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Destin Dining & Notable Nightlife

Unique Restaurants Near Sandestin

If you have time during your stay with us, there are countless restaurants in Destin and other neighboring communities to explore for a night off-property. Also near the reort, you'll find Destin Commons, Grand Boulevard and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, three shopping, dining and entertainment complexes which offer an array of dining and nightlife venues. See below for some of the Hilton' Sandestin Beach staff favorites.

Pandora’s Steak House, Grayton Beach. In business since 1978, Pandora’s specializes in the finest USDA choice heavy western beef and fresh local seafood. Menu items are grilled over an open wood burning pit, using only pure oak, which gives them a very distinctive flavor. Pandora’s is very well-known for its slow-roasted Prime Rib au Jus.

Picolo’s Restaurant and The Red Bar, Grayton Beach. This place is a real favorite among locals and visitors alike. Known for its extremely eclectic décor and awesome live jazz and blues at night in the Red Bar, Picolo’s offers a simple menu that’s heavy on fresh seafood with a few southern-style items as well. 

Café Thirty-ASanta Rosa Beach. Housed in a gorgeous Florida-style home with a veranda and vaulted ceilings, this casually elegant restaurant is known for its delicious seafood dishes that resemble works of art and its wood-oven pizzas, with a menu that changes daily, depending on what ingredients are available. It also offers fine wines, delectable desserts and a martini menu with 21 different creative drinks. The restaurant describes itself as “islandy, yet sophisticated,” and it offers great, unpretentious service in an intimate setting. 

Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, Seaside. One of Florida's top restaurants and a Florida Trend magazine Golden Spoon Hall of Fame winner, Bud & Alley's offers a fresh take on Southern coastal classics for lunch and dinner featuring seafood direct from the Gulf and the freshest ingredients from local farms and fields. Gather on the Rooftop Bar deck at dusk for the famous daily Happy Hour Sunset Celebration. And now the legendary tradition continues at a new waterfront location on Historic Grand Lagoon in Panama City Beach. Good Food, Good People, Good Times.