2016 Best of The Emerald Coast

The votes have been tallied and here are the winners

 

Countless businesses along the Emerald Coast help bring about the outstanding quality of life that residents and visitors enjoy here. They make us smile, put our minds at ease, fix what isn’t working and make us feel appreciated when they call us by name. Small businesses are an essential part of the fabric of our communities. Each year, we give readers of Emerald Coast Magazine an opportunity to cast votes in support of those businesses that they consider, based on their experience, to be the best of the best. And then we give winners the recognition they so richly deserve at an event conducted in their honor. Fittingly, the businesses, themselves, are the stars of the show. Our 2016 Best of the Emerald Coast winners gathered on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin and displayed their award-winning products and services. We had a blast celebrating the winners and benefiting the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. Click here to read more about the event and relive the night through our recap blog. 

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Entertainment

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Best Place for Kids Birthday Party
Blast Arcade and Laser Maze
blastfunandgames.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 654-3333

DJ
Rock The House
rockthewedding.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 582-9725

Golf Course
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club
regattabay.com
Destin
(850) 337-8080

Local Artist
Bri Wehner
briwehnermusic.com
Destin
(850) 428-6357

Local Attraction (tie)
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
baytownewharf.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 267-8186

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park 
gulfarium.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 243-9046

Local Event
The Little Black Dress Party
fwblittleblackdressparty.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 863-8112

Musician/Vocalist/Band
Continuum
continuumsound.com
Destin
(850) 420-4320

Place to Go Dancing
John 
Wehner’s Village Door
thevillagedoor.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 502-4590

Place for a Date (tie)
HarborWalk Village
emeraldgrande.com
Destin
(800) 676-0091

Marlin Grill
marlingrill.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 351-1990

Place to Take the Kids (tie)
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
sandestin.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 267-8186 

Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park
bigkahunas.com
Destin
(850) 837-8319

Place to Watch a Sunset
Harry T’s
harryts.com
Destin
(850) 654-4800

Radio Personality
Woofy Ramone, 99Rock
WKSM.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 243-3699

Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
sandestin.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 267-8186 

Tennis Facility
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
sandestin.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 276-8000

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Food & Beverage

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Appetizer
Bonefish Grill
bonefishgrill.com
Destin, Panama City, Pensacola
(850) 650-3161*

*Destin location

Asian
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
osakahibachiandsushi.com
Destin, Panama
City Beach
(850) 650-4688* 

*Destin location

Bagel Shop
The Bagel Maker
thebagelmaker.com
Panama City
(850) 215-7501

Bakery
The Donut Hole Bakery Café
Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Panama City Beach
(850) 837-8824* 

*Destin location

Bar/Tavern
The Craft Bar
thecraftbarfl.com
Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Panama City Beach
(850) 460-7907* 

*Destin location

BBQ (tie)
Buck’s Smokehouse
buckssmokehouse.com
Destin
(850) 837-3600

Jim ‘N Nick’s
Bar-B-Q

jimnnicks.com
Destin, Niceville
(850) 424-5895*

*Destin location

Beer Selection/Craft Beer
The Craft Bar
thecraftbarfl.com
Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Panama City Beach
(850) 460-7907* 

*Destin location

Best Frozen Treat (Ice Cream, Yogurt, Gelato, Snow Cones)
Bruster’s
brusters.com/destin
Destin
(850) 269-2920

Bloody Mary
Another Broken Egg Café
anotherbrokenegg.com
Destin, Grayton Beach, Miramar Beach, Panama City Beach, Pensacola,
(850) 424-3416* 

*Miramar Beach location

Breakfast
Another Broken Egg Café
anotherbrokenegg.com
Destin, Grayton Beach, Miramar Beach, Panama City Beach, Pensacola
(850) 424-3416 

*Miramar Beach location

Brunch
Sunset Bay Café
sunsetbaycafesandestin.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 267-7108

Cajun/Creole
Louisiana Lagniappe
thelouisianalagniappe.com
Destin
(850) 837-0881

Chef
Tim Creehan
timcreehan.com
Destin
(850) 650-8900

Chinese
Jin Jin Chinese Restaurant
jinjinchinesefl.com
locations throughout the Emerald Coast
(850) 243-8400

Coffee
Bad Ass Coffee
badasscoffeestore.com
Destin, Pensacola and Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 269-3997*

