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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend and I stopped there after a long day of shopping and found Pompano Joe's to be just what we needed! Had bronzed shrimp - between blackened and broiled - and blackened scallops, both of which were delicious. I also had a "Peach Dream"...More

Thank Kingsport_traveller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had the pork, Ham & cheese sandwich, called the Cuban. Was fantastic but ask for the Voodoo Sauce to put on it. Ample portions so we shared. Service was quick & friendly.

Thank CP V
Reviewed 6 days ago

When asking where to go in Destin this is definably a place to stop. Great place to enjoy the beach and sunset. You can most likely find something you will enjoy on the menu, plenty to choose from.

Thank BoomerTess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place seemed cool. Not sure if we caught them on a bad day. The service was ok, and drink were not right. The prices are higher than I expected. Probably will not return.

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been back to Destin in 7 years (used to live here) and have always enjoyed Pompano Joe's- the food is plentiful and consistent. Our server was a magician (literally) and kept us entertained as well as fed! The horseradish for the cocktail sauce...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing thru Destin area and had heard about Joe's, so we stopped for lunch. Parking was not easy, but the staff was friendly. Order took a while to get to us, but place was not busy. Food was average. A little cold when served --...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten seafood in dozens of places here on the Gulf. BY FAR, the seafood is the best here. The yellowfin tuna is perfect -- fresh, thick and cooked to perfection. The amberjack was flaky and very moist and tasty. The gumbo is the...More

Thank Rickbel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here twice with comparable results. Fried Shrimp dinner and Shrimp Po Boy both outstanding. Oysters fresh and cold well accompanied. Service very efficient and friendly both occasions. French fries not up to the quality of the entree, however. Luke-warm, soggy. Told manager as...More

Thank Arthur P
Reviewed 1 week ago

While being a great location for casual dining, food wasn't very good and overpriced. Cuban sandwich was tough and dry, french fries were like trying to eat ropes. Could have done better elsewhere.

Thank wccfgene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had read reviews that this was a very busy restaurant so chose to eat here early on the last night of our Destin trip. Had a great fish sandwich - I chose to try out the Amberjack! My husband had chicken strips and thought his...More

Thank June C
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12 July 2017|
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Response from gorningmelissa | Reviewed this property |
GOOgle pompano joes....to find all the answers
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Response from Milton J | Reviewed this property |
The Whole Restaurant is beachside.
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Response from islandloverBostonMa | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the delayed response. No they do not take reservations but do take call ahead seating up to 30 mins before the time you plan on arriving.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, 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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