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If you're visiting Destin, you absolutely need to check out the Destin Harbor while you're here. The harbor boasts incredible views, fun attractions, and incredible restaurants. In fact, we've made a list of the eight best restaurants on the Destin Harbor.

1. Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi

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Jackacuda's is a great restaurant to try on the Destin Harbor. They specialize in seafood and sushi. Their expansive sushi menu features basic rolls, poke bowls, and a variety of specialty rolls like The Bebop, Thai Fighter, and Fresh Prince. Jackacuda's also has Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm where they have $4 drink specials, $5 appetizers, and $6 select sushi rolls. Additionally, you can even stop by Jackacuda's for Sunday Brunch from 11 am to 2 pm where you can order from their award-winning brunch menu and get bottomless champagne, $5 Bloody Mary's, and $5 Margaritas.

2. Dewey Destin's Harborside Restaurant

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Dewey Destin's Harborside Restaurant is one of Destin's most iconic restaurants. The restaurant was actually founded by Dewey Destin, the great, great grandson of Leonard Destin, who founded the town in 1835. Dewey Destin's Harborside Restaurant is devoted to providing customers with the highest quality seafood in a family-friendly casual atmosphere. Overall, if you're looking for a fun restaurant with amazing seafood to try, stop by this hole-in-the-wall seafood joint right on the Destin Harbor.

3. Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer

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Brotula's is another one of the great seafood restaurants on the Destin Harbor. Brotula's specializes in fresh, locally-sourced seafood, produce, and steamed shellfish platters. Whether you're craving snow crab, lobster, calamari, prime rib, or shrimp n' grits, there's something for you at Brotula's. Plus, you really can't beat the harbor views you'll get to enjoy while you're dining!

4. Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House

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Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House is an incredible waterfront seafood restaurant right on the Destin Harbor. They serve a delicious menu featuring authentic gulf-to-table seafood. In addition, Boshamps also has live music on the weekends, which makes Boshamps the perfect place to enjoy a tasty dinner with your friends and family in a laid-back atmosphere.

5. Harry T's

Harry T's is a quirky circus-themed restaurant located in a two-story lighthouse in HarborWalk Village. Open since 1987, Harry T's is one of the most popular dining options on the Destin Harbor. The restaurant is an homage to the famous trapeze artist, Harrison Baben, who was known as "Flying Harry T." Enjoy amazing views and delicious American cuisine when you dine at Harry T's.

6. Margaritaville

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Located in HarborWalk Village, Margaritaville is another great restaurant to try the next time you're visiting Destin. They're open daily from 9 am to midnight and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their menu truly has something everyone can enjoy from seafood to fajitas to burgers. Of course, they also have an expansive drink menu with tons of specialty margaritas, boat drinks, beers, and more.

7. AJ's

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AJ's first opened in 1984 and since then, they've been serving fresh oysters and cold drinks. AJ's is one of Destin's most iconic "hot spots" on the Destin Harbor. Enjoy live music, delicious seafood, and exciting water activities at AJ's. You can even check a live cam of AJ's from anywhere in the world on if you want to be a part of the action right now!

8. Harbor Docks

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Harbor Docks is a family-owned and operated seafood and sushi restaurant that's been around since 1979. The food at Harbor Docks is made from scratch and the seafood comes from their own wholesale market. If you're looking for amazing fresh seafood, it doesn't get much better than Harbor Docks. In addition, they even serve breakfast on the weekends. Their menu has everything from the catch of the day to specialty sushi rolls. Overall, there's truly something everyone can enjoy at Harbor Docks.

The Destin Harbor has tons of fantastic restaurants you'll need to experience for yourself. Whether you're craving oysters, burgers, steak, seafood, or sushi, the Destin Harbor has something for you!

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