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790 On The Gulf

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
+1 850-650-4853
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has the potential to be awesome. Just doesn't live up to its potential. Food is good, but could be better. Service is good, but could be better. Atmosphere is awesome. I've been several times but it doesn't seem to be as "good as...More

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was terrible!!! Not only were they extremely understaffed the food is way over priced for what you get! We waited for the longest time to even get a server to come take our drink order and once she did then she didn't come...More

Thank Toni G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food and beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. Nice servers and a good selection of happy hour treats.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on arrival day as it was next door to our condo and nobody wants to crawl back into a car on arrival day. It was quite nice both inside and out. We were seated immediately outside, 6 adults and 3 kids. In...More

Thank havefunaway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently tried 790 for the first time. There were two of us, and it was 7:00 on a Thursday evening in mid August. It was a hot and humid night, so we opted to sit in the inside dining room. There were only a...More

Thank 250scottt
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The setting is beautiful. The menu & service are lacking. We find there are much better places to eat. This one gets a 5 stay for setting, but about a 2 for food.

Thank Manmanguy
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Our family has been going to Destin twice a year for the last 13 years and we finally found a restaurant on the beach with wonderful food!!! Not fat or greasy or overly fried ! Just perfect !!

Thank W8507PRclaudiap
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Good staff and affordable food! Loved the beach front view as well. The inside could be updated tho.

Thank SusanFL7
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Loved our first experience at 790 On The Gulf. We had the chicken and sausage gumbo. Which was great. Then the grouper and grits cake was absolute fabulous! We ended our meal with the Louisiana Bread Pudding! It was fabulous as well. We will be...More

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Wonderful dining experience in a hotel setting right on the gulf with views of the beach and ocean. Indoor or outdoor seating available. Interesting menu options at comparable prices. Service staff was great, but it wasn't busy at all when we were there...heard it can...More

Thank highadventure
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Maria M
6 July 2017|
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Response from lizzysherr | Reviewed this property |
We wore casual clothing. I saw mostly casual.
29 June 2017|
Response from MelindaAU88 | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website and look up Happy Hour. It will give you a list of items they serve from 3 to 6PM. We had the Hurricane Shrimp, BBQ Shrimp and Chicken Quesadilla and all were delicious.
13 November 2016|
Response from wans | Reviewed this property |
We had Jeremy. We ate at the bar both times. He was wonderful! We can't wait until we can come back!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-650-4853
  • E-mail
790 On the gulf was established in June of 2009, and is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the ground floor of The Inn At Crystal Beach, 790 has become a huge favorite with locals and visitors alike! As the roots of the owners are from South Louisiana, they bring to Destin authentic dark roux Gumbos, Muffalettas, and much more! Here at 790 we continue to strive to bring to the table the freshest seafood available on the Gulf coast. Working with local seafood vendors, as well as seafood vendors in neighboring states, we have fresh fish brought in daily. Most in small quantities to insure freshness and quality. We prefer to be temporarily out of a menu item, than to compromise the quality. We look forward to you stopping by and watching the waves roll in with us....
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