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4 Waterfront Restaurants on Pensacola Beach


When visiting the beach, we all dream of spending every second in the sun and enjoying gorgeous water views. After a long beach day, nothing is better than enjoying a delicious meal with loved ones on the water. Luckily, Pensacola Beach is home to several restaurants offering seafood, kid's menus, signature cocktails, Bushwackers, and stunning views of the beach and the bay. Here are four of our picks of waterfront restaurants on Pensacola Beach. 


Whiskey Joe's

Whiskey Joe's Pensacola Beach      Whiskey Joe's Pensacola Beach           

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Enjoy sunsets and breathtaking waterfront views of Pensacola Beach at Whiskey Joe's. This restaurant is located on Quietwater Beach at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, next to shops and entertainment. According to their menu, Whiskey Joe's offers signature "Floribbean" inspired dishes featuring Local Fish Tacos, Grand Grouper Sandwiches, Strawberry-Guava Rib Baskets, Gator Bites, and a killer Raw Bar. Whiskey Joe's World-Famous Barefoot Tiki is the perfect spot for a night out on the beach with 30+ tiki cocktails, including mojitos, margaritas, local favorites like the Bushwhacker, local beers, and more. Needless to say, there is plenty to choose from at Whiskey Joe's.


Peg Leg Pete's    Peg Leg Pete's 

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 Peg Leg Pete's 

Within walking distance from several of our properties, Peg Leg Pete's is one of the hot spots on Pensacola Beach. Peg Leg Pete's is directly across from Pensacola Beach, and several of our guests can walk to the restaurant from their rentals. While classic seafood is the go-to here, the menu also includes gluten-free and kids' options. The owners/operators of Peg Leg Pete's also own LaFitte Cove Marina, which is located directly behind Peg Leg Pete's, and five of the boat slips are reserved for Peg Leg Pete's guests. Guests can watch boats at the marina, and children can play on the playground onsite. 



 Flounder's Chowder House

    Flounder's Pensacola Beach   Flounder's Pensacola Beach         

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Flounder's Chowder House in Pensacola Beach is a favorite among locals and visitors who enjoy live music and dining on the water. The soft waves on the Santa Rosa Sound make for peaceful summer nights, and there is a playground for the kids to keep them busy. Don't worry about the picky eaters; Flounder's vast menu options, such as steaks, sushi, seafood, salads, sandwiches, and signature drinks, offer something for everyone. Not only is Flounder's great for lunch or dinner, but you can enjoy Sunday brunch on the water and shop at the gift shop afterward. 



Shaggy's Pensacola Beach

 Shaggy's Pensacola Beach  Shaggy's Pensacola Beach 

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If you're looking for a dog and family-friendly restaurant on Pensacola Beach, Shaggy's Harbor Bar & Grill is the perfect stop. This waterfront eatery on Little Sabine Bay in Pensacola Beach was made those who love being outside and enjoying summer breezes. Shaggy's offers customers boat slip rentals on a first-come, first-serve basis, dining on the deck, and picnic tables in the sand. For beer lovers, you can enjoy the most extensive craft beer list on Pensacola Beach at Shaggy's. 


You've already booked your beach vacation; now it's time for the fun! Plan to dine outdoors at one of these waterfront restaurants on Pensacola Beach and experience the beauty of Florida in the summer. With breezes on the water, breathtaking views, and quality time with loved ones, your family will have an unforgettable vacation. 

Published by Emily Seay
Friday, July 22, 2022

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