Favorite restaurants

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  1. DBOldford

    DBOldford Beach Fanatic

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    The D&K Cafe in Old Grayton Beach, across from The Red Bar and upstairs. Can't beat the food, the prices, and the ambience. You can sit outside with a nice view of the Gulf and a breeze. Their gumbo, fish salad and fish sandwiches are the best I've had anywhere. We also get a double order of the boiled shrimp for the table. Had my husband's birthday party there and Doug did a great job for our group of 36 people. They are the favorite of all our guests at Grayton and everyone goes home with a D&K tee-shirt. During the off season, open for lunch and weekend nights only. During season, lunch and dinner daily. (D&K stands for Doug and Kathy, the owners.) A great place!
     
  2. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Blue Orleans is now open for dinner with a menu of:
    Crawfish Etoffe
    Chicken Clemenceau
    Crawfish Cakes
    Filet de Chackbay
    Shrimp and Scallop Kabob
    Blackened Grouper
    Salads and appetizers of course

    Yesterday I had a great breakfast special - 1/2 red beans, 1/2 Jambalaya with 3 eggs (any style) on top. The beignets were very good.

    The food, atmosphere, decor, and friendly service is right out of the quarter.

    They will be open for dinner from 6pm until 1 am with a reduced item menu for the later hours. Live music from time to time every night.

    Breakfast: 7am - 2pm daily
    Lunch: 11am - 2pm
    Dinner: 6pm - 10 pm then reduced item menu until 1am

    Located in Blue Mountain Beach on the North Side of 30-A in the pbuilding with Richard Lyles Interiors, across the street from "For The Health Of It".

    850-622-1909
    www.blueorleans.com
     
  3. seagrovefan

    seagrovefan Beach Comber

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    Does anyone know if Nina's(Nena's?) off of 98 West before you get to Destin is still open?
     
  4. OnMackBayou

    OnMackBayou Beach Lover

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    Was it just north of Hwy 98 a little west of where 30A meets 98? If so it is closed. I happened to drive by there today and the building was vacant.
     
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    seagrovefan Beach Comber

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    That is(was) it. I had heard that it closed after Ivan. but was not sure.

    Thanks.
     
  6. KY oyster eater

    KY oyster eater Beach Lover

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    How's about some OYSTERS on the half shell. You can't beat Hurricanes in Seaside. At least not the last time I was in town. Been a couple of years. Any other place locally that does as good a job and as tasty? :welcome:
     
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    Acme in Sandestin
     
  8. KY oyster eater

    KY oyster eater Beach Lover

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    I've been to the Acme place. Service was extremely slow. Oysters weren't bad, but it took an act of Congress to get them. Plus I wasn't to thrilled with the lacksadaisical attitude of the servers themselves. They were more interested in each other than the customer it seemed. At least the day we visited. It was so bad I got on the computer and emailed my thoughts to the main Acme website. Don't know if it did any good, but at least I felt better. :dunno:
     
  9. seaside gal

    seaside gal Beach Comber

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    I agree 100%, can't waite to be there in 12 days and counting :clap_1:
     
  10. drsvelte

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    I've had that experience, too, but the oysters usually are quite good.

    Buster's, which is across from the Silver Sands outlet mall, advertises itself as a local's oyster bar, but I can't recommend them. Indifferent service and oysters that arrived at the table dirty and without ice. Tried again with the same results. Twice bitten, thrice shy. :roll:
     
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    seaside gal Beach Comber

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    Marcus-Krem, where are you! Are you chowin at the Waffle House Again! :eek:

    Little Mermaid :wub:
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Goatfeather's for good oysters on the half shell! :D
     
  13. CajunGal

    CajunGal Beach Comber

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    Just back....we ate at La Paz -absolutely wonderful & fresh & creative Mexican food.

    My college sons pressured us (wink) to go to Hard Rock,,,had a 40 minute wait( have heard of 2 hour waits-it is pretty small)...food was really great there...we had the Tuscan Salad...served on this long suare plate and it was FABULOUS!!!!
     
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    Help! We can't recall seeing the ROYAL ORCHID that several have recommended. Please tell us where it is? Thanks!
    And now here are our recommendations: BORAGO's, SMILING FISH, D&K's, Vintij Wine Bar & Restaurant (on 98 across from Silver Sands), Ole Sole Mio (not sure if that's spelled right) but it is just a little further down 98 as you go toward Destin. Have frequented all these spots multiple times and never, ever been disappointed. All are Terrific!
     
  15. Kurt Lischka

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    Heading west on Hwy 98 it's a short way down on the left from the Silver Sands Factory stores, in a strip plaza with MoJo's, surf shop,etc.
     
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    Kurt, thank you for the info!!
    I have one other question please....
    the little names (like Beach Crab, Beach Dreamer, etc)
    How do I change? Have tried to figure it out but no luck so far!!
    Thanks and have a great week!
     
  17. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    Here is a thread to explain the names!!!

    http://www.sowal.com/bb/showthread.php?t=469&highlight=native
     
  18. OnMackBayou

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    Ate at Blue Orleans for breakfast, based on recommendations in this thread. The Cajun Omelet was fantastic, the beignets as an "appetizer" were super and the strong coffee was tonic for an early morning Sunday.

    The whole staff makes you feel at home, the atmosphere is certainly a toned down feeling of Bourbon Street on 30A. It's a cozy scene where everyone seemed to be having a good time, a place where the employees and the customers are all in sync.

    Definitely will go again. It's on 30A in Blue Mountain Beach across 98 from the bike shop and the health food store.
     
  19. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Nena's sold along with the small track behind it. 24 townhomes and a pool will sit where Nena's is located, and single family lots starting around $220K each are available now, with closing to begin around Sept '05.
     
  20. pk305

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    Kathy, THANKS SO MUCH for the info on the names!! It's a brilliant system, of course!!
    No wonder I couldn't figure it out. :) Can't wait to get mine changed!!
     
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