Best Dining Experiences

It’s nothing new that Destin is home to gorgeous beaches, water and the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”.

What about the cuisine? Well, Sea Oats Motel & Management Co. is exposing some of the leading places to dine in Destin and surrounding areas. These top picked restaurants are chosen to be the best by locals and tourists alike as the most delicious and friendly places to have a nice meal. Destin offers a variety of cultural foods and of course amazing fresh seafood. While you’re here relaxing on the beach we want to make sure you know all the right places to experience mouthwatering dishes.

Stewby’s Seafood Shanty


Located in Ft. Walton Beach which isn’t a far drive from Destin is this small but amazing seafood restaurant. They are known for their hush puppies, fried seafood and chicken. The atmosphere is family oriented and the service is exceptional. If you’re looking for a place to take the entire family where the menu offers something for everyone this will be the place.

Old Bay Steamer


This restaurant is extremely popular amongst the locals in this area. It’s located on Okaloosa Island. It’s unique because it’s a two story building. The food served here is amazing and delicious. You will want to come back the next day. They offer an abundance of seafood dishes, steaks and lobster. It’s voted one the best places to dine. You will experience a very calm and relaxing vibe and enjoy their awesome drink specials with your meal.

Louisiana Lagniappe


If you’re looking for some flavor and spice then look no more. This New Orleans inspired restaurant will have your taste buds singing. They serve authentic Cajun, creole and seafood dishes. This fine dining experience offers gorgeous sunset views while you are enjoying your meal. They also offer an impressive wine selection. This is located in Destin so very close to your motel.

Sea Oats Motel & Management Co. is located in the heart of Destin. We are surrounded by hundreds of restaurants but these are some of the top choices and must go places while you are visiting. Please call us today and make your reservation. We are happy to answer all your questions.