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The Beach is Your Back Porch

So I have shared many of my favorites but the hubby’s favorite continues to be The Back Porch in Destin. We have watched it grow from a small restaurant to the backbone of Destin’s eatery it is today. Beach side dining at it’s best. Many guests will wander up from the beach in their swim … Read moreThe Beach is Your Back Porch

A Bottle of Red – A Bottle of White

45 Central Wine Bar is located in Seaside on Scenic Hwy 30A. Owner and chef Jim Shirley has specialty vinos and small plates prepared with local seafood. Lunch, dinner and a limited late night menu is available. We stopped by for a well deserved break from the sun for an afternoon snack. The assortment of … Read moreA Bottle of Red – A Bottle of White

AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

Long long ago – no seriously since 1984, AJ’S Seafood and Oyster Bar has been preparing and serving fresh local seafood and specialty cocktails. AJ’s began behind a small trailer on the Destin Harbor and has grown to where it is today at Harbor Walk Village! Growing more and more each year it seems. AJ’s … Read moreAJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar

LuLu’s Destin

LuLu's Destin

We owned another vacation property in Fort Morgan, Alabama a few years ago. I have always loved Jimmy Buffett and the happiness that surrounds his music. When we heard that his sister Lucy was going to open a restaurant in Gulf Shores, I knew I had to be one of the first guests! Needless to … Read moreLuLu’s Destin

Meltdown 30A

Meltdown 30A

Everyone’s favorite grill cheese has a new gourmet flavor! Meltdown 30A is located in Seaside along airstream row. Chef Jim Shirley and Kelli Castille have made Meltdown 30A a must visit when in Seaside. From the classic American grill cheese to the feature grill cheese of the day, there is something for everyone! Little one’s … Read moreMeltdown 30A

Shrimp Basket

Shrimp Basket Fresh Draft w-JODIE ISCI CODE SHRIMP42018H from David Heroux on Vimeo. Ok so this time I have to tell the truth and admit we didn’t originally find Shrimp Basket in Destin. We dined at the Shrimp Basket in Gulf Shores for years when we had a rental there. The boys loved the fried … Read moreShrimp Basket

Kenny D’s

Nobody does Mardi Gras better than Kenny! Beads hang year round from the rafters, zydeco music plays every night Kenny is on staff and you feel the New Orleans spice of life while you are dining. Of course, it doesn’t have to be Mardi Gras to enjoy a little cajun spice. The backstory – Kenny … Read moreKenny D’s

National Margarita Day!!

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Guess what day it is! Guess what day it is! Mike, Mike, Mike guess what day it is! It’s National Margarita Day!! Whether on the rocks, frozen, strawberry or mango, everyone loves a salty margarita. Who do I think has the best margs in Destin? Why of course Margaritaville! Jimmy Buffet’s renown restaurants are lively, … Read moreNational Margarita Day!!

Whale’s Tail

The Whale’s Tail Beach Bar & Grill is located directly on the beach just down the street from our condo ‘On the Coast of Somewhere Beautiful’ Summerspell 205. It has been a Destin landmark for many years offering great seafood baskets with a Stunning View! If you are lucky enough to get an outdoor table … Read moreWhale’s Tail

Pompano Joe’s Seafood House

Featured on the Travel Channel and just a short stroll from “On the Coast of Somewhere Beautiful” at Summerspell – Pompano Joe’s is a Destin/Miramar Beach favorite. Caribbean flavor of the islands with local seafood makes every bite delish! Caribbean flavored drinks are a must at Pompano Joes. My favorite is the Caribbean Cooler – … Read morePompano Joe’s Seafood House