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Captain Dave's On The Gulf

3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
+1 850-837-2627
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (75 reviews)
“shrimp” (54 reviews)
“hush puppies” (40 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Restaurant was quiet and clean. Beautiful non-obstructed beach view with nice large windows. Staff was very friendly and attentive. I had steak and grilled shrimp and my husband had fried shrimp and gumbo. Everything we ate was amazing! We highly recommend this restaurant. We will...More

Thank chelliemae
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been eating at this place since Captain Dave himself caught the night's "catch-of-the-day". Those were the days! Magicians in the kitchen are leftovers from 30-odd years ago and can still outcook any chef in New York City. Hardest problem is getting past the PMS contest...More

Thank c w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just our for a drive and looking for a place that was inside and not a long wait. We pulled in because it didn't look busy but it was almost full from indoor dining to a bar and patio seating.. we dined inside...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice ..the atmosphere lovely..food delicious and employees friendly . The food is straight up delicious without being all covered in fancy weird sauces and creams ..we had fresh grilled mahi and flounder with the wild rice and coleslaw and hushpuppies ..we are from the...More

Thank DawnandCharlieC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have really had wonderful food at Captain Daves! We highly recommend the Dang Hot Shrimp, Parmesan Chicken, Parmesan Grouper, and Grouper Jane and the Calamari. The only complaint that we have had is with the one particular hostess. She is never friendly, or informative...More

Thank pomgal11Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to eat here the food was good but a little pricey for what you get all and all not pretty good and right on the beach

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there tonight and the food was wonderful, I had the blackened jumbo shrimp, the honey mustard dressing is homemade and very good. I also recommend the twice baked potato. The view was great also.

Thank OB-nurse77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location and great view! Laid back dining and entertainment too! Went for dinner and had some really good seafood. Service was good! Would return!

Thank 137JenniferB137
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view of the beach at dusk was a plus but the food was average at best. The French fries and hush puppies were dry. The shrimp Parmesan was decent but the coleslaw had too much mayo. The one thing they had going for them...More

Thank Yankeegal2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though it was packed we were seated very quickly. Our waiter was very likeable and was very familiar with all of the dishes they served. The food was fabulous and fresh. One thing I love about the restaurant is that they offer many ways...More

Thank DebbieLogan
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Questions & Answers
26 December 2016|
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Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
Some of the BEST views of the sunset AND dogs are allowed. The bar menu can be served without going into the dining room, which is nice. Happy hour prices are wonderful.
15 June 2015|
Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
You rarely need reservations as they are big and have LOTS of seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2627
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