Food & Drink in Destin

43% Off Seafood, Steak, and Cocktails at Groovy Grouper Grill

Destin

$30 $17

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Pan-seared grouper thermidor with seaweed rice, bone-in pork with mashed sweet potatoes, and fish and chips; handcrafted cocktails and wine

43% Off at Roberto's Italian Pizzeria

Miramar Beach

$30 $17

Italian dinner specialties in a restaurant filled with flat-screen TVs and endless game-day coverage

Half Off Seafood at Poppy's Seafood Factory

Miramar Beach

$50 $25

This casual, fine dining restaurant serves up blackened lobster, boiled seafood, steaks, and pasta

Half Off at Hammerhead's Bar & Grille

The Village of Baytowne Wharf

$30 $15

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Buckets of boiled shellfish and platters of fried seafood pair with tropical cocktails on the bay with dockside dining

50% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Core Nutrition

$10 $5

Boot-camp classes featuring body-weight workouts often take place at a park; exercisers get an in-store discount on healthy smoothies

Up to 40% Off American Comfort Food at Old Hag's Cafe

Fort Walton Beach

$25 $15

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Chefs create traditional American comfort food recipes such as meatloaf, fish of the day, homemade macaroni and cheese, and chicken pot pie

Up to 53% Off Dinner and House Wine for Two or Four

Niceville-Valparaiso

$64 $32

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Spicy tuna tartar mingles with avocado and mango-ponzu to begin meals of coffee-encrusted steak, seared pork chops, or shrimp and grits

49% Off a Sandwich Party Platter at Roly Poly

Multiple Locations

$36.95 $19

Choose from more than 35 cold wraps and hot-pressed sandwiches, or build your own; party platters come piled with 20 sandwich quarters

Up to 50% Off at Arlene Williams BBQ

Mulworth

$20 $11

Smoked ribs, pulled pork, and beef swimming in fiery sauce and complemented by sides including steamed okra and sweet-potato casserole

Half Off Indian Cuisine at Passage to India48%

Southeast Pensacola

$25 $13

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An extensive menu of dishes from across the Indian subcontinent, with chicken tandoori, lamb kebabs, fish curry, and more

40% Off Thai International Fusion Cuisine at Jasmine Fusion

North Central Pensacola

$20 $12

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Golden walls and mod artwork set tone for stir-fried noodles, sushi rolls, fresh seafood, and curry with butternut squash and pineapple

$10 for American Food at Woodshed Grill and Brew Pub

West Pensacola

$20 $10

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Juicy burgers, saucy chicken wings, nachos, and other pub favorites; sports games broadcast on more than 20 flat-screen TVs

45% Off Mediterranean Food at Jordan Valley Restaurant

Corry Heights

$20 $11

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Mediterranean favorites such as spanakopita, fattoush salad, kafta kebabs, and chicken gyros are flavored with a signature mix of seasonings

45% Off Pastries and Baked Goods at Adonna's Bakery & Cafe

Downtown

$20 $11

Fresh, gourmet sandwiches alongside pecan pie, cupcakes, and custom occasion cakes

50% Off American Cuisine at Mackey's Mudhouse and Grille

Pensacola's Rooftop Destination

$30 $15

Chefs cook up American comfort cuisine, from burgers and sandwiches to steaks and seafood, at a casual eatery with a rooftop dining area

Up to 50% Off at Hopjacks Filling Station

Southeast Pensacola

$20 $11

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Eclectic dishes like oven baked sandwiches and pizzas served alongside 33 drafts and hundreds of bottles, as well as large selection of wine

$10 for American Comfort Food at Crazy Horse Cafe

Pensacola

$20 $10

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Homestyle dinners such as country fried steaks, lemon-pepper catfish, and fried chicken breast with sides such as mashed potatoes and slaw

$8 for Southern Cuisine at CJ’s Kitchen & Grille

South Pensacola

$16 $8

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Fried fish-fingers, shrimp, and crab cakes pair with homemade tartar sauce and coleslaw; french toast is dusted with powdered sugar

Up to 45% Off Seafood and Steak at O’Brien’s Bistro

Northeast Pensacola

$40 $22

Grilled meats and seafood entrees such as lobster-stuffed grouper at cozy café with fluorescent fish tank

45% Off at Jen's Creoles Restaurant

Pensacola

$20 $11

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Southern standbys such as blackened catfish, jambalaya, and corn maque choux at a restaurant specializing in creole food

