Thursday, May 17, 2018

Destin: Part 2 Where We Ate!

I'm back to share part two, where we ate! This is such a fun little spot, and we tried to eat at a variety of places. We didn't have a lot of time, but I think we found some pretty good spots!
Lulu's was our first stop! Like, before we even went and checked out our beach house and saw all of our friends! Ha! It is owned by Lucy Buffet, little sister to Jimmy Buffet. I loved this place! I wanted to come back and eat here twice but we didn't have time. This will no doubt be somewhere we go every time we go back! The service was great, and so was the food! I had a fried green tomato blt and Chris got blackened Mahi. Both were so good we didn't even have time for a picture before it was gone! We sat inside, although with the giant garage style doors open it still felt like outside, but with less sun, which was perfect!

 There was a good size bar inside, and a huge one outside, along with the beach. People had driven their boats in for lunch, and some people were taking rides in a little water plane they had! Very cool! Also, all the drinks were good, and who doesn't love a good crazy straw!?
Breakfast time!
 The next morning we had breakfast at First Watch. This is a chain, but we had never been, and it was incredible, so I thought it was worth noting. This maple bacon was an appetizer, and so good! 
 I had avocado toast (probably the best I've ever had) and Chris had a Chickichanga. Everything was very fresh and great tasting. Perfect spot for a quick breakfast!
 Back to the Buffett's! This time at Jimmy's Margaritaville. Definitely a tourist attraction, but the food was good. We shared an appetizer sampler,  and then a Cheeseburger in Paradise, because, how could you not!?

It's hard to tell but the view was really cool. You could view all of Harborwalk Village, and the ocean, from the window at our table. It was a nice experience. I had a tropical fruit margarita. I couldn't decide which fruit so they mixed them for me! 
Can you say giant!? It was really good, but I couldn't even finish my half of it. I wouldn't say it was the most amazing food, but it was good for sure, and a really good experience! 
 Fudpuckers! Let me start by saying this is definitely a place to come for the experience rather than the food. If you are wanting a fun spot to check out for dinner, the food is decent (my favorite were the hushpuppies) but it's not somewhere you'd go for an amazing meal. This is a place I'd go again if/when we have kids. I might just go for a drink and some appetizers after a day at the beach though. In the front of the restaurant they have live alligators. You can actually even go downstairs and purchase food to feed them from a fishing pole. 
 The newspaper looking photo is actually their menu, which I thought was a cute touch, and lots of the drinks came in buckets, which is fun, and they were good! Really though, I wouldn't come here unless you have kids! 
On our last day in Destin, we found the spot! Pompano Joe's! I loved everything about this place! 

 We had a variety of seafood, none of which I managed to take a picture of! Scallops, Mahi, Shrimp, Crab, and more! It was all soooo good! Also, the location of this spot is just perfect! Right on the beach. We actually probably could have walked here from our beach house and didn't even realize. We sat inside at a window, which I would highly recommend. None of our stuff was blowing off the table, and we weren't getting sunburned, but we were just as good as outside. 
 Our view was incredible, I should have taken more pictures of it!
These last two spots were just spots we drank at, so I cant vouch for food, but I thought they were worth mentioning! 
 One of the other girls and I went to The Beach House one day. It was right on the water, and we sat under a nice umbrella and enjoyed some drinks. A nice spot to relax when you need a little break from the beach. 
Aj's is apparently world famous for their oysters and other seafood. At night it turns in to a club upstairs. We went here after the wedding was over to keep the party going, and we had a blast. The music was good, there was a ton of good people watching, and the drinks were nothing special, but good. This is a great spot if you're looking for a little night life while you're in town!
 On our way home we made one last stop in Pensacola, at Joe Patti's. This is a seafood market, where we picked up some good seafood to bring home. Next time we might stop here on our way in to Destin so we can cook some of our own seafood during the week! 

I still have a few places on my list to try next time we are in town, but we made a pretty good dent with this trip! 

Have you tried any of these spots!? 
Where is your favorite place to eat in Destin!?

1 comment :

  1. We ate at Tommy Bahama’s, it was very good! I think that may be in San Destin,