly patio. We ordered the boiled peel and eat shrimp, grilled shrimp, and...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pub and restaurant in one and you will always find it busy after 11:30 a.m. The reason: it's beachfront, located on a public beach, has lots of free parking in the county parking lot that's also beachfront, casual attire (swimsuits with cover...More

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I tried the fried crab claws to start and they were great. We each got the shrimp roles, coconut shrimp and Gumbo lunch special. Great food and amazing views!!! Sit on the back deck!!! See photo

Thank TrvEnthusiast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a good ocean front restaurant but unfortunately I don’t have any favorite dish there, maybe couple appetizers but nothing special about this place

Thank Hilol23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last day of trip we had grilled grouper sandwiches with twice baked potatoes and slaw. Just yummy.... always such a pleasant atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. Thanks Joe's!!! See ya next time!

Thank ladyshaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the Amberjack Galante and was not disappointed at all. The outdoor beachside seating was lovely.

Thank Heather N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our server Todd made us feel very welcome and the food was great. It was a little expensive but the tastes and presentation were great.

Thank DrTedV
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12 July 2017|
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Response from gorningmelissa | Reviewed this property |
GOOgle pompano joes....to find all the answers
Lisa A
12 July 2017|
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Response from Milton J | Reviewed this property |
The Whole Restaurant is beachside.
Michelle S
5 June 2017|
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Response from islandloverBostonMa | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the delayed response. No they do not take reservations but do take call ahead seating up to 30 mins before the time you plan on arriving.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2224
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.
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