Navarre is best known for its southern charm and beautiful beaches.  Most locals and tourists agree, the perfect beach day is best followed by the perfect seafood dinner.  And Navarre knows how to deliver delicious, fresh Gulf seafood.

Here are 3 of the best seafood restaurants as recommended by your friendly neighbors here at Shehee & Callahan Family Orthodontics in Navarre Florida.

  1. Scooter’s Fish House
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    Scooter’s Fish House in Navarre has something for everyone (photo:  facebook.com/scootersfishhouse)

    Locals rant that Scooters offers some of the highest quality seafood in the area.  The casual atmosphere and quick, friendly service is exactly what you need after a beach day.  Simplicity is key – you order at the counter, pick your seat and grab your order when they call your number.  Expect balanced seasoning, homemade sides and fresh seafood.  Try the calamari, it’s a local favorite.  Fried shrimp, fish tacos and the Fish of the Day are also popular choices.  This is a restaurant you’ll try once and find yourself coming back to again and again.  You may experience a line to place your order, don’t let this detour you because the line goes quickly and the food is worth it.  This local gem is an easy 7-minute drive from our Navarre orthodontic practice location in Harvest Village.  [Directions]

  2. Dave’s Oyster Bar
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    Dave’s Oyster Bar is worth the short drive to Gulf Breeze for fresh seafood (photo:  Christee Hershberger)

    A great place to eat with the locals, Dave’s Oyster Bar is all about generous portions and a casual atmosphere. They offer the finest oysters straight from the Gulf of Mexico and they shuck the oysters right in front of you!  How cool is that?  With so many selections (baked, grilled and steamed), you are sure to find a variety that catches your eye.  Dave’s does more than oysters – their menu offers all kinds of seafood including fish, crab and shrimp.  With the po boys and salad selections as well as their “landlubbers” options, every family member will find something worth sinking their teeth into.  This jewel is a 14-minute drive from our Navarre orthodontic practice location in Harvest Village.  [Directions]

  3. East Bay Crab House
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    East Bay Crab house is best known for cajun style seafood in Navarre (photo:  Christee Hershberger)

    Looking for some Cajun cuisine?  East Bay Crab House serves scrumptious Cajun inspired seafood dishes that do not disappoint.  Claimed as the oldest family run restaurant in Navarre, you know it must be good!  Their menu offers several unique items like the Cajun Angels.  These jumbo shrimp come stuffed with crab meat and wrapped in bacon.  Yes, please!  Another popular selection is their Ragin Cajun Grouper.  If you’re looking to try something you may not get elsewhere, try their Thresher Shark or Sautéed Alligator.  Don’t forgot to save room for dessert.  Their original key lime pie comes highly recommended – rich, smooth and made with fresh key lime juice.  Friendly, attentive staff makes East Bay Crab House one of the best in the area.  This local hot spot is an easy 10-minute drive from our Navarre orthodontic practice location in Harvest Village.  [Directions]

  4. Coming Soon – Dewey Destin’s
    Yes, you’re thinking… “Wait, I thought this was a top 3 list?”  Well even though not yet open, Dewey Destin’s makes the list because of their reputation and view.  Consider them the “Honorable Mention”. The locals are over the moon excited the Destin family selected Navarre as their third location. They are building the new restaurant on the sound side of Navarre Beach Causeway.  A quaint, charming restaurant directly over-looking the sound.  Plan to order your food at the counter and it be delivered to your table. When open, this gem will be an easy 10-minute drive from our Navarre orthodontic practice location in Harvest Village.  The family owned seafood establishment plans to open fall 2018.

After an enjoyable night out for dinner at one of these amazing seafood restaurants, here is a list of our Top 5 Navarre Lunch Recommendations to make sure your afternoon meal the next day is affordable and just as delicious!