Waterfront Dining and Drinking

One of the great pleasures of visiting Navarre Beach is eating and drinking at the fun and tasty waterside restaurants that look out over Santa Rosa Sound or the Gulf of Mexico. They range from party central to low-key hideaways. Here’s a look:

Windjammers on the Pier
Located at the base of the Navarre Beach Pier, Windjammers is the pinnacle of beachfront fun. This beach shack serves up wings, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and other beachy fare right at the base of the Navarre Beach Pier.

8579 Gulf Blvd, Navarre Beach
(850) 710-3239

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Juana’s Pagodas
Juana’s Pagodas, a complex of thatched-roof huts, is a combination beach bar, restaurant, gift shop and rental place for sailing and jet skis. It’s the first thing you run into once you cross the Navarre Beach Causeway.

1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach
(850) 939-1092

Beach House Social
Overlooking the Gulf, Beach House Grille is a bit more upscale and low-key. The restaurant touts its fresh, seasonal and unique local ingredients. The dining room sits on stilts, and there’s a terrific deck where you can sip on a craft cocktail while watching the sunset.

8375 Gulf Blvd, Navarre Beach
(850) 684-6036

Shark Bite Navarre
This funky, colorful place is a permanent food trailer with seating around it. Breakfast at Shark Bite is the ideal way to fuel up for a day at the beach.

8671 Navarre Parkway, Navarre Beach
(850) 313-1688

The Slippery Mermaid
You can’t go wrong with any of the sushi rolls in this quaint, bungalow-style sushi house.

8779 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre
(850) 621-2119

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