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Diners' Choice: Most Booked restaurants in Northwest Florida

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the most booked restaurants in Northwest Florida? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 500,000 new global diner reviews from the past month. We sort the results by location to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Firefly - Panama City Beach restaurant
4.7
4.7 (7707)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
Firefly Casual Fine Dining at it's Finest! Firefly specializes locally caught seafood, mouthwatering steaks seared on an 1800 degree broiler, wild game, and fresh sushi. Named one of OpenTables Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, and winner of Florida Trend's Golden Spoon Award, Urbanspoon.com Top 250 High End Restaurant and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, quality of food and service is Firefly's mission. We want it to be much more than dinner, we want to treat you to a unique dining experience!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Steak was amazing! The staff was very nice! Highly recommend
A photo of The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach restaurant
4.8
4.8 (6729)
$30 and under
Seafood
Pensacola
About the restaurant
The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to order oyster bar, exterior North Drop Bar overlooking the beautiful Santa Rosa Sound, and private meeting rooms. This Pensacola Beach restaurant, with an air of island casualness, serves the highest-quality cuisine, including the freshest local seafood featured on menus designed and printed daily to take advantage of the local bounty. The atmosphere creates a fusion of the Caribbean and the Pensacola Bay Area. Executive Chef Gregg McCarthy has a passion for great-tasting food and particularly loves working his culinary magic with fresh Gulf Coast seafood. Boaters and beach-goers feel comfortable in shorts and flip-flops at the oyster bar, in the dining room and at the North Drop Bar. The Grand Marlin has a space and atmosphere for all occasions and is looking forward to creating an authentic experience between time and tide.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food and service even though it was Father's day and crowded. Food was worth the wait. Waitress gave us heads up about slightly longer than normal wait which was nice. But still not a bad wait time.
A photo of The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4583)
$30 and under
Seafood
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
The Grand Marlin Restaurant features a main dining area with a shucked to order oyster bar, exterior North Drop Bar overlooking Grand Lagoon, and private meeting rooms. This Panama City Beach restaurant, with an air of island casualness, serves the highest-quality cuisine, including the freshest local seafood featured on menus designed and printed daily to take advantage of the local bounty. The atmosphere creates a fusion of the Caribbean and the Panama City Beach Area. Corporate Executive Chef Gregg McCarthy has a passion for great-tasting food and particularly loves working his culinary magic with fresh Gulf Coast seafood. Boaters and beach-goers feel comfortable in shorts and flip-flops at the oyster bar, in the dining room and at the North Drop Bar. The Grand Marlin has a space and atmosphere for all occasions and is looking forward to creating an authentic experience between time and tide.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Grand Marlin offers great food and the staff is very service minded and helpful. Big shout out to Peter who helped us pick the perfect wines to pair with our selected meals. Definitely eat at Grand Marlin if you are in Panama City Beach, FL!
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4.8
4.8 (862)
$50 and over
Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
Rosemary Beach
About the restaurant
GALLION'S welcomes guests 18 years & older for an adult only dining experience beginning at 3pm daily. We offer a family friendly lunch dining experience from 11 am until 3 pm, where we welcome guests of all ages. Our bar opens at 11 am. Join us in the Bar daily for exclusive food & drink offerings of Après Beach between 3 & 5 pm. 18+ Dinner service kicks off at 5 pm.

Gallion's is an approachable upscale restaurant & cocktail lounge located on iconic Barrett Square in the heart of Rosemary Beach on Scenic Highway 30A.

