Louisiana Lagniappe looked interesting, but we could not find parking and headed on down to Landry's instead.
LL is part of the chain that owns Back Porch - Southern Restaurant Group
. If you are looking for that type of food, Blue Orleans has been our second fave, though I understand the restaurant is up for sale - and our absolute fave - D&K Cafe.
How can you sit at a table not 300 feet from the ocean and order Tilapia?
Exactly. That's why I'm biased against chain places - especially when I saw all of the local places struggling so when we were there in February.
We were just cruising the strip lookig for a place to eat. It never dawned on me to go to Harborwalk.
Given where you were, I would go to Harbor Docks - it's the closest, freshest and most modestly priced in that neighborhood. I didn't realize you'd be so Destin-FWB centered versus 30A/South Walton - sorry. D&K is on 30A, but so worth the drive! And you can kick back with a casual drink at the Red Bar after. Stinky's Fish Camp is also absolutely worth the drive - though I do understand that the traffic is a lot worse in August than it is in February.
It's on my list for next year though. Sunday came too quick to even think about calling in a spot for the brunch. We went to Dewey's but my wife was not willing to roast in 95ºF for dinner. I guess the first week of August is the wrong time of year for outdoor seating.
Oops - we go in February, when if anything, it's too cold!
Beachwalk Cafe is supposed to have an awesome Sunday Brunch, though we've not tried it - they are kind of expensive, so we only go there for lunch.[/QUOTE]
I don't mean to seem judgmental - it just kills me to see great independents like Blue Orleans up for sale and Locanda Ristorante (which closed in April) out of business while chain crap thrives - so I'll keep plugging for the local guys! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for giving me a little vicarious vacation!