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“Fantastic meal, fantastic service!”

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #26 of 306 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: At the doorstep pickup and dropoff to and from the Sandestin Resort as well as surrounding hotels/vacation rentals.
Ryde, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic meal, fantastic service!”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Tommy Bahamas is a favourite restaurant so when we were in Sandestin on vacation it was an automatic choice.
On arriving we were shown to a table that was a little cramped but it was no trouble at all for the front of house to move us somewhere more comfortable.
Our server was fantastic - nothing was too much trouble, when I asked if they still had my favourite cocktail (they didn't) she remembered it's key components and came up with something just as lovely. There was no argument when we asked to share a dessert and she was attentive all evening. The quality of the food was up to the TB high standard as you would expect - pulled pork and Grouper sandwiches both cooked perfectly.
A great evening in a great restaurant!

Visited September 2013
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Northwest Florida
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“Great Dining Experience”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

If you're looking for quality food and excellent service in beautiful, tropical surroundings, you won't be disappointed. There are several dining spaces from a softly lit, romantic area to a glassed-in tropical feeling area that looks out on the patio. If you prefer outside seating, your view is one of a lovely green space and palm trees.

Service was excellent (our server was Johnathan). He was knowledgeable, efficient, friendly and non-intrusive. There appeared to be a number of servers making guests feel "well cared for." Additionally, the manager kept a careful eye on the entire operation. Good management is critical and clearly, this is a well-managed restaurant.

We were very pleased with our food and some special requests were noted and easily carried out. Now, to the desserts--if you have a sweet tooth (and I do), their dessert tray makes the choice very difficult. There are a half-dozen mouth-watering offerings on the tray. I almost chose the chocolate multi-layer cake but decided on their signature dessert, the Pina Colada cake. I was delighted. Light and airy, it was a perfect ending to a relaxing dining experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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West Chester Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Worth the price”
Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

We've eaten here several times. The food is great, drinks are made with fresh mixers. Servers are knowledgeable. It is not inexpensive, but definitely worth the price.

  • Visited September 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“vacation celebration location”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is the total package for excellent food, perfect atmosphere, and attentive service. We have eaten here every time we get to this Sandestin area of Florida. Someone always gets the crab bisque and shares with all of us. It is velvety scrumptious. My husband strayed from the sea choices and was pleased with his special type of hamburger sandwich. The high quality of the beef was his topic of conversation for two days. One of us had the fish tacos which are packed with flavor and the Thai curry shrimp and scallops were a new flavor sensation. Staff here always seems glad to be at work! We returned two more times during our two week stay! We are loyal to the best places. Hostess greeted us warmly and had a pleasant conversational manner.

  • Visited September 2013
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
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“Love this place!!”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We first came upon Tommy Bahama's Restaurant in August while visiting our son in Destin, FL. He recommended it for lunch one day and we just love it! We returned to the area this month and ate there two more times since our first visit. The food quality is tops, and the Island flair gives it a notch up on the regular seafood restaurants. The service was great and the deserts were out of this world. We tried the Pina Colada cake upon the recommendation of the server and never had anything so wonderful. It is a little pricey but worth it, hands down. Treat your self to this great place!

Visited September 2013
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