Influenced by creole, cajun, and coastal cuisines, Okaloosa Island dining is considered among the best in the country. With so many options, it’s not easy to choose the perfect place to fill your tummy. Let us fill you in on 8 Amazing Okaloosa Island Places to Eat!
The Lobster Tail
We’re seeing red here on Okaloosa Island! This shellfish-friendly diner is the Emerald Coast’s latest sensation. To quote Chef Kevin Wynn, “Lobster Tail brings the Nantucket island magic and Caribbean island vibe to Okaloosa Island Florida. From buttery lobster rolls, to lobster mac and cheese, to delicious fried chicken. It’s where lobster meets casual dining, and we’re super excited about it!”
MAXIMUM MAGIC at the Fudpucker’s Dinner Theater features family-friendly illusions, special effects, mentalism, and comedy! Learn more at Magic on the Island
Everyone is talking about The Gulf on Okaloosa Island! This modern restaurant will remind diners of a sleek West Coast eatery. Scenic views of the bay, and a wide open seating area make for unbeatable atmosphere. The daily-changing menu is billed as hearty Gulf Coast seafood prepared with a modern twist, and includes re-imagined classics like fish tacos and burgers.
Floyd’s Shrimp House
This staple of the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk has been feeding hungry travelers for years. The go-to place for all things shrimp, Floyd’s Shrimp House revels in rave reviews from seafood lovers everywhere! Don’t go home without trying one of Floyd’s all-you-can-eat shrimp dinners (4pm – 6pm daily), or chowing down on some of their delicious deep-friend baskets, sandwiches, or fresh oysters!
Looking to catch your own meal? Check out the Best Places to Fish on Okaloosa Island!
Old Bay Steamer
Bond over a bucket of freshly steamed seafood at Old Bay Steamer! One of the local favorite Okaloosa Island places to eat, Steamer has a tradition of succulent seafood served in bulk! Leave the fried baskets behind and sink your teeth into hot and steamy crab, lobster, oysters, and crawfish.
Salvati’s Pizza Factory
Located at the site of Okaloosa Island’s popular Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone, Salvati’s Pizza Factory offers a scrumptious slice of fresh-made za’! With wings, paninis, salads and more, Salvati’s menu is sure to please diners young and old. Enjoy a pizza pie from the comfort of your condo with delivery and pick up options from Salvati’s Pizza Factory!
Looking for more fun attractions like Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone? Check out Okaloosa Island Attractions for the top family-friendly games, aquariums, and theme parks on the island!
Al’s Beach Club and Burger Bar
Al’s Beach Club and Burger Bar is relatively new to the island, but has made an impact in the local community. Serving up artisan burgers, craft beer, and the region’s top entertainment helped place Al’s on our top 8 list! Learn more about this awesome local eatery online at Al’s Beach Club and Burger Bar!
Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar
We’ve featured several Okaloosa island places to eat serving seafood, pizza, and American eats; but what about Tequila? Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar mixes Mexican cuisine with coastal artisan ingredients. The Rockin Tacos menu highlights fun and flavorful tacos, burritos, and fajitas. Diners are given the chance to try tacos composed of shrimp, crab, and even alligator! Whether in the mood for a classic Mexican meal, or a modern masterpiece, Rockin Tacos Grill will cook up something to satisfy your south-of-the-border cravings! Over 21? Ask for the Rockin Flights Tequila Menu.
In the mood for something sweet? Pino Gelato specializes in authentic Italian gelato. Using ingredients like fresh whole fruits, premium cocoa, and real espresso, Pino Gelato creates a tasty frozen treat without the artificial flavor. Pino Gelato is located right next to the beach as part of the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk!