#43 of 95 30A Restaurants

Vue on 30A

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Enjoy an Elegant Beachfront Meal at Vue on 30A
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Offering the best scenery on the Emerald Coast, Vue on 30A brings an elevated, yet accessible feel to Gulf dining. Stop in for the view and stay for the seafood, which is both inventive and comforting. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Stunning scenery abounds along the Emerald Coast, with much of it visible from the region’s top restaurants. With so many gorgeous views available, it can be difficult to use these criteria as the basis of your restaurant selection process.

When in doubt, go with the best of the best: Vue on 30A, which has been highlighted in Destin Magazine as the local culinary community’s go-to scenic location.

Any visit will produce a picture-perfect panorama, but nothing compares to Vue on 30A during sunset. If you time it right — and score a table outside or by the window — you could be in for a truly romantic experience. Hence, the restaurant’s reputation as a date night favorite.

There’s more to Vue on 30A than scenery alone. The restaurant also offers an inspired and diverse array of meals, with options available for all times of the day and all levels of culinary adventurousness. In general, however, this restaurant appeals most to those on the hunt for elevated cuisine loaded with seafood ingredients. All meals are served with enough attention to detail to convince you to take your eyes off the view and appreciate the plating. 

If you’re in the mood for an omelet or eggs benedict, consider stopping by for brunch. The atmosphere earlier in the day can be a bit more relaxed, although the restaurant retains enough of an upscale edge to make brunch feel like a special weekend occasion. 

Service is friendly but often slow. Plan to build plenty of time into your dining experience or you’ll find the wait frustrating. With such a lovely view available, however, you won’t be inclined to rush through your meal.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Chef’s Spicy Omelet
Get your day off to a spicy start with this amazing omelet served at brunch. It’s loaded with all your favorite ingredients, including chicken, chorizo, jalapenos, onion, tomato, and a jack and cheddar blend. 

Crab Stuffed Scallop
Pairing two of the best seafood ingredients, this appetizer also adds shiitake mushroom and truffle risotto to form a complex blend of flavors that you will love. The starter also includes mango carrot beurre blanc and is drizzled with blood orange balsamic.

Grilled Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
Kick your veggie consumption up a notch with this memorable salad from the lunch menu. It features a bed of spinach and arugula, as well as beets, pickled onions, and candied walnuts. The best aspect of the salad, however, is easily the fried goat cheese. Balsamic vinaigrette gives the entire salad an extra dose of flavor.

Plant-Based Burger
A favorite lunch option among vegetarians, this burger is also capable of satisfying self-described carnivores. Its plant-based patty is grilled to perfection and served on a brioche bun with tomato, pickled onion, and arugula. 

New York Strip
Treat yourself to steak, which, although not necessarily the restaurant’s specialty, makes for a wonderful alternative to its standard seafood entrees. This pepper-crusted version is complemented by an enticing peppercorn sauce. It’s also served with roasted fingerling rosemary potatoes and the vegetable of the day. 

Prepare for a romantic date at Vue on 30A, where you’re encouraged to treat yourself to an indulgent drink and your favorite seafood, steak, or brunch dishes. This leisurely dining experience will have you feeling refreshed and inspired.

Reserve A Table

Insider Tips:
– Reservations are strongly recommended. These can be made over the phone or online via OpenTable. 
– Parking is limited, to the point that finding a spot can be frustrating during the peak sunset dinner rush. If you make a reservation, build in a few extra minutes for finding a parking spot to ensure that you arrive on time.