You have lots of amazing options! We thoughtfully curated a top 12 list of the Best Beachfront restaurants with killer water views that people love by customer satisfaction. So while dining on vacation, here is a curated list of beachfront restaurants with water views along scenic Emerald Coastal Highway 30A beach communities ranked by highest customer satisfaction by other beachgoers. Check them all out and rank each one.
Best Beachfront & Waterfront Views Restaurants on 30A Ranked by Customer Satisfaction Listed.
- Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant– Located in Seaside, this iconic restaurant offers a beautiful rooftop bar view of the Gulf of Mexico and is known for its excellent Southern Coastal cuisine.
- The Bay – Situated in Santa Rosa Beach, The Bay offers stunning views of Choctawhatchee Bay with a Daily ‘Bay Bonfire’ and delicious seafood cuisine.
- Fish Out of Water – Located in South Walton, this award-winning restaurant is part of the WaterColor Inn & Resort, offering incredible Gulf views and a unique contemporary seafood menu created by a talented chef.
- Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar – Enjoy beautiful Gulf views while dining on fresh seafood and oysters in their upstairs deck. Located in Santa Rosa Beach, it has become a local favorite.
- The Vue on 30A – Santa Rosa Beach boasts this refined beachside restaurant, known for its delicious seafood, farm-to-table dishes, and panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico.
- The Beach House – Located in Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort (Miramar Beach), The Beach House offers incredible Gulf views from its waterfront patio and outstanding seafood cuisine.
- Old Florida Fish House – Located along 30A in Seagrove Beach, the Fish House Restaurant overlooks Eastern Lake, one of Florida’s rare coastal dune lakes. Enjoy diverse seafood dishes and a laid-back atmosphere.
- The Red Bar – Tucked away in Grayton Beach, The Red Bar offers eclectic coastal vibes as well as spectacular Gulf views. Known for its delicious seafood, it’s a popular hangout beloved by visitors and locals alike.
- Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House – Destin: Enjoy a waterfront dining experience on the Destin Harbor while savoring fresh seafood dishes and hand-crafted cocktails.
- Dewey Destin’s Harborside – Destin: With family roots dating back to the early days of Destin, this harborside restaurant offers a combination of history, fantastic seafood, and amazing harbor views.
- The Back Porch – Destin: This laid-back Gulf-front restaurant in Destin is known for its classic beach vibe, extensive seafood menu, and stunning views.
- Marina Café – Destin: A stylish, upscale waterfront restaurant located on Destin Harbor, this spot is perfect for enjoying elegant seafood dishes accompanied by the breathtaking harbor and sunset views.
*Please note that customer satisfaction ratings and rankings may change, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the reviews and rankings before you plan your vacation visit. Enjoy your Emerald Coast dining experience! See our Let’s Eat Guide to Dining along 30A, which you can sort by food options, see pictures, get directions, and visit their websites. Enjoy!