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Sunsets and Sandals – Dewey Destin Seafood in Destin

Dewey Destin outsideDo you ever feel like skipping the fine dining restaurants in Destin for a night? 

Then grab the kids, the wife and grandma, and throw on your tee shirt, shorts or jeans, sandals or tennis shoes and take the entire family for a fabulous sunset at one of our most down to earth restaurants in Destin – Dewey Destin Seafood on the bay. 

To be more specific it’s actually in the bay.  If you want to feel the roots of Destin go no further as Dewey’s great, great grandfather, Leonard, founded Destin in 1835.  

DD fried shrimpFried seafood is really the way to go here, although I’ve got some friends that swear by their hamburgers.  It’s no frills all the way, and you will see patrons from eight to eighty munching away on baskets that might include fried shrimp, scallops, grouper or soft shell crabs.  You’ll get the fries, hush puppies and slaw with whatever you choose.  If you aren’t in the mood for fried, they offer grilled and steamed baskets as well. 

DD Tuna DipOn a recent visit with my guest, her mom and my daughter we started with the Smoked Tuna Dip.  The dip comes with tons of Saltine Crackers.  You’ll note that there is one Ritz Cracker in the picture. 

That came in a larger group of Ritz that belonged to the Hot Crabmeat Dip Appetizer that we also had.  But we ate everything except that one cracker before realizing that we forgot to take a picture.  Both appetizers were good, and we can all heartily recommend these two. 

DD wineEverybody was in a fried shrimp mood, but I veered off with the Parmesan Grouper.  My mistake – should have gone with the crowd.  I evened out my dish with some Glen Ellen Chardonnay, but this is no place to drink wine. 

They don’t have regular size bottles of wine – just splits.  This is a beer joint for sure – I was just being a contrarian on the food and the drink.   Note to self – stick to what the place is known for. 

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You won’t find a better place to watch the sunset in Destin. 

You hear the waves sloshing against the dock, see the boats coming in for the night with tons of seagulls circling all around and you’re kicked back in your most casual clothes, enjoying a beverage and watching part of the spectacle that draws millions of people to The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.    

No reservations – just stand in line, place your order, grab a table and they’ll bring the food to you.   

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