Yes, seafood spots in Destin are a dime a dozen, but not all of them feature fresh-off-the-boat catches that even the fishermen can be seen eating. Chargrilling is the house specialty and I highly recommend the triggerfish when they have it. For fans of Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," there are gator wings—bits of gator tail in a Buffalo sauce—which for Zimmern is probably like eating baby food, but for the rest of us is kind of a big deal. The wings are really good, actually, and don't quite taste like chicken—imagine a fish-rabbit hybrid. Though the place opened in 1995, it has the charm of a much older sea shanty, with dark woods, amazing water views, and a lighthouse—a place where you'd expect to see the actual Gorton's Fisherman or George Clooney circa "The Perfect Storm." There's also an oyster bar, live music, and strong drinks. Like most restaurants here, there are amazing views, especially during sunset.
Destin and Fort Walton Beach
Destin and Fort Walton Beach› Restaurant
Fisherman's Wharf Seafood House
210D Hwy. 98 E.
Our Rating Neighborhood Destin Harbor Hours Daily 11am–11pm, offseason 11am–9pm Phone 850/654-4766 Prices Main courses $9–$35 Cuisine Type SEAFOOD Web site Fisherman's Wharf Seafood House
Map210D Hwy. 98 E. Destin and Fort Walton Beach
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