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The Surf Hut

551 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-4092
+1 850-460-7750
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“taco trio” (103 reviews)
“seafood salad” (67 reviews)
“stuffed shrimp” (68 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
551 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-4092
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our second visit. (The first was Oct 2016). It did not disappoint! Great food, great atmosphere, and wonderful service. We stayed just up the beach but we would make a longer trip if needed to come back. I highly recommend the stuffed bacon...More

Thank John F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We tried to eat here the night before, but 1 hour wait. Got here early the next night. Great service was provided by Scott. I had the fried grouper sandwich. Large and very filling with fries and excellent cole slaw. My wife had the fried...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The best fish tacos anywhere...and I’ve tried them everywhere I’ve traveled (Aruba, Jamaica, Cozumel, Cancun, Bahamas).

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are visiting from Panama City to have a comfortable place to lay our head each night while things are being restored by so many people from all over the US, for which we are eternally grateful. We stopped in tonight to Surf Hut, which...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hit this place every year. The food is good, nothing to rave about but not at all bad. A little pricey but then everything beachfront is gonna be, so no surprise there. We meet a group of friends here every year so it’s about...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well run, busy, fun, delicious! Our server checked on us, always smiling. The food was delicious! I asked about scallops because fried was on the menu, I didn’t want them fried. She didn’t even have to ask, grilled or sautéed were also available. Indoor and...More

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love the Hut! Always fast, friendly service, daily specials, and cold beer. On the beach, so great views and reasonably priced. They will also gladly do special menu requests. Love it!

Thank ngn1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently went to the Surf Hut for he second time and it was very delightful. When I have gone there, there are always great waiters , and delicious food. I highly recommend their ribs, & their seafood. As, an appetizer I would recommend their...More

Thank ludog9603
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere on the beach, but the food is inconsistent and overpriced for the quality. The service was also only fair.

Thank 1wa2hvn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very good and we got excellent service! Right on the beach with beautiful views! Arrive early because it gets busy early.

Thank AuntSue1013
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Questions & Answers
7 March 2018|
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Response from BoomerTess | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the restaurant has inside and outside seating with a view. When the weather is not permitting they will close the area.
3 March 2018|
Response from Jim J | Reviewed this property |
I do not know what you are referring to. Surf Hut is moderately priced: most dinner entrees are $15 - $25. Good service, parking on site, gulf front. Good food, good to great service, good sports bar, good value for gulf... More
vivi b
26 November 2017|
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Response from Colgrove | Reviewed this property |
They do not allow dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-4092
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin  >  Miramar Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-460-7750
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Surf Hut, the newest restaurant addition to the South Walton, Destin/Miramar Beach area. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view! This brand new, open air restaurant is located directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and is the place to be all year long! The Surf Hut has a menu that goes far beyond your typical 'beach fare' and adds a little surfer flare to a cuisine that includes Seafood, Oysters and St. Louis Style BBQ! Kids meals are served in a take home souvenir frisbees and we've got a custom game area on the beach where you can grab a game of corn hole while you watch the waves and sip a delicious signature frozen libation from our full bar! Whether you're looking for a place for lunch while you're enjoying the beach, a local spot to get fresh from the Gulf seafood, date night or a family friendly place to bring the kids, The Surf Hut has got something for everyone! Boogie on down to The Surf Hut, enjoy the food, the fun and the waves! See you soon!
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