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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%
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“reggae rolls” (117 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (142 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM 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

Food was ok but overpriced and some of group experienced food poisoning. All tried same dish and all came down with gastric difficulties.

Thank Jearnold66
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a combination seafood platter with Mahi Mahi, shrimp, oysters, hush puppies and corn and tomato salsa. All well prepared, tasty and reasonably priced. My wife had Mahi Mahi tacos which were good. Enjoyable view inside and out.

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 2 days ago

While this place was touristy, the food was delicious and the service was so fast! I would highly recommend the cilantro scallops appetizer - we gobbled it up! And since we went the day after my birthday, I even got a free drink. It was...More

Thank msmeyer
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my third time in Destin and each time we have gone to Pampano Joe’s. The food has always been good and was just a good the third time. We love watching the sun set on the beach as we eat our dinner. Beautiful!...More

Thank KJacobson8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here on a Sunday during spring break. It was pretty busy but no wait. Sat on the balcony - awesome view, even though it was a foggy day. Had a glass of wine and a blackened grouper sandwich with fries. It was...More

Thank Matt_from_Chicago
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family of four had a great time here for dinner. It's right on the beach and even though we chose indoor seating, all the windows were open and it was a bit windy/chilly so we kept our jackets on. But we devoured the fried...More

Thank Cjcmr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. It is a good place for kids. The menu has a good selection. The outside seating was perfect.

Thank vanjayne
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our meal at Pompano Joe's. Leonard was a great server with a sweet personality and the food carrier from the back was hilarious. Spectacular view from all seating locations.

Thank Karenna S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the calamari was okay but nothing special. Tried the grouper Rueben - that may have been a bad choice on my part - ok but would not order again. Service was fair at best. Many better places in destin.

Thank Sq0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lunch on the beach. Fish Tacos were great with a super friendly staff Entertainment on the boardwalk in the evening. Try the margaritas..

Thank Peter W
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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, Bar Scene, Groups, View
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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