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One of three restaurants located at Fudpucker's on the Island, Fudshucker's specializes in raw, steamed, chargrilled, and baked oysters. The latter comes prepared in one of seven ways, including baked with butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese or melded with crabmeat stuffing, bacon, and cheddar cheese. The kitchen also plumbs the ocean's salty depths for snow crab, shrimp, and clams, which populate the world famous Fud Bucket, a big meal for one person or a regular-size meal for a puny shark.

Fudpucker’s original location in Destin started as a humble addition to the back of a nightclub in 1982, and later moved to a small shack overlooking the beach. Today, the island-inspired eatery features 7,000 square feet of dining and entertainment space and sprawling decks and balconies. Today, the other Destin restaurant has grown to an impressive 32,000 square feet and boasts eight dining rooms with more than 400 seats where guests can sit for a burger or shrimp dish. Kids never lack amusement, as both locations include some of their favorite things, from games and free toys with their meals to primers on astrophysics.

1318 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
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When biting into the dishes at Old Hag's Cafe, it can take you straight back to childhood. The chefs focus on family favorites best known from Grandmas' recipes, creating staples such as fried pork tenderloin, creamy macaroni and cheese, and chicken pot pie in a flaky, buttery crust. The serve a special fish dish every day, or serve up cuts of chicken served grilled, blackened, fried, or under a coating of buffalo sauce. The desserts are just as traditional as the entrees, with bakers creating New Orleans–style bread pudding in bourbon sauce and brownies topped with a creamy scoop of ice cream and hot fudge.

10 Eglin Parkway Northeast
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
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Within the cheerful yellow walls of Citrus Organic Cafe, chefs slice locally grown vegetables and organic ingredients into modern interpretations of café-fare classics. Pumpkin seeds sprinkle a meatloaf made with grass-fed beef and chicken, and a blueberry-balsamic glaze coats a roasted cornish hen. Vegetables sprouted on the café’s small patch of farmland make their way into sides such as kale salad or to the café’s booth at the Seaside Farmers Market. Staffers also mix health-conscious smoothies from almond milk, flax meal, GS Gelato, and protein powder and craft homemade protein bars.

107 Hughes St NE
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
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Hailed by Finest on the Emerald Coast for having the finest seafood–and as the finest place to watch a sunset–The Black Pearl surrounds artfully arranged dishes with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether inside the air-conditioned restaurant, or outside on its open-air deck, visitors and their families can soak up beachside vistas while dining on aged prime beef and fresh seafood, including whole Maine lobsters. An extensive wine and martinis selection adds an extra splash of elegance to meals.

1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
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San Gelato Caf? creates Italian confections the proper way, using ingredients and equipment imported from Italy. The shop offers more than 20 of flavors of gelato?including coconut, apple pie, and tiramisu?as well as more than a dozen types of sorbet, in fruit flavors such as banana, pineapple, and papaya. Additionally, the flavor selection always includes gluten-free and dairy-free options. These sweets can be paired with Italian coffee or fresh paninis, wraps, and pizzas.

1450 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
US

Core Nutrition designs personalized wellness programs that can help customers reach their fitness goals, whether they’re looking to lose weight, build and tone muscle, or simply sleep better at night. Customers can take advantage of free fit camps, wellness coaching, weight-loss challenges, and high-octane smoothies packed with proteins and vitamins.

10 Chestnut Avenue Southeast
Fort Walton Beach,
FL
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