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Juana’s Pagodas & Sailor’s Grill

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Sailor’s Grill — Beachside Eatery with a Flair for Inventive Dishes
Local Expert's Rating:
3.5 / 5
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- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

When you want to enjoy beachfront dining without the fanfare, you can always stop in for a bite to eat at Sailor’s Grill. Located right along the sandy shores of Navarre Beach, this quaint eatery offers a chill atmosphere, friendly service, and inventive creations all their own.

You can lounge in their indoor dining room filled with bright and cheerful décor or head outside to gaze upon the beautiful waterways while you eat. They have both covered and open-air dining sections along their deck, giving you full control over your dining experience. No matter where you choose to sit, your servers will offer friendly banter and the fastest service possible. The attentive service adds to the ambiance, making each and every visit better than the last.

The real magic is in their menus, however, which feature traditional seafood fare taken to the next level. Using the highest-quality ingredients, they build imaginative dishes that give nod to their iconic inspirations while taking a fun turn. Their offerings promise to keep you full through breakfast, lunch, and dinner in between all your beach adventures. They even have a few amazing desserts available, including key lime pie, coconut macaroons, and cheesecake with raspberry sauce, if you dare.

Fan favorites on their menu include:

Jalapeno Cornbread Toast
On their breakfast menu, you will find the sandwich of a lifetime, the Jalapeno Cornbread Toast. They build this amazing treat on two hearty slices of cornbread. Between those slices, they add swiss cheese, country ham, sautéed onion, and two eggs. Alongside your breakfast sandwich, you have your choice of potatoes, grits, fruit, or sliced tomato. If you would rather have Monterey jack cheese grits (and who wouldn’t?), then it is just $1 more.

Tuna Poke Nachos
Until the Tuna Poke Nachos landed on the menu, no one knew just how good yellowfin tuna poke could be atop freshly fried tortilla chips. To that winning combination, they pile on the cotija cheese, salsa, guacamole, fresh jalapenos, and sour cream. You can add even more guacamole over the top for $1.50 more. Extra cheese, sour cream, and salsa are available, too, for an additional charge.

Pagoda Fish
The Pagoda Fish sandwich subverts all expectations, treating you to an out of this world flavor experience. This delightful creation starts with a mild white fish prepared as directed, either blackened, grilled, or fried. They put the fish on a potato roll, then smother it in grilled mushrooms, swiss cheese, and onions. Elect to upgrade to the fresh catch of the day for an extra $5 to make your meal even more special.

Since they open their doors bright and early at 8 am, you can start your day off right by having breakfast along the beach. With two pages of breakfast items alone, you can enjoy visit after visit without getting close to savoring all their menu items. You can even order their most popular items ala carte to elevate your meal and fill up your belly to the top.  

Insider Tips:
– If you come in for breakfast, snag a diner mug as a souvenir and get a free coffee with your meal.
– On the weekends, they regularly host musicians to play live for their patrons. Come in often to see all the local talent showing off their skills while you enjoy great food.
– If you would rather take your food and run, try their Juana Bites to Go. To see their daily quick bite specials, check the chalkboard near the cashier.