*Destin location

Dessert
SmallCakes Cupcakery and Creamery
smallcakescupcakery.com
Destin, Fort Walton, Panama City, Pensacola and Seacrest Beach
(850) 460-7487* 

*Destin location 

Fine Dining
Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
seagars.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 622-1500

Food Truck/Airstream
Big Red Truck
destinfoodtrucks.com
Destin
(850) 737-1185

French
Bijoux
bijouxdestin.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 622-0760

Gourmet/Food Shop/Specialty Food Store
Sarah K’s Gourmet
sarahks.com
Destin
(850) 269-0044

Grouper Sandwich
Dewey Destin’s
destinseafood.com
Destin
(850) 837-7525

Gumbo
Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar
hightiderestaurant.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 244-2624

Hamburger
McGuire’s Irish Pub
mcguiresirishpub.com
Destin, Pensacola
(850) 650-0000 

*Destin location

Happy Hour
Cuvee Destin/Cuvee 30A
cuveedestin.com
Destin, Inlet Beach
(850) 650-8900* 

*Destin location

Hibachi
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
osakahibachiandsushi.com
Destin, Panama City Beach
(850) 650-4688*

*Destin location

Italian
Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
eatmimmos.com
Destin
(850) 460-7353

Locally Owned Restaurant
Dewey Destin’s
destinseafood.com
Destin
(850) 837-7525

Margarita
Cantina Laredo
cantinalaredo.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 654-5649

Martini
Bonefish Grill
bonefishgrill.com
Destin, Panama City, Pensacola
(850) 650-3161*

*Destin location

Mediterranean
Aegean Resaurant Greek Cuisine
aegeanfl.com
Shalimar, Miramar Beach
(850) 460-2728* 

*Miramar Beach location

Mexican/Latin American (tie)
Cantina Laredo
cantinalaredo.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 654-5649

Pepito’s mexican restaurant
mypepitos.com
Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville
(850) 269-7788*

*Destin location

On-site Catering
Marie’s Bistro
mariesbistro.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 278-6856

Outdoor Bar
Lulu’s
lulubuffett.com
Destin
(850) 710-5858

Outdoor Dining
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House
lulubuffett.com
Destin
(850) 424-7406

Oysters
Boathouse Oyster 
Bar & Grill
facebook.com/BoathouseOysters­Destin
Destin
(850) 837-3645

Pizza
Fat Clemenza’s
fatclemenzas.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 650-5980

Restaurant in Escambia County
The Fish House
fishhousepensacola.com
Pensacola
(850) 470-0003

Restaurant in Okaloosa County
Clemenza’s at Uptown Station
clemenzasatuptown.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 243-0707

Restaurant in Walton County
The Red Bar
theredbar.com
Grayton Beach
(850) 231-1008

Romantic/Special Occasion Restaurant
Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
seagars.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 622-1500

Salad
Everkrisp
everkrisp.com
Destin
(850) 460-8881

Sandwich Shop
Lenny’s 
Sub Shop
lennys.com
Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Niceville
(850) 269-1152*

*Destin location

Seafood Market
Destin Ice Seafood Market
destinice.com
Destin
(850) 837-8333

Seafood Restaurant
Dewey Destin’s
destinseafood.com
Destin
(850) 837-7525

Sports Bar
Fokker’s 
Pub
fokkerspub.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 244-6666

Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
ruthschris.com
Destin
(850) 837-7884

Sushi
Harbor Docks
harbordocks.com
Destin
(850) 837-2506

Thai
Jasmine Thai
jasminethai-destin.com
Destin
(850) 460-7780

Wine List/Wine Bar
Chan’s 
Wine World
chanswineworld.com
Destin, Panama City Beach, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 269-2909*

*Destin location

Wings
Buffalo’s 
Reef
buffalosreef.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 243-9464

 

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Service Providers

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Acupuncture
Tortoise Clinic of Chinese Medicine
thetortoiseclinic.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-5611

Aesthetician
As You Like It Salon & Spa
asyoulikeitsalon.com
Mary Esther
(850) 664-2954

Airport
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport
flyvps.com
Eglin Air Force Base
(850) 651-7160

Architect
B. Design of Destin, Inc.
bdesigndestin.com
Destin
(850) 650-8221

ATV/Golf/Electric Cart Dealership
BuggyWorx
buggyworx.com
Pensacola
(850) 433-3946

