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The Surf Hut

551 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin, FL 32550-4092
+1 850-460-7750
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“taco trio” (103 reviews)
“seafood salad” (66 reviews)
“kabobs” (38 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

1st time visiting on vacation (my husband and I)from New Orleans. The food was Tasty & Satisfying! Our server Sami was AWESOME. I highly recommend this Spot next time you are in the area.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked here from The Majestic Sun, a little further than we thought. Had a great lunch, service was awesome! Husband had the Surf Hut burger and said it was good. I had the crab stuffed shrimp with mashed potatoes and veggies. We enjoyed our lunch!

Thank Tarri M
Reviewed yesterday

My family and I visit Destin multiple times a year, and this was our 1st visit to Surf Hut. In comparison to other locations it was ok. The atmosphere and location is primo! Perfect spot right on the water. The food was good. I got...More

Thank hdstarr
Reviewed 2 days ago

This gulf front casual restaurant has some good views being located on the beach. It is an open air restaurant and is much larger than it looks from the outside. During the summer tourist season this plcae can become pretty crowded. I ate lunch here...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 2 days ago

View is awesome (located right on the beach), food is yummy, kids meals are great(they offer fruit).

Thank Jenallen76
Reviewed 3 days ago

The parking lot was packed, but we managed to find a spot for the car, and entered the restaurant, where we were appropriately greeted and asked our preference of inside or outside. We opted for the employees' choice, which was inside in a corner, with...More

Thank mucholdernow
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Surf Hut right when we arrived in Destin because our vacation rental wasn't yet available. We were tired from our flights, and the Surf Hut was a sight for sore (and tired!) eyes. We were able to sit right on the...More

Thank Sarah06081835
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The views of this restaurant were awesome! The seafood gumbo is great and the Captains catch was good for sharing.

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The location is perfect...right on the beach so you can dip in your feet while waiting for a table. Food and drinks were ok, nothing spectacular, but gets an extra star for being on the beach.

Thank plava_laguna89
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Favorite place to eat and great view! I have a gluten and dairy allergy so I had the fish tacos on corn tortillas with vegetables.

Thank angstang
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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
Viviana 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • 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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