It’s not an easy feat to sift through all the best restaurants in Destin and take your pick. But for a comfortable, gourmet Mediterranean dining experience, it’s hard to beat Red Onion Organic. Locals who frequent the place sing its praises almost religiously–for good reason. This mom-and-pop family restaurant knocks it out of the park every time, with fresh ingredients, beautifully balanced seasoning, and friendly, prompt service.
The decor here is cozy beach casual, and while the restaurant’s approach isn’t going to win any awards for aesthetics, the interior is cozy, beach, and fun. When you step through the door, you’ll be welcomed in with savory smells, friendly smiles, and beautifully-plated dishes on the tables of other diners. The atmosphere at Red Onion Organic invites you to sit back, relax, and take your time with each course of the meal. A decent selection of wines and beers rounds out the meal beautifully.
Some of our menu favorites include:
Hummus and Pita
You know a Mediterranean restaurant is off on the right foot when they nail the hummus and pita. The house-made hummus here is smooth, creamy, and balanced–not too sour, not too salty. Paired with the soft, fresh pita bread, it would almost make a meal in itself.
Whether you go for a falafel sandwich or an order of falafel on the side, you’ll love this piping-hot staple. Authentic Greek flavors, fresh herbs, and high-quality, organic ingredients set this falafel a step above. Pair with a bit of fresh tzatziki dip for a flavor collision that’ll keep you coming back for more.
Guests rave about the Red Onion Organic salmon, saying it’s perfectly prepared every time. This dish has been known to convert even the staunchest non-salmon-eaters. Served with rice and a side salad, this lighter meal will fill you up without leaving you feeling like you’ll need a day to recover.
Whether you choose lamb, chicken, or beef gyros, you’ll find it hard to stop. The Red Onion’s Gyro platter serves up generous portions of hot, freshly-prepared meat and all the fixings. You’ll be hard-pressed to find comparable gyros in Destin.
Looking for a quick lunch? The Red Onion Organic also offers an array of sandwiches and Greek-style burgers that keep visitors coming back. It can take a bit for the food to be served, but it’s always well worth the wait.
The Red Onion Organic is located just off Harbor Boulevard right across from Destin Harbor on Moreno Point. It’s just a few blocks down from the Destin Bridge and Destin Harbor Boardwalk, making it a great choice when you’re exploring the heart of Destin.
-Ask about the soup of the day. The Red Onion Organic goes through a variety of daily soups, and they’re always well-crafted.
-Save room for dessert! Turkish coffee and baklava are not to be missed.