Guaranteed to be asked at least once by someone in your social circle, it’s the age old question that leaves us all scrambling for inspiration – ‘What’s for lunch?”. Whether you are stopping by for a quick bite on your way to the beach with family or planning a business lunch meeting with coworkers, Destin Commons offers something for everyone!

With over 12 dining options available within a quick stop of one another, we can pretty much guarantee you’ll find what you are looking for here. Got time to spare? Take advantage of our many casual dining restaurants and relax for a while with delicious fares ranging from Mexican, Italian, Japanese and more. Just passing by for a quick bite? We have many grab-and-go options that will have you ready to go in a snap.

That being said, get ready for some serious gastro-inspiration with our list of all the delicious dining options at Destin Commons!


Get ready for Authentic Mexican Food made fresh, served fresh in your neighborhood! El Jalisco is a fun option for a lunch date or a team social lunch. With 2 for 1 drinking all day, every day you’ll be sure to have a goodtime and even better conversations.

“Our mission is the same as our passion: to serve the most delicious Mexican cuisine in all of Florida. Through our continued hard work and dedication, we are committed to maintaining the standard of excellence that we have labored to establish over the years and we hope to reach more food-lovers in the Tallahassee, Panama City and North Florida area for years to come.”


Tried and true Italian cuisine- La Familgia is sure to satiate your taste buds with hearty serving sizes and tons of delicious dining options. Our favorite? The lasagna of course!
“We are proud to be voted Finest Italian Restaurant on the Emerald Coast and once you come dine with us you will agree! Our family hails from Roma, Italy and has decided to bring our mouthwatering personal family recipes to Destin for all to enjoy. Our unmatched success is directly related our commitment to our customers via great food, great service, and great atmosphere.”


Uncle Bucks is a guaranteed goodtime for the whole family. What’s the best accompaniment for your meal? Why bowling of course! Dining while you play in this underwater themed must-see!

“With a unique aquatic underwater theme, Bass Pro Shops family restaurant and bowling lanes featuring shark and alligator bowling balls. Casual family dining is available in the Grill where you can select from a menu featuring a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, and gourmet flatbreads. A private room can host up to 36 and is the perfect spot for a private lunch or dinner, seminar or even a fun birthday party.”


A guaranteed beer-lovers delight. World of Beer not only offers a massive selection of bottles and drafts, their unique tavern flair is a major win as well! Our personal favorite? The flatbreads are all delicious and the pretzel with beer cheese is a fun starter.

“At World of Beer, we’ve got 50 craft beers on tap, over 500 in the cooler and a menu of tasty tavern fare that’s crafted to go perfectly with beer. And whether you’re a beer master or just beer curious, our insanely knowledgeable staff is here to guide you through every last pint, pour, and pairing. So c’mon. Let’s go. Because there’s no better place to go around the world, one sip at a time.”


Okay, lets be honest- who doesn’t love Chipotle? Create your own burritos, bowls, salads and tacos, and don’t forget to add Guac on everything! In case you didn’t know, they have an app now that gets you free stuff! Who doesn’t love free stuff?
“A fast-casual, fresh Mexican food restaurant, which serves a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads. Using high-quality raw ingredients, classic cooking techniques, and distinctive interior design, they bring features from the realm of fine dining to the world of quick-service restaurants.”


Buttery burgers and chili covered fries, Johnny Rockets is a fun filled fast option for families and friends alike. Pair your meal with a shake or vanilla coke and you’ll be dancing to jukebox tunes in no-time.

“A fifties-style diner serving burgers and sandwiches so good you’ll think you were back in the days when parents wore “I like Ike” buttons and Elvis sightings were actual. Burgers are cooked before your eyes, shakes are almost too thick to drink, and the staff entertains diners by grooving to jukebox tunes.”


Whether you’re on a diet, a juice cleanse, or just like to treat your body as a temple, Formula Fresh offers the highest quality, fresh ingredients for a lunch that will fuel you straight through that 3PM energy slump.

“Formula Fresh Superfood Bar is a concept that emerged from a growing need for healthy, delicious and convenient nutrition. From our signature cold-pressed juices to our superfood smoothies and primal snacks, we make 100 percent of all menu offerings in-house daily from whole ingredients. We have uniquely formulated our recipes to give your palette (and body) a daily dose of healthy bliss.”


Oh do we love some Panera Bread! Fresh, fun salad combinations, delicious sandwiches (Bacon Turkey Bravo – YES!), and warm bakery delights. Their ‘You Pick 2’ options is great if you can’t pick just one item and their online pre-ordering will have your lunch ready in a flash!
“At Panera Bread bakery-cafes, bakers spend their nights shaping, scoring and baking breads in stone deck and convection ovens. This overnight effort ensures that everything from your morning bagel to your late afternoon sandwich was baked fresh, that same day. They apply this same dedication to cafe items, from fresh, crisp salads with unique flavor combinations, to the savory selection of soups.”


Fresh Pizza, Calzones, Salads, and Gelato- need we say more? Conveniently located right next to the movie theatre and newly renovated – Red Brick Pizza is one of our favorites for a lunch on the go.
“Our traditional hand-crafted pizzas have a crispy crust that are cooked to order in our high temperature stone oven. In addition to the pizzas, our menu features a selection of hand-crafted calzones, fazani sandwiches, freshly tossed salads, tempting appetizers, locally – made gelato and gluten free pizza and dessert options.”


You smash, we smash, we all smash for Smashburger! All jokes aside, Smash burger offers mouthwatering burger combinations that will leave you wanting more- especially if you pair your meal with their smash fries and milk shakes.
“We smash our burgers to create the juiciest, best tasting burger around. Thinking local is one thing, living it is something else altogether. With that in mind, we’ve created 44 unique burgers specifically for where you call home. To bring even more of the outside in, we’ve sourced the best beers from your neck of the woods and have paired them thoughtfully with the perfect burgers from our menu.”


Don’t just have a sandwich, get creative at Which Wich! This is definitely not your average sandwich shop- when you arrive you’ll see carousels of brown bag with fillings and topping options to make your lunch uniquely you. A definite must-try!
“Some want to make superior sandwiches. Some want to make the world a better place. We want to do both. Grab a bag, our signature red Sharpie®, and create your own masterpiece! Choose from more than 50 superior sandwiches, custom-crafted with the freshest meats, cheeses, and more than 60 toppings! It’s your wich – any way you want it!”


Fresh, delicious, and flavorful. Zoe’s Kitchen brings the Mediterranean to Destin with delicious salads, in-house made hummus, (our personal favorite) Chicken Kabobs, and so much more.

“Zoe Kitchen’s Mediterranean recipes originated in the kitchen of its founder, Zoë Cassimus, who was raised in the South, surrounded by her family’s traditions. In fact, Zoë’s name means “life” in Greek. Drawing from her heritage, Zoe creates tasty dishes, using the freshest ingredients that celebrate life and health.”

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