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“Beautiful seaside view and great food!”

Captain Dave's On The Gulf
Ranked #44 of 410 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Our first stop on our Destin family vacation, which was also my birthday. I got the lobster, which was the best I had ever had. The moscato was also delicious, along with the chocolate lava dessert. My husband and children, also enjoyed their shrimp dishes. The view of the ocean was phenomenal!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

5 stars hands down. All oceanfront seafood restaurants can be a little pricey, but we really felt we got the best quality food and the best bang for our bucks here ! Aawesome awesome place ! Our new favorite place in Des,tin FL! The view, service, and food were all wonderful ! Give them a try you won't be disappointed !

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Beachside seafood restaraunt with great food, friendly servers, live music (sometimes) and killer views.

A single story multi-level bright, cheery, nautically themed (not cheesy - perfect balance) dining decor. Floor to ceiling windows make it seem you are dining on the beach. Fabulous ocean views and great beachside people watching. A solid menu. All the classics and some unique takes on a couple of dishes.

I ordered the fried crab cakes with french fries and cole slaw. Two perfectly seasoned and prepared crab cakes arrived with a moderate serving of fries and two hushpuppies. The crab was hot, light, flavorful and contained within a golden brown and delicious crust. The coleslaw was tart, dense, not at all soupy, and perfectly complimented the crabcakes. The fries were, well, fries and the two hushpupies were, for the most part, unremarkable. That said, this was a wonderful meal.

The entertainment for the evening (in addition to the couple on the beach with the largest inflatable duck I’ve ever seen and their hour long exploits with said duck) was a young man with an acoustic guitar, a lovely voice and a solid, if occasionally divergent take on some rock and pop classics and ballads. Not too loud. Not raucous. Although I suspect he could take a Dr. Hook ditty (“Sylvia’s Mother” comes to mind) and make it work as a jaunty love song. All in all an addition to the experience. But that duck!!

Prices were reasonable both as to food and adult beverages. There is a large parking lot across the street and something of a smugglers tunnel that looks as if it goes under Route 30-A from the parking lot to restaraunt. Not sure if it is still open to the public. But during peak season it might be a boon to everyone.

A solid seafood dining establishment that deserves your attention.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We visit our place in Destin 5-6 times per year. Lots of dining choices/more than ever! We've not been to Capt Daves in 3-4 years but decided to return last evening. They are as good as ever! The Snapper Jane entree is most flavorful and fresh. Same with simple salad with homemade dressing, along with the hot bread & butter! My wife had the Grouper topped with crab dish which she reported as delish as well. Not the cheapest eat on the beach but we were very pleased with our meal and experience! Also, our server (didn't remember name, my bad) was a seasoned veteran!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

So glad we happened to choose Captain Dave’s on the Gulf. Offers a beautiful view of the ocean with the floor-ceiling windows overlooking the beach. On the day we visited, they had live piano music. The broiled stuffed shrimp was the best meal I had in Destin. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Tiffany S
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