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Boathouse Oyster Bar

288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
+1 850-837-3645
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (218 reviews)
“tuna steak” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
££ - £££
288 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2374
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Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Laid back and looks like a none touristy place but I tell all my friends! They have the best Crab Cakes I've had anywhere!

Thank Sebreania
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Geraldine and I ordered Mahi Mahi. I had blackened and she fried. Never had servings this large before. I also had half dozen raw oysters. Entrée came with slaw, new potatoes, hush puppies and corn on the cob. Atmosphere laid back and had solo entertainer...More

Thank Bill F
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

We stopeed in and got exactly what we were looking for. A non-touristy authentic restaurant on the water. It was super hot but the breeze was nice. The kids (5 and 7) were excited to draw on dollar bills and find a spot to staple...More

Thank Kimberly P
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Took the wife to this old favorite of mine. Has not changed in forever. The food was very good. I had a dozen raw oysters and the blackened tuna sandwich and the wife had a cheeseburger (what?) and she made the comment it was pretty...More

Thank DriftinCowboy
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Visited on the recommendation of one of the locals we asked. Great recommendation! Great food, drinks, music and atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

Thank rprince68
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This was our second time to Destin & we HAD to go back to the boathouse!! My husband loves their gumbo & oysters. I had their fresh fish & chips...delish! We were there on a Saturday night so they had a band playing. Tip: It's...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped by on a mid-Friday afternoon after a couple hour boat ride. We had beverages and oysters which were good if not "the best ever". I'd just about bet that if we'd been there at Happy Hour on Friday, I'd have a much different (and...More

1  Thank Piquarick
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I love oysters, and eat a dozen every day that I am in Destin (one week, every year). I definitely think Boathouse has the best raw!!! Also, the Gumbo was outstanding!!! Service was great, nice people, affordable. Will definitely be back next year, several times!!

1  Thank Candy S
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We ate here on our vacation and it was great our server krista was awesome and our baked oysters were like heaven and had great entertainment. I highly recommend this restaurant to others. And krista you rocked girl !! We will be back!

1  Thank Joshtaryn H
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Some of the best gumbo you will ever get and that includes New Orleans where I also know my way around. Great location and view on the harbor. If it's busy just chill out. They are trying their best.

Thank Msfellows
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barry w
4 September 2016|
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Response from js3434jax | Reviewed this property |
About 4 miles West on US98 on the harbor. Behind Red Door Saloon across from Bucks Smokehouse.
22 June 2016|
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Response from camille1919 | Reviewed this property |
I do not work there. I go there from time to time, when I'm in Destin. Best advice, call and ask.
Pat M
15 May 2016|
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Response from MichelleSherwin | Reviewed this property |
the side patio where the the performers play has several large picnic style tables - so between 2 or 3 tables - you could get everyone set - but I would get there early - this place fills up fast!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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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