#80 of 130 Pensacola Beach Restaurants

The Point Restaurant

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The Point Restaurant — Old School Fish Shack with Endless Charm and Great Eats
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Although it doesn’t look like much from the outside, The Point Restaurant is your top spot in Pensacola, Florida, for awesome food and great times. From their old school fish house, they serve up plate after plate of home-cooked seafood delights that will leave you raving. But that’s not all. They keep the fun going, too, by inviting talented local musicians to wow the crowds several times a week.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

If you’re hoping to judge a restaurant by its façade, you’ll likely drive right on by The Point Restaurant. This old school fish shack in Pensacola, Florida, doesn’t put on any airs, preferring to keep it low-key through and through. Instead, they put their focus on grilling, frying, and sautéing up all your seafood favorites plus many other delightful concoctions. And their efforts pay off big time.

For starters, they are one of the only restaurants to do mullet any justice, putting this so-called trash fish back on the map. They source the mullet fish locally, then fry it up to perfection in a variety of ways. You can get fried backbones as an appetizer, boneless fingers as your dinner, or get a whole fish served ala carte alongside the rest of your meal. With one taste, you’ll definitely find yourself ready to plan your return visit. The rest of their offerings are just as good, so you really cannot lose, no matter what you order.

Although the food is good enough reason to come back again and again, you’re sure to love the entertainment they have on tap as well. Several times a week, they open their doors to local musicians of all kinds, allowing them to set the mood for the evening. To sit centerstage, you’ll have to grab a table outside, though the music can be heard throughout the entire venue.

You’re sure to love:

Daddy Clyde Waller’s Famous Grouper Fish Chowder
The Daddy Clyde Waller’s Famous Grouper Fish Chowder is a must-have any time you visit this restaurant. You can get it by the cup, but most everyone walks away wishing they’d gone for the bowl instead. They keep their family recipe close to the vest, so you’ll just have to try it to see if it’s what you’ve been craving.

Point Platter
When you simply cannot choose between all the awesome options, the Point Platter always comes to the rescue. This awesome dish comes piled high with fish filets, shrimp, scallops, oysters, and crab cakes. You can also add two sides to the mix, including Hush Puppies, Baked Beans, and Cole Slaw.

Monterey Chicken Dinner
The Monterey Chicken Dinner is always sure to tantalize your taste buds, especially if you pay a bit more to add shrimp cooked your way alongside. This dinner comes with blackened chicken that’s absolutely smothered in sliced tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and cheddar jack cheese. You get two basic sides as well to round out the offerings perfectly.

As you chow down on all your delightful selections, don’t forget to save room for dessert. Or you’ll definitely be kicking yourself as you see all the amazing things on tap. Fried cheesecake, key lime cake, and brownie ala mode are always available and well worth saving a bit of room in your belly.

Insider Tips:
– If it looks like rain, expect them to close the outdoor seating.
– If dining outside, you may want to bring mosquito repellent.
– Keep an eye on their events calendar on Facebook to avoid missing out on your favorite musicians playing live.