In addition to being one of the most beautiful beaches on the Gulf Coast (sorry, not sorry, that I’m partial to the sugar-white beaches of the Gulf Coast) Navarre Beach restaurants are some of the top in the state of Florida. Let’s take a look at the few I got to taste-test and you can let me know what you think in the comments.
Where to Eat in Navarre Beach, FL
Navarre Florida is home to some great food, especially fresh seafood. Below are some of the Navarre area’s best restaurants that I’ve been able to try so far. If it’s your first time visiting Navarre, you can’t go wrong with one of these.
1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre, FL 32566
Of all the Navarre Beach restaurants, Juana’s Pagodas seems to be the happening place in the evenings and it’s easy to see why. There’s live music, amazing food, several bars, and a game of beach volleyball going on at any given time. It’s also a fantastic place to watch the sunset while you enjoy a great meal.
I got to sample the fried avocado bites and like them so much I decided to order them on my burger.
One strayed over from my crab burger into the mac and cheese. It’s all good!
The fried green tomatoes were delicious too.
Be prepared to wait for a table at Juana’s Pagodas. I promise it will be worth it for the variety of seafood dishes and the handcrafted cocktails. Rumor has it that they serve the best fish taco too so if you get to taste one for yourself let me know!
Donuts in Paradise
8510 Navarre Pkwy , Navarre, FL 32566
(on the corner of Hwy 98 and Presidio St.)
Donuts in Paradise wins my prize for friendly restaurants in Navarre. Treat yourself to coffee and donuts at least one morning during your visit.
You can eat them outside or bring them back to your rental for an easy breakfast treat to share with the whole family.
In addition to their regular menu, Donuts in Paradise has a seasonal menu with a variety of different donuts available on different days of the week and times of the year.
My favorite was the Oreo donut.
Dewey Destin’s Navarre
8673 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre, FL 32566
Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 8pm
Offering some of the freshest seafood available in Navarre, Dewey Destin’s is a fish market-style dining experience that will present your tastebuds with a variety of hand-selected, locally caught seafood.
The seafood is so fresh, the owners can tell you which boat it came off of and which fisherman brought it in. They are that connected to their sources!
Dewey Destin is the 5th generation of Destins to live and work on the Florida gulf coast. It’s no wonder Dewey Destin’s is a local favorite and one of the best places to eat in Navarre.
The shrimp ceviche was a hit with our whole table.
The grilled scallops did not disappoint.
Dewey Destin’s, Navarre has a beach area with great views that is also a great place for the kids to play. They even provide sand toys.
We probably should have sampled some other Navarre restaurants, but we actually ate at Dewey Destin’s twice since it’s so kid-friendly and for the great seafood of course. Hubs and I both ordered the fried shrimp on our second visit.
8671 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, Fl 32566
There’s no shame in donuts for breakfast on vacation, but if you’d rather start your day off with something savory than something sweet, Shark Bite is a great breakfast place to choose.
Everything at Shark Bite is made fresh to order so don’t expect fast-food service. You’re on beach time anyway so it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view while you wait for your breakfast. I recommend the veggie burrito.