The Boathouse Oyster Bar has been serving the great people of Destin since we began in 1986 when Wanda "Mamma Gumbo" Green and Paul "Action" Jackson ... More
Boathouse Oyster Bar
The Boathouse Oyster Bar has been serving the great people of Destin since we began in 1986 when Wanda "Mamma Gumbo" Green and Paul "Action" Jackson took over the business. In the beginning, we were about half the size we are today. We had a small detached building behind the Boathouse - called "The Outback" - that served as our kitchen. Each day we prepared fresh hamburgers, fish sandwiches and more. We cooked on a gas grill, much like yours at home, and served our ice cold beer and crawfish in the Boathouse and on the decks outside. On Fridays, a crowd would gather and watch the crawfish being purged and boiled, while drinking ice cold beer and enjoying the fishing fleet on the harbor. The Boathouse has developed several traditions over the years: • Excellent music talent. • We take pride in the quality of the food that we serve. • We only serve Appalachacola Oysters (unless they close their beds). • Our Crab and Shrimp Gumbo has won many local awards. • Our crawfish come only from Louisiana and you can "suck the head and eat the tail" from mid-February to mid-June each year. Come and see us today!
I seldom write reviews but in the case of the Boathouse I felt it was necessary to warn people. It s lousy.
They changed the total I placed on my bill after I filled it out and signed it.
They changed the 7 on my $71.00 total to and 8.
The people working on the day I was there were more interested in chatting with a drunk local than waiting on customers. They tried to charge me for oysters that I never recieved. And then made up for it by changing the total on my bill. Dishonest people doing a dishonest business. For what they charge for food, go someplace else.
If you like the boathouse walk 1000 yds west to Baby J's retaurant and bar-we just moved here from franklin tn after coming here for 16 yrs-we loved the boathouse but Baby J's bar is so much better think of boathouse on steroids.on the water in a ol fashioned paddleboat downstairs is for eatin and a spiral staicase is the openair bar-the food is great all fresh nothin fried ask for the half price specials-the bar well baby j's bar offers the best views on the harbor bar none -its filled with locals whom welcome u in as family staff so great and owners go out of there way to come and say hello to you-great place for the family
We have been going here for many years. Great place to sing, drink and have a ball. Was the best kept secret, now the whole world knows. Wear your home town local beer joint t-shirt and someone will know you.
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