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Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar

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Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar — Offering Beautiful Views and Equally Good Food
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar in Rosemary Beach, Florida, offers you an incredible view of the Gulf Coast while you enjoy tantalizing creations galore. They offer many different dining experiences throughout each day, including ones geared for adults alone. Chef Ken Duenas handcrafts each one by creating eclectic menus and thoughtfully sourcing all the quality ingredients.  

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar always has all the food, drinks, and views you could ever want. Thanks to their location at the tippy top of the Orleans building in Rosemary Beach, Florida, views of the gorgeous Gulf Coast remain front and center from all corners of their restaurant. Whether you sit indoors or out, you’ll be able to see the sunlight dazzling across the water. If you come at just the right time, you might even be able to catch the sunset light up the evening sky.

Even without the scenic views all around, their well-designed eatery is a true sight to behold. They tasked Smith Hanes of Atlanta with bringing all the beauty of the Emerald Coast into their main dining area and beyond. With a glance at the soft coastal colors and airy layout, it’s clear that their efforts were a true success. Their attractive dining space is made even better by their dedication to friendly service. They offer everyone a hearty hello and keep that energy going through the end of your meal.

Although they are endlessly welcoming, only adults can come dine at this restaurant during the raw bar and dinner hours. So, if you want to enjoy a family dining experience here, plan to visit during lunch and brunch when they open the doors to all ages. Each of their mealtimes offers a unique dining experience that you’ll have to see to believe. With talented chef Ken Duenas onboard, it’s well worth coming in at various times of the day to see what their restaurant is serving up next.

Here are some menu items you are sure to love:

Creole Eggs Benedict
Only served during their Sunday brunch, the Creole Eggs Benedict will have you coming back for more each and every week. They make this dish by poaching two eggs while lightly toasting an English muffin. Then, they open up the muffin and put roasted pork tenderloin on top of each side. After that, the poached eggs, confit Tasso gravy, and cayenne hollandaise go over the top.

Pescado Lobster Roll
On their lunch menu, you’ll find a true fan favorite, the Pescado Lobster Roll. This decadent creation starts with a robust bread roll that’s split in half and filled to the brim with hot, Maine lobster. Over that, they add bibb lettuce before drenching it all in tasty Pescado sauce. Alongside, you get a serving of French fries, though you can opt for the sweet potato fries or kimchi slaw for a bit more.

Chef’s Feast
If you are down to share a meal with your date, get the Chef’s Feast to experience all the flavors of the Gulf and beyond in one dish. They make their platter of goodness using market-fresh fish that’s grilled whole plus clams, mussels, shrimp, and Italian sausage. To that, they add chimichurri rice, tomatoes, red onion, herbs, and a delicious white wine sauce.

If you want to finish off your meal with your favorite sweets, there are several ways to do so. You can select one of their handmade desserts, including their ever-popular Yuzu Cheesecake. Or you can think outside the box by satisfying your sweet tooth with their dessert wines and sugary cocktails.

Insider Tips:
– Happy hour runs from 4 pm to 6 pm on Monday through Friday.
– This restaurant is only open to guests age 18 and up, except during lunch and Sunday brunch when all ages are welcome.
– They are usually quite busy, especially on the weekends. So, if you want a table at a certain time and day, reserve one well in advance with a quick call to their reservation line.