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Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill

) #40 of 232 Restaurants in Destin ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Seafood
20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3410
+1 850-654-4200
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3410
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant/attraction, so the wait time is rather long. The kids in our group were entertained by the alligators while we waited. The food wasn't impressive, but it wasn't bad either. It's a good place to visit once for the experience.

Thank teacherextraordinare
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good service,Great food. Game room. Have picture made holding baby gator. They house around 40 gators. For 3 or 4 bucks you can feed gators below the overlook with meat attached to fishing poles. They even have an albino gator.

Thank Bamano1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very unique place to visit we had a fabulous time there. The food was very good the service was outstanding we would definitely go back

Thank Patty G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is such a great place to not only eat but feed gators and have some great entertainment. Prices are good. Food was Amazing! We had eaten at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. And it did not come close to the food at Fudpuckers...

Thank Courtney F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Family with kids. Took up 10 seats at the bar. They did not care. Go in the evening, the crowd and drinks are better. Had the nachos, way big. You can feed the alligators in a pond out front. Cool T shirts. Tourist trap but...More

Thank richard p
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here on a whim because our two kids (5 & 7) wanted to see alligators. Not only were there plenty (all small gators) but they also got to each get a picture with one. It was $20 for two pictures and the guys...More

Thank lhetrick86
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Heather is an awesome waitress! Highly recommend going. The gators are also very interesting to see.

Thank Mattison C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome atmosphere. great staff. Incredibly friendly and helpful. Heather is the best waitress ever. Not to mention amazing food. The bucket of booze was so delightful as well.

Thank Suzy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

While the kids did enjoy getting to see the alligators the prices to eat were ridiculous!! $2.99 for a pop/soda. The waitress was very nice and service was great. Would not return just due to the cost. So many other places to eat in the...More

Thank our3angels
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came while on vacation. We had a party of 7. Service was great! Meghan was very nice nice and funny! Meghan made a great Fudpucker Punch! We had great food and a great time!!!

Thank Missy B
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I'm curious about the alligators you can hold. Is there a charge to hold the alligator? Is there a charge to take your picture while you are holding the alligator? Thank you
16 March 2017|
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Response from Fudpuckers | Property representative |
Yes, there is a $10 charge to hold the alligators and get a souvenir photo taken with them. You can enter Gator Beach and see our exhibit for free - Holding an alligator and feeding the alligators are the only charges.
We are going to be in Destin for a full week starting this Saturday... last time the wait was long but we loved this place. Any advice on the best day/time to go with the shortest wait? We are trying to plan ahead for a party of 10 (mostly kids). Thanks in advance!
29 July 2016|
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Response from threesooners1 | Reviewed this property |
Go mid-week after lunch, but before dinner to avoid the long wait. Kids will enjoy the gator viewing. Be sure to take Sharpie markers to add your own graffiti (it's allowed and encouraged).
Is there a kids' menu? The menu online didn't show kids' meals, and I definitely don't want to pay the adult prices for my kids to eat.
3 July 2016|
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Response from Fudpuckers | Property representative |
We have an entire kids menu, we are very family friendly!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3410
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-654-4200
  • E-mail