zampieri's or destin chops?

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  1. By the Bay

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    Hi all,
    We have some friends coming into town and meeting us in Destin Harbor. It is a special birthday dinner and they suggested either Zampieri's Harbor Grill or Destin Chops? We've never been to either... any recommendations? What about other places in that same category?
     
  2. DuneLaker

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    You should try out any number of restaurants in SoWal first. Views and ratings are some of the best in Florida, and anywhere for that matter. Besides, why waste gas and deal with the traffic driving over to Destin in Okaloosa County?
     
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  3. beachmouse

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    I get the impression that the Destin harbor area was a location that was an easy meeting place for both parties.

    Destin Chops reloacted to Seagrove Beach in the far eastern part of Walton County this year.

    If you like New Orleans style food, Commander's Palace just opened up in the Emerald Grande condo complex in the last couple of weeks to very good word of mouth.


    Haven't heard much on Zamperi's either way.
     
  4. Chops30A

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    We would love to have you at Destin Chops 30A! I am sure we can help you find some unique ways to make the birthday dinner extra special...

    Please feel free to send us a message, an email or call us at 850-231-4050 so we can begin helping make arrangements!

    Very Best,
    Chops
     
  5. By the Bay

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    Thanks Chops, that sounds really wonderful. I'll be in touch.
     
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    If you really have to go to Destin for dinner hit Harbor Docks. It's in the same area and much better.
     
  7. bennedy

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    NEITHER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go to Seagar's !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. DuneLaker

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    South Walton's Seagars is always a good choice. It is located at the Sandestin Hilton in the Miramar Beach area (It is not in Destin and never has been). So like I said earlier, why not just stay in SoWal.
     
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    How about Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar? They have live music Thursday thru Sat and are right smack in the middle of all these places, so driving is not a problem. They are also featuring a summer seasonal prix fixe menu for $33.95. I also heard they have a wonderful gift to commemorate the birthday when all is said and done.
     
  10. CK1

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    For the finest dining experience, my money is on Seagars. It doesn't get any better than that. I believe it is still the only AAA 5 Diamond restaurant in our market.:D
     
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    BY THE BAY, there is a live vote going on right now on www.30a.com for the "Hottest Place to Have a Steak" in SoWal. Check it out!
     
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    Be our Guest

    We would love to have you as our Guests. I will personally guarantee your friends will thank you dearly for hosting your party at Fleming's.
    We are the modern evolution of the traditional steakhouse. The personalized service will bowl you over and the food is to die for.
     
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    the music at fleming's on friday & saturday nights is great too!
     
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    If you want something more casual go to Vintij in Sandestin! It's great :D
     
  15. Dave Rauschkolb

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    Venture out to 30-A!

    I would without a doubt take the beautiful drive out to Scenic 30-A. Some of the finest food in the region is along this road. No national chains here. Why eat at a chain when they are everywhere? You came to experience what the local area offers. Why not dine local, enjoy local, support local; owner operated, independent quality.

    For steak, I would try Destin Chops 30-A the new place in Seacrest, next to Rosemary Beach. For 20 years or so Jim Altimura has been an excellent operator and the food's great! Give it a try!

    Dave Rauschkolb
    Owner/operator, Bud & Alley's Restaurant
    and TACO BAR
     
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  16. By the Bay

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    Hey all,
    Turns out the people we were thinking would meet in Destin couldn't make it so we ended up in Sowal at Destin Chops -- wonderful service and my sushi was outstanding. Thanks Chops for an awesome birthday dinner.
     
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    Steak? In a seafood environment? That's like coming to Memphis (mu home turf) and asking for seafood, the way I see it. 'course I have some "friends" who have a place in PCB and they do not eat seafood at all, whatsoever! Pretty remarkable. On the other hand, we eat seafood almost every night while at our place in Inlet Beach. Fresh, local and "oh, so good!"
     
  18. Dave Rauschkolb

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    I rest my case. Good MOOO-VE!!! Ha Ha, get it?:rolling: Dave Rauschkolb


     
  19. Miss Kitty

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    You are so punny! :rolling:
     
  20. Matt J

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    Is the sushi a Yoshi venture?
     

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