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Pompano Joe's

€€ - €€€Caribbean, American,
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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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

Still on our seafood binge, but I switched to scallops with light Caribbean seasoning here at Pompano Joe's. The serving of large scallops was huge; I quit counting at 20 and couldn't finish them all. Hubby had the grilled streak and shrimp, with peppers and...More

Thank Pat8674
Reviewed 2 days ago

We sat outside and had a great beach view! I also highly recommend the Strawberry Margarita and Mahi Mahi w/ stuffed crab! It was amazing. Best dinner we had in Destin.

Thank 884brittanyw
Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed the atmosphere of this establishment. It had a great view and good service. I am not a seafood eater so I got the chicken. It was rather blah, but the portion was large. I wouldn't order it again. It was a bit overpriced...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Atmosphere was good. Place was pretty crowded while we were there, but that's to be expected. Server was very friendly, and took good care of us. Food tasted great! Was a little too dark for me. I like to see what I am eating, in...More

Thank anthony b
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family has been coming to Destin for vacation for over 10 yrs and we always come to Pompano Joes for great seafood, great friendly service and reasonable prices in a family friendly restaurant on the beach.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend told me that the fish tacos were the best they had ever had so I have been wanting to try them for ages. I got the tacos, my husband got the coconut shrimp and we shared both meals. They were both fabulous. We...More

1  Thank jackandsuz
Reviewed 4 days ago

ate here recently, had the fried shrimp, husband had stuffed grouper. Food is always good, service is good. Nice place to dine by the water.

Thank Bmcclurd
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must try. Cool spot on the water. Large menu with a lot of choices. Very allergy friendly and accommodating. Multiple bars and live music. Fun for the family.

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to unwind with a great mix of locals and tourists. Music downstairs by the beach is entertaining and fun. Friendly and welcoming waitstaff and bartenders. My favorite lunch to enjoy at a picnic table on the beach is Pompano's, Voodoo Burger. Fun...More

Thank easygoing1964
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is awesome but the food is mediocre at a premium price. Most things tasted okay but they were either lukewarm or down right cold. Our bill was $40 with tip for lunch and that was 2 meals no drinks and no starters. Service...More

Thank missqueenie
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12 July 2017|
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Response from gorningmelissa | Reviewed this property |
GOOgle pompano joes....to find all the answers
Lisa A
11 July 2017|
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Response from Milton J | Reviewed this property |
The Whole Restaurant is beachside.
Michelle S
4 June 2017|
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Response from islandloverBostonMa | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the delayed response. No they do not take reservations but do take call ahead seating up to 30 mins before the time you plan on arriving.
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Restaurant Details

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