Where to Eat in Sandestin: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Sandestin, located on the Emerald Coast of Florida, is known for its stunning white beaches and crystal-clear waters. Originally a tiny fishing village, the destination is now popular with tourists and welcomes millions of visitors each year. Sandestin is a spectacular setting for tourists to participate in a range of beach and water-based activities. Discover the beauty of Sandestin’s beaches and bask in the glorious heat of the sun. Take a dip in the clear waters, or do something adventurous like snorkeling, boating or water skiing. Seek out one of Sandestin’s many golf courses and play a round of golf or two. If you rent a bike you can explore this region on wheels. Casual and fine dining restaurants are abundant in Sandestin. Go to Roberto’s Pizzeria for fine pizza and pasta. For fresh seafood, try the excellent Finz, or for hot dogs and a beer visit Trader Tom’s Dogs & Suds. Find authentic New Orleans Creole food at New Orleans Creole Cookery, and then top it off with a delicious dessert at Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream. When the sun sets, Sandestin truly comes alive and it is easy to find buzzing nightlife. Ballyhoo Bar offers tourists comfort and relaxation. Here, guests can enjoy a drink while looking over the Grand Lawn. For beers and wines from all over the world, try Lumpy’s Wine Bar. For live music and entertainment, head to Rum Runners bar. Sandestin offers endless shopping opportunities. Take a trip to My Favorite Things, a superb gift store that sells handbags, pottery, and more. For more upscale souvenirs, shop for fine jewelry and more at Baytowne Jewelers.
Things to do in Sandestin

1. Sunset Bay Cafe

158 Sandestin Blvd N, Sandestin, FL 32550-4533 Private Dining, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks SGD 9 - SGD 22 +1 850-267-7108
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Sunset Bay Cafe

With Nearly two decades of restaurant management and menu development experience, Bryce Jarvis knows what a customer expects from a resort restaurant. "I'm passionate about providing a great experience for our customer, and the Sunset Bay Cafe gives me the opportunity to share what I love best about food and Destin, Sandestin, The Beaches of South Walton, and the Emerald Coast with both visitors and locals alike." The Sunset Bay Cafe space has been a number of different restaurants over the years, but Bryce, and his co-owner Gary Jarvis, feel the location needs a locals touch to really make the most out of the views and the ingredients available to the kitchen. As captain of The Backdown 2, Captain Jarvis lends an expert's eye to local and sustainable seafood and fresh ingredients. "Our menu really focuses on the best ingredients available every season, " he says. In addition to classic breakfast favorites like pancakes and waffles, diners will be able to taste some really innovative twists on classics, like Roast Beef Benedict and a fish of the day. Located near the Linkside Conference Center, the restaurant overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay and offers a full bar, outside dining options, a Tiki bar, and "grab and go" options, perfect for the golf course, the pool, or the beach. Holy Cakes, an award winning bakery owned by Bryce's wife Miranda, provides an assortment of muffins and cupcakes daily, and social orders by request. The Sunset Bay Cafe celebrates the spirit of "Old Florida" while encouraging innovative cooking emphasizing fresh, local ingredients.

Reviewed By Stephen C - Oxford, Ohio

We were surprised how much we enjoyed this restaurant.

* Great outdoor seating with a beautiful view of the pool and the bay.
* Service was extremely friendly
* Prices were reasonable for a resort area.
* Food was great. The banana pecan waffles were amazing.

I recommend this restaurant

2. Mama Clemenza's

12271 US Highway 98, Miramar Beach, FL 32541 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, American, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 844-246-6262
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Mama Clemenza's

Reviewed By azhottraveler - arizona

Seafood crepes and seafood quiche were full of flavor but then we split a New Orleans French toast! Great homemade bread base with a bread pudding sauce and a frozen custard. The prices are fair for the quality and exceptional service. Mama introduced herself and explained several of the options. She is delightful!

3. Donut Hole Bakery Cafe

6745 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3256 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 850-267-3239
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Donut Hole Bakery Cafe

Reviewed By Cheryl M

they have the best cheeseburger in town, the pancakes are off the chart!!!! They cooked everything perfectly and Casey and Shirley always take such great care of us...We will be back!!!! These ladies deserve a raise!! ?

4. Moo La La

101 Cannery Ln, Miramar Beach, FL 32550-1825 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi +1 850-837-2288
Excellent
66%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Moo La La

Reviewed By Marcus F - Maitland, Florida, United States

Wide selection of ice cream choices. Delicious. Fair amount of inside seating. Friendly staff. Eat in or get it to take with you as you wander around the Baytowne complex area.

5. Bijoux

9375 US Highway 98 W, Suite 22, Miramar Beach, FL 32550-7274 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating French, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 66 +1 850-622-0760
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Bijoux

Bijoux is a full service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops at Sandestin. Open for dinner seven nights a week, we feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive award winning wine list. Our intimate Bijoux lounge features a full bar complete with a large selection of specialty martinis.

