Destin Dining, Entertainment, Specials January 2024

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Café Destin
Cafe Destin Sandwich and CoffeeLooking for dining the entire family can enjoy? Looking for a place to work with free WiFi while enjoying your cup of coffee? For breakfast and lunch, Café Destin offers an expanded menu serving breakfast staples such as pancakes, waffles with Nutella, omelets, eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy and more. For a lighter take, it also has a variety of fancy toasts (avocado, salmon and more), along with pastries and muffins. For lunch, choose from a variety of burgers, sandwiches and salads. You will love the full-service coffee shop, offering everything from hot or iced fresh, local Amavida coffee to espresso and lattés. And there are diverse fresh fruit smoothies and a variety of tantalizing teas. Check out the special kids menu, too. Indoor and outdoor seating on the large covered patio are both available. Book after-hours for private events or special occasions. Open for breakfast and lunch every day, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
(850) 424-6777
985 US-98 E, Destin
cafedestin.com

Emerald Coast Olive Oil
Emerald Coast Olive OilEnjoy some of the world’s tastiest and healthiest Olive Oils and Vinegars. Olive Oils are 100% ultra premium-certified extra virgin (without defect). Emerald Coast Olive Oil’s certification means they can trace the olives from the tree to the bottle, and every oil is independently tested to be sure they are free from fertilizers and pesticides. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a friend, need a customized gift or interested in learning more about quality flavors and tastes, visit Emerald Coast Olive Oil for the highest quality olive oils and aged vinegars, spices, pastas, sauces, jams, and other gourmet specialties. Accessories include an array of cutting boards, utensils, bowls, towels, aprons, pillows and more. Gift cards and shipping available, too—all online.
(850) 460-2210
34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin
emeraldcoastoliveoil.com

Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill
Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill in Destin has been locally owned and operated since inception in 1982. Fudpucker’s restaurant stands out by being dedicated to its owners’ three favorite “F” words: Food, Fun and Family. And, you can be assured that there’s plenty of each when you visit Fudpucker’s restaurant in Destin. Fudpucker’s is not just a restaurant, it’s not just a bar, and it’s certainly not just a “tourist” place – it’s a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, and one that can be enjoyed by locals, kids and families of all ages and all occasions with plenty of fun included!
(850) 654-4200
20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin
fudpucker.com

Lady Ray’s Culinary Delights
Lady Rays Treats GlassLady Ray’s Culinary Delights has expanded with the opening of its new Pastry Bar and the launch of a new culinary brand, “Brother Tim’s Sweet Heat Collection.” Known for its sweet and savory dishes and spectacular custom cakes, Lady Ray’s sets its sights on the late afternoon/post dinner crowd. The Pastry Bar offers a mouth-watering combination of contemporary flights of fancy and time-honored classics. Favorites include Lady Ray’s signature Chocolate Buttercream Croissant, Mocha Latte Bombes, Key Lime bites, fresh baked Dunker Cookies and of course, plenty of coffee and bubbly. The Pastry Bar is open for Coffee, Pastries and Libations Thursday-Saturday 2-8 p.m. and offers brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. A different flavor of French Toast is highlighted each week!
833 Harbor Blvd Unit 19, Destin
(850) 269-0763
lady-rays-culinary-delights.myshopify.com

Melting Pot Destin
Melting Pot Brand-BakedPotatoCheese-1You’ve got to experience it to believe it! Melting Pot has just introduced a new over-the-top Ultimate 5-Course experience that will dazzle all five senses! It features a lavish celebration, from Chef-Crafted Cheese Fondue with NEW! Double Dippers to Premium Entrées to the grand finale with a Chocolate Explosion Fondue that arrives with fire and sparkles. Available every day–advanced reservations required. To reserve a table, visit https://www.meltingpot.com/ultimate-five-course-experience.aspx.
Melting Pot is also celebrating its 20-year partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Now through Dec. 31st, guests can donate $10 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and receive a Donate and Dine Card valid for $20 off a future purchase of $50 or more. Or guests can choose to donate $20 and receive a new Donate and Dine Card valid for $40 off a future purchase of $100 or more. Valid for dining now through Aug. 31, 2024. Visit https://www.meltingpot.com/donateanddine.aspx.
(850) 269-2227
11394 US-Hwy. 98, Miramar Beach
www.meltingpot.com/destin-fl

Ovide at Hotel Effie
An elegant, culinary adventure, Ovide brings together classic Gulf Coast flavors and southern culinary traditions. Every dish iOvide Interior at Daytimes fueled by a passion for sustainability and seasonality that gives each bite incredible flavor unlike anything you’ve tasted before—you will want to savor every bite, from an intimate meal for two to a get-together for 10 or more. Ovide embraces the local food and cherished flavors of the Gulf Coast and presents them with a sophisticated, refreshing French influence and southern flair.
Hours: Breakfast 7 – 11 a.m. Mon-Fri. Lunch Closed. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 5 – 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Brunch 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
(833) 873-3343
Hoteleffie.com
Grand Sandestin Blvd., Miramar Beach

Pecan Jacks
Pecan Jacks TreatNothing says sweets like Pecan Jack’s! The Destin locals’ new passion is a wildly popular ice cream and candy store. Not your chain ice cream store, with more than 40 flavors of homemade ice cream, specialties include Oreo ice cream, Bailey’s salted caramel and banana pudding. The Pecan Jacks candy is as singular as its ice cream. It includes Southern praline, Caribbean Rum and lots of brittle. The candy, like the ice cream, isn’t just kids’ stuff. It includes flavors like Espresso, Amaretto and Bourbon. The pralines come in flavors such as Traditional, Caribbean Rum, Bourbon and Sweet Heat, while the brittles embody Pistachio, Cashew, Bayou Pecan and Picante. A great gift for your little ones, you can find Theo the Turtle there, too! Pecan Jacks Ice Cream is sure to add that extra touch of sweetness to your birthday celebrations. And don’t forget those gift cards–the sweetest gifts of all for any occasion!
Hours Noon to 9 p.m. daily.
(850) 427-3080
535 Harbor Blvd. (98 West) in Destin
www.pecanjacks.com