For the Best Seafood Restaurant in Destin you’ll want to head to Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill. They serve all the traditional seafood you’re craving (while adding their own special signature preparations) and a whole lot more.
A shrimp-lover’s dream, their selection of shrimp entrees are amazing! Try the Best Coconut Shrimp on the Emerald Coast or the customer-favorite Fried Shrimp (made with their Secret Breading).
You can also choose from Shrimp Scampi (broiled in butter with garlic and wine then dusted with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese), or the Stuffed Shrimp Parmesan (lots of fresh shrimp loaded with crabmeat stuffing and topped with their signature white Parmesan cheese sauce, then broiled with butter, garlic and secret seasonings.
If you love Bacon and Shrimp (and who doesn’t?), you’ll want to have the Bacon Wrapped Gulf Stuffed Shrimp (with crabmeat stuffing, wrapped in bacon, broiled and served with a spicy brown sugar glaze).
Looking for seafood but want something other than shrimp? Try Fudpucker’s Crab Cakes made by hand on-site with jumbo lump crabmeat, broiled and, of course, served with their special remoulade sauce.
And you can’t go wrong with the namesake Triggerfish (aka “Fudpucker”) which they will prepare for you fried, chargrilled or blackened.
But if you can’t choose just one (and who can?) they offer mixed seafood platters:
Fudpucker’s best selling entrée, the Fried Seafud Platter, includes shrimp, Triggerfish aka “Fudpucker,” crab balls, and their world famous Alligator Gumbo (which also includes fresh fish and shrimp). Or try the Broiled Seafud Platter broiled Triggerfish (aka “Fudpucker”), broiled crab balls, and their famous Alligator Gumbo.
And maybe your science books didn’t tell you that gator is a fish, but a seafood meal just wouldn’t be complete without some because Fudpucker’s is also the Best Restaurant in Destin for Gator. Make sure you try their Gator Tail A la Fud (served with a sweet chili pepper sauce) or their Gator Gumbo! In fact, you’ll probably want to try both! Or try the Shrimp, Chicken & Alligator Combo which features fried alligator tail with sweet chili pepper sauce, homemade chicken fingers (everyone loves these) (I love these) and your choice of fried shrimp.
While Fudpucker’s is Great Seafood, it’s also a whole lot more. There’s something for everyone – steak, Fudburgers, chicken, and salads. And their appetizers and munchies are meals in themselves – just save room for your dinner!
With this much seafood you’ll need Fudpucker’s Big Blue Margarita. Served in a Fud-sized martini glass and featuring lots of tequila and Blue Curacao, this 48 oz. drink is perfect sharing!