It’s back to the sea and all the sweet treats you can eat when you visit the Boathouse Oyster Bar in Destin! Offering a chill place to “shuck and suck” with live entertainment, this beach bar with a water view has been a local fave for over 30 years! Open every day from 11 AM to 2AM (except on Mondays when they open at noon), it’s the perfect spot to experience the Florida vibe, and as usual, dress code is flip flops and tee shirts!
Boathouse Oyster Bar in Destin –
Located at 288 Harbor Boulevard in Destin
From the outside, you may be excused for thinking the Boathouse Oyster Bar resembles a fisherman’s shack. Created of weathered boards and unpainted trim, it’s designed to make everyone feel relaxed and at home! A large covered patio area and a simple bar allow guests to enjoy their meals and drinks out by the water and puts them in a better position to take in the tunes; live entertainment adds to the summertime forever vibe! Inside, the walls are covered in dollar bills and baseball caps left by previous patrons, while wood floors, vinyl chairs, and weathered tables continue the impression of a well-loved fisherman’s shack or shanty!
Famous for its award-winning gumbo and oysters, the simple menu makes us very happy. With the exception some appetizers, a chicken dinner, and a prime rib meal, it features seafood, seafood, and yes, you guessed it, MORE seafood! To be honest, our favorite appetizer is not technically seafood related, but you can add shrimp to the Trailer Park Nachos if you want to stay with the theme. From there, although the prime rib is simply delicious, we think you will not be happy unless you order one of their famous buckets! All the buckets share the same fresh ingredients—snow crab clusters, shrimp, crab claws, mussels, oysters, beer, or champagne—the prices only vary due to size. The Jumbo Bucket features what seems to be a hefty price tag of $395, at least until you see that the bucket will serve from 8 to 10 people, creating a party you will never forget! Also offering an oyster brunch from 11 AM until 3 PM on Sundays, the Boathouse Oyster Bar has something to offer every member of your family!
Of course, if you’re more in the mood to spend some time kicking back with your friends on a warm Florida evening, The Boathouse Oyster Bar can accommodate that moment as well. This eatery is a particularly popular one amongst locals and visitors alike for its amazing Happy Hour options that you just won’t want to miss. From incredible prices on beer to handcrafted cocktail selections that promise to delight, Happy Hour enjoyed here is one that’s likely to bring you back time and again. When that moment is paired with live musical performances…all the better!
Nearby Places to Explore After a Meal
The fun atmosphere, amazing menu selections, and savory beverage options at The Boathouse Oyster Bar make it a fan-favorite stop with good reason. That said, a meal or drink enjoyed here can easily be followed up with a visit to nearby fun attractions thanks to the restaurant’s prime location in Destin. Luther’s Pontoon, Waverunner, and Kayak Rentals sits just down the road so if you’re in the mood to get out on the water in style, this is the place to be! They’re open until 5:30 pm each night of the week, so there’s plenty of time to fit an on-the-water adventure onto your post Boathouse itinerary. It’s also entirely possible to take a stroll down to the Heron Harbor Marina is you’re feeling like you could benefit from a fresh air walk after a delicious meal. This marina is a great place to watch the waves roll in or just as easily watch the boats sail by.
Heading the other way, those who have spent quality time at The Boathouse Oyster Bar who are inspired to catch their own fare next are free to set up a chartered experience with the team at Semper Fish Charters. Whether you’re looking to book a private charter or prefer a group experience, this company specializes in making your angling experience fun, informative and successful too. They know all the right place to get fish to bite and can provide a lot of insight about the many species that call these waters home along the way. It’s very possible that this chartered adventure will become the highlight of your getaway!
Harborwalk Village is found just adjacent to Semper Fish Charters making it a convenient stop to add to your follow-up itinerary. Entertainment, shopping, and people-watching are all abundantly available when you walk through here and indulge in the vibrant atmosphere that awaits.
The Chill Vibe Continues
Walking into one of our vacation escapes at The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach offers the same chill vibe, just with a better décor! Kick off your shoes, grab a beer, and explore the simple beauty of your vacation home away from home before heading off to dreamland after another perfect day in paradise. Find your favorite condo online and book today!