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Pompano Joe's

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Caribbean, American,
2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“reggae rolls” (121 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (150 reviews)
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Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed yesterday

I have heard a lot about this place and I was really expecting a lot with regards to the food unfortunately it fell flat. The food is ok but nothing really special, the serving size is ok but i would not say it is generous....More

Thank Lewiscenterflip
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was okay. We visited (for the first time) for a late lunch, early afternoon on a rainy day. The parking lot is also a public beach parking lot so parking spots are hard to come by. We were immediately seated, in a covered...More

Thank megannhendersonn97
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Waited way too long to write this review but one of my favorite restaurants ever! Food is consistent through the years and even through our busy season. My favorite is the fish tacos but when I ate meat, there is no beating reggae rolls!

Thank Lindsey S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyone was very pleased with the food. The atmosphere was nice also. The view fantastic. The service great! We will definitely come back next year.

Thank DriverM10
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had to wait almost 2 hours the night that we visited this restaurant so I recommend getting there early. They have a great bar in the waiting area that provided great drinks for passing the time while we watched a beautiful sunset so that...More

Thank Tarah L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We called ahead for a party of 6. It was going to be a out 1 hr wait. When we arrived, we checked in and it was less than 15 minutes when we got seated. We dined outside, very nice view! Food selection was accommodating...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a fun place! Great beach location with outside tables. Service was good. The coconut shrimp was great and not like all the others in Destin. Delicious! Try the grilled snow crab legs, trust me. They are amazing.

Thank jenwann
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with our son & 3 other family members. The food was very good & the view was spectacular! Everyone was pleased with their meals & everyone loved the relaxing atmosphere!

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best gumbo and crab claws on the beach! Great atmosphere too. Highly recommend stopping here on your next trip!

Thank K M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful, colorful beach venue. Open windows, with a great view of beach and gulf. Service friendly, knowledgeable and quick. Food typical of vacation/beach restaurants. Lots of fried fish, po'boys, and shrimp, etc. Nice bar selections. A lively atmosphere. Kid friendly.

Thank W9001EPdavidt
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12 July 2017|
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Response from gorningmelissa | Reviewed this property |
GOOgle pompano joes....to find all the answers
Lisa A
12 July 2017|
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Response from Milton J | Reviewed this property |
The Whole Restaurant is beachside.
Michelle S
5 June 2017|
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Response from islandloverBostonMa | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the delayed response. No they do not take reservations but do take call ahead seating up to 30 mins before the time you plan on arriving.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2224
Pompano Joe's opened its doors in 1995 and quickly became known for their unique Caribbean style of seafood. Since then, it has become a destination restaurant for tourists and a favorite among the locals. The Caribbean flair shines through from our famous Reggae Rolls and Garlic Crusted Grouper to the brightly colored window frames that line the walls of our open-air restaurant. In 2013, we opened the second Pompano Joe's location at Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL. When visiting Destin, South Walton or Panama City Beach, we hope you stop in and enjoy the great food, refreshing drinks and the best view on the Gulf Coast.
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