#164 of 198 Destin Restaurants

The Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar

Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Are you looking for a place to enjoy breathtaking views while noshing on handcrafted food and drinks? Just jet on over to The Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar on the Destin Harbor. A casual dining experience in an upscale setting awaits along with 180-degree Gulf Coast views to remember.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

When you just want to kick back and relax while enjoying all the best Destin has to offer, go to The Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar. This eatery sits right on the docks of the Destin Harbor, offering unbelievably stunning views of the Gulf Coast. The scenery gets even more riveting during the sunset hour and special events, like fireworks shows and the holiday boat parade.

Although the views at The Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar are a good enough reason to come by all on their own, you cannot miss the chance to sample their most popular food and drinks. Old-school fish houses serve as their inspiration, so you just know you’re always going to get something special off their food menu. Sauteed Blue-Crab Claws. Fried Whole Snapper. Mahi Tacos. You name it, and they have it. And it’s all made using the freshest local ingredients and time-honored recipes.

They put as much love into preparing their handcrafted cocktails and other drinks as well. The Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar specialty cocktails range from Mojito Coladas to Matcha Martinis. Imaginative ingredients lead the way to true magnificence, filling your glasses with bright, bold flavors every time. If you want a truly memorable drink, go with the Spicy Pineapple Margarita. In that drink, ghost pepper tequila pairs with lime and pineapple juice before getting hit with more than a sprinkle of Tajin. Yum!

Whenever you come by for a taste of what they’re serving up, you’ll need to decide if you want to take it up to the bar or stay inside. Their indoor dining room puts you right on the water and boasts an open-air aesthetic. Their SkyBar, on the other hand, lets you chill on the rooftop next to the firepit while the underwater lights add to the magic.

No matter where you sit at The Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar, you won’t find any servers onsite. Instead, you’ll need to go right up to the order window or bar to let them know what you’d like to enjoy. Then, you’ll wait for your order to be ready and carry it back to your seat of choice to enjoy at your leisure.

You absolutely must sample the:

Conch Fritters
For a truly unique way to start your meal, order the Conch Fritters as your appetizer. To make this delightful dish, the chef slices conch meat into bite-sized pieces and dips it into the batter for a trip through the deep fryer. Once the bites are perfectly golden brown, they land on the plate alongside the remoulade for dipping.

Grouper Sandwich
The Grouper Sandwich gives you a taste of all the best ocean flavors in every bite. This Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar entrée features blackened, fried, or grilled grouper prepared to perfection. Then, it goes on a bun with all the fixings. As if that’s not enough, hand-cut fries or coleslaw complete your meal. 

Seafood Boil
When you simply cannot decide what to order, do yourself a favor and get the Seafood Boil. This traditional meal comes with jumbo shrimp, mussels, snow crab, corn, and potatoes. Melted butter comes alongside for dipping, so prepare to get plenty messy while you eat.

Enjoying waterside activities nearby? You’re welcome to use their transient slip and dock to arrive by boat whenever hunger strikes. Bring your catches to have the chef cook to your liking or just order off the menu.

Insider Tips:
-You can now come by The SkyBar all day instead of just during the evening hour.
-Happy hour at The SkyBar runs from 4 pm to 6 pm daily.
-The SkyBar is adults only, so plan to dine inside when you have kids in tow.
-Want to feed the fish in the harbor after your meal at The Edge Seafood Restaurant and SkyBar? Go to the vending machine downstairs on the docks to buy fish food and then toss the morsels into the water.
-Local musicians come by regularly to play live music for their patrons. There is no set schedule, so just listen to the tunes whenever you come by.