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A Taste of the Emerald Coast: Our Top 8 Dining Picks

Visiting the Emerald Coast of Florida isn't just about soaking up the sun and exploring the beautiful coastline - it's also a culinary adventure offering a wide array of delightful dining options that cater to every palate. As a premier vacation rental company in the area, we offer an extensive selection of beautiful properties located close to these delicious restaurants. Whether you prefer an intimate condo or a spacious single-family home, our rentals are ideally situated for you to experience the best of the food scene.

  1. Pompano Joe's Seafood House - Known for its fresh, affordable Gulf seafood, prepared with a unique Caribbean flair. This neighborhood beach restaurant allows you to "savor the flavor" of the Islands in a vibrant, relaxing setting.
  2. Tommy Bahama Restaurant - Located at our Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, this restaurant invites you to sip and savor in true island style. Indulge in the chef's fresh, island-inspired fare or unwind with one of their signature cocktails in an ambiance characterized by airy ceilings and lush tropical interiors.
  3. Bijoux - A full-service fine dining restaurant that presents the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks, and an award-winning wine list. Situated in The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Bijoux also features an intimate lounge with a full bar and an assortment of specialty martinis.
  4. Crackings - Specialty breakfast and lunch offerings are what Crackings, located along US Highway 98, is all about. This spot is a favorite in Destin for the full brunch experience, featuring both sweet and savory dishes on their ever-changing menu.
  5. Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano - After falling in love with Destin, Mimmo decided to open his Italian restaurant filling the menu with dishes that have been passed down through generations in his Sicilian family. Known for fabulous Italian food, impeccable service and family hospitality, the venue has become an icon, earning several awards and opening a second location in Blue Mountain Beach on 30A.
  6. Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar - In the heart of 30A, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar offers classic coastal cuisine and genuine southern hospitality. Enjoy live music daily while savoring your meal with panoramic views of the pristine beach.
  7. Mama Clemenza’s European Breakfast - Change your perception of breakfast with a visit to Mama Clemenza's European Breakfast. From Irish bangers and French quiches to Eastern European cheese blintzes, this Miramar Beach bistro delivers an authentic taste of Europe.
  8. Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer - Located along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk, Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is a local favorite. Known for its locally-sourced seafood and produce, the restaurant offers a cozy ambiance with a perfect view of the harbor.

After a long day exploring the area or relaxing on the beach, there's nothing quite like returning to your vacation rental to rest and recharge. All of our Miramar Beach properties are just a short walk or bike ride away from these fantastic dining options. Savor the flavors of the Emerald Coast during the day, then return to the comfort and luxury of your home-away-from-home in the evening. With our Miramar Beach vacation rentals, you're not just getting a place to stay – you're getting a taste of the local lifestyle.

Published on Saturday, July 29, 2023