5 Amazing Destin Restaurants with a View
If you’re hoping to enjoy Destin’s signature seafood and spectacular natural beauty during your vacation, you’re in luck! Our Emerald Coast city is home to a number of fantastic restaurants that offer both great views and great scenery. To help you make the most of your next getaway, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to five of our favorite Destin restaurants with a view.
1. Beach Walk Cafe
Located at the Henderson Park Inn, Beach Walk Cafe is the only place in Destin where you can enjoy fine dining right on the Gulf of Mexico. From the restaurant’s indoor dining as well as the expansive veranda, guests will admire breathtaking vistas of our private white sand beach and the coast’s iconic emerald green water. For couples who want to get even closer to the Gulf, Beach Walk offers a special rose-petaled Toes in the Sand package, where guests dine at their own private table directly on the beach. It’s easy to see why Beach Walk Cafe was named one of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the United States by OpenTable.
Horizons is another one of the very best Destin restaurants with a view. Featuring a unique octagon-shaped bar, this pub is well-known for its impressive panoramas of the Gulf. Guests at Horizons can expect mouthwatering food (including oysters on the half shell) and a wonderful drink selection. Best of all, Horizons is conveniently located at The Henderson resort, which is right across the street from our inn.
The Henderson resort is also home to Primrose, a hugely popular restaurant that specializes in Dock-to-Table cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Primrose features picturesque views of the coast and a variety of fresh seafood creations. Some of the most-buzzed-about dishes at Primrose include the Shrimp & Grits, Seafood Paella and Grilled Grouper. The restaurant also has a designated sushi chef who makes incredible maki rolls and nigiri.
4. The Back Porch
The Back Porch has been a can’t-miss stop in Destin for over 40 years. This beloved restaurant boasts an amazing beachfront location with truly stunning views of the Gulf. While everything on the menu is great, The Back Porch is most famous for its Amberjack sandwich, which can be ordered fried, char-grilled, or blackened.
5. The Other End
The Other End is a restaurant and beer garden located right on Destin Harbor. With 16 beers on tap, delicious casual fare, and lovely views of the water, this eatery has everything you need for a relaxing afternoon. Popular dishes at The Other End include the fish tacos, duck confit grinders, and cheeseburgers. All of the food at the restaurant is prepared in an old Airstream RV!
When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will be near all of these incredible Destin restaurants with a view. Situated adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our adults only inn has been voted the most romantic hotel in America by the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. We are also proud to hold the Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms!