Top 5 Family Friendly Restaurants in Destin

If you are visiting Destin on a family vacation, you definitely need to make sure that when dining out with the crew, you have some family friendly establishments to choose from. There are several great dining establishments in Destin that are family friendly.

Here is a quick list of my Top 5:


Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill  has two area locations. One in Destin, and one in Fort Walton Beach on Okaloosa Island, both locally owned and operated. Great food and a fun atmosphere. There motto is “Food, Fun, and Friends”.


Callahan’s is located in Downtown Destin on the North side of Scenic Hwy 98. They have a huge selection of fresh made sandwiches, fresh grilled burgers and steaks, and a great kid’s menu. Voted Best of The Emerald Coast 2011 by Emerald Coast Magazine.

Gilligan’s Seafood

After a long day in the sun, take the family to Gilligan’s. Located on Harbor Boulevard in Destin, Gilligan’s has one of the most beautiful views in Destin and a spacious covered deck and patio. They prepare fresh, local seafood, caught right in the Gulf.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

This is a great family fun place! Food is great and environment and staff are very casual and fun. The interior is decked out with old license plates and memorabilia from the movie Forrest Gump. Run, Forrest, Run!

Do you have a restaurant to recommend?

This list is my current Top 5 family friendly dining establishments in Destin. Please feel free to comment with your own suggestions!