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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“reggae rolls” (119 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (146 reviews)
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Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great view over looking the beach, we had a great waiter and the food was great! We would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Ruth I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was great and the service was awesome. We we're lucky to have Jennifer G. helping us tonight. I loved the fun colors and chairs outside! We will be back!

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first stop after arriving in Destin and had a wonderful lunch. Sat out on the deck overlooking the beach. Enjoyed salads with fresh fish on top. Service was very good. All and all a very nice experience. Parking is a bit challenging...More

Thank TwoGrays
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unless within walking distance or on a bad rainy beach day, good luck with the parking. We attempted to eat at Pompano Joe's 3-4 times during our week in the area. The only parking we could find is the public beach parking beside the resturant,...More

Thank johnnT6635YV
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pompanos was our first meal on our Destin trip. I got the Mahi sandwich that I thought was very good, but the others did not like their meals. They did have the shortest wait of the trip (about 30 min) and we sat outside looking...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. I was afraid this might be a touristy type place but found it not to be so much. Once our waiter got to us we had drinks & food pretty quickly. I got “tour of the islands”. I found the...More

Thank cutieOhio
Reviewed 4 days ago

great view with inside and patio seating. food was killer. loved the key lime pie. Regee rolls were worth trying

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing..Amazing seafood. Best family environment. A little pricey, but well worth it! The one manager there helped me get my son to try lobster, crab, and shrimp for the first time; it was a mother to mother moment when I came back to the kitchen...More

Thank Therese F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here a few weeks ago on vacation and just getting to writing a review. It was so good but the service is what made me want to write a review. Heather S. Was amazing and was a special part in our vacation. Can’t wait...More

Thank jocelynmurdock
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did not dine in at this place, but I did enjoy drinks at the outside bar. Bar tender was very nice and drinks were great. I misplaced my wallet while there and came back a few hours later to pick it up and the...More

Thank furlong00
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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