7 Best Restaurants in Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach Abbott Martin Group February 22, 2024


Known for its sugary white sands and turquoise waters and near idyllic location in the heart of Florida's Emerald Coast, the blissful Miramar Beach is among the region's most popular destinations for visitors. Upon arrival, however, many out-of-towners recognize that Miramar Beach is much more than a high-end vacation spot. From its extensive real estate options to its incredible shopping and upscale outdoor lifestyle with access to two bodies of water, five golf courses, and five miles of uninterrupted beach, there's a lot to see and do.

One of Miramar Beach's best attributes is sometimes overshadowed by everything else the community has to offer — it's an outstanding place to eat. From beachfront eateries to upscale dining rooms, the vibrant food scene offers diverse options from local to international cuisines that cater to every palate — and you need not travel very far to satisfy your taste buds. So, if you're hungry, these are the seven best restaurants in Miramar Beach.

Bijoux

9375 US Highway 98 W, Suite 22

Tucked away in The Market Shops, at the corner of Emerald Coast Parkway and Sandestin Boulevard, the award-winning Bijoux advertises itself as "coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair." The elegant, white tablecloth eatery more than meets the challenge. Bijoux's fresh Gulf seafood and prime steaks are among the region's best prepared and best tasting, and they fuse perfectly with the restaurant's sophisticated interior ambiance — a favorite of romantic diners from across the Emerald Coast. With an award-winning wine list, exemplary service, and an appropriately moody bar, Bijoux is a must-visit for those seeking a refined dining experience.

Emeril's Coastal

435 Grand Boulevard

A culinary creation from famed New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse (and his only Florida-based restaurant), Emeril's Coastal is a testament to his love for fresh and flavorful seafood. The restaurant's casual ambiance, light and airy and reminiscent of a coastal retreat, complements its menu, featuring locally sourced ingredients and inventive seafood dishes with confident elegance. Situated prominently in The Grand Boulevard development, next to the AMC Classic 10, and with plenty of seating indoors and out, it's a superb dining experience for date night or large groups with something to celebrate.

Ovide

1 Grand Sandestin Boulevard, in the Hotel Effie

Ovide, located in the luxurious Hotel Effie in Miramar Beach's popular Sandestin Resort, is a culinary delight that imbues sophisticated Southern flavors into every plate that emerges from the kitchen. The menu, curated by Top Chef judge Chef Hugh Acheson, offers a modern take on Southern classics, ensuring a memorable dining experience whether you're here for lunch, dinner or Ovide's brilliant weekend brunch. The elegant, upscale Farmhouse chic décor feels as though you've walked into the pages of Southern Living Magazine, and the attentive service reinforces Ovide's commitment to classic, down-home hospitality.

Commelfo Restaurant

10859 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 303

Among Miramar Beach's newest restaurants is the hidden gem Commelfo Restaurant, celebrated for its unique fusion of traditional American and Italian fare. Its commitment to using fresh, high-quality ingredients is evident in every dish served, including its farm-fresh salads and seafood sourced from the Gulf. As a bonus, Commelfo features an amazing breakfast menu that ranks among the best in Miramar Beach and the opportunity to savor edible 24K gold via their 24K Golden Cheesecake or as an extra indulgence when ordering steak, lamb, or their Wagyu Burger. The cozy and inviting atmosphere makes it ideal for any meal, though the ambiance truly shines for intimate dinners.

Pompano Joe's

2237 Scenic Gulf Highway

It's no accident that Pompano Joe's, situated directly on Miramar Beach, was recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the world's best beachfront restaurants. The colorful, wood-clad eatery, among the most vibrant along the Emerald Coast, delivers patrons a genuine taste of the Gulf. Infusing dishes with the tastes and flavors of the Caribbean, the menu showcases so many favorites; the most stressful part of a trip to Pompano Joe's is choosing what to eat. Everything else, from the casual, laid-back vibe to the attentive, friendly service to the sweeping, majestic views of the Gulf, is pure dining bliss — a true favorite among both locals and tourists.

Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood

4000 Sandestin Boulevard, South

For a New York-style steakhouse mere steps from the beach, Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood is the premier destination for those craving high-end proteins and an award-winning wine list in an opulent and sophisticated oceanfront setting. Part of the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Seagar's has long been a local favorite and is regularly considered among the best steakhouses in Florida. It certainly helps when known for serving only the best in USDA Prime beef and fresh, Gulf-caught seafood. Along with its intuitive service, the bar area is a warm and welcoming spot to sip cocktails and wine. Seagar's private booth and wine room table options further elevate an extraordinary meal.

Bistrology Breakfast & Brunch

10004 US Highway 98 W

As a beachfront community, a large contingent of visitors and residents like to get up with the sun as it breaks on the Gulf's eastern horizon. Then there are the late risers, those who sleep until mid-morning — mainly on the weekends, but some do so even on the weekdays — and are only lured out of bed by the second brewing pot of coffee. Thankfully, Miramar Beach features Bistrology Breakfast & Brunch, a culinary A.M. delight accommodating to both breakfast and brunch enthusiasts. With its innovative menu and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, it offers a modern — and an opulently creative — twist on classic breakfast dishes. Also open for dinner, Bistrology's cozy ambiance and friendly service make it the perfect place to start or end your day.

Interested in exploring more of Miramar Beach?

The food might be fantastic, but the real estate scene is even better, making Miramar Beach a stunning locale in the heart of the Emerald Coast you'll want to call home. To discover more about the Miramar Beach lifestyle, contact the Abbott Martin Group today to start your real estate journey and uncover your perfect home in one of Florida's most celebrated and sought-after luxury real estate markets.

*Header image courtesy of Bijoux




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