We’ve said it before, and chances are you will hear us say it a thousand times more during your culinary tour of the Fort Walton Beach area: The best seafood in the world can be found right here in the panhandle of paradise, and Harbor Docks Restaurant is yet another fine example of how right we are! Opening for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays and staying open until late in the night (7AM through 11 PM) it opens at 11 AM every other day and closes at 10 PM during the week. It’s offerings of reasonably priced seafood and sushi will please even the pickiest of eaters.
Harbor Dock Restaurant in Destin –
Located at 538 Harbor Boulevard
Designed to resemble the classic fisherman’s cottage, only larger, Harbor Docks Restaurant simple exterior of grey and white clapboard only hints at the wonders to be discovered inside, but its spot on the harbor is a secret about to unfold! It’s the large deck across the back that is its most popular dining area; sit at one of the tables, watching the clouds roll in and rainbows magically appear on rainy days, or see the skies light up in a dizzying array of colors as the sun sets over the horizon. Is it any wonder that the patio is often the first place to fill up during dinner rush? Inside, however, is just as wonderful, offering an indoor/outdoor vibe that allows you to feel the breezes, but protects you from the rain or sun. Wood floors, chairs, and tables are simple and charming and add to the fisherman’s cottage appeal.
Although you might think that breathtaking view is the star of this show, once you take your first bite of your Gulf Grouper Parmadine or shrimp and grits, you’ll understand the true superstar of Harbor Docks! Their fried green tomatoes appetizer shows off the Southern side of Florida and their thick and juicy ribeye will make your mouth water. Breakfast at Harbor Docks Restaurant in Destin is always a special family occasion, offering the hearty and filling Fisherman’s Special for the larger appetite, avocado toast for the healthy eaters, and pitchers of mimosas for all the over 21s in your group! Also featuring fresh and sweet sushi, a lunch menu with seafood and Thai specials, and a full bar to quench any thirst, your Harbor Docks visit promises to be one of the many highlights of your wonderful Fort Walton Beach getaway!
A Legacy of Excellence and Flavor
Visitors to Destin who are looking for fantastic fare will love that Harbor Docks not only provides a vast and versatile menu of options but comes with a legacy of excellence and exceptional flavor intact. This establishment has been serving up sensational seafood options in the area since 1979 and has no plans to slow down any time soon. Harbor Docks has long been a trusted and welcoming stop where locals and visitors alike can gather to enjoy locally sourced fare in a space that’s inviting, warm, and friendly. Exceptional service standards have always been a part of the lineup and when paired when the fact that the food here is made from scratch, it’s easy to see why it’s a fan-favorite stop. Family is the name of the game at Harbor Docks and it’s a vibe that customers readily indulge in from the moment they walk through the front door of the restaurant. Many employees of Harbor Docks are generational workers, with lineage going back a few generations in the same role. There’s a reason Harbor Docks is known and loved as one of the best restaurants in town and those reasons go far beyond food and into the heart of what it means to come together and spend quality time in good company.
Book a Private Event at Harbor Docks
While Harbor Docks is a popular stop daily and is open to the dining public regularly, it’s also an ideal destination for those looking to book a private party or event as well! Those who make this stop their ultimate private event retreat will find that fantastic food options are seamlessly paired with beautiful harbor views. Knowing your party will be served the freshest Gulf-to-table fare in town is only the cherry on top. Harbor Docks is regularly booked for everything from wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners to birthday parties, baby showers, and even class reunions. The restaurant can easily accommodate small groups and large groups of up to 150 people alike upon request. Marla Howerton is the contact at Harbor Docks for booking a private event and can easily be reached at 850-837-2506.
Enjoy Shopping the Merch
Whether you drop by for a meal with family and friends or are attending a large group event at Harbor Docks, walking away with some customized merch is always worth your time. The on-site gift shop offers up everything from hats and t-shirts to long-sleeve apparel and koozies too. Grab one or a couple and you’ll find you have fun ways to remember your Harbor Docks experience long after you’ve left Destin.
It Gets Better
It may be difficult to believe, but your day is about to get even better. Once you’ve taken that list sip of wine and wiped the crumbs off your lap, it’s time to go home to your piece of paradise from The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach! Relax in the cool quietness, revel in the views, and take a nap to help digest the truly excellent meal you just finished; it’s all possible when you choose us for your vacation accommodations. Reserve your stay today!