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Captain Dave's On The Gulf

3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
+1 850-837-2627
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (75 reviews)
“shrimp” (55 reviews)
“bread” (43 reviews)
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3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Captain Dave’s for dinner on October 22, 2017 around 4:10 pm. The place just opened at 4:00PM so it wasn’t crowded yet. We were promptly greeted by the hostess and we requested a window seat which she sat us at. The view...More

Thank psvesnik
Reviewed 2 days ago

Captain Dave's On The Gulf was a fun place. Good atmosphere and spacious seating was a plus for this place. The food a little above average, bette than other restaurants in this area. I had leftovers and that tasted just as good the next day.

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Only open from 4-11 pm daily (except Tuesdays). Overlooking the beach, in an enclosed and air conditioned restaurant, this is a GREAT place for dinner. Excellent seafood for a good price. Great service. And excellent cocktails. Meals come with outstanding hush puppies, fresh salads or...More

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to Captain Dave’s on our last night in town. So wished we had gone earlier so we could have eaten more than once. Service by our server was the best! The food was awesome. My wife and I love the ocean and wished windows...More

Thank manny m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Service is top notch! Loved the addition of background music. Food selection is spot on. Price may be up there yet compared to other beach location restaurants this is "class".

Thank Luann D
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was OK, nothing to write home about. Staff, friendly. Atmosphere, sedate. Restaurant & restrooms, clear. Just nothing fun. Does not open until 4pm.

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant to sit and relax while sipping on your favorite cocktail looking out at The Gulf of Mexico with the white, crystal sand! All seafood dishes are delicious! This has been my first and last meal each time I visit Destin.

Thank 7timetravler7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there twice in one week! Boiled shrimp were large and peeled already. 😃. The best I’ve had in any restaurant and I’ve tried many. The fried shrimp and Filet were excellent. Fun atmosphere great service. The sides are wonderful too

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had an amazing meal at Captain Dave's. Everyone's food was fresh and delicious. The drinks and service were also great. The live music was a nice touch. The musician was very talented and had a good song selection. The view is amazing! Highly...More

Thank JackieRomero
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

After hearing rave reviews for Captain Dave's we decided to see what the hype was about. Every place has an off day, and this must have been theirs. We had a 2 year old with us, and the hostess never did bring us the high...More

Thank anthony b
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Response from DawnandCharlieC | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Response from Brandy G | Reviewed this property |
Yes and yes
15 June 2015|
Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
You rarely need reservations as they are big and have LOTS of seating.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2627
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