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Dewey Destin's

9 Calhoun Ave, Destin, FL 32541-1501
+1 850-837-7575
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“hush puppies” (290 reviews)
“fried shrimp” (222 reviews)
“seafood” (445 reviews)
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9 Calhoun Ave, Destin, FL 32541-1501
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The best locals seafood restaurant. Food cooked in a trailer. Diners eat outdoors at picnic tables. Raucous seagulls alight close by on the pier then take flight to dive into the bay for fish. Tables under cover or partially covered with beach umbrellas. Try the...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our second time coming here and it never fails that we leave filled and happy. This is always our first dinner when we are in town. The food is always fresh and delicious with a beautiful view of the bay while you eat....More

Thank ronsoncelrod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travel extensively and part of our adventures are eating at local restaurants opposed to chains. This food was undeniably the worst seafood we have ever had. Ever. I got the captain’s mate which is a fried fish, scallop, and shrimp platter. The shrimp tasted...More

Thank Kisha J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good fresh seafood. Has something for everybody. Great fresh grouper sandwiches for lunch. I had the blackened shrimp which was locally caught and very good. The cheese grits are the best I've ever had. Beautiful view of the harbor at the new location.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is average to good. Atmosphere out-dated- could use some paint and a good cleaning. Staff is friendly for most part. Fries are good. Okra is good. Skip the green beans and cornbread. Wish they had breakfast all day and fried chicken more often.

Thank Angie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expect a local place in the winter to be exactly Dewey Destin's. The seating is minimalist and the decor is like others have said, kind of run down. It has that just off the dock feel. I had the fried platter and it was...More

Thank Pifer_N
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Came in to Destin this afternoon and headed to Dewey’s right after check in! I had the grilled grouper sandwich which is always awesome! The filet always hangs over the bun! My wife had the shrimp boil, my son had the crab legs, daughter-in-law the...More

Thank Larryasmall
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I am a local~!! I grew up here and know all of the restaurants, particularly those that cater to tourists. Dewey Destin's is one of the oldest families here and they've had that restaurant for many years. It's an old converted house, the interior is...More

Thank Tippinwa
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Found the menu a bit limited, but the waitress suggested I have the Bronzed Triple Tail fresh catch fish. It was divine. I am very picky when it comes to fish but I loved it. Not crazy about the choice of sides but the hush...More

Thank Jolie57
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed at a nearby hotel that recommended this restaurant for dinner. We were looking for a local restaurant with fresh seafood. We aren’t big fans of chain restaurants so this was perfect for us. The waitress there was very helpful in helping us choose...More

Thank Kim G
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13 April 2017|
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Response from Jenny C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure our group had shrimp, crab cakes, chicken and something else. Everyone loved what they got.
3 October 2016|
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Response from Brenda B | Reviewed this property |
They do not. You go and stand in line. Well worth any wait time!
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21 September 2015|
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Response from Deborah Z | Reviewed this property |
We only eat at the original "shack" ...our favorite place in Destin! Such good food and the setting is like no other.
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Calhoun Ave, Destin, FL 32541-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-7575
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