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790 On The Gulf

2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
+1 850-650-4853
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“duck gumbo” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic happy hour. There are different appetizers on special every night. Plus drinks. I chose the tacos and margaritas. Both were delicious but the key lime pie was the best I've had!! Great view with inside or outside seating.

Thank 63Kathyd
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for lunch. Apparently there are specials every day but we missed them. The food was very good. We ordered the seafood gumbo which was not great and the bowl of soup was $15 which we didn't realize. Service was great. Call ahead for...More

Thank MUlibarr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every time we go to Destin for the weekend we make sure to make reservations for Sunday brunch. Fabulous food and service with spectular views!

Thank 123RollTide
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the whipped avocado dip... it was delicious, but I got huge chunks of hard avocado.... hardly whipped.

Thank Ashlee P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their website is eatmoregumbo.com. Not only is it a website, it should be your mantra! I'm from the New Iberia area in Louisiana, and 790's duck and andouille gumbo is some of the best I've had. The roux is very dark, but not burned...just the...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to 790 again last week (as part-time locals, we go very often) for the second time in a couple of weeks. I had gone by that afternoon to make reservations and were promised a particular table (their suggestion, not mine). When we started...More

Thank MartiAtlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no other place like it in Destin. You can sit right on the beach. We frequent this restaurant and each time the service and food are awesome. We highly recommend the Tropical Chicken Salad, and of course the Mimosas for brunch. They never...More

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us ate here for lunch. It is a beautiful location with some of the best beach views available on the coast. They are known for their gumbo, so I ordered the gumbo sampler, a cup of each of their three varieties. Overall, I...More

1  Thank mfish4299594
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was good, the venue was good- on the water, the rest of the food was good, but the duck and andouille gumbo was truly outstanding!

Thank JCW703
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great lil restaurant located inside Crystal Beach Inn condominium There is indoor and outdoor seating on the beach with a great view. The breakfast was great unusual dishes with a New Orleans flair. They have a full bar and endless Mimosas and...More

Thank Lori E
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Hello Laura and thank you very much for your great review of my establishment! And I also love my BBQ shrimp.... I eat way too much of it. If you can recall could you please share with me the name of your server on your most recent visit. I would like to personally reward them for their great service with you! Kindly, Ed Ward Owner/Operator 790 on the Gulf Restaurant Destin, Florida
13 November 2016|
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I would like to know the Happy Hour hours?
5 May 2015|
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Response from MartiAtlanta | Reviewed this property |
Happy Hours are from 3 until 6 with specials on dinks and small plates. Wonderful small plates that change periodically.
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Do you allow dogs on the outside patio?
4 January 2015|
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Response from aledo99 | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. We used them for beachside service. They will serve to beach chairs in front of the house we rented. Good Luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2996 Scenic Highway 98, Side, Destin, FL 32541-6502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-650-4853
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790 On the gulf was established in June of 2009, and is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the ground floor of The Inn At Crystal Beach, 790 has become a huge favorite with locals and visitors alike! As the roots of the owners are from South Louisiana, they bring to Destin authentic dark roux Gumbos, Muffalettas, and much more! Here at 790 we continue to strive to bring to the table the freshest seafood available on the Gulf coast. Working with local seafood vendors, as well as seafood vendors in neighboring states, we have fresh fish brought in daily. Most in small quantities to insure freshness and quality. We prefer to be temporarily out of a menu item, than to compromise the quality. We look forward to you stopping by and watching the waves roll in with us....