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Pompano Joe's

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2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pompano Joe's is a favorite family restaurant in the heart of Destin, Florida. With its many delectable fresh seafood entrees it's hard to choose one. It's one of our favorites we mostly like to go there 4 the beautiful scenic Gulf of Mexico while dining.

Thank Jazbell777@gmai... M
Springfield, IL
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We always eat at Pompano Joe's when we're in Destin. This visit was for my birthday. Started dinner with free raggae rolls thanks to a coupon provided by our hotel. So good! Hubby had grouper with a crab topping (can't remember the menu name for it). I had grilled Mahi Mahi and shrimp. Everything was perfect! Wait staff couldn't have... More 

Thank mimimingo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The nachos were amazing! We all had great seats right beside the beach. Food isn't gourmet by any stretch of the imagination however it's good decent grub with an amazing view! Kids enjoyed their food too!

Thank Mrsmj2004
Franklin, North Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a beautiful day to sit by the windows eat tacos and watch the emerald green gulf water ebb and flow. The seafood tacos and salad was outstanding. The Red Snapper - grilled - just out of this world. Atmosphere was great, Service great. We enjoyed eating as much seafood as we could hold.

Thank Judith H
Panama City
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food and view was awesome so good.The beach is so pretty.We live in Panama City Florida our waiter gave us a local discount.

Thank Valarie P
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was good quality, mainly fried seafood served by a good wait staff. The restaurant is located right on the beach and is nicely decorated with a gorgeous view. Great place for groups...

Thank Ron S
Olathe, Kansas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly staff, perfect view of the ocean, good food. Lots of choices from the menu. Easy to park and a bright and cheerful atmosphere!

Thank bschrotberger
Norfolk, Virginia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy place popular for drinks on the beach. Had sandwiches, just under 10$, nice portions. Had a kids menu with a thick burger, nice! The fries are thicker but fried crispy and very tasty. Caribbean colorful decor, casual dining, and a pleasure to look out on the beach with outside dining if warm enough. Wait staff very cheerful and attentive.... More 

Thank ExploretoLearn
Selma, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pompano Joe's is a fun place for families and couples. Right on the beach! The kids can play on the beach until your order is ready!

Thank angelagolson
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family was visiting for Thanksgiving week and had heard good things about Pompano Joes from friends, but the reviews were not glowing. We almost talked ourselves out of going based on some of the reviews. We did go and were very pleased. We all loved our meals and the service was great. The atmosphere was laid back and festive.... More 

Thank SnowflakeTennessee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, 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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