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Top Seafood Restaurants On Pensacola Beach

Flounder's Chowder House Pensacola Beach

Cover photo credit: Flounder's Chowder House on Facebook.


When vacationing on the gorgeous emerald coast, you'll want to live the beach lifestyle to the fullest and indulge in some of the fresh Gulf seafood this area offers. There are several excellent seafood restaurants on Pensacola Beach. It can sometimes be a bit overwhelming to narrow down the options, which is why we've selected some of the top-rated seafood places on Pensacola Beach. From oysters to crab claws and even sushi, these Pensacola Beach seafood spots are sure to have something that will cure your seafood cravings:   

Peg leg Pete's 

Peg Leg Pete's is a casual restaurant that offers a wide range of seafood dishes, from classic fried shrimp to blackened grouper. The restaurant is also known for its oysters, which are shucked to order and served raw or cooked. Over the years, Peg Leg Pete's has become a favorite seafood spot for both locals and tourists. Located on a waterfront marina, this restaurant has a playground for children and live music to keep you entertained during your meal. For those looking for a cocktail or light meal, Peg Leg Pete's has a fun, lively atmosphere and is a great spot to grab a drink and watch the sunset over the water.  

Peg Leg Pete's

Photo credit: Peg Leg Pete's on Facebook.

The Grand Marlin    

Another great seafood restaurant on Pensacola Beach is The Grand Marlin. This upscale eatery offers a more refined dining experience, with a menu that focuses on fresh, locally sourced seafood. Located on the Santa Rosa Sound, The Grand Marlin is great for dinner or drinks with beautiful waterfront views. The restaurant's specialty is its Gulf seafood platter, which features a variety of grilled and fried seafood, including shrimp, oysters, and fish. This spot is excellent for families or couples who want a more elegant dining experience when staying on the beach. The Grand Marlin also has an extensive wine list and a knowledgeable staff that can help you choose the perfect pairing for your meal.  

The Grand Marlin Pensacola Beach

Photo credit: The Grand Marlin Pensacola on Facebook.

Crab's on the Beach   

Crabs on the Beach is another popular restaurant located directly on Pensacola Beach. People have come to love this restaurant for its incredible outdoor dining, an onsite playground, and a gift shop for souvenirs. Enjoy breathtaking views, the laid-back atmosphere, and, you guessed it, fresh crab dishes, among other seafood options like shrimp, sushi, and more. This restaurant has an impressive drink menu for sunset cocktails, or Sunday brunch which involves delicious crab cakes and irresistible bottomless mimosas.  

Crabs Pensacola Beach


If you're looking for a dog and family-friendly restaurant on Pensacola Beach, Shaggy's Harbor Bar & Grill is the perfect stop. Their menu is full of fresh Gulf seafood like shrimp, mahi mahi and unique dishes like crab soup and seafood macaroni and cheese. They also have a unique selection of fish options like Catfish and Tigerfish. This waterfront eatery in Pensacola Beach has an open-air atmosphere perfect for those who love being outside and enjoying summer breezes. Shaggy's offers boat slip rentals on a first-come, first-serve basis, and outdoor dining on their large deck or outside picnic tables facing the water.   

Shaggy's Pensacola Beach

Photo credit: Shaggy's Harbor Bar and Grill Pensacola on Facebook.

Flounder's Chowder House  

Flounder's Chowder House is one of the most popular casual seafood spots on Pensacola Beach. This waterfront restaurant is located on the Santa Rosa Sound at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, and has been a favorite of locals and tourists for over 30 years. Flounder's menu has a wide range of seafood options like gumbo, oysters, shrimp, and even sushi. The restaurant also offers live music and outdoor seating, making it a great spot to relax and enjoy the beach vibes. Since this eatery is located at the boardwalk, there are several options for shopping and dessert nearby. 

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Published by Emily Seay
Thursday, March 9, 2023

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