The 30A & Destin Dining Guide

Award-winning chefs and inventive cuisine abound in the 30A & Destin area. In this dining guide, you’ll find a few of our favorites, from a fabulous breakfast spot to our go-to for cocktails with a view. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

Marina Cafe (404 Harbor Boulevard, Destin). Grab a cocktail, enjoy the sunset, and watch the boats pass through the harbor while a world class chef prepares your meal. From the Gulf of Mexico right to your plate, Marina Cafe serves fresh seafood all year around. Our personal favorite is the La Rouge sushi roll—fresh spicy tuna tartar wrapped in gulf yellowfin tuna, smoked soy sauce and microgreens. Marina Café regulars enjoy happy hour each day from 5pm to 7pm. It’s the perfect place for large parties or corporate events. @MarinaCafeDestin

Louis Louis (35 Mussett Bayou Road, Santa Rosa Beach). Dining at Louis Louis has been a family tradition for many generations. Louis Louis is helmed by the same expert owners as The Red Bar, an uber popular casual dining establishment in Grayton Beach. The restaurant has a similar vibe as The Red Bar with the red lighting, a collection of posters, neon signs and vintage chandeliers. If you are looking for an intimate and eccentric place to dine when you’re ready to get away from the crowd, Louis Louis is the perfect dining destination with incredible food. @louislouisfl

Black Bear (Three locations – Grayton Beach, Grand Boulevard, Seaside). Easy to get to and quick service, this fan favorite, is a fabulous place to pick up breakfast or lunch. It’s popular thought, so you may have to stand in line! We usually order their bagels in bulk (best in town) and pop them in the freezer. This is also a local favorite for working lunches. Pro Tip: hop in your car and head to the Grand Boulevard location, which is usually less crowded. *Dog-Friendly @blackbearbreadco

George’s (30 North Castle Harbour Drive, Alys Beach). Fresh and fun is how we would describe George’s. Stroll up in your bathing suit and cover up for a quick bite before heading back to the beach or grab your gals for a long lunch. George’s is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy their delicious coastal menu that truly accommodates everyone. *Dog-Friendly @georgesatalys

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