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Boathouse Oyster Bar

288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
+1 850-837-3645
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (215 reviews)
“tuna steak” (5 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
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1 - 10 of 491 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even though there were no oysters we changed it up and had Mahi Mahi, gumbo, fried shrimp and crab cakes. Everything was fresh!!

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I try not to give low ratings but I really was not impressed. The service was good, in fact Paul was great but thats the best I can say. There was a live singer we enjoyed except he apologized for not being able to hit...More

Thank Cweb123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first and last time I have eaten at this restaurant the waiter by the name of Aaron was very rude he asked me a question and then smarted off when I try to answer it and literally snatch the ketchup out of...More

1  Thank Lashonda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gumbo is tomato base and good. Fun casual place. I didn’t like the pigeons flying about. Health hazard?

Thank Harley C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come here several times a month to enjoy the good music and the local color! Nothing fried, so food is delicious. Great gumbo, oysters, tuna dip, crab cake and much more! No frills atmosphere!

Thank Sallyheartofdestin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always come here after deep sea fishing for the oysters and the hushpuppies. The gumbo is delicious, too! Great laid-back atmosphere. They often have live music on the patio area, which is pet-friendly.

Thank tworley00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks can definitely be deceiving here! It seems to be a locals favorite, but we go every time in Destin! The gumbo is to die for, and the blackened mahi-mahi is 100% fantastic! It's a fun place to experience for couples. Tip: if you're with...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this marina style spot looking for another place. They had a live band and great view of the bay! Good prices and seems like a local hotspot. Food was perfect to us! Grilled shrimp appetizer and mahi mahi sandwich! Also good wine...More

Thank Neely W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Boathouse is the best place to go to get a drink and relax. Hopefully you're lucky enough to be there to hear a live band.

Thank CharityPinckard
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome local hangout,excellent food and service. A Destin original and my go to everytime im in town. Everything on the menu is great, really cant go wrong.

Thank Dawgs73
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barry w
4 September 2016|
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Response from js3434jax | Reviewed this property |
About 4 miles West on US98 on the harbor. Behind Red Door Saloon across from Bucks Smokehouse.
22 June 2016|
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Response from camille1919 | Reviewed this property |
I do not work there. I go there from time to time, when I'm in Destin. Best advice, call and ask.
Pat M
15 May 2016|
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Response from MichelleSherwin | Reviewed this property |
the side patio where the the performers play has several large picnic style tables - so between 2 or 3 tables - you could get everyone set - but I would get there early - this place fills up fast!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-3645
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