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Local Tip: Hook and Cook Service at Destin Restaurants

fishing1Destin has a reputation as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village because of the abundant amount of fresh fish that is brought in from The Gulf of Mexico each day. Now, thanks to a few awesome local chefs, there are some really cool ways to have your fish and eat it too!

A little known secret of the locals is that many Destin restaurants offer a “Hook and Cook” service. What is Hook and Cook? It’s an absolutely amazing way to experience fresh fish like you never have before. Say you spent the day out on the open water deep-sea fishing in Destin, and now you have a cooler of your own fresh fish. You can take that fish with you to Brotulas Seafood House and Steamer, Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi, or another participating restaurant, and they will cook that fish for you. That means you get to sit back and relax, while your fish is prepared by a talented chef and served to you in their dining room! Or, if there is a specific kind of fish you have always wanted to try, simply visit one of the local fresh fish markets, pick some up, and bring it in with you. However you decide to “catch” it, many restaurants are happy to cook your fish anyway you like.

Another feature that you might see at some restaurants in Destin is Fish Trax, which is a program that monitors fish after they are caught. When you are served your dish, you will notice a little flag with a QR code on it. If you scan the QR code with your phone, the app will tell you where and when the fish was caught! Pretty neat, huh?

You may have noticed there are a lot of really fun thing to do in Destin, and having an amazing meal featuring fresh fish that you caught yourself is definitely one you should try! Be sure to connect with us on Facebook for more activities in Destin, local tips, and excellent specials!

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