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Willa Merriott Realty, Inc.

Overnight/Priority Delivery: 12273 U.S. Hwy. 98 West #113
Miramar Beach FL 32550

(800) 869-7590
(850) 837-0002
Fax 837-5609

rentals@willamerriott.com
sales@willamerriott.com

Information though deemed accurate, is subject to errors,
omissions, change of price,
or withdrawal without notice.

    

Destin Events & Area Information

Harbor Blvd. is the new name for US Hwy. 98, the western portion beginning by  Destin Marler Bridge (not the toll bridge), boat docks, and huge new high rise Emerald Grande Condo, going east, ending at Airport Rd.

Emerald Coast Pkwy. is same as US Hwy. 98 beginning by Airport Rd., heading east to Silver Sands Outlet Mall by Sandestin Resort and Tops'l.

 

EVENTS

Seafood Festival Oct. 6, 7, & 8 2017
An annual tradition on Destin Harbor along the new Harbor Boardwalk. Local, coastal and regional musicians and great food from local seafood restaurants and a vast array of high end arts and crafts.
www.destinseafoodfestival.org

 

GROCERY STORES

Publix:
Commons Shopping - close to Mid-Bay bridge 293; and Grand Blvd. east of Sandestin Resort.

Winn Dixie:
Downtown Destin by Target; and Miramar Beach across from Silver Sands Outlet Mall.

Walmart Super Center:
Open 24 hrs.

 

GOLF COURSES

Windswept Dunes Golf Club
Freeport 850-835-1847
10% discount on golf packages or rates for our guests.

Sandestin
800- 622-1038

Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Destin 800-811-6757

Bluewater Bay
Niceville 800-874-2128

Shalimar Pointe
651-4300

Regatta Bay
Destin 800-648-0123

Indian Bayou
Destin 837-6191

Emerald Bay
Destin 837-5197

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Solaris Dinner & Dance Cruise
Sandestin Resort 650-2519

Rave Destin 14
Destin Commons Shopping Center
337-877 by Mid Bay Bridge
Danny Wuerffel Way

Cinema at Grand Boulevard
Just east of Sandestin Resort

The Gulfarium
Ft Walton - Okaloosa Island Hwy 98
800-247-8575
Swim with the dolphins! Also interactive sting ray and otter exhibit.

The Track
1125 Hwy. 98 Destin 654-4668
Go-karts, minature golf, bumper rides,
bungee jump

The Zoo

E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center 
One-of-a-kind educational facility focused on importance of conserving the world's biodiversity, to protect the environment. 

Big Kahunas
Water & Adventure Park 1007 US 98 Destin 837-8319
Coupons & Special Offers on their web site.

 

BOATING/FISHING/DIVING

Charter Boat Melanie Dawn
Captain Bud Miller 850 837-6620

Charter Boat Al-Lin
Captain Harold Staples 850-837-8615

Charter Boat Elizabeth Ann
www.elizabeth-ann.com
Captain Bobby Walter 850-8376732

Sweet Jody
www.fishing-destin.com
850-650-2500

Olin Marler's Charter Boat Services
850-837-7095
Dolphin Cruises 654-7113

destindeepseafishing.net

destinfishingcharters.net

Yacht Charters / Sunset Cruises
Captain Bill Crouch 850-791-3886
www.captbill.com

Destin Fishing Rodeo
Entire month of October.

Boogie's Watersports
Parasail, glass bottom boat, dolphin cruise, waverunners
2 Harbor Blvd, Destin 850-654-4497

Blackbeard II Pirate Boat
Silent Lady Dolphin Cruise
A.J.'s 850-837-1913

 

SERVICES

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
New airport west of Panama City, close to I-10. Code ECP. Delta and Southwest Airlines.

Destin-Fort Walton Beach - Code VPS
at Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso/Ft. Walton Beach

Pensacola Regional Airport
Code PNS 850-436-5000. Pensacola airport is about 1 hour drive west of Destin's Downtown Section, offering Delta Service.

Sunshine Shuttle/Limousine
850 650-6333

 

RESTAURANTS

Traffic is so heavy heading west into Harbor and downtown Destin that you might want to try going east to Santa Rosa Beach, only about 5 miles east of our office, prices are usually more reasonable.

AJ's
116 Harbor Blvd., Destin
850-837-1913
popular in the afternoon starting about 2 or 3pm to watch the fishing boats come in with their catch, or to watch the sunsets. If on a budget, you can just sit on the docks and watch!

Boathouse Oyster Bar
850-837-3645
This is "old Destin", a dock sitting over the water with waves splashing. Good music, fun time, fresh oysters and award-winning gumbo!

Marina Cafe
404 Harbor Blvd. (Downtown Hwy. 98)  
837-7960
Presently 5-6pm one free entree with purchase of another of equal value! Watch the dolphins and boats and the sunset over the water.  Our favorites are Grouper cheeks for an appetizer, Panko crusted redfish, and Pasta with tasso ham. It is fine-dining in casual Destin attire.

Harbor Docks
538 Harbor Blvd., Destin
850- 837-2506
Most boat captains agree that Harbor Docks and Dewey Destin serve the freshest fish in Destin, and if a boat captain eats there, it's gotta be!  Fish sandwiches, dinners and Sushi.  Lunch also has excellent Thai food!

Dewey Destin Seafood
202 Harbor Blvd. 850 837-7525
9 Calhoun Ave. 850 837-7575
Outdoors with picnic tables, seagulls, and dolphins. Harbor location next to AJ's, eat inside or outdoors. Our favorites: broiled Grouper Parmesan, Stuffed Shrimp and Fisherman's Platter.

Destin Ice Seafood Market & Deli 
663 Harbor Blvd. Destin  
850 837-8333  
The freshest raw or deli items, boiled shrimp, stuffed crabs, salads, wine, or Buckhead steaks to grill. Watch your pocketbook or you'll go wild! 

Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
635 Harbor Blvd. Destin
850-837-8824
6745 Hwy. 98 Santa Rosa Beach
About 4 miles east of our office
850-267-3239
There's always a line for their delicious breakfast, but a great place to keep in mind for lunch and dinner, sandwiches, country fried steak yummy (no calories of course), and no line then!

Fudpuckers
2001 Emerald Coast (Hwy. 98) Destin
850-654-4200
Great for kid's food. Fun for the kids, who can purchase bait to feed the alligators!

Fat Daddys Arcade & Pizza
20009 Emerald Coast Pkwy. (Hwy 98)
850-424-6021
Fun for kids, laser tag, etc.

Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill
850-269-6100 at Destin Commons on western side of Bass Pro Shop. Great to kill time while waiting for 4 p.m. check in! Bowling by the hour, exotic fish displays, and believe it or not, great fish and other food.

Ocean Club
8955 Hwy. 98 West - at Tops'l Resort by Sandestin 850-267-3666
2 for 1 entrees 5 - 6 p.m. This fine dining is "down to earch", all names you know what you are getting! Veal marsala, eggplant crab app, Grouper Almondine, best French sauces ever! And homemade desserts!

Grand Boulevard
Just east of Sandestin Resort several great restaurants: Flemings Steak House, P.F. Chang's, Tommy Bahama's, Wine Bar and Craft Bar (beside Publix)

Acme Oyster House
850-622-1900 Sandestin Baytowne Wharf
Best sushi and oyster po-boys!

Chop Stix
4942 Hwy. 98 West Santa Rosa Beach
850-622-2726
Favorite snowpeas, Lo-Mein, Sesame chicken. They deliver to many areas, but takes so long, we just order and pick it up. You'll definitely enjoy!

VKI Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
4552 Hwy. 98 West Santa Rosa Beach
Our favorite Japanese, equal or better than Osaka's. Hibachi or regular menu, delicious!

Louis-Louis
35 Mussett Bayou (intersection of Hwy. 98 W.)
850-267-1500
Unique eclectic decor, very casual and relaxed. Best crab cakes in town, even beat out Marina Cafe's. And blackened Grouper to lick your plate clean!

Bayou Bills Crab House
4748 Hwy. 98 Santa Rosa Beach - East of the intersection of 30A & Hwy. 98 850-267-3849 Buckets of Sefood, oysters, blue crabs and ribs. Kids meals served in souvenir bucket with shovel.

Old Florida Fish House
30A at Segrove Beach 850-534-3045 Renowned sushi chef James Sargent. We haven't been but have heard the food and music are good.

Stinky's Fish Camp
5960 Hwy. 30A  Santa Rosa Beach 
850 267-3052
Everyone is raving about it and worth the long wait.

Grayton Seafood Co.
30A - Grayton
850 213-3683
Our most recent discovery! Neighborhood gathering spot and Grayt wines. The best seafood I've eaten here in 45 yrs: crab cakes, blackened Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, with Southern sides of fried green tomatoes, sweet potato fries, fried okra and cheese grits, and homemade Blue cheese dressing! Sunday Brunch and Mimosas. 10-2pm Saturday Crawfish boils. Lunch shrimp/fish baskets $12.95-$14.95 or genuine Oyster and Shrimp Po'Boys. Nestled behind Another Broken Egg and Bad Ass Coffee at Grayton Beach. You won't regret it!

Cafe Thirty-A
3899 Hwy. 30A Seagrove Beach
850-231-2166
This is very favorite fine dining of all! (still casual attire). AND 2 for 1 entrees 5 - 6 p.m. Quail on a bed of cheese grits app, melt like butter steaks, Grouper, best Caesar salad ever (and bread!). Fantastic array of desserts brought on a slab of granite! Angie's twin girls said they'd give up eating out, even Chick-Fil-A for a month just to go here once a month, truly!

We hope you have lots of fun and go home really tanned and hopefully not 5 lbs. heavier!


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