#126 of 198 Destin Restaurants

The Beach House Restaurant Sandestin

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The Beach House Restaurant in Sandestin: A Hidden Gem on the Gulf Coast
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Ocean views, a captivating beach breeze, and some of the best and freshest food in the Florida Panhandle are just a few of the things that make The Beach House a must-do dining destination on your trip to Destin. Believe us when we say: Everything tastes better at the beach!

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

One of the Destin area’s newest dining destinations, The Beach House is located right on the beach adjacent to the world-class Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in beautiful Miramar Beach. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, including a beachfront bar, there’s no better place to take in the breathtaking scenery while noshing on some of the tastiest and freshest food around.

The newly remodeled Beach House offers a chic yet casual setting for lunch, dinner or drinks. Its open-air interior design offers inside diners a best-of-both-worlds option, while the outdoor deck gives new meaning to the word “waterfront.” You won’t find any other place to take in the views of the Gulf’s sparkling emerald waters and sugar-white sandy beaches than at The Beach House in Sandestin.

The Beach House’s menu is simple but sophisticated showcasing the best freshly-caught coastal cuisine that the region has to offer.

A few of our favorite menu items included the following:

Beach House Nachos
What’s the only thing better than a piled-high plate of nachos? Introducing some of the tenderest, most flavorful pulled pork to the equation.

Fish Tacos
They’re a local favorite for a reason!

Seared Gulf Grouper
The Gulf of Mexico is famous for its grouper, and this Beach House specialty is an amazing way to experience it. The lemon beurre blanc sauce is just the right accompaniment, while the grilled seasonal veggies and cheese grits are to die for.

Seafood Basket
Why settle for one type of local seafood when you can try several of them? This hearty portion includes your choice of grilled or fried shrimp, “fresh catch fish,” a crab cake, and delicious sides, such as hushpuppies, pineapple slaw, and French fries. You will not leave hungry.

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables
While these are just sides, they’re a meal-maker. You won’t be disappointed.

The Beach House is also worth a visit for the drinks alone. The bar menu is full of tasty libations, including Panhandle Tea; the Beach A ‘Rita; and the Beach House Bushwacker. The Beach House Mary, meanwhile, might be the best Bloody Mary you’ve ever had.

Of course, a restaurant is only as good as its service, and the Beach House delivers here, too. Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff work hard to make sure you’ve got everything you need to have a great meal and a great time. 

Insider Tips:
– Just inform the guard at the gated entrance that you’re heating at the Beach House Restaurant and he/she will write you a pass.
– Happy Hour, offering awesome drink specials is held daily from 4 – 6 pm.
– For the best views and people-watching around, ask to sit at the beach rail.
– The outside patio is dog-friendly so feel free to bring along your well-behaved four-legged friend.