#40 of 196 Destin Restaurants

Island Wing Company

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Island Wing Company - A Fun, Lively Experience with Bold Flavors
Local Expert's Rating:
3.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Known for its big flavors and mixed drinks, Island Wing Company in Destin, FL is an exceptional option for those who want authentic American food prepared fresh. From the big wings to the vegetarian dishes, Island Wing Company has a large menu and a lively atmosphere. This family-friendly location is moderately priced and offers both catering and takeout service.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Located in the heart of Destin, FL, right off the beach, Island Wing Company is a must-visit location for those who love bright flavors and fresh ingredients. This location is known for its upbeat atmosphere and nightlife. During the afternoon and early evening, it is the ideal place to bring the family for a meal. Moderately priced, it is a laidback, friendly location.

What makes Island Wing Company is the intense flavors and bright combination of ingredients. Dishes often include lots of spice (but you can choose versions without it if you would like to). Guests choose from a number of appetizers, specialty drinks, and flatbreads to get things started. Then, for many, the must-have option is a large number of wing options. Choose from numerous flavors to get just the right level of spice and heat.

Various sandwiches, large salads, and burgers are available, too. Island Wing Company is also known for its fresh seafood. It’s present in many of its dishes and incorporates a great deal of authentic Caribbean and Southern flavors into it. This, paired with the various alcoholic beverages available, can make for an intense flavor for any meal.

The staff is friendly and welcoming, but the location does get busy during the evenings. There’s an onsite sports bar available with over 50 beers on tap for those who don’t want to wait for a table.

Located just minutes from the Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park, Island Wing Company in Destin, FL is easy to get to as it’s on U.S. 98. It’s also close to Destin Harbor, making it the ideal choice after coming off the waterfront.

A few of our menu favorites at Island Wing Company include:

Fish Tacos
Many locations in the area offer fish tacos too, Island Wing Company does it in a number of different ways. The Jah’mon Jerk is one of the best-rated, because of its Magic Jerk sauce. Other options include a Vegan option that uses sautéed peppers and onions, the Baja Fish tacos, which include herb-crusted Mahi, and the Maui Wowwie Mahi, which adds a sweet Thai chili sauce.

Mango Habanero Wings
Known for its wings is Island Wing Company. It offers a dozen or more different flavor options for its bone-in and boneless varieties. This includes the spicy and sweet Mango Habanero wings. For those who want to finish them, there are several different dipping options available, including the Magic Jerk Sauce and the Wasabi Ranch.

Ahi Poke Nachos
Another unique appetizer or meal is the Ahi Poke Nachos. Generally loaded with marinated Ahi tuna as well as fresh pineapple, green onions, wontons, and other ingredients. Additionally topped with an Island Aioli. There is some spice here, but for those who love quality fresh tuna, this is an exceptional option.

Caribbean Grilled Salmon
The Caribbean Grilled Salmon is highly recommended at Island Wing Company. This large cut of salmon filleted perfectly. Of course, topped with Caribbean seasoning and served with grilled pineapples and coconut Jasmine rice.

Sunset Celebration Drink
Island Wing Company has a large and comprehensive drink menu with a variety of different options and blends. One of the most recommended of specialty drinks is the Sunset Celebration. It blends Vodka with grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and lemonade for a tart, brilliant flavor.

Insider Tips:
– If you have a larger group on your trip, call ahead for the private dining area at Island Wing Company. It’s the ideal choice for those who want a bit more privacy and to keep their group together.
– There’s nightlife here – come after 9 pm for some of the best entertainment and a bar-like atmosphere.