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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.