destin restaurants with boat docks slipsThere are many waterfront restaurants in the Destin area, but only a few that are easily accessible by boat. If you’re planning to spend a day on the water and are looking for establishments that offer boat docks, these restaurants are our top picks for docking for lunch or dinner.

  1. The Edge – Destin’s newest restaurant on the Harbor, the Edge Seafood Restaurant opens in 2022 and offers transient slips for boaters to pull up to the dock to either dine in or order out. Expect fresh Florida seafood, burgers, daiquiris and other alcoholic beverages in a casual waterfront setting. Unlike most “waterfront” restaurants, the Edge is actually built on top of the water, providing you with panoramic Harbor views downstairs and views of the Harbor, East Pass, and Gulf of Mexico upstairs.
  2. Harbor Docks-One of Destin’s oldest institutions, Harbor Docks features fresh gulf seafood and sushi and a gorgeous view of the Destin Harbor. You can pull up to the dock and enter through the back of the restaurant and dine either indoors or outdoors.
  3. Dewey Destin’s-The epitome of casual. Dewey’s bayfront location is conveniently accessible from Crab Island without having to enter a no wake zone to get there. Order fresh seafood off the chalkboard menu and they will bring your food to your chosen picnic table when it’s ready.
  4. Boshamps- Boshamps Oyster Bar has a HUGE outdoor seating area with multiple levels, an outdoor bar, and a large white sand beach featuring palm trees and hammocks, volleyball, and cornhole games as well as free cane poles for fishing on the docks, this full-service restaurant and bar is boat accessible and is tons of fun for the whole family! In the winter months, a fire pit makes for a cozy gathering area.
  5. The Gulf – Located on Okaloosa Island, the Gulf offers beachside dining on the Santa Rosa Sound, just minutes from Crab Island. You’ll find palm trees, a manicured lawn, and a sandy beach with an atmosphere that is both casual and upscale. The chalkboard menu changes often with choices based on what is locally and seasonally available.
  6. Lulu’s-Owned by Jimmy Buffett’s sister Lucy Buffett, is Destin’s newest dining establishment. While they don’t have an actual dock, you can drop anchor and wade in. A white sandy beach and kids’ activity area complete the scene. Lulu’s is known for being family-friendly and having a laid back atmosphere.