Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer celebrates Grand Opening in Destin
April 12, 2015 by SoWal Staff
Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer celebrated their Grand Opening on April 8 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce followed by a reception for the community. Before the official Grand Opening, Brotula’s held two complimentary soft opening dinners with all tips and proceeds benefiting two local charities, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast in the amount of $2,092 and Food for Thought Outreach in the amount of $2,220.
Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is now officially open for dinner in the old Fisherman’s Wharf building on Destin Harbor. An extensive renovation was completed including new floors, upgraded finishes, and a new bar area appointed with garage doors, giving guests an immediate view of the Harbor upon arrival.
The 5,500+ square-foot restaurant boasts seating for 280 guests including the refurbished outdoor deck where diners can enjoy live music and a 180-degree view of the Destin Harbor. The interior of the restaurant also offers seating options with panoramic views of the Harbor.
The sister restaurant to Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi in HarborWalk Village, Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is the second venture of local restaurateurs, Tyler Jarvis and Chris Ruyan alongside Executive Chef Tyler McMahan. Offering lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, the restaurant features steamed and boiled seafood fresh off the docks in Destin.
In addition to local seafood, guests can enjoy Alaskan snow crab and king crab, local and domestic oysters, mussels, clams, blue crab and shrimp all with unique finishing seasonings, flavored boiled waters, and finishing butters. The ‘Hook and Cook’ program allows guests to bring in their catch from a day on the Gulf for Brotula’s to prepare. The menu will also feature burgers made with Certified Angus Beef, ribs, sandwiches, salads, and other creative seafood entrees.
Born and raised in Destin, Florida, Co-Owner Tyler Jarvis explained, “It’s a dream come true to open a restaurant on the Harbor where I played as a child.” Jarvis’ father, Gary Jarvis runs the Backdown 2 out of Destin Harbor.
Similar to Jackacudas, Brotula’s will also feature the Fish Trax program, a tracking program that monitors local catches by tagging when and where the fish is caught; this method ensures the restaurateurs’ fresh and local promise and promotes the local fishing fleet.
“We strive to be innovators in everything we do,” said Co-Owner Chris Ruyan. “What better place to showcase the fruits of labor from local fisherman and farmers than in the heart of Destin? We know we have a good thing here, and we are ready to share it with the Emerald Coast.”
The restaurant is now open daily for dinner at 5 p.m. Lunch service is slated to begin at the end of April and Sunday Brunch will begin mid-May. For daily updates, find Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is a locally owned and operated full-service restaurant located on the Historic Destin Harbor.The restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily with indoor and outdoor dining options, live music and Sunday Brunch specials. Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is located at 210 Harbor Boulevard in Destin. For more information or to make a reservation, call (850) 460-8900 or visit http://brotulas.com/.
Brotula's will host live music every weekend (Fri-Sun) beginning May 1. Check SoWal Live Music Calendar for the lineup year round.