5 of the Best Places to Eat in Destin
Published on July 5, 2021
Destin is home to hundreds of wonderful restaurants, which can be overwhelming to some when they arrive on the emerald coast for the first time. While it’s hard to find a bad restaurant in Destin, we’ve done the work and narrowed down the list for you to ensure you have an incredible dining experience wherever you go. So, here are our five favorite places to eat in Destin:
1. Beach Walk Café
Even if you’re not staying at Henderson Park Inn, Beach Walk Café is a must for anyone looking for a fine dining experience in the area. As one of the only beachfront fine dining restaurants, it remains one of the most romantic places to eat in Destin. The atmosphere, incredible food and spectacular service are what Beach Walk is known for, and you don’t want to miss out. They book up quickly, so be sure to call 850-650-7100 and make your reservation well in advance.
2. Cissy’s Café
This adorable little café just opened, but it’s already become one of the most popular spots for breakfast and great coffee. The chef bakes fresh pastries every morning, and the breakfast burrito is one of the best. Still, if you’re not a big breakfast person, their lunch is wonderful, too. The Cissy’s Cuban Sandwich has become a local favorite, and the pizza is delicious.
If you’re looking for a place with spectacular craft cocktails, Horizons is going to be one of your favorite places to eat in Destin. In addition to those great cocktails, their food is just as wonderful. We love the crispy cauliflower and the red snapper bites. Also, if you’re a big fan of fish sandwiches, theirs is out of this world good.
If you’re looking for a great seafood restaurant, Primrose is for you. It features a Gulf-to-table concept, and it’s led by Chef Gary Palm, who has studied and practiced culinary arts around the world. Plus, this restaurant has an incredible sushi bar with all of your favorites.
5. The Cantina
While this option is only open to guests of Henderson Park Inn and Henderson Beach Resort, its delicious burgers make it one of the best places to eat in Destin. Seriously, these burgers are next level. The patties come from the same company that fine dining restaurants in this area get their filets from, and you can absolutely taste the difference. Plus, it’s a great place to enjoy a frozen drink beachside.
And, if none of these options sound particularly appealing to you, that’s ok because there are plenty of other places to eat in Destin, and our guest service associates are always happy to provide recommendations tailored to the specific food you’re looking for. Now, if you haven’t already secured your hotel room, be sure to head to our accommodations page as soon as possible to book a room because we’re filling up wildly fast, and you don’t want to miss out on an incredible inclusive stay at Henderson Park Inn in Destin.