Best Destin Restaurants with Sunset View

Think about how good it feels, at the end of a long day, to sit down to a meal you didn't have to cook yourself. Now picture that meal being served on an outdoor patio, with the sun setting in the distance.

You're feeling relaxed already, aren't you?

Sunset restaurants are one of summer's greatest pleasures, and while beach views dominate along the Emerald Coast, these restaurants are perfectly positioned to deliver views of the western sky. There is no shortage of restaurants with the perfect sunset view on the Emerald Coast!

What better way to appreciate a classic Gulf of Mexico sunset over the emerald green waters and beautiful shorelines than at one of Destin’s finest restaurants. Check out our list of picture-perfect spots for sunset views and amazing food.



Louisiana Lagniappe

775 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL 32541

(850) 837-0881

In 1984, Louisiana Lagniappe in Destin was opened and established inside Sandpiper Cove condominiums. A loyal following was quickly established, in no small part, to the quality of the food and the attention to detail of the service. Since then, Louisiana Lagniappe has consistently served only the freshest seafood and steaks. The Gulf seafood is prepared with a Creole flair, the attire is casual, yet an upscale waterfront dining experience is provided for the entire family. Open year-round, Louisiana Lagniappe is the spot for a memorable dining experience on all levels.




210D Harbor Blvd, Destin, Florida

(850) 460-8900

Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer is a locally-owned & operated, casual, family-friendly seafood restaurant on the Destin Harbor. Here at Brotula's we specialize in fresh, locally-sourced seafood, produce, and a wide array of steamed and boiled shellfish platters that are integrated into a fun and rustic, yet sophisticated southern fish house. Some of our most popular dishes include steamed snow crab, lobsters, and mussels. The Chef-Inspired menu will display a wide variety of flavors, which focuses on New South culinary preparations of traditional coastal offerings from around the country.



The Back Porch

1740 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541


A favorite with the locals since 1974, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin got started in a small A-frame building on the beach (pictured above). We instantly made a name for ourselves by serving delicious Gulf seafood with the best Gulf views. A few years later, we invented the Amberjack sandwich, and the rest is history. Enjoy the breathtaking Gulf views from the Back Porch while sipping on your favorite beverage and enjoying some of the best Gulf seafood on the coast. Everything is better when you're at the beach!



Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House

414 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, Florida 32541

(850) 424-7406

Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House, located on the beautiful Destin Harbor, is the culmination of over 40 years of dreams, ideas, and experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The vision and goal of providing the finest quality ingredients in the most comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere available have been rooted in our family and in this property since 1985. After almost 30 years of being Destin's finest white table cloth restaurant, The Flamingo Cafe, our family, Chef, and the team started dreaming, planning and building Boshamps. While stripping the table cloths and removing our bow ties, we kept our vision in mind and now more than ever, encourage our guests to be as casual and comfortable as they can be while experiencing the absolute finest dining offered on the Destin Harbor.



Pompano Joe’s

2237 Scenic Gulf Highway, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

(850) 837-2224

If you're in Destin or Panama City Beach, Pompano Joe's Seafood House is a destination you must visit. Known for its fresh affordable Gulf seafood prepared with a Caribbean flavor, Pompano Joe's is not your typical seafood restaurant. We're a neighborhood beach place where you can "savor the flavor" of the Islands!/



Harry T’s Lighthouse

46 Harbor Boulevard Destin, FL 32541

(850) 654-4800

Harry T’s restaurant, located in Destin, Florida was opened in 1987 in honor of the famous trapeze artist Harrison Baben, who was also known as “Flying Harry T.” The restaurant was originally located on the ground floor of the tallest building in Destin! In 2008 it was moved to a two-story lighthouse at the Emerald Grande Condominium tower in Harbor Walk Village. The décor of the restaurant is circus themed coupled with memorabilia from the sunken luxury cruise ship, Thracia, and a huge stuffed giraffe stands outside the lighthouse. Despite its playful atmosphere, Harry T’s offers breathtaking views of the ocean that can be enjoyed from every table in the restaurant.



Marina Café

404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, Florida 32541

(850) 837-7960

At Destin’s most awarded restaurant, Marina Café, it is all about sensational food, attentive service and breathtaking harbor views from the candlelit dining room that envelopes you in soft colors, and high ceilings. Relax and enjoy our extensive wine collection with over 100 wines that perfectly complement the wonderfully progressive cuisine. With fresh daily seafood selections, USDA prime steaks, pasta, sushi, and wood-fired pizzas, there is something for everyone at Marina Café.


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