When you name your restaurant after a magnificent force of nature, you better expect that said restaurant lives up to its name, and The Gulf Seafood Restaurant does just that! Offering more than just a place to eat, this local favorite is a dining experience where you can hold the big event in your life, do a little shopping, or enjoying the unique atmosphere created with shipping containers! Open every day of the week from 11 AM until 10 PM, the menu is simple and the food is reasonably priced, making it fit easily into tight vacation budgets.
The Gulf in Fort Walton Beach –
Located at 1284 Marler Avenue on Okaloosa Island
We’re not sure exactly who coined the phrase, “location, location, location,” but we do know that The Gulf Seafood Restaurant’s location on the water makes it a popular dining stop on the island! Created from blue shipping containers that stand out nicely against white sand beaches, the structure is easy to see from almost anywhere on the island. A large patio on the water features prime views of the water, offering a pleasant place to unwind after a long day of vacationing. Inside, wide open spaces and simple furnishings work together to keep the focal point (water views!) the star of the show. Communal dining is the word for today, and in keeping with the Florida vibe, your dinner here will probably make you more than a few new friends!
Simplicity rules on The Gulf in Fort Walton Beach‘s delicious menu. Fresh seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and fries cooked to golden perfection is a part of what keeps this place a popular one! You can’t go wrong with any of the daily specials listed on the board in neon colors, especially when ordering seafood! Grouper sandwiches, crab cakes, a big slab of brownie for dessert and much more mean every bite of every meal is better than the last, giving patrons something to really look forward to on their second visit. Live music performed by the best of our local bands makes a smooth accompaniment to the cold beverages, hot sandwiches, and sweet desserts. Closing time brings about such sorrow, but our guests still have something to look forward to!
Nearby Destinations to Check Out After Dinner
No matter when you swing by The Gulf for a dining experience, a magnificent meal is sure to be in the cards. This beloved eatery is adored by locals and visitors alike and it’s not uncommon for those dining here to linger longer than they planned thanks to the welcoming atmosphere and vast menu options to select from! That said, the beauty of a meal enjoyed at The Gulf also lies in the restaurant’s proximity to other exciting stops to check out when a meal is complete. Whether you’re up for a stroll or could use some additional fun, the options are nothing if not abundant.
When the weather is just right, which is much of the time on Fort Walton Beach, maximizing time in the fresh air is a delight. If your delicious meal has left you craving a walk somewhere scenic and sensational, you’ll find yourself only steps away from Ross Marler Park when you choose to dine at The Gulf. This local haven offers up a beautiful outdoor space for boating, swimming, and fishing but after a meal, it’s the trails that run waterfront that will capture your attention. Take time to walk along at your own pace and watch the sunset and the stars glitter out over the Florida sky. Walking down one of the several boat ramps this park hosts gets you even further to the water if the sandy shoreline isn’t doing the trick. If you happen to be here with little ones in tow, there’s no reason not to let them run off excess energy on the park playgrounds. There’s something for everyone at Ross Marler Park and plenty of tranquility and beauty to be embraced as well.
If you were at The Gulf for an early dinner, there’s plenty of time to schedule a boat ride with the team at Crab Island Watersports before you call it an evening. This company specializes in boat rentals and also organizes cruises to and from Crab Island. Renting a boat and making your way out onto the water in the evening is sure to be a highlight activity of your stay. From the possibility of seeing jumping dolphins to the fun of being on the open water at your own pace, it’s something that you won’t want to miss out on while you’re here. If guided adventures are more your style, be sure to ask about sunset cruises.
End the Night in Your Own Cozy Vacation Escape
The meal may be over, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy a glass of wine as you sit on the balcony listening to the waves crash against the beach below. Your Fort Walton Beach getaway will be an exciting one made all the better by a stay in one of our stellar condos; reserve yours today!