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Captain Dave's On The Gulf

3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
+1 850-837-2627
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (75 reviews)
“shrimp” (54 reviews)
“hush puppies” (41 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After hearing rave reviews for Captain Dave's we decided to see what the hype was about. Every place has an off day, and this must have been theirs. We had a 2 year old with us, and the hostess never did bring us the high...More

Thank anthony b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must for dinner. The food was great. Everything was handmade. Service was great. The seafood was the best is Destin. A must try. Great food at great prices.

Thank Fran C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go there at least once on every one of our beach trips to Destin. The food is very good and prices are reasonable. Seating provides a great view of the beach as well

Thank Travel4fun9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good coconut shrimp and other fresh fish. Martini just ok. Good selection of wine. Very busy between 6 and 8 pm. Slowed down after 8 pm.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Destin for close to 30 years and never ate here. Our mistake. We decided to give capt daves a try and were pleasantly surprised how delicious he seafood dinner was. Blackened mahi mahi with twice baked potato was very tasty....More

Thank Bernie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice people, good food, bar has wine at Happy Hour for $2.00 a glass, nachos are real good but real BIG. You have to try the Mahi bites, 9.00 for a plate of about 15 - 290, - pieces of Mahi fish coated in...More

Thank djodea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the BEST places to eat in Destin. The area that it's in is great! Your right on the water eating outside if you want. Staff was friendly and the food was so delicious! We can't wait to come back!

Thank sgray5502
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Referred here by locals, this place was on point. Building is nicely decorated with great views of the gulf. Live music was very good. Started with the seafood gumbo, very tasty. I went with the Grouper pontchartrain, topped with fried soft shell crab. Amazing. Also...More

Thank majdr9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got the crab legs and they were delicious!!! Waitress was very friendly and the view was perfect !!

Thank Amy O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our best dining experience while on vacation in Florida for 10 days. Excellent service combined with their delicious food and the best clam chowder ever! I ordered a bowl of clam chowder and an entree, I should have only ordered the chowder as it was...More

Thank Terry V
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26 December 2016|
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Response from Brandy G | Reviewed this property |
Yes and yes
15 June 2015|
Response from Lisa P | Reviewed this property |
You rarely need reservations as they are big and have LOTS of seating.
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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, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-2627
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