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Hello to all !!

I'm going to Destin on short notice leaving on tuesday. Need good reco's to have a good meal. Please don't recommend the typical fried seafood joint sourced by Sysco type of place. I heard positive things about: Criolla's, Seager Steak, Cafe 30A, Stinky's, Cafe Tango, Fat Clemenza, Bistro Bioux,etc

Looking forward to replies!!


Criolla's Restaurant
30A FL W County Highway, FL 32459

Cafe Tango
14 Vicki St, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Fat Clemenza's
12273 US Highway 98 W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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  1. I was there a couple of months ago, and thought Stinky's was fun, if not unforgettable. I really enjoyed a short visit to Cuvee Bistro, however...the small plates we enjoyed at the bar were top notch. I would definitely hit Cuvee for dinner if I ever return. Food pics from both visits are in my blog.

    188 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32176

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    1. re: sweet_polly

      Try Stinky's for Sunday Brunch and order the Fresh Catch not basic fried seafood! Good Stuff! One of the best wine lists on 30A! Yes to Cuvee Bistro, Happy Hour portions are delicious!

    2. Criollas closed in Sept. 2008

      Criolla's Restaurant
      30A FL W County Highway, FL 32459

      1. For more middle prices, I'll throw in a rec for Sushimoto next to Melting Pot jut west of the outlet mall. Minimalist decor, excellent rolls. If for some reason you find yourself in Niceville at mealtime, we've also just had a really good experience at Red Ginger just east of Winn Dixie in the Bluewater Bay area.

        Red Ginger
        6300 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940

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        1. 2012....
          Criolla's is closed. Earles as of today is at Seagars Sandestin.Bruce McAdoo is no longer at Seagars, Currently a private chef.
          Love Fat Clemenza's Authentic Italian Pizza, Calzone, Soups, and Veal Manicotti
          Cafe thirty-A'V Seagrove
          Marlin Grill
          La Famiglia Destin
          HarboeDocks Destin
          Christiano's Santa rosa Beach
          La Crema Tapas and Chocolate Rosemary
          Edwards Rosemary
          Smiling Fish
          The Red Bar on Sundays
          Stinky's-Oysters all day all ways! Sunday Brunch delicious!

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          1. re: 30AEATS

            Cut this list in half and you may find a decent restaurant or two...one does not visit this area for the food.....

            1. re: vitaminD

              Visit was not food driven, trust me; but once there the request was to get something semi decent over the typical trash you get there.