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Boathouse Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
+1 850-837-3645
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (218 reviews)
“tuna steak” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
€€ - €€€
288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I visited this place when they opened in 1986 and low and behold moved here in 2000 and have been a fan all along. I live local to this gem and have enjoyed every year of it. They will be opening soon after a remodel...More

Thank Christo C
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Excellent food, service, entertainment and view! Can't wait to see our friends again when they re-open, Especially our favorite Jeremy!

Thank destinlocal2018
Reviewed 16 December 2017

oysters were very good, crab cake also very tasty. Was very cold inside, server was very good other people in party ordered different items and all were satisfied with their choices. They do not take American Express Credit cards. The bar area was crowded and...More

Thank Edgar S
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Great little dive bar with great music on the water! The locals were happy to get out amongst each other after the major crowds had left for the season. Didn't try any food and not a fancy drink kind of bar, just the basics for...More

Thank 1SJCMom
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A snapshot of Southern Redneck coastal "Eats" joint I fit the profile but if you are on the snooty side, you may want to stay home. Lots of bras and dollar bills in the decor. You will see a bunch of local which in a...More

Thank cork9663
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Even though there were no oysters we changed it up and had Mahi Mahi, gumbo, fried shrimp and crab cakes. Everything was fresh!!

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I try not to give low ratings but I really was not impressed. The service was good, in fact Paul was great but thats the best I can say. There was a live singer we enjoyed except he apologized for not being able to hit...More

Thank TangledWeb_Unwoven
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This was the first and last time I have eaten at this restaurant the waiter by the name of Aaron was very rude he asked me a question and then smarted off when I try to answer it and literally snatch the ketchup out of...More

1  Thank Lashonda S
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Gumbo is tomato base and good. Fun casual place. I didn’t like the pigeons flying about. Health hazard?

Thank Harley C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I come here several times a month to enjoy the good music and the local color! Nothing fried, so food is delicious. Great gumbo, oysters, tuna dip, crab cake and much more! No frills atmosphere!

Thank Sallyheartofdestin
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barry w
4 September 2016|
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Response from js3434jax | Reviewed this property |
About 4 miles West on US98 on the harbor. Behind Red Door Saloon across from Bucks Smokehouse.
22 June 2016|
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Response from camille1919 | Reviewed this property |
I do not work there. I go there from time to time, when I'm in Destin. Best advice, call and ask.
Pat M
15 May 2016|
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Response from MichelleSherwin | Reviewed this property |
the side patio where the the performers play has several large picnic style tables - so between 2 or 3 tables - you could get everyone set - but I would get there early - this place fills up fast!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-3645
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