It’s no question that good food can vastly improve an already great vacation. But finding the restaurants that serve the best food? That can be a little more challenging! Sure, you can sift through the hundreds of Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews, but even that can feel daunting. And making sure those restaurants are within a suitable distance from your vacation rental adds to the struggle.
Well, we want to help take the hard work out for you, so you can focus on relaxing, which is what a vacation is supposed to be about. While we might not be able to help you find restaurants in every place around the world, we can definitely help you narrow your search in the Miramar Beach area!
For many, Miramar Beach is a hot vacation destination because it is located close to the beach and central to all the coastal fun on the Emerald Coast. It’s even close to a great many restaurants, where visitors can dine in or pick up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout their beach getaway.
So, without further ado, here are three great Miramar Beach restaurants that you might not know!
PJ’s Pasta, Pizza, Ice Cream, and Catering
10859 Emerald Coast Pkwy Suite 404, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 - (850) 842-2294
Every paradise destination needs a good Italian restaurant. PJ’s Pasta, Pizza, Ice Cream, and Catering is just that! Located behind the IHOP near Silver Sands Premium Outlets, this Italian eatery offers…wait for it…pasta, pizza, ice cream, and catering! Okay, that might be obvious (it is in the name after all!), but it also has fresh salads, subs sandwiches, wraps, and more available. With Chef Nasri having served Destin & South Walton for over 30 years, it’s no surprise that every item on the menu is delicious. Pizza can even be made with gluten-free cauliflower crust. Some customer favorites include the ART (All Regular Toppings) Pizza, Mediterranean Pizza, Pepperoni Rolls, and the Lasagna. The ice cream is the perfect dessert to top off an unforgettable meal. Many reviews boast that PJ’s has the best pizza ever, and that the staff and owner are amazing. Other customers love the unbeatable prices and friendly atmosphere. Another bonus for PJ’s is that they cater, offering a special Hors D’oeuvres menu – so you can share the deliciousness at any party or event.
1688 Scenic Gulf Dr UNIT C, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 - (850) 424-6500
Pascalli Kitchen is a local “take out” restaurant that is located on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach, right across from the beach. Emerald Coast locals Rich and Kim Pascalli offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts to stock in your home or vacation home fridge. This way, you can have a fresh meal every day of the week! Rich is a trained chef from New York, while Kim has blessed Destin with her delicious baking for over two decades. The mouthwatering menu is full of New York pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, fresh salads, traditional breakfasts, and scrumptious desserts. Some favorites include the Stromboli, Key Lime Pie, Blackened Shrimp Sandwich, Gouda Cheese Grits, and (of course) the tasty Beignets. In addition to the yummy food, the service is top-notch. Many customers return every time they are in town for vacation, while others are delighted to experience the Pascalli Kitchen for the first time. With a 5-star Facebook rating, it’s easy to see the love that both newbies and return customers have for the eatery. It’s definitely worth a visit when you’re in town!
Holi Indian Kitchen
10859 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 - (850) 353-2630
A recent addition to the Miramar Beach restaurant scene, Holi Indian Kitchen offers customers a unique combination of Indian cuisine and Indian heritage. The restaurant is named after one of the most important Hindu festivals, Holi, which marks the arrival of spring with a symbolic and colorful representation of good defeating evil through dancing, singing, and throwing colors. At Holi Indian Kitchen, customers experience the cultural significance of Indian heritage while also indulging in a delectable selection of dishes from different regions of India. The menu boasts dishes made with authentic Indian spices. Menu items include Samosa, Dahi Puri, Chicken Tikka, Chicken Tikka Masala, Tandoori, Curry, and Naan of all kinds. Mango Cheesecake, Gulab Jamun, Rice Pudding, Falooda, and Indian Ice Cream are the perfect desserts to top off an already fantastic meal. The food is awesome, and the staff is incredibly friendly, as evidenced by many positive reviews. If you’re looking for great food and a unique experience, this is the place to go.
If your mouth is watering at all this talk of food, it might be time to book a vacation! Ocean Reef Resorts has a variety of Miramar Beach vacation rentals that are within close proximity to these well-loved restaurants. Once you’ve settled in, be sure to give one (or all) of these restaurants a try!
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