#92 of 198 Destin Restaurants

Beach Walk Cafe

See all photos (12 Photos)
Beach Walk Cafe: Fine Dining and Fine Food in Destin, FL
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Beach Park Cafe is a romantic fine dining establishment located in the Henderson Park Inn on a quiet stretch of private beach. Here, you'll find New England-style atmosphere and menu options, along with beautiful, unspoiled sunset views over the Gulf. For the ultimate romantic dinner, call to make a reservation for the VIP Toes in the Sand experience. Expect impeccable service, mouthwatering seafood, appetizers, and desserts, and plenty of romance. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

The Beach Walk Cafe might sound like a humble hole-in-the-wall nook for brunch or dinner, but  in truth, it ranks among the most romantic fine dining establishments in the U.S. Located in the Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Florida, the Beach Walk Cafe is a fine dining establishment that serves guests 13 years of age and older. Fine seafood and aperitifs crafted by talented chefs, sunset views, and impeccable service set the Beach Walk Cafe apart from other high-end restaurants in the area.

Guests can expect attentive, personalized service at every table. Secure an even more personalized experience with their VIP Toes in the Sand treatment, which consists of a stunning fine dining experience: spectacular, personalized service, a beautiful table setting, and a sunset view served right in the snow-white sand of the Henderson Park Inn’s private beach. This is the ultimate date spot. Sit down to connect (or reconnect) with your date with breathtaking ocean views on one side, mouthwatering appetizers, and entrees at hand, and perfect wine pairings to complete the evening. 

Some of our menu favorites at Beach Walk Cafe include: 

Eggplant Medallions with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
Lightly-breaded and fried tender eggplant medallions, piled high with melt-in-your-mouth local crab meat, meuniere sauce, and a drizzle of hollandaise. One bite is all it takes to convince even eggplant skeptics that this one is a winner. 

Smoked Tomato Soup
Rich, creamy tomato soup might be the ultimate comfort food, and Beach Walk Cafe’s version has a stunning local twist: it’s crafted from house-smoked roasted tomatoes and local shrimp. 

Grouper Vince
Named after country superstar Vince Gill, this dish features pecan-crusted grouper, served with crispy potato cake and honey Worcestershire sauce. This savory entree is the perfect blend of sweet and savory, with tender flakes of fish balanced by the crunch of the delicate pecan crust and smooth honeyed sauce. 

The Beach Walk Cafe is located inside the Henderson Park Inn, which is nestled on its own private beach right beside Henderson Beach State Park. The restaurant is just a couple of blocks off Highway 98, perfectly positioned for sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico. 

Insider Tips:
– The Beach Walk Cafe only serves guests 13 years of age and older, so if you have younger members in your party, you’ll want to look elsewhere. 
– Call ahead to reserve a table with a view–or to secure seating for groups of 6 or more.