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Boathouse Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
As featured in Best Food in Destin
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288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
+1 850-837-3645
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Mableton, Georgia, United States
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215 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great folks working at an interesting location! Good music, drinks and food!! Great oysters! Don't let the look of the place scare you off!

Thank 518ATLCouple
Corinth, Texas
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165 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beer was cold and oysters delish. Fried mushrooms too. Service was fast. View over the water nice. Came in the off season, 2ish but looks like the night life might be fun. Met my friend here who is a local. Note they charge local vs tourist prices even in dead early in November. Think that's a bad practice anytime of... More 

Thank jmho4u
Pekin, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best gumbo and Mahi around! Great drinks and quick, excellent service! The steamed oysters were excellent! Great menu choices! Very friendly!

Thank vbliss123
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there this past Saturday night & really enjoyed it. My husband had the raw oysters & I had the "Bang me" shrimp. Both were very good. Rusty, a one-man band, was playing some great songs & people were dancing. When Rusty finished up, the band, "Gunner" started playing & we moved to the outer area where they were... More 

Thank calamityjane28
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being my first time (and last), one thing I won't tolerate is a slacker business. I sat outside overlooking the water for an eternity... wanted a couple of beers, sandwich & maybe a t-shirt. Finally got my own butt up and got my own beer from. Drank that with still no greeting from the staff so I'm off to Tailfins... More 

Thank Scott H
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My bartender Rich made the best drinks.... always witty and knew his stuff..... definitely try the gumbo or the grilled shrimp

Thank Courtney B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Boat House is a great place to take your friends and family, great food and drinks, live entertainment in the afternoons and evenings!

Destin, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The service is fairly good, the food is fairly good for a waterfront dive, the entertainment can be very good to ok. Overall it's not a bad place. HOWEVER, the beer prices are RIDICULOUS!!! A $4 Bud Light is way overpriced!!! They could improve there mixed drinks as well, Makers and coke had too little Makers and too much coke.... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had 5 well drinks and shrimp appetizer and burger. Our bill was $68 before tip. $7 for a well and we didn't have six drinks! Won't be back! Could have went to a very nice restaurant and had two entrees and had not spent more!

Thank Patti T
Portland, OR
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This small oyster bar has a crazy decor and tradition of people leaving things stapled to their walls and ceiling. Some left money, but there are also plenty of bras and panties! It is a small place and you get the feeling that they actually open your oysters after you order. We got what we called oyster nachos. They open... More 

Thank marcia_marcia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-3645

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?