We have listed a number of fine resturants in the area that are divided into those you don't have to leave the island, those in Fort Walton Beach, and those in Destin.   We have tried these at one time or other and recommend them all.  There are a number of delivery services for prepared (you cook) food and/or take-out/delivered dinners.  Just to be complete we've added a few of the breakfast resturants that start your day out the right way. What I didn't list are the chain resturants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesdays, Friday's, etc.) and fast food places (hamburger, chicken, fish).  For those with cullinary skills, there are a number of seafood shops presenting daily catch both fresh and steamed:  Gulf Coast Seafood in Fort Walton Beach and in Destin, Sexton's Seafood, Destin Ice & Seafood, and Blalock Seafood & Specialty Market.  We have a number of grocery stores in the area.  Tom Thumb (Mini-mart) is the only food store on the island.   Publix (the closest), Winn Dixie, Aldi, Piggly Wiggly, Walmart, Target, and Sam's Food Club are in Fort Walton Beach.  Fresh Market and Whole Foods are in Destin.  If you are traveling from a distance and need assistance with first night dinners in the condo or grocery shopping, Unit Services will assist you for a fee.  Just a reminder, ask for Senior or Military discount, as some restaurants do provide discounts.


Okaloosa Island (1-3 miles) Fort Walton Beach (3-8 miles)
AJ's Burgers and Fries AJ's on the Bayou
AJ's Oyster Shanty Ali's Bistro
Angler's Beachside Grill Bamboo's Jamacian Resturant
Asiago's (midnight to noon) (yummy) Bay Café French Resturant
The Gulf (great atmosphere) China Taste
Black Pearl Clemenza's at Upton Station
Crab Island Cafe (Wyndham Garden) Fokker's Pub (great pizza)
Crab Trap at the Boardwalk Giovanni's One89
Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill Magnolia Grill (our favorite)
Helen Back Café Okinawa Japanese Steak & Seafood House
Sizzle Sticks (Best Western) Props Brewery & Grill
Hightide Seafood (oysters) Rick's Crab Trap
Old Bay Steamer Sealand Resturant
Rockin Tacos Stewby's Seafood Shanty (favorite)
Destin & Beyond (6 -20 Miles)
AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar Gilligan's Seafood
Back Poarch (popular) Harbor Docks
Boathouse Oyster Bar Harry T's Lighthouse
Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House Hog's Breath Saloon
Bric a Brack Louisiana Lagniappe
Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer LuLu's Destin
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Margaritaville Resturant - Destin
Callahan's Resturant & Deli Marina Café (favorite)
Camille's at Crystal Beach Mcguire's Irish Pub (atmosphere)
Captain Dave's On the Gulf Mimmo's
Crab Island Cantina Pepitos Mexican Resturant
Cuvee Kitchen & Wine Bar Pompano Joe's
Dewey Destin's Seafood Resturant The Crab Trap - Destin
Donut Hole Bakery Café (Breakfast) Tuscany Italian Bistro