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Pompano Joe's

€€ - €€€Caribbean, American,
2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It had been years since we were in Destin, and we decided to stop in at Popano Joe’s for ordeavors and drinks. The service provided by our waitress (Lori P) could not have been any better. She was prompt, efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable! The food...More

Thank Ramtiy2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped by one of my favorites upon arrival to the beach on a weekday. The service was great. The fish tacos were wonderful as were the raw oysters. The view was beautiful and it was a delicious overall experience.

Thank Leesa95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i just had the most disappointing visit to Pompano's. My wife ordered the grilled shrimp with twice baked potato and i ordered blackened scallops with twice baked potato. The best part of our meals were the steamed vegetables and the hushpuppies. The...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I tried something different this visit. I had the Mahi Mahi "BAJAN" and he had the beef & shrimp teriyaki. This is one of the best meals we have had at any Destin restaurant.

Thank Keran H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a place you should try. The food was very good...generous portions...we like to share entrees and the servings are generous enough to share. My husband had the seafood gumbo as an appetizer also and it was as good as we have ever had. A...More

Thank Kae A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very disappointing. My margaritas didn’t have fresh lime juice . My shrimps had no taste. .food is very touristic and made for people who stay one week in the area. Not good enough . Efforts need to be made

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just love this beach and what a bonus to have a great bar-restaurant to hang by! Delicious Bloody Mary and cold brew. A variety to select from for lunch. Great place to people watch, sit on the sun and listen to tunes on the beach....More

Thank Sgorie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems to be a popular place on the water, had to wait 45 minutes (but that was to be expected). The food was good, waiter was friendly, nice atmosphere. Prices were relatively steep considering what you got. Been there once, probably won't go back. Would...More

Thank LarryandDiane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun loving atmosphere. Delicious food and drink. All the employees were delightful and professional.

Thank kvanzeeland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was not our intentional destination. We were simply driving the scenic gulf highway. The parking lot was so crowded, we figured it must be good. It was! It was also happy hour and certain drinks were discounted. We chose red snapper and grouper sandwiches....More

Thank moore1200
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 Highway, 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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