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Pompano Joe's

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2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-5288
+1 850-837-2224
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a salad and shrimp po'boy. The food was really good and we had a really sweet waitress by the name of Kathryn. She was friendly and made sure we had what ever we needed without hovering over us. If the rest of the wait staff is that good, then Pompano Joe's really had it going.

Thank tangochris
Jackson, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute decor, but not fancy. Good for lunch. The place is noisy since the bar is near the tables. Food is good. Location is good for a nice view.

Thank lindamA922ST
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food just ok. Service friendly. View amazing. The pretty white sand and greenish blue water are just outside the windows. The sunset was really nice. Go for the view and skip the food.

Thank Nancy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate here for lunch. The Seafood nachos are really delicious and the menu has a lot of variety at a reasonable price. There's a good family atmosphere and very friendly service. I highly recommend it!

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Destin, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading some of the reviews, my husband and I decided to try it. The service and server was good. We ordered crab cakes and shrimp. The crab cakes, vegetables, and baked potato, all looked great until I took a bite of the cakes. All the food on my plate was cold. My husband's shrimp and french fries were hot.... More 

Thank leelou803
Hudsonville, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner with 17 people! Got 2 tables right next to each other, the waitstaff was fabulous and the food was equally as good. Very casual atmosphere and right on the beach. Loved it!!

Thank Suzanne K
Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to pomono joes. Had the coconut shrimp ..So good..Will go back, we love the area...WE try to visit once a year now.

Thank greneyz2
Andalusia, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this place. So laid back and the food is always good. Best beach restaurant in Destin area. I could eat here everyday and enjoy the beach views!

Thank MelindaAU88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch today there and ordered Coconut Shrimp with black beans and rice. Tried to get the secret recipe for both dishes but no luck. It was without a doubt, the BEST fried shrimp I have every had and the black beans and rice was fantastic😎 I will definitely come to this restaurant again on a return visit to the... More 

Thank Ginger A
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some acquaintances raved about the oysters. We decided to try this place after reading reviews. The servers were friendly and helpful. I tried the daily special. The meal was served surprisingly quick. The cheese grits were cold and rather bland. The fish in the dish was cold and hard. It apparently had been cooked sometime ago. The sauce topping everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Caribbean, American, Bar, Seafood
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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