Reviewed By casualdiner90 - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The short version is that the service was really sub par.
The restaurant is clean and the decor is nice. My wife and I arrived and the restaurant to meet another couple. There was no one near the entrance, so we just walked in to find out party. The ordering of the drinks was fine, but our table ordered two appetizers and only received one. Then the water refills were quite slow. Our meals took much longer than normal to arrive and my wife received her salad at the same time that she received her entree, additionally the four entrees arrived at our table at different times. I do t think I am stretching to say that a four top should have the food arrive at the same time. AND given the fact that one appetizer never arrived, it caused more heart burn to receive our entrees separately.
During the meal my water glass remained empty for 20 minutes.
We received our bill with no apology for the lack of appetizer and yet again there was no refill on the water for 20 minutes (and I’ll mention that we ordered at least 6 adult beverages so it’s not like we were wasting seat time without spending money).
I’m just super disappointed in the execution of service given that my steak alone was $65. It should be premium service at this price point.

My entree was decent, my wife said her food was very tasty.

6. Another Broken Egg Cafe

9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Sandestin, FL 32550-1815 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 18 +1 850-622-2050
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 336 reviews

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Where a Simple Egg is made Splendid! Vote the best on the Emerald Coast for 15 years in a row! When visiting our area... Baytowne Wharf is a must destination to enjoy... Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch at it's finest!

Reviewed By justDeb10 - Schenectady, New York

They have the most unusual omelets that cater to the local flavors. Our favorite dish is the shrimp & grits. A bit spicy, but we like that! Another dish to try is their City Grits. You can also substitute the regular grits in the Shrimp...MoreThank you for the great review, Deb. We are delighted your first Another Broken Egg Cafe experience was excellent and that the food made such a great impression. We hope to see you again soon!

7. Cantina Laredo

585 Grand Blvd, Suite N106, Sandestin, FL 32550-1405 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 39 +1 850-654-5649
Excellent
52%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 535 reviews

Cantina Laredo

This Cantina Laredo has a back party room that can be booked for private functions for up to 85pp, we also have a smaller glassed in private area that seats 15pp and also has a large patio area that is covered by the second floor tenant that is also dog friendly.

Reviewed By Damon D - Valparaiso, Indiana

The Mexican atmosphere is a nice touch. The service is top notch. You receive your food fast. The chips and salsa starts your experience on a good note.

8. Another Broken Egg Cafe

755 Grand Blvd, Suite B107, Miramar Beach, FL 32550-1838 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 850-424-3416
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Reviewed By lavella98 - Farmington, Missouri

This was by far the best breakfast we had while visiting the area. There are so many differnt & delicious things to choose from, different choices in pancakes, waffles, french toast, omelets, eggs benedict, waffles and chicken, shrimp & grits, etc. Our waitress Tiffany made...MoreWe're thrilled you were pleased with our delicious food and the service on your recent visit to Another Broken Egg Cafe. Thanks for taking the time to write this review and recommend us. We hope to see you again soon!

9. Kilwins

625 Grand Blvd, E-102, Destin, FL 32550-7821 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American +1 850-837-9445
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Kilwins

Welcome to Kilwins Sandestin(R) Come join us at the sunny Emerald Coast and indulge in chocolates, fudge, candy, original recipe ice cream and more! The owners, Paul and Kirsten Nykamp, have been making sweets and dipping ice cream in Sandestin(R) since June 2007. Kilwins is located in Grand Boulevard town center, off Highway 98, just east of the beautiful Sandestin(R) Resort. Our easy access from Sandestin allows visitors of the resort to drive their golf carts over just indulge in a sweet treat or two. No matter how you get here, our super star team will serve you with a smile.

Reviewed By 339marlener - Chicago, Illinois

This is an ice cream and candy shop that is located the in the Grand Boulevard in the Sandestin Resort area. We drove our golf cart from out rented cottage here one night to walk around and look at the shops. We stopped for ice cream and candy here while we strolled around. There was a line, but the flavors are pretty standard fair and the ice cream was nothing special. The chocolates and fudge were very good but everything here is very pricey. There is a nice area to sit outside.

10. Aegean Greek Restaurant

11225 US Highway 98 W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550-4087 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +1 850-460-2728
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 375 reviews

Aegean Greek Restaurant

Reviewed By RickCreasy - Asheville, North Carolina

My wife loves French toast and was not disappointed. It was a large portion sprinkled with cinnamon and confectioners sugar with a side of fresh blueberries. I ordered the Zeus omelette which was stuffed with feta cheese, sausage, bell peppers, onions, and gyro meat. It was well seasoned and for me perhaps a little over cooked. The potato breakfast fries were good but nothing special. Our meal did not come out all together and I had to ask the waiter to check on the rest of our order.

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