#48 of 196 Destin Restaurants

Party Fowl – Destin

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Party Fowl – Get Spicy in Destin with Authentic Nashville Hot Chicken
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Whenever you’re in the mood for a spicy kick, Party Fowl has got your back. At this Destin eatery, their Nashville Hot Chicken goes from Southern Fried to Poultrygeist, so you can always dial up the heat on your terms.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Are you craving spicy hot chicken done right? If so, you need to take a trip to Party Fowl, for sure. Set in the Destin Commons, this eatery serves hand-breaded, fried chicken at whatever heat level you’d like. The Southern Fried spiciness level keeps things mild, while Poultrygeist will have the heat haunting you for hours afterward. Want to stay in the middle ground? They have three additional spiciness levels to choose from, too.

You don’t have to decide between all the options upon walking through the doors of Party Fowl. Instead, you’ll want to wait to get seated, which could be a moment since they stay busy from opening to close. While you wait, check out their industrial-style dining room design and interesting black-and-white photos on the walls. NFL Sunday Ticket and other sporting events also play on the TVs year-round to help keep you entertained.

Once your table is ready, your host will help you get settled and then pass out the menus. Although you could order your drinks and appetizer right then and there, it’s best to take a moment to pour over the menu before you do. Otherwise, you’ll likely find even more things that catch your eye as you look for the main course.

While browsing the menu at Party Fowl, you’ll find many incredible drinks, like handcrafted cocktails, boozy slushies, and popular brews by the bottle. If you prefer to keep it alcohol-free, they can do that as well. Just choose between their energy drinks, zero-alcohol beer, and sodas to find your preferred beverage. As for their appetizers, they’re all served in huge portions to share with your tablemates. Get one or two, and you’re good to go.

When it comes to the main entrees at Party Fowl, the star of the show is their Nashville Hot Chicken, of course, but that’s not all they have. Gumbo, wedge salads and not-hot chicken fill out the menu beautifully. Whether you get it hot—or not—every last item comes out of the kitchen ready to gobble down at your leisure. Your server will take great care of you, too, always stopping by to refill drinks and see what else you need.

Stop by to enjoy their:

Hot Chicken Chorizo Queso
For a Party Fowl flavor explosion unlike any other, start off your meal with their Hot Chicken Chorizo Queso. This dish features Mexican cheeses melted down into a rich queso sauce and then topped with hot chicken chorizo. The dip comes out piping hot with bacon-fried tortilla chips alongside for dipping.

Hot Chicken N’ Cheddar
The Hot Chicken N’ Cheddar is the way to go whenever you’re craving bright, bold flavors in every last bite. This Party Fowl dish features hot chicken at your preferred spiciness level placed on a grilled brioche bun. Over that, the chef adds extra sharp cheddar, crispy bacon, tomato, lettuce, and dill pickle. The ranch gets drizzled on top of all the fixings right before closing up the bun. You also get one side of your choice, like Skillet Mac N’ Cheese, Piggy Chips, or Coleslaw.

Rancher’s Pie
For comfort food through and through, order the Rancher’s Pie. A nod to traditional shepherd’s pie, this dish comes with smoked chicken, carrots, peas, and corn set over a hoe cake. Mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese go over the top before the whole lot gets baked until hot and bubbly.

If you can manage to save room in your belly, treat yourself to their handmade desserts at the end of your meal. They have Deep Fried Fudge Pies for chocolate lovers and Banana Pudding keeping things traditional. To really go all out, though, you definitely need their Bourbon Glazed Beignets in your life. 

Insider Tips:
-If you have dietary restrictions, ask for the Party Fowl Special Requests menu. They’re happy to modify your meal as needed to elevate the safety and quality of your dining experience.
-When you’re in a hurry, use their website to put in your online order for pickup or delivery.
-Watch their Facebook page for special events, like team trivia.
-Come in on weekends from 10 am to 2 pm for brunch specials.
-Happy hour runs from 2 pm to 5 pm and again from 9 pm until close.
-Upon returning home, you can keep their flavors going by buying a few tasty pantry staples from their website, including Strawberry Jalapeno Jam.