#188 of 196 Destin Restaurants

The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar

The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar: Embrace the Resort Experience at This Welcoming Restaurant
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Open to the public but beloved by resort guests, The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar is a welcoming destination for all types of visitors. Stop by for a handcrafted cocktail or a hearty meal. You'll love the food but the friendly atmosphere and unique events are what really make this bar stand out. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

The resort experience at The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar is spectacular, with amazing pools and plantlife making you feel as if you’ve stepped into a whole new, tropical world. Whether you’re staying at this resort or simply want to check it out for an hour or two, you can embrace the best of this luxurious experience at The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar, which is open to the public. You will be impressed by the welcoming atmosphere and eager to return for the bar’s many events. 

As a restaurant, bar, and coffee shop, this all-encompassing destination offers something for everyone. Fuel up in the morning with a hearty breakfast and a delicious latte or return later on for drinks and dining. While The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar is sophisticated enough to justify sipping a cocktail with your sweetheart, it’s also decidedly family-friendly. Make the most of the kid’s menu — and the many events and activities that accommodate visitors of all ages. 

For many visitors, the idea of poolside drinks is most compelling. The cocktail list is vast and the drinks can be surprisingly strong. Mimosas are always tasty with breakfast, but there are also margaritas, mojitos, and a decent selection of beer and wine. No matter what you order, you will want to kick back and spend some time here, as it’s a truly entertaining destination.

A few of our favorite menu items at The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar include the following:

Chicken & Waffles
A great option for a satisfyingly southern breakfast, this favorite features fluffy Belgian waffles topped with home-style fried chicken. Homemade honey butter makes this feel extra indulgent, as will a sweet drizzle of maple syrup.

3 Egg Omelette
Ham, Denver, or veggie…no matter which style you prefer for your omelet, you will be satisfied by this hearty breakfast entree. It always includes a five-cheese blend, and, if you choose the Denver or veggie version, you’ll also get red pepper and onion. Up the ante with home fries, which are served on the side. Better yet, watch in awe as it’s made at the live station, which is available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. 

Groovy Hawaiian
As one of the more intriguing menu options at The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar, this black Angus burger is cooked to your preferred temperature and then topped with provolone, lettuce, and tomato. The Hawaiian label comes from its unique extras: grilled pineapple and eel sauce. All this is served in a delicious keiser roll, with fries and a pickle spear available on the side.

Street Nachos
Perfect for sharing, these sizable street nachos can also be enjoyed on your own when you’re feeling extra hungry. Either way, the fun begins with fresh tortilla chips, which can be topped with your choice of carnitas or birria — or, for an extra fee, you can add both. Other standard toppings include black beans and queso, with guacamole available for a small additional charge. Salsa and sour cream are served on the side. Try the spicy habanero if you’re feeling adventurous. Otherwise, the salsa verde is always a safe option.

Dairy-Free Pizza
There are just a handful of selections that accommodate dietary restrictions, but this is arguably the best from both a health and taste perspective. Served on a cauliflower crust, it includes delicious dairy-free cheese.

You don’t need to be a resort guest to experience the delights of The Palms Garden & Good Vibes Bar, although you might love it so much that you feel compelled to stay onsite. Either way, you will be impressed by this Destin gem.

Insider Tips:
-Keep a close eye on the official Facebook page, where you will find details on all the exciting events held at this bar. From karaoke night to trivia and even drink specials, there is always something happening and, in most cases, it is highlighted in detail on social media. 
-Parking is free, so don’t worry if you aren’t staying onsite — the bar and restaurant are easily accessible.
-If you visit with kids, be sure to check out the arcade area. There, you’ll find plenty of games to keep youngsters happy.