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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“reggae rolls” (116 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (140 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful destination dining right on the beach in Destin. Family fun atmosphere and coupon for Reggae Rolls in local books. Margaritas were great. Service was friendly. Two thumbs up!!

Thank Betsy F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything from the ambiance, food, service and location was a 5 star! The salmon was fabulous. My husband had Grouper yummmmm! We had a few drinks and enjoyed ourselves immensely! We will be back and have to say this was our favorite of the week!

Thank marilb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great service and amazing view. We ordered the appetizer platter and it was delicious with generous portions. The oysters were divine and the crab claws were devoured by our kids. The lobster was a little tough but all in all it was a great meal....More

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting on the beach. Great Seafood Gumbo. That's all that's nice. Get the gumbo to go, and food from somewhere else. The coconut crusted Grouper had hardly any coconut on it, and must have been frozen before cooking. The perimeter was cooked so dry...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years while visiting the area. Their fresh fried gulf shrimp is the freshest and best in this area that we have had. Their hamburgers are actually good too. Their mozzarella sticks are always perfectly done. Service was great and...More

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I stopped there after a long day of shopping and found Pompano Joe's to be just what we needed! Had bronzed shrimp - between blackened and broiled - and blackened scallops, both of which were delicious. I also had a "Peach Dream"...More

Thank Kingsport_traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the pork, Ham & cheese sandwich, called the Cuban. Was fantastic but ask for the Voodoo Sauce to put on it. Ample portions so we shared. Service was quick & friendly.

Thank CP V
Reviewed 1 week ago

When asking where to go in Destin this is definably a place to stop. Great place to enjoy the beach and sunset. You can most likely find something you will enjoy on the menu, plenty to choose from.

Thank BoomerTess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place seemed cool. Not sure if we caught them on a bad day. The service was ok, and drink were not right. The prices are higher than I expected. Probably will not return.

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been back to Destin in 7 years (used to live here) and have always enjoyed Pompano Joe's- the food is plentiful and consistent. Our server was a magician (literally) and kept us entertained as well as fed! The horseradish for the cocktail sauce...More

Thank Karen H
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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 Highway, 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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