Sophisticated small plates drive the culinary experience while flawlessly executed coastal favorites anchor the menu. The establishment boasts an extremely dynamic & opulent wine & spirits portfolio that ranges from numerous marques in the Buffalo Trace vintage collection to Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bold cocktails, a vast inventory of allocated goods, exceptional cuisine, & a timeless interior are the hallmark characteristics of this Rosemary Beach staple.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Gallion’s never disappoints! My husband and I always love to bring our out of town guests here for delicious food and wonderful service. The snapper and grouper dishes are some of our top favorites!
A photo of Emeril's Coastal restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2345)
$30 and under
Seafood
Santa Rosa Beach
About the restaurant
Located at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin, Emeril's Coastal is the first of Emeril’s Restaurants in Northwest Florida. The cuisine of Emeril's Coastal is symbolic of Emeril’s deep appreciation and connection to the water. Combined with the bountiful variety of nearby fresh Gulf seafood and the freshest local ingredients available, Emeril’s Coastal strives to embark you on a seafood experience like no other. The menu features specialties like Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, Florida Rock Shrimp Rolls, and Oyster Spaghetti. The design of the restaurant compliments the menu using an earthy mix of textures to create a casual, coastal feeling that is complete with elegant and sophisticated touches.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Fourth visit over the years. One of our favorite places to eat. From the cocktails to the entrees to the desserts—everything was delicious. Flavorful catch of the day and stuffed pasta shells had an excellent sauce. Service was fine. Friendly staff.
A photo of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2309)
$30 and under
Seafood
Destin
About the restaurant
Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and great food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
First visit with family. Food was excellent, seating was nice and overall great experience.
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Sandestin restaurant
4.7
4.7 (901)
$50 and over
Unspecified
Destin
About the restaurant
Your Sandestin Fleming's is located on Grand Boulevard off Highway 98, between Destin and Route 30A, only a short distance from Sandestin's Hilton Hotel and Baytowne Wharf Conference Center. Fleming's in Sandestin is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room or Outdoor Patio. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
MargoK
Dined 7 days ago
The food was wonderful and the service impeccable.
A photo of Angelena's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1910)
$30 and under
Italian
Pensacola
About the restaurant
Angelena's is a new Italian concept in Pensacola, Florida.

Chef Briscione’s menu brings creative, Southern touches to classic Italian cuisine. Handmade pastas, thoughtfully prepared vegetable dishes are served alongside an abundance of Gulf seafood. The dining room’s wood-fired oven lends flavor to everything from Neapolitan-style pizzas to meatballs and desserts. Wine Director, Brooke Parkhurst, curates the extensive Italian wine list, highlighting wines from thirteen different Italian wine-growing regions.

Promotions:
APERITIVO HOUR: Monday through Saturday
Enjoy Aperitivo Hour from 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. with half price drinks, excluding bottles of wine. At the bar only.

SUPER TUSCAN TUESDAY: Join us each and every Tuesday night for Super Tuscan Tuesday.
Starting at 4:00 P.M., for dine-in only, enjoy any pizza with a select bottle of Tuscan wine for $25
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Great wine list. Lee was a very informed and attentive waiter.
A photo of Havana Beach at The Pearl On Rosemary Beach Florida restaurant
4.5
4.5 (659)
$31 to $50
Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
Rosemary Beach
About the restaurant
Inspired by El Floridita, Hemingway’s favorite haunt in old-town Havana, The Pearl Hotel's signature restaurant offers a comfortable, communal ambiance full of life and steeped in the joy of living, eating and drinking well.

Enjoy Gulf Coast Americana cuisine with Caribbean influences that is also seamlessly merged with a contemporary local philosophy as meats, fish and produce are harvested from family-owned, small-producers on the Gulf Coast.

Papa Hemingway himself would’ve loved the hand-carved mahogany bar, the perfect spot for enjoying an expertly muddled cocktail, craft beer or fine wine after a day of running with the bulls or battling the mighty marlin.

Havana Beach Bar & Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Dinner reservations are recommended.
Top review
RossCvip
Dined 4 days ago
Price is Right! He knows his menu & kitchen. His service is excellent also.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Destin restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1662)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Destin
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House specializes in serving USDA Prime steaks, each seared to perfection, finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley, and served sizzling on a 500-degree plate. We invite you to join us in Destin, FL!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Very good service! We went to celebrate our three year anniversary along with our daughter and the waitress was so sweet and Compass drinks and dessert as well as made sure we had everything we needed when we needed it. Thank you Jacqueline!
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