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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All 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 yesterday

The beach view is awesome if you are lucky enough to get a table with a view. The restaurant has a very causal setting which is great for the beach. The food is average overall. It was ok but nothing really stood out as something...More

Thank exptraveller501
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the atmosphere. Came here with a large group, the waitress was very on top of everything. Very friendly staff, and the food was great!

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the atmosphere and music. Served wonderful food and drinks. The servers and hosts were all very friendly and helpful. Great place to relax on vacation!

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great atmosphere with a bar outside to have drinks while you wait, which you will. But it's well worth it. Had a grouper Rueben and it was amazing. Waiter was great and speedy. Food was delicious. Our entire party of 9 was very pleased. Parking...More

Thank Jaskizzle
Reviewed yesterday

For the money, you can find MUCH better in Destin. Pompano Joe's is always packed for two reasons: convenience and the fact that it is on the beach. Sure, the view is good, but the food is nothing spectacular. We normally stay within walking distance...More

Thank Miles P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took family to their Panama City Pier Park location -- poor service, bill screwed up, happy hour drink policy not clear and food average. Too many other places at Pier Park--go there!!

Thank jtwilcoxii
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here previously, and wanted to come back before we had to leave Destin. We arrived right about 5, and were seated immediately on the outside deck under an umbrella. There was a wonderful breeze even though it was warm, the breeze kept us...More

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Upon arrival, this place looks awesome. Live music, beachfront dining, relaxed atmosphere....but, food took over an hour to be delivered and was lukewarm. Also two meals were incorrect and had to be sent back. Waitress was apologetic, but didn't do anything to make the situation...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We called ahead and arrived as expected to the restaurant. My husband dropped the kids and I off at the front and proceeded to find a parking spot....for over half an hour! I thought we were going to have to order without him or leave....More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Staff is fun, food is great and of course the view! We always have a good time here! Been about 5 times in the past few months and it's been great every time.

Thank Staci N
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Michelle S
Do they take reservations?
5 June 2017|
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Response from Kerriann89 | Reviewed this property |
They allow you to call in and put your name in as long as you'll be there within 30min. It's a good thing to call ahead!
Is Ed Shannon still there?
7 November 2016|
Response from Kathleen W |
Jill L
Do they serve their full menu at lunch?
12 August 2016|
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Response from bozfamily2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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