Find the best places to eat and drink along the Emerald Coast. We've hand-picked only our favorite restaurants that we have personally dined at and would recommend to others.

The Ruby Slipper Cafe

I was excited to try out the new brunch spot in Destin. After all, breakfast is one of my favorite meals any time of the day. Judging from the continuous line out the Donut Hole door and the waiting list at Another Broken Egg, Destin could use another continue reading

brunch breakfast

updated Jul 29, 2022

El Pollon

Growing up in Miami I was privileged to enjoy a variety of authentic Latin cuisines. From Cuban Picadillo to Puerto Rican Mofongo, from Mexican Tamales to Peruvian Ceviche and the list goes on. Living in Destin now I miss the diversity that Miami had continue reading

updated May 21, 2022

Sunset Bay Café


OutSunset Bay Café is one of my favorite places in Destin for breakfast and brunch. Since I work out at the Sandestin Fitness Center, which is located right above the restaurant, I pass this café quite frequently. The aromas of fresh ground... continue reading

Brunch Sunset spot Outdoor Seating

updated Feb 04, 2022



I have heard so many good things about the new restaurant and hotel in Sandestin, so when a special occasion occurred, I made a reservation immediately. My husband and I have a tradition of choosing a different fine dining restaurant to visit on our anniversary... continue reading

Sunset Spot Gulf Front Brunch

updated Jan 03, 2022



Lunch with a Rooftop View at Pescado in Rosemary Beach With an array of rooftop bars popping up on 30A, it seemed like the thing to do on a fall weather Friday. I had a couple of friends visiting from Atlanta so of course I wanted to show off one of my continue reading

Outdoor seating Seafood Brunch Happy Hour

updated Nov 01, 2021

Farm & Fire

Santa Rosa Beach

I’m obsessed with Speakeasies! Ever since visiting one in New York City, I’ve been hooked and make it a must whenever I travel. So, of course once I found out we have one in our very own town I had to grab a couple of my friends to check the continue reading

Outdoor Seating Seafood Happy Hour

updated Sep 28, 2021


Miramar Beach

It’s girls’ day out and our first stop is lunch. After bouncing several options off each other we all agree to head to Vin’Tij Food & Wine on Grand Boulevard. We are greeted by a delightful hostess that fulfills our desire to sit continue reading

Outdoor Seating Happy Hour

updated Aug 31, 2021

The Craft Bar

Destin, Miramar Beach

The Craft Bar in Destin is my “go to” spot for the best cocktails in town. This gastropub specializes in craft cocktails, craft beer, and southern pub food. There are several locations between Fort Walton Beach and Panama City Beach. However continue reading

American Brunch Outdoor Seating Happy Hour

updated Jul 16, 2021

Amavida Coffee

Seaside, Rosemary Beach

Amavida Cafe serves delicious coffee and delectable treats in the South Walton area. As soon as you open the doors of the cafe an aroma of perfectly brewed coffee come your way. With three locations, you can always wake up to your favorite cup of coffee continue reading


updated Jun 04, 2021

Pizza by the Sea

Miramar Beach, Gulf Place, WaterColor, Seacrest Beach

Pizza By The Sea was voted "Best Pizza on 30A" and for good reason. Only the freshest of ingredients are used on top of delicious, homemade pizza sauce. Dough is cooked directly on the hot stone surface of the oven and the mozzarella is the best continue reading


updated Jun 04, 2021

Cantina Laredo

Miramar Beach

Grand Boulevard is quickly becoming Destin's hottest dining strip. It's home to over 7 of Destin's go to dinner spots as well as a brand new theater with an adult only section to enjoy dinner and a movie. Sitting right in the corner is the most mouthwatering... continue reading

Happy Hour Outdoor Seating

updated Jun 04, 2021

Great Southern Cafe


Tucked in the center of the Seaside Town Square is a delicious spot serving up all the southern charm one would need. Start the meal with an appetizer of fried green tomatoes and Crab Cakes. Then go completely southern with the "Grits a Ya Ya"! It's a continue reading

American Breakfast

updated Jun 04, 2021

Bud & Alley's


South Walton is known for its beautiful beaches as well as the wide range of delicious and unique restaurants. One restaurant however, stands out above others! Attracting the finest of diners' to casual foodies, this popular dinning spot has been providing... continue reading

Seafood Gulf Front Sunset Spot

updated May 27, 2021

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Destin Harbor

AJ's has been a local favorite for decades, and has a little something for everyone. A great menu of locally-caught seafood can be had from the main restaurant on the first level, where you can also watch the boats coming into the Destin Harbor. The second... continue reading

Seafood Outdoor Seating Live Music Sunset Spot

updated May 27, 2021

Bric a' Brac

Holiday Isle

The Petit family brings big flavor to Destin with the opening of their latest restaurant.  Bric a’ Brac  is a family style restaurant, bar, and night club all in one. The owners are from the family Petit, a household name with restaurants continue reading

Seafood Live Music

updated May 27, 2021

790 On The Gulf

Crystal Beach

790 On the Gulf is a scrumptious secret hidden inside the Inn at Crystal Beach. I was invited to join some friends for brunch on Sunday and was excited to find out we were forgoing the chain restaurants we so often times frequent. I was surprised when continue reading

Seafood Outdoor Seating Happy Hour Gulf Front Brunch

updated May 27, 2021