Nobody does pizza quite like Landsharks in Florida. This local gem boasts a strong reputation in and around Destin, where it is known as the haunt of choice for those in the mood for laid-back fun.
From the owner and the servers to the bar regulars, everybody at Landsharks is friendly. The owner’s top goal (besides serving amazing pizza) is to create the illusion that Cheers has come to Destin.
If you’re mainly concerned with ordering a quality pizza or chowing down on wings, you’ll also be impressed by both the quality of the food and the size of the portions. Pizza, wings, calzones, sandwiches…Landsharks has it all. These dishes might not be particularly healthy, but they taste amazing.
Those with dietary restrictions may struggle to find something satisfying, although one pizza and a few appetizers are vegetarian-friendly. Vegans will definitely want to eat elsewhere. A small selection of kid-friendly meals is included on the Lil’ Sharks menu, which features chicken tenders, hot dogs, and other favorites.
If you’re hoping to knock back a cold beer or a mixed drink with your pizza, you’ll be pleased to find a wide range of alcoholic beverages available. In addition to the usual domestic and imported beers, Landsharks also serves several selections from local breweries.
You can’t go wrong with the Floridian Hefeweizen from Funky Buddha Brewery or the Hooter Brown from Oyster City Brewing Company. If you want the full Landsharks experience, however, you’ll order the Landsharks Lager. Whiskey lovers invariably opt for the restaurant’s available flights, while bourbon aficionados are more interested in joining the Landsharks Bourbon Club.
Not in the mood for alcohol? Grab lemonade or tea from Hill & Brooks. These and other non-alcoholic beverages come with free refills.
A few of our favorite menu items include the following:
Mrs. Wheat’s Fabulous Meat Pies
If meat pie seems like an odd appetizer to order at a pizza joint, you obviously haven’t tried these famed empanada-shaped bites of goodness. While you can choose between beef and shrimp & andouille pies, you’ll definitely want to opt for the latter, as it’s the most flavorful. These enticing meat pies are served with your choice of dressing or sauce, as are all other appetizers at Landsharks.
One taste of Landsharks’ wings, and you’ll be instantly ready to order more. All of the sauces are made in-house. Ranch and blue cheese dressings are available for a small additional charge, as are carrots and celery. If you visit with a group, split a large order with several sauces — you won’t regret it.
Also known as The Landshark, this mouthwatering pizza is a carnivore’s dream come true. Toppings include pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, Canadian bacon, bacon, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, and black olives. The official menu refers to this delightful creation as the “kitchen sink” of pizzas.
If you like your pizza with a hint of spice, you’ll quickly fall in love with this specialty option, of which the restaurant’s owner is particularly fond. Buffalo sauce, jalapenos, and habanero keep the pizza hot. It also features minced garlic, pepperoni, and sausage, all served on a thin crust.
Philly Cheese Steak Sub
Easily the most popular of the many subs served at Landsharks, this delicious creation pays homage to the true sandwich traditions of Philadelphia. The sub’s chopped ribeye steak is grilled, while its onions, mushroom, and green pepper are sauteed to perfection. Add mozzarella, Italian bread, and, if you prefer, sauteed jalapenos — and you have the perfect sandwich!
If you crave pizza, wings, or a sandwich, there’s no better way to indulge than with a visit to Destin’s Landsharks Pizza Company. You’ll leave feeling completely satisfied — but also eager for your return visit.
-Landsharks Pizza Company hosts a variety of specials and events throughout the week. Monday evening visits are especially fun, as the restaurant comes alive with craft beer tasting and poker.
-Stop in on Tuesday evenings for Music Bingo, which is free to play. Relax with pizza or wings and a cold beer — and get ready to win some amazing prizes.