90 Business Park Rd
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435
Phone: (850) 520-4691
Fax: (850) 520-4694
Christiano's is a little piece of Italy on Florida's Emerald Coast. True, it may not look like all that from the outside, but once you get in you'll find yourself immersed in a warm, welcoming, and relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant is family-owned and operated and invites you in to try their daily specials, which incorporate freshly caught seafood.
Elmo's Grill is known for serving up satisfying seafood in a casual and friendly setting. Specials include the Shrimp Spectacular, which comes with fried, boiled and blackened shrimp, coleslaw, fries and hush puppies and the Ribeye Steak. Choose from one of the seafood platters, or have a little bit of both with the surf n' turf. A children's menu is also available for younger guests.
For oysters and seafood in a casual atmosphere, Hurricane Oyster Bar has you covered. The friendly staff will have you feeling right at home as you enjoy freshly shucked oysters, fish tacos, oyster nachos and more inside or out on the patio. Drinks are reasonably priced and it's not unusual to try a drink special or two and stay longer than you intended.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro is the perfect restaurant to enjoy tasty Chinese cuisine with family and friends. They offer chicken, duck, pork, lamb, noddles, rice, seafood, soups, salads, gluten-free, and vegetarian plates. Happy Hour is offered daily from 3pm-6pm.
This award-winning steakhouse has locations all over the US and it's easy to see why. Known for it's extensive corn-fed and aged steaks and fresh seafood, the appetizers and wine list are tempting too. The happy hour bar menu includes a "5 for $6 til 7" deal, which features 5 appetizers, cocktails and glasses of wine for $6 daily until 7p.
Part of the successful chain of gourmet Mexican restaurants, the Sandestin location of Cantina Laredo lives up to its reputation. Menu items include a cilantro peanut salad, tacos, fajitas, chicken, seafood dishes and more. Sunday brunch and banquet menus are available at all locations or events or private parties.
If you get hungry from all that Tommy Bahama shopping, head to the restaurant and bar next door. Designed to capitalize on the relaxation that comes with being near the water, the island-themed restaurant specializes in local and international favorites and seafood, like the Trinidad Tuna. No island experience is complete without a cocktail - have one of your favorites at the bar or try one of the bar's rotating signature drinks, like the Tommy Bahama Peachy Keen Martini or Bronx Bomber.
Don't be misled by the name. The Pickle Factory is actually a popular pizza restaurant and bar. Specializing in hand-tossed pizzas with plenty of toppings like meat, veggies and seafood, they can be enjoyed at the bar or out on the patio. Or order a pie for takeout and enjoy at home.
Pizza By the Sea was voted Best Kid Friendly Dining by the South Walton Scene in 2009. The menu includes salads, pepperoni roll ups, cheesy bread, meatball subs, baked spaghetti, and of course, different varieties of pizzas. Their fresh dough is cooked on an oven hot stone surface.
For a light meal to eat in, on the porch or to take with you to the beach, come to this cafe for lunch or dinner. The kitchen serves a little bit of everything, including burgers, hot dogs and paninis and makes use of ingredients that come from the Gulf in dishes like fried oysters, shrimp scampi, fried shrimp and more. Be sure to save room for dessert, which includes homemade ice cream and frozen pies.
For fresh meat and seafood dishes, as well as an extensive menu of appetizers and dessert, try Restaurant Fire, located in Grayton Beach. Menu items change seasonally and have included marinated flash fried calamari, Prince Edward Island muscles, fish, steak, pork chops and more. Check out the popular 11a Sunday brunch, when each entrée comes with a bottomless glass of champagne. Make reservations to avoid disappointment.
With a menu that changes twice a day and over 80 dishes overall, guests can be sure of having a new choice every time they visit Mitchell's Fish Market. Sample menu items include Alaskan King Crab Legs, Maple-Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop and Cold Water Rock Lobster Tail and house specialties like the Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, "House Specialty" Cedar Plank Salmon and Fish Market Trio. A kids menu and gluten-free menu are also available.