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Pompano Joe's

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2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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farmington mo
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first time to Pompano Joes, it was really great because of the very friendly greeters at the door and the always smiling servers. The food was very good and the view was fantastic if you like being right on the beach. We will not hesitate to return to this place. One of the most important things to my wife... More 

Thank whocares
Destin, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the beach atmosphere and view. The grouper sandwich was great as was the shrimp por boy. Great great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank BeckysFavorites
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great view. Good gumbo. There were little bugs on our table - but to be fair, we were sitting on the back patio. I'm sure that's impossible to control, but the bugs got in my food pretty quick. Also, they wouldn't do take out, so we had to be seated, order, and then take it to go. The staff weren't... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a nice dinner at Pompano Joe's upon arriving in Destin. The food was okay, not exceptional. Our waiter was very talkative and friendly. My husband enjoyed his grouper entree. I ordered crab cakes , that were fine. The side of fresh vegetables were delicious!

Thank SusieG777
Springfield, Illinois
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The good things: on a Monday night we were seated fairly quickly. The waitress was nice. You could substitute a baked potato for fries. The not so good things: the place was extremely loud. Even the wait staff yelled to each other. The food was generally only OK, although one of our party thought the oyster po boy was very... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This appetizer was large enough for three people. I enjoyed sitting outside while watching beachgoers play volleyball. The staff were all friendly and the ambience was perfect

Thank LorraineTravels
Athens, Ga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for dinner and the wait was around 10 min, Our waitress was friendly and fast. The food was AMAZING! Lobster and Crab Legs yummy, hot and fresh! Will be returning!

Thank luvdunittome
Saint Charles, Missouri
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a authentic Destin favorite beach restaurant. Great food drinks views and friendly folks. This is what you come to Destin for so don't miss this one you will be so sad. Colorful decor, beachy stuff to enjoy.

Thank Kenneth L
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been in Destin during February for last 3 years but never really tried Pompano Joe. It has that low brow beach trashy look that a beach bar should have. But it's just a bit to dumpy for the prices they charge. It's nice that all the food is not fried and leans toward a Caribbean spice. But if... More 

Thank cndrocks
Mason, Ohio
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pompano Joe's is right on the water 💦. They have a seafood gumbo that is very good. Several seafood and land lovers choices. We like it best for lunch because of the views of the water.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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