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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Irish Pub
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“Great place to grab a pint and the food is delicious! This is the same world-renowned McGuire's that's located over in Pensacola.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Resort
“A great spot to find restaurants, shops, live music, boat & dolphin tours, and amazing views. Something to do for all ages! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during one of their spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in their new interactive programming.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sit right on the water and enjoy the best and freshest local seafood. This is an absolute favorite of ours, especially the "boat run" shrimp. This Dewey's is better than the one on the harbor.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The Gulf restaurant is known for its eclectic design of shipping containers and salvaged building materials as much as it is for its food. The Gulf’s menu changes daily to reflect seasonal offerings, and it focuses on locally-sourced ingredients for its sandwiches, seafood, and other menu items.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Beach fun and food in one place! Seafood, a kid-inspired menu, and a take-home treat that the kids will love. Situated on The Boardwalk, The Crab Trap has volleyball nets, a playground, and the beach.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very casual low key bar with outdoor seating, live music. Bar food consists of items such as fried pickles, pretzels, grilled cheese, pizza.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“I recommend this beach on Okaloosa Island if you want to avoid being jammed in betwee a lot of people.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pier
“One of the most picturesque locations on Okaloosa Island! Located with the Boardwalk for a do-it-all experience.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Delicious shell fish options! Salads are legendary (kinda like Olive Garden) I love the pasta dish with all the shellfish. It's a bit further to drive - over the bridge to Ft Walton Beach. But worth it...closed on Mondays I think.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“This restaurant is located at Harbor Walk, great place to start the night. Food, Drinks and More”
  • 7 locals recommend
Resort
“So much to see and do; this place has something for everyone in your group.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Brewery
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“why not try one of Fort Walton's finest brews. only 0.6 miles for your stay”
  • 11 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Is a great place to see, touch and recover marine life. Reasonable admission with dolphin encounters. While here, you can walk over to the gulf and experience more marine life at the Okaloosa Fishing Pier. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“WIth outdoor seating and local live music, a fun place to eat, drink, dance, watch the game or hang out, and just a short walk up the street!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“These pictures don’t do one of my favorite lunch spots justice! The Caprisi Sandwich- yum. Delicious steaks at dinner time too!”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“Great place to grab a pint and the food is delicious! This is the same world-renowned McGuire's that's located over in Pensacola.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Resort
“A great spot to find restaurants, shops, live music, boat & dolphin tours, and amazing views. Something to do for all ages! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sit right on the water and enjoy the best and freshest local seafood. This is an absolute favorite of ours, especially the "boat run" shrimp. This Dewey's is better than the one on the harbor.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The Gulf restaurant is known for its eclectic design of shipping containers and salvaged building materials as much as it is for its food. The Gulf’s menu changes daily to reflect seasonal offerings, and it focuses on locally-sourced ingredients for its sandwiches, seafood, and other menu items.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Beach fun and food in one place! Seafood, a kid-inspired menu, and a take-home treat that the kids will love. Situated on The Boardwalk, The Crab Trap has volleyball nets, a playground, and the beach.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Very casual low key bar with outdoor seating, live music. Bar food consists of items such as fried pickles, pretzels, grilled cheese, pizza.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“This restaurant is located at Harbor Walk, great place to start the night. Food, Drinks and More”
  • 7 locals recommend
Brewery
“why not try one of Fort Walton's finest brews. only 0.6 miles for your stay”
  • 11 locals recommend

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