Local Residents Recommend Their Favorite “Mom & Pop” Places to Eat in Destin
Two Destin restaurants received the most recommendations in a poll which asked “Best local mom-and-pop food place to take a family?”
In the informal poll on the Destin Log’s Facebook page, the two favorite locally-owned restaurants enjoyed the most are Dewey Destin’s and Callahan’s. Â A third restaurant that locals love is Nick’s Seafood located on Choctawhatcee Bay in Freeport, a short drive from Destin. Â You canâ€™t go wrong with any of these choices if you are searching for restaurants in Destin, FL.
The number one choice, Dewey Destinâ€™s, has two locations to serve seafood lovers. Â In the poll, fans of Deweyâ€™s were split between the restaurant’s harborside location on the Destin harbor and it’s Crab Island location. Dewey fans will also be happy to hear that work is underway on a Dewey’s food truck which will carry the name â€śDewey On the Go.â€ť The food truck is expected to be up and running next month. Â In addition, those traveling to Auburn football games this fall will be able to enjoy some Dewey’s seafood at Auburn home games. Â The food truck will be serving Dewey favorites including the restaurant’s famous hush puppies.
So which do you pick? Â Deweyâ€™s harbor side or Deweyâ€™s Crab Island? Â It doesnâ€™t matter to me as long as one of those amazing sunsets featured here comes along at the same time as my shrimp basket! Â The harbor location is open everyday until 10 p.m. while the Crab Island location closes at 9 p.m. each evening.