There’s much to celebrate recently with beaches reopening this week, but we’re still practicing social distancing as we celebrate. Why not grab some of you favorite cocktails to go? With restaurants and retail reopening, there are still a few cautionary restrictions in place including a 25% occupancy limit. Ordering to go is your best bet while you’re having a bit of fun in the sun and keeping a safe distance from others. Check out some of our faves below!

Royal Palm Grille

Located inside Surfside Resort in Destin, check out Royal Palm Grille’s full-service restaurant and beach bar. You can also get food to go from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. They’re having by one, get one sushi rolls– a deal you can’t beat. Make sure to give them a ring ahead and find out why they were voted Best Chef in Destin!


Pepito’s is not only a local go-to, but they’re located all over the Emerald Coast. You can call ahead to order for curbside pick-up between 12 and 8 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin-West, and Destin-East/Miramar. They’re serving margaritas by the half and full gallon for $25 and $45, respectively. Grab yours on the rocks or frozen! Our fave is their mango margarita!

The Red Door Saloon

The Red Door Door Saloon is a down-home bar offering drinks, hot dogs, steamed sandwiches and more. Try their pineapple upside down cocktail with their specialty mushroom Swiss burger. Happy hour is until 7 p.m. but they’re open until 10 p.m.

Boathouse Oyster Bar

It wouldn’t be Destin if we didn’t include a seafood spot! Boathouse is your go to for your next crawfish boil order or if you’re in the need of some peel-and-eat shrimp. Don’t forget to grab a beer or two to wash it all down. They’re updating their menu almost daily so be sure to check them out here. We’ll keep sharing the latest news on what’s happening locally as we shift into the new normal. But for now, let’s celebrate the progress and head on over to any of these restaurants to support local business and have a good time!
Through these unprecedented times you may be wondering how you can still support our local business and economy. Your favorite Emerald Coast eateries remain open and ready to serve you, from a distance. On the blog, we’re listing four incredible restaurants offering to-go orders. Check them all out below and be sure to place your order today.

1. Mile Marker 15

Burgers, fries, dogs, salads, and sandwiches. It’s American fare at its best! Great kid’s options, too. If you don’t feel like cooking this week, try Mile Marker 15 for family-style meals for you and yours! Located at The Hub 30A, Mile Marker 15 is now accepting to-go orders. Place yours by calling 850-213-3884.

2. McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin

Celebrating over 40 years on the Gulf Coast, McGuire’s Irish Pub is a staple of the community. Their annual 5k run attracts the masses and they boast that they’re home to America’s best steaks! You can order your favorites from their curbside menu and you can even order fresh raw cuts of meat for your own home recipes. McGuire’s is open for to go orders from 11am – 8pm for curbside pick up.  To place a to go order you can call any of these three numbers: 850-650-0000 850-654-1954 850-654-0567

3. Mimmo’s

Mimmo’s Famous Italian Garlic Rolls, pasta, meat dishes, and pizza are the perfect comfort foods for nights home with family. Plus, with a dessert menu that includes tiramisu, cannolis, spumoni, cheesecake, and Nutella Pizza, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone. You can call in your order for pick up by calling 850-460-7353.

4. Pepito’s

A local favorite, Pepito’s was founded in year 2000. Call in your Taco Tuesday order from any of their four locations. Add a Margarita Survival Kit to your order and get a full bottle of house tequila and a large container of Pepito’s house Margarita mix. Curbside Pick-up from 12-8pm. Order by Phone or at FWB 850-226-4147 NICEVILLE 850-279-4949 DESTIN WEST 850-650-7734 DESTIN EAST-MIRAMAR 850-269-7788 There are amazing restaurants still open for business! Show your support and get a great meal out of the deal!