50% Off at TokyoSteak House & Sushi Bar

Panama City

$30 $15

Diners can dig into a wide variety of delectable Japanese dishes, including sushi, sashimi, and grilled entrees prepared on a hibachi

45% Off Frozen Yogurt at Chill Yogurt Cafe

Panama City

$5 $2.75

Fill a cup with one of the flavors currently featured, then customize it with more than 75 fruit, candy, cereal, and sauce options

50% Off Cupcakes at Sweet Beach Bakery

Gulf Shores

$48 $24

Head baker Ashley creates delicious bite-size cupcakes in a variety of flavors

45% Off at Latte Da Coffee Shop

Fairhope

$5 $2.75

Coffee shop customers can enjoy a cup of slow-roasted coffee or tea, or snack on Blue Bell ice cream or fresh-baked pastry

45% off Arcade Package at Rotolo's Pizza

Fairhope

$20 $11

Pizza, macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, spaghetti, or butter noodles refuels kids during trips to the arcade room

Up to 53% Off Comfort Food at Old 27 Grill

Fairhope

$15 $7

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Menu includes homemade soups, dressings, and sauces, as well as burgers, hot dogs, and steaks with a choice of 27 toppings

50% Off at Cristina's Peruvian Restaurant

Fairhope

$10 $5

Cuisine from Peru, South America, Central America, Puerto Rico, and Cuba fills the menu with dishes such as jalea mixta and spanish paella

$10 for Frozen Yogurt at Moo Che Che

Spanish Fort

$5 $2.50

Sweet servings feature 18 flavors, including cookies and cream, birthday cake, and peanut butter

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Chill Yogurt Cafe

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.50

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Fill a cup with one of the flavors currently featured, then customize it with more than 75 fruit, candy, cereal, and sauce options

Half Off Sushi and Thai Food at Fuji San

Mobile

$20 $10

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Sushi or food from the new Thai menu, such as red curry over fried flounder, crab fried rice, and pad thai with chicken or tofu

Up to Half Off Indian Food at Halal Cuisine of India

Llanfair

$15 $8

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Traditional Indian dishes, such as tandoori chicken and vegetarian platters

$10 for Japanese Food at Bamboo Bistro Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Mobile

$20 $10

Chefs prepare meats and seafood in extravagant performances on tableside grills and slice fresh fish into specialty rolls

40% Off Greek Food at Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek

$20 $12

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Pita sandwiches stuffed with feta, falafel, and chicken shawarma; classic dishes such as moussaka and gyros

Up to 37% Off at Claudio's Spring Hill Italian Bistro

Spring Hill Village

$63 $40

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Beer or wine and appetizers such as fried eggplant and sautéed mushrooms pave the way for shrimp fettuccine and chicken-alfredo pizza

Up to 45% Off Pizza, Salads, and Subs at Ashland Midtown Pub

Park Place

$20 $11

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Upscale pub and Italian eatery with traditional pizzas, seafood pastas, and Southern-tinged po’ boy feasts

Up to 60% Off One-Man Comedy

Saenger Theatre

$55.55 $22

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

45% Off Japanese Food at Wasabi Sushi

Llanfair

$20 $11

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Sashimi, hand rolls, and specialty sushi rolls join other Japanese dishes such as teriyaki chicken and veggie tempura

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The instructors at Destin Pilates Center incorporate both Pilates and yoga principles into their workouts. In addition to offering reformer classes, the instructors also lead aerial silks classes where students learn how to climb and pose with two pieces of fabric hanging from the ceiling. Destin Pilates Center is a Pilates Method Alliance certification studio in the area for Balanced Body University, which is one of the largest manufacturers of Pilates equipment.

36150 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin,
FL
US

For more than two decades, Bud & Alley’s, winner of Florida Trend magazine's 2010 Golden Spoon Award, has sated appetites with steak and seafood fare and filled eyes with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. After taking a seat in the relaxed yet elegant dining room, guests peruse the dinner menu's tempting entrees, such as steamed Prince Edward Island mussels flavored with thyme, feta, and a kick of chili flakes on grilled tuscan bread ($24). Southern-inspired sides enhance seafood plates, from a seared red snapper teamed up with sweet dill succotash and okra ($31) to seared diver scallops paired with creamy grits, fried capers, and an edible bust of William Faulkner ($32). A fillet steak served with portobello mushrooms and asparagus ($33) sets the stage for a classic romantic meal as couples clink and enemies hurl martinis or glasses of wine across the table ($8+). A visit to the rooftop bar infuses meals with a festive mood as revelers enjoy spectacular ocean views and sample a selection of top-shelf tequilas from Jose Cuervo, Patrón, and Sauza ($9).

