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Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
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Reviewed yesterday

For us Pompano Joe's is a must go to place every time we go to Destin. Food has always been good, service excellent and a get what you pay for kind of place. It's always a good time there.

Thank spagtsnoopy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got here on Friday night, after 6 (the witching hour) probably closer to 7....Big mistake. Waited 2 hours in the hotness of Florida in July...drank too much in the process. Eventually got seated, and then came Norm! Our waiter was amazing! Party of 9...More

Thank scorpio5
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located on the beach. Good food reasonable prices. Happy hour. Usually crowded. Parking can be difficult with public beach location.

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed this place. The wait wasn't bad because we could watch several volleyball games and enjoy the ocean. Our waiter was great and went out of his way to get a great picture for us. The food was wonderful as...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You come to Destin Florida. One of the attractions is local food. There are some fine local breweries, even southern breweries. Asked for an IPA on tap. All they have is Kona from Hawaii??? It's not a good IPA and it came in the smallest...More

1  Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here last night with my kids and some friends. We enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant. We sat indoors but overlooking the deck area and had a beautiful view of the gulf! Really fun to people watch while waiting on our food. The food...More

Thank Straymusic
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous dinner this week at Pompano Joes! We were a group of 11 and got seated right away on a busy evening! How lucky!!! Our waitress was attentive, super descriptive of the food, and took great care of us! I believe my entire family enjoyed...More

Thank KellyHuffman
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of our favorite places!!! Always a 45-60 minute wait for our party of 8---on the WHITE sand beach--drink in hand---ocean breezes--live music---awful :) We went twice during our stay: table with a beautiful view, open air, FRESH seafood, smiling faces...memories!!!! Food is...More

Thank csoden
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came to Miramar beach and the bright colors of this restaurant drew me in. We were thirsty on a hot summer day and the frozen Key Lime Freeze hit the spot. We ordered one all three days we came. The beach bar tender was...More

Thank Nancy O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have lunch here alot because the food is very good tropical-style standards (hamburgers, nachos, etc). 2 big bars with a large frozen beverage selection. The service is always good. Recommend sitting on the deck during sunny days! Beachfront :)

Thank Kim S
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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
Lisa A
11 July 2017|
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Response from Milton J | Reviewed this property |
The Whole Restaurant is beachside.
Michelle S
4 June 2017|
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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
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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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