#133 of 196 Destin Restaurants

Big Red Truck

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Big Red Truck – Serving Up Comfort Food on the Double All Across Destin
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you’re craving comfort food but don’t have a lot of time, let the Big Red Truck serve up what you need. They’re the go-to spot in Destin for incredibly satisfying sandwiches, tacos, and more, after all. And their service will have you feeling right at home as well, making for an excellent dining experience every time.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Are you looking high and low for a quick bite to eat that will satisfy your cravings for comfort food? If so, you definitely need to track down the Big Red Truck ASAP. They travel all over Destin, proudly serving up decadent sandwiches, tacos, and so much more. They even have delightful daily specials on the regular, like Steak Fajitas or Chicken Fingers, depending on what ingredients they can get their hands on each week.

Although they once had a cute little spot on the Bayou, they’re now on the move in their truck each day. So, you’ll have to check with the team to see where to find them before heading out the door. Fortunately, they make it well worth your while by offering friendly service and truly delicious homecooked fare. Once you land at the indicated location, you’ll spot their huge red food truck from a mile away. Then, you just have to line up and eagerly await the chance to put in your order.

The team will get started in whipping up your selections as soon as your order hits the kitchen. You can just kick around the area a bit while you wait – or even take a moment to make friends with the other patrons nearby. Once you get your food, the sky is the limit in where you can go. Oftentimes, you can find a quiet spot nearby to sit and eat. Or you can take your food over to the nearest beach for a meal with a view.

Come by for a taste of the:

Dos Tacos
The Dos Tacos let you mix and match awesome flavors to create a winning combo every time. To create your perfect taco pair, you’ll just need to choose from their four filling options: Asian Chicken, Fried Fish, SOB Shrimp, and Bayou-Q Pork. Then, let them know if you’d like them served with house fries or fresh chips.

Grilled Wedge Salad
If you’d like to try a truly inventive salad creation, get the Grilled Wedge Salad. This dish starts with a head of romaine split down the middle and grilled until perfectly wilted and charred on the edges. Then, they put it in the dish and pile on the feta cheese, bacon, and grape tomatoes. Want to elevate the flavors even more? Ask for chicken, shrimp, or fish on top for an extra charge.

BRT Grilled Cheese
The BRT Grilled Cheese promises to take you back to simpler times while keeping things wholly sophisticated. They create this popular entrée by putting the highest quality cheese between two robust slices of bread. Then, they throw it all on the flattop grill with butter until golden brown and melty throughout. If you’d like even more deliciousness thrown in the mix, ask to add bacon, tomato, or both for an additional charge. 

Do you have a big event coming up? If so, you can get the Big Red Truck to come wow your guests with all their most popular offerings. Or, if you prefer something a little bit more low-key, ask them to prepare platters for delivery to your venue on your big day. You can then simply kick back and relax with the confidence that your guests will stay well-fed throughout your event.

Insider Tips:
-When ordering catering, they only stay on site for two hours tops. So, be sure to plan accordingly to fully enjoy your meal.
-Since they are busy year-round, their catering service staff can be difficult to pin down. Try to get your agreement in writing when you set up the services, so you have something to refer back to later on down the road.
-Watch for their four-pack specials for a chance to get tons of sandwich goodness at one low price.
-Dessert is a rarity, so if you see it, make sure to order a slice of Bourbon Pecan Cake or whatever else they roll out.