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“Best meal of our Destin trip”

Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
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Ranked #80 of 410 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$29
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Graffiti and Funky Blues Shack, a Destin tradition for over 20 years, specializes in quality Fresh LOCAL Seafood, Eclectic fare, Coastal cuisine, Italian, Pasta, Pizza, and fresh daily chef specials. Our cozy full service dinning area is perfect for a fun and unique dining experience with family and friends, and also kid friendly. The walls are covered with the soulful works of local artists and room lighted by strings of multicolored bulbs and candles. The Funky Blues Shack (FBS) side is all about having fun with two full bars and over 35 craft beers on tap. FBS has Dueling Pianos or other entertainment scheduled every night and stays open late also serving a full Bar Menu until close. Each nights performers are as eclectic as our establishment and every night has a different flavor. FBS was also Rated Best Restaurant with Live Music in Destin 2012 and 2013 by Beachcomber magazine. So come Eat, Drink, and GET FUNKY tonight!
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We tried Graffiti because of how unique it looks at night on the outside. We had no idea the quality and presentation of the food would be the best of our week in Destin.

We made it a tapas meal of the fried green tomatoes, caprese salad, shrimp ceviche and brussel sprouts. All were excellent. Be sure to ask for the free bread and garlic olive oil dip. They were excellent too.

If you have kids, call ahead to confirm when the band comes on. The music will likely be too loud for them, definitely so if they are on autism spectrum at all.

Look for free dessert coupon in Menu Magazine. We shared the chocolate lava cake. It was melt in our mouths excellent. This is the one restaurant in Destin we'll definitely revisit on our next trip.

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Charles S, Owner at Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for the review. We are working to be the best we can be and customer's reviews help us gauge the job we're doing. We are trying to improve on a daily basis!

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Food was great. Service was excellent. We left while the band was setting up so I have no comment on the music.

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Charles S, Owner at Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

We really appreciate your review!!! Thanks a lot!!!

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

If in Destin to shop or run errands, we always try to find a new lunch place. Graffiti was located near a hair salon, and I always noticed it, but it was not open for lunch. In its new location, in the front parking lot of the Walden Books shopping center, it is in a great place to stop near all the stores.
I had two glasses of red wine, my husband had a great local draft, 30-A Blonde. With our lunch order came olive oil dipping sauce with bread, we both chose the soup, clam chowder (yum). My husband ordered the beef/bison meat loaf with garlic mashed potatoes, and I had the pasta with tomatoes. Neither of us expected the bread and olive oil or the soup. It was a lot of food for very little money.
Our bill with tip was in the $30s range. The lunch menu has several very inexpensive choices.
The lunch crowd picked up but when we first went in a bit before noon, the diners were sparse. The restaurant is interesting, clean, had a stage in the far dining area for music at night. Waitress was great and very attentive.
The food was not over-the-top gourmet, but it was very good and I wouldn't hesitate to return. I would like to go during the evening hours to check out the music.

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Thank Patricia P
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Charles S, Owner at Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review!!!

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Graffiti and The Funky Blues Shack is dark, has some good music, and food that is a bit better than I expected. When I go there, I always have the crab cakes.....they are absolutely full of crab. The menu looked to have lots of choices, but their crab cakes are the best.

Thank Sherri M
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Good Food? Great New Location? Enjoyable LIve Music? Friendly Service? If that's what you're looking for, then G&FBS is the place!
We have passed by the old location often on our yearly trips to the area. The new building is really nice, with eye catching graphics and lighting. The place is very open, with a nice separate bar area for watching a game, or relaxing with friends. We had a comfortable booth that was well-located to enjoy the live music; a bit tucked in a corner, yet still a great view of the stage.
There was a trio that night,called Continuum (their spelling),and we really love listening to them play and sing. It seems that all 3 band members can sing well, so you get a great,eclectic mix of sounds and styles.
\Our waitress was very friendly and since we were not overly hungry after a late picnic on our great Aloha Rentals pontoon boat, we decided to share 2 dishes from the "small plates" menu, which we happily found to be good sized. All of the dishes are named after musical greats, which is pure genius.The Ronnie Baker Brooks crab cakes we began with were very good; a nice mix of breading and crab,served on wilted spinach, it was very savory. The star of the show was surely the Eric Clapton shrimp and Gouda grits.(Yes, Yum!!) I love this dish, and try it often, and I have to say theirs was one of the best I've had. Large, succulent shrimp, grits,sauteed veggies and delicious seasonings. Portions are surely large enough to share, but not impossibly giant.
The table near us had an amazing looking pizza; you can build your own, or they have some famously named, appetizing choices, ready for you to order. We have decided we will definitely have to try pizza next year. Again, large enough to share; it looked to be a "healthy medium" size per what we usually order from our favorite pizza joint at home.
Just thrilled with the fact that our experience was relaxing, fun,entertaining, and delicious. This is all you'd hope for, to end the night, after a day on the gorgeous beaches in this area.
Go to Graffiti, and Go home Smiling!

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