2236 E County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach,
FL
US

The Boathouse Oyster Bar has shucked local Apalachicola oysters and ladled specialty gumbo at their harbor-side restaurant for a quarter-century. With gulf winds gently blowing through the open-air dining area carrying breezy live tunes, customers can slurp raw oysters ($5.95 half-dozen, $7.95 dozen) or polish off prepared pearl-maker varieties including the Baked Action oysters, doused in butter and flavored with onions, bacon bits, and melted mozzarella ($13.95 dozen). In addition to rib-sticking bowls of gumbo ($7.95), The Boathouse Oyster Bar's chefs prepare savory fruits of the sea such as grilled or fried mahi-mahi ($15.95) and a one-pound-plus stack of Alaskan snow-crab legs, which can be placed on fingers to span large intervals on the piano ($18.95). Landlubbing appetites can be sated with juicy burgers ($8.95+) and sandwiches such as grilled chicken ($8.95) or Black Angus prime rib ($12.95).

288 Harbor Blvd
Destin,
FL
US

Kilwin's crafts 32 flavors of its own ice cream, 13 varieties of fudge, and a cornucopia of other sweet treats made from scratch and in store when possible. Crowns of New Orleans praline pecan and fudgie brownie ice cream regally adorn cake or sugar cones ($3.75 for single) as well as store-made waffle cones ($4.25 for single). Sixteen-pound batches of 200-degree fudge spill onto a marble table where chocolate tamers paddle the molten beasts to a creamy consistency ready for sampling or purchasing ($14.95 for 1 lb.). Decadent caramel apples employ a caramel made from scratch to glaze crisp apples made from apple seeds ($4.50 each) as popcorn overflows Kilwin's copper pots and dons a coat of cinnamon ($6.50 for 1 lb.) or peanuts and caramel ($8.50 for 1.25 lbs.).

625 Grand Blvd
Miramar Beach,
FL
US

Scenically perched over the Gulf of Mexico's inviting waters, the seafaring chefs at Harbor Docks whip together tasty treasures crafted from the sea's naturally briny bounty. A parade of ceremonious appetizers opens oceanic feasts with fried crab claws ($10.99+) and fried grouper cheeks ($10.99); stuffed mushrooms are filled with less expressive, but equally delicious lump crab and monterey jack ($11.99). Famished fishermen can sink teeth and hooks into the market-priced catch of the day, culled from Harbor Docks's wholesale market and prepared to your taste, whether you prefer your fish blackened, broiled, sautéed, fried, chargrilled, or converted into a fetching hat. Sushi seekers can take a delectable detour through Harbor Docks's extensive menu of rolls and nigiri, nibbling traditionally prepared bites such as the eel- and avocado-laced Banzai Roll ($8.99). Or rub rice-y elbows with remixed creations such as the Cowboy Roll ($8.99), which corrals hunger using a combination of steak, green onion, and tiny seaweed lassos.

538 Harbor Blvd
Destin,
FL
US

It’s barely an exaggeration to say that Marlin Grill is a cornerstone of the Baytowne Wharf community—it occupies a grand, two-story corner space in the sprawling Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, its curving façade giving out on a patio facing the Events Plaza. As might be expected of a resort restaurant, the menu is broad and accommodating—there’s even a children’s menu with fried lobster and crab cakes among the chicken fingers—but creative preparations add zip to the steakhouse template. Filet mignon (dry-aged certified Angus, like all Marlin’s beef) is wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon and itself grilled over hickory just to show trees who’s boss, and a pair of cold-water lobster tails splash into kiwi-honey mustard sauce and mango chutney. Sides tend toward the impossibly rich, the mashed potatoes mixed with ricotta and the macaroni 'n' cheese studded with Tasso ham.

The drinks program is appropriately ambitious, covering more than 600 wines, a deep list of scotches and their allies, and fruity martinis, including a $10,000 version complete with one-carat diamond. The beer selection is a little more down to earth, centering on regional brews such as Georgia’s Sweet Water 420 Pale Ale and Florida’s Grayton Pale Ale.

The Village of Baytown Wharf
Destin,
Florida
US