There’s a certain ambience that visitors seek when they visit the beach—one that says it doesn’t matter how you’re dressed or what time you’ve arrived, we just want you to relax and have fun! The stresses of the world float away at the beach, and when hunger pangs strike, that laidback vibe continues at Dock on the Island! Open every day except Tuesdays and famous in the area for offering fresh seafood bites at wallet-friendly prices, this local gem is one you will kick yourself if you don’t make time for it in your busy schedule of tanning, naps, and sunset watching!
1318 Miracle Strip Parkway SE on Okaloosa Island
No matter how busy this popular institution gets, the attitude is still slow and easy, but don’t let that fool you; the staff at this casual hot spot is fast and efficient! Joking with guests as tables get cleared, orders get taken, and meals get delivered, it is almost magical how much gets done without anyone appearing to hurry. Open to the outside but covered against the weather, Dock on the Island is a happy mixture of oxymorons, and that’s alright with us! Casual, layback, and serving some of the best grouper in the state, this sweet spot is about to become your new happy place.
A Captivating Destination to Enjoy a Delicious Meal
There’s no need to stress when you make your way to Dock on the Island for a fantastic meal. This destination is easy to spot thanks to it’s bright blue and white awning complete with arrow signage pointing the way through the front door, so you won’t miss out on a single savory minute. Those who choose to dine indoors can expect a vibrant and bustling scene waiting to greet them that’s just as welcoming as it is fun. Dock on the Island is a popular stop amongst locals and visitors alike so you can count on good food being paired with good conversation and company too.
The main card room at Dock on the Island hosts deep red walls paired with card tables of the same tone and hue. Guests grab their drinks and gather round to enjoy savory moments and a little friendly competition too. The wall hosts a variety of nautical inspired décor ranging from metal fish cutouts to photographs inspired by the scenery just outside. Neon lights around the bar as strikingly contrasted by the natural wood walls and rustic-chic furniture that guests can settle into, creating a one-of-a-kind vibe that certainly keeps guests coming back for more!
The main dining room enjoys a collection of family-style tables for guests to gather around paired with just as many large flat-screen televisions adding to the communal ambiance. Feel free to take a seat at the wrap-around bar or enjoy some great conversation in a space that’s casual, laid-back and friendly.
For all of the appeal that indoor dining holds, it’s hard to beat a seat on the spacious outdoor patio at Dock on the Island. When a fresh weather meal is more your style, you won’t have to look far to find it here. The outdoor bar and tables are bustling hot spots of activity whenever Dock on the Island is open for business. It’s the place where boating, dining, and playing seamlessly collide and every plate is perfectly paired with a waterfront view. Whether you head outdoors just to enjoy a drink or make the most of a full meal after a day of Fort Walton Beach fun, it’s well worth your time and sure to be a stop that has you wanting to return again and again. If you come around sunset, it’s an experience that’s made all the better when you partner the colorful sky with a handcrafted cocktail of the same vibrant colors!
The Menu at Dock on the Island
Thankfully you have a lot of free time during your Florida getaway, because a large portion of those empty minutes will be filled making your way through the menu of Dock on the Island! Dock on the Island in Fort Walton Beach offers everything from soft pretzels to nachos on the appetizer list and gumbo, fried chicken and more on the main menu, every dish is prepared with the greatest attention to detail using the freshest of local ingredients whenever possible! If you have never experienced a steamer bucket meal, this is the time. These large buckets filled with crab, mussels, peel and eat shrimp, clams, potatoes, and corn are designed to be enjoyed by the entire family—and with a lot of napkins; this meal is messy and best eaten with your fingers, so throw away the forks and knives and go to town! They also offer an extensive Land Lubbers menu, tasty fish tacos, and a white chocolate banana pudding so delicious you may want to order an extra serving to take home and enjoy in your vacation condo later in the night!
It Keeps Getting Better
A few days isn’t enough to enjoy everything there is to do and see in Fort Walton Beach, but it’s enough to make you wish you could stay forever! Our comfortable and stylish condo rentals are here to help you make the most of your stay on the Florida Gulf Coast; contact us to reserve yours today!