Destin Dining, Entertainment, Specials May 2023


AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar loves sports fans and boasts the one and only Jumbotron, on the Harbor in Destin. Serving up delicious daily specials, mouth-watering drinks plus entertaining live music all month, make AJ’s your destination for food, dining, sports and fun. Come join us every Sunday at 1pm for our world famous CrawFish Boil.
Check the Facebook page for March live music and events.
116 Harbor Blvd.

Austons on 98
Offering a raw bar and the best happy hour in town, Austons is the place to be and home of the 102-foot bar, including 32 beers on draft. Some of the specialties include little neck clams, freshly shucked raw oysters, New England-style clam chowder and jumbo shrimp cocktail. With big screen TVs all around, there’s no bad seat in the house for any season’s sports. Happy Hour Specials from Monday-Friday, 2pm – 5pm, $2 Off all bar drinks and Monday-Friday from 3pm – 5pm $3 off dozen raw oysters. Bucket Specials All day Every day. Auston’s on 98 is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and features its own “Real Deal Nashville Hot Sauce.” See full menu at
(850) 842-3200
125 Poinciana Blvd.,
Miramar Beach

Boathouse Oyster Bar
Oysters, live music and a local’s vibe, the Boathouse is where the locals go with live music every night. Located in the heart of Destin on the Destin Harbor, the Boathouse specializes in making oysters a delicacy. Boathouse’s gumbo recipe was written by Mama Gumbo herself. And, of course, the oysters are raw, steamed or baked, just the way you like ‘em. The first Friday of each month, The Boathouse hosts locals on the Destin Harbor from 5-7 p.m. Listen and move with live entertainment daily. See ad for bands and times. Music schedule subject to change. Follow on Facebook for updates. (850) 837-3645
288-B Harbor Blvd., Destin

Café Destin
Looking 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 our large covered patio are both available. You can also book after-hours for private events or special occasions. Open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
(850) 424-6777
985 US-98 E, Destin

Melting Pot Destin
Fondue into spring at locally-owned The Melting Pot Destin. Enjoy several fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées, salads and unforgettable desserts. Slow down and talk while you “play” with your four-course choice of six classic cheese dish appetizers, unmelted in a hot, six-inch melting pot and choice of salads. Cook your main entrée. For dessert, choose a warm fondue bowl of fresh melted chocolate of your choice. There’s also “fast fondues” and one-course fondues with cheese, salad, entrée or chocolate.
Celebrate Mother’s Day this year at Melting Pot! Delicious spring features for you and the whole family to try, like the Apricot Chèvre Cheese Fondue and the White Chambord Swirl Chocolate Fondue!
Open from noon to 8pm.
11394 US-Hwy. 98, Miramar Beach
(850) 269-2227

A heartbreaking fire last year has temporarily halted in-restaurant dining. So, until the Oasis restaurant can reopen, Chef Divaldo and Chef Amy offer private dinners, bringing the Oasis experience to YOU! Choose from their sample menus or they’ll create a custom menu for you. Be it a romantic evening, a birthday celebration or a family get together, Oasis offers a unique way to enjoy a meal. On the day of the dinner, Chef will buy the ingredients, cook them at your house, serve the meal and leave everything spotless. Dinners typically include anywhere from three to five courses on average. “We do all on-site cooking, serving and clean-up. You enjoy your time and food with your guests,” says Amy. “We can also offer cocktail service to go along with your dinner.” Contact Amy, (850) 401-9149, to arrange your dinner party.
(850) 401-9149
306 Bald Eagle Dr. or
@theOasisSRB on FB

Ovide at Hotel Effie
An elegant, culinary adventure led by acclaimed Georgia chef Hugh Acheson, Ovide brings together classic Gulf Coast flavors and impeccable classic French technique. At Ovide, every dish is fueled by a passion for sustainability and seasonality that gives each bite incredible flavor unlike anything you’ve tasted before. Have you tried the Seasonal Special at Ovide at Hotel Effie? Mondays at 5 p.m., enjoy some of Chef Hugh Acheson’s favorite dishes with a seasonal prix fixe menu. Choose one starter, one entrée and one dessert for just $50. Ask your server about the wine pairing option.
Breakfast: 7 to 11 am
Lunch: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sun-Thur, 5 pm to 10 pm Fri and Sat
Brunch: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Sat and Sun
(850) 351-3030
1 Grand Sandestin Blvd., Miramar Beach

Tailfins Waterfront Grill
Looking for a locals’ favorite breakfast? Start your day off right with Tailfins breakfast from 8-11 a.m., seven days a week. Enjoy a classic breakfast with bacon and eggs, a seafood or Cajun omelet and even a kid’s smiley pancake. Be sure to order up a round of mimosas and bloody marys. Watch Tailfins’ sushi chef create right in front of your eyes. Enjoy some of your favorite food and drinks, including sushi rolls and sake bombs, scrumptious early bird dinner specials Monday to Friday, 4-6 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, featuring $20 domestic bottle buckets, $5 house wines and well drinks and $5 Long Island iced teas. Live music on the docks. Tailfins is a go-to destination for sports watching featuring more than 70 big screen TVs. Be sure to check out the new Video Wall upstairs, possibly the largest indoor TV on the harbor.

DAILY CRUISES: Introducing Tailfins Island Adventure. Departures seven days a week aboard “Always Workin’,” Tailfins’ 45-foot-long cruiser. Enjoy the Destin Harbor and Crab Island like never before. Choose between the three-hour tour, sunset cruise or Thursday night’s spectacular fireworks cruise. Book online,
(850) 842-3333
On the Harbor in Destin, 172 Harbor Blvd.

Tequila’s Sports Bar & Grill
Did someone say margaritas? Tequila’s Sports Bar and Grill has quickly become a local favorite, with world class, jumbo-sized margaritas, Mexican food favorites inspired by years of tradition and authentic spices such as the Tequila’s Plate, chili con carne, The Three Amigos and the new Master Parrillada – a unique fusion of sports bar food and delightful Mexican dishes. Football season is here, so don’t miss a game all season long. Celebrate Taco Tuesdays with 2-for-1 margaritas. Lunch specials are offered Monday-Friday for $8.99. “Our love lies in the food we make and the connections we create with our customers every day,” says Oni, Tequila’s owner. “Our goal is to have the widest selection of tequila brands in town. You’re sure to find your favorites here.” Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner or call ahead to place your take out and to-go orders.
(850) 279.6402
11225 U.S. 98 W., Miramar Beach

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