Sandestin Suggestions?

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  1. Tatertot

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    We're spending the weekend in Sandestin...Does anyone know any good restaurants there? :dunno:
     
  2. SGB

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    Baytowne Wharf:
    Another Broken Egg - Great breakfasts
    Jim N Nicks - Good Barbque
    I've heard Marlin Grill is good, but haven't eaten there.
    There have been a few new places open there that I haven't tried. I've heard Osaka Sushi is good.
    They also have a few seafood place, but I haven't had a lot of luck with them.
    They're all listed here: http://www.baytownewharf.com/shops_and_dining.asp

    At the market shops there is Beef O'Bradys. Good for families and sports fanatics.

    Finz on the beach is supposed to be decent and has a great view (of the newly renourished beach).
     
  3. Franny

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    Poppy's is good seafood/lobster!
     
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    we had an excellent meal at the marlin grill last year !
     
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    I also like the Marlin Grill but the cocktails are expensive if you like the good stuff.!!! [​IMG] After living in Louisiana for years I love Acme, pretty good chow....
     
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    We like Acme, too. It's nice to eat dinner there and then wander around Baytowne Village after.
     
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    If you venture just a little west of Sandestin, Vintij is interesting and tasty. It's in a strip mall on the south side of US 98 across from the outlet mall.

    For an easy pizza, there's a Ciao Bella in the outlet mall that's infinitely better than the Pizza Hut out front.
     
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    Mmmmmm....sweet tater fries!!!
     
  9. olive

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    We have had great meals at Bistro Bijoux and Cuvee Beach.
     
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    Cuvee Beach is good.
    There's such a variety....if you want to let us know what kind of places you like we could try to narrow it down to those types....
    We've liked Vintij but have found the inconsistency in service to be hard to take at times, although the food is divine.
    In Sandestin, we've eaten a couple times at Marlin Grill...which is good, very clubby type atmosphere....you could be in any city, so we don't get too excited about going there when at the beach.
    There is an Italian restaurant in a strip center just a little bit west of Sandestin, Ole Sole Mio. (They are moving to a newer larger spot a little more to the west, but not sure if that has happened yet). Anyway, it is great little restaurant.
    Antonio the owner is terrific as is the entire staff. Food is outstanding!
    And in the new location, some nights will be offering music. There are of course some great spots to your east on 30-A which would be a short ride if you want to venture that way. Enjoy your visit!!
     
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    Bistro Bijoux
    Seagar's
    Poppy's
    Marlin Grill
    Acme
    Jim 'N Nick's

    In that order, in my humble opinion, having eaten at all of the above many times. There are lots of casual places too, as mentioned in other posts. Another place if you like Chicago style hot dogs- Tom's at Baytowne Wharf.
     
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    question about seagars - do you have to dress up to eat there, or are nice shorts and a button up shirt ok? i have always wanted to eat there, but the hubby thinks it may be too fancy for us. we refuse to dress up on vacation since he has to wear a tie to work every day.
     
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    Seagar's is dressy, but they probably wouldn't turn you away. You might want to call first just to make sure.
     
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    I don't believe a tie is required but I don't believe they allow shorts either.
     
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    thanks for all the suggestions everyone! We've spent a lot of time at Baytowne and we trying to think of new options. You've all been a great help!
     
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    OK - so I would propose you try our area - here are some of my favorites:

    Basmati's - asian fare and great service
    Borago - italian -everything is delicious and everyone is nice
    Amore - casual dining on outside terrace - v good pizza and salad
     
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    We ate at Borago's last weekend, and it was great. the other two I've never heard of. Where are they located?
     
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    Louisiana Lagniappe. No one ever mentions it. My hubby and I think it's one of the best in Destin. Not too fancy. It's been there for about 25 yrs. Best fish dishes. Good oysters rockefellar. It's west of Sandestin in the Sandpiper Cove community on the marina. Dress code is casual. Love Acme also, but only for it's raw oysters and po-boys. Otherwise, the food is mediocre. 2 days and counting. :clap_1:
     
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    I've eaten there in shorts. I wouldn't go if not allowed to wear shorts. But then again, I look pretty good in shorts. Just kidding about the last part.
     
  20. Scooter

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    So Santiago, how good do you look in shorts? Any pictures of your legs? :funn:
     

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