Ecco Motors
eccomotors.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 837-2600

Audio Visual Provider
Emerald Coast Audio Visual Solutions
emeraldcoastav.com
Panama City Beach
(850) 630-3032

Auto Repair/Body Shop
Sam Taylor Buick GMC Cadillac
samtaylor.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 855-4147

Automobile Dealership
Sam Taylor Buick GMC Cadillac
samtaylor.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 855-4147

Bank
Coastal Bank and Trust
coastalbankandtrust.synovus.com
Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Pace, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Valparaiso, Niceville, Crestview, Destin
(850) 436-7800* 

*Pensacola locations

Builder/Contractor
Chi-mar Construction LLC
chimarconstruction.com
Destin, Seagrove Beach
(850) 837-8016

Car/Limo Rental/Shuttle Service
654Limo
654limo.com
Destin
(850) 654-5466

Cardiologist
White-Wilson Cardiology
white-wilson.com/cardiology
Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Navarre
(850) 863-8100* 

*Fort Walton Beach location

Carpet Cleaner
Stanley Steemer
stanleysteemer.com
Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Pensacola
1-800-STEEMER

Charity/Nonprofit
Holy Kidz Camps & Events
holykidzcamps.com
Destin, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 586-8264

Charter Boat/Watersports
Boogies Watersports
boogieswatersports.com
Destin
(850) 654-4497

Cheerleading/Gymnastics Facility
US Gold 
Gymnastics & Cheerleading 
destingymnastics.com
Miramar Beach, Crestview
(850) 654-3124* 

*Miramar Beach location

Chiropractic Practice
Payne 
Chiropractice Wellness Center
destin-chiropractor.com
Destin
(850) 654-8770

Commercial Real Estate Group
Somers & Company
somerscompany.com
Destin, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 654-7777*

 *Destin location

Computer and Cell Phone Repair Services/Tech Support
L&M Computer Solutions
lmcsol.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 660-6316

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Practice
Destin Plastic Surgery Center
theplasticdoc.com
Destin
(850) 654-1194

Credit Union
Eglin Federal Credit Union

eglinfcu.org
Crestview, Destin, Eglin AFB, Fort Walton, Hurlburt Field, Mary Esther, Navarre
(850) 862-0111

Customer Service
Sam Taylor Buick GMC Cadillac
samtaylor.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 855-4147

Dance Studio/Ballet Company
RISE Dance Center
risedancedestin.com
Destin
(850) 714-2095

Dental Practice
Great Florida Smiles & 
Orthodontics
greatfloridasmiles.com
Santa Rosa Beach, DeFuniak Springs
(850) 622-5888* 

*Santa Rosa Beach location

Dermatology Practice
Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology
coastalskinsurgery.com
Fort Walton, Miramar Beach, Niceville, Panama City Beach
(850) 654-3376* 

*Miramar Beach location

Event Planning Firm
Proffitt PR
proffittpr.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 460-7777

Eye Doctor Practice
O’Donnell Eye Institute
greatfloridaeyes.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 622-4000

Family Physician/Practice
White-Wilson Family Medicine
white-wilson.com
Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Navarre
(850) 863-8100* 

*Fort Walton Beach location

Financial Planning/Investment Firm
Krueger, Fosdyck & Associates
fa.ml.com/krueger_group
Destin
(850) 269-7003

Flooring
Infinity Flooring
infinityfloors.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 650-1039

Florist
GG Bloom
ggbloom.com
Destin
(850) 460-2078

Gym/Health Club/Fitness Center/Studio
Destin Health and Fitness Club
destinhealthandfitness.com
Destin, Miramar Beach
(850) 650-5104*

*Destin location

Hair Salon
Avantgarde Salon Spa
avantgardeaveda.com
Destin, Niceville
(850) 654-5057* 

*Shops of Destiny location

Heating and Air Service
Gulfshore Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.
gulfshoreair.com
Niceville
(850) 897-6540

Holistic Health/Alternative Health
Foundations Medical Center
foundationsmedicalcenter.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 660-6701

Homeowner’s Association
Sandestin Owners Association Inc.
sandestinowners.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 424-5950

Insurance Agency
Harris Insurance Services
harrisinsurance.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 586-7540

Interior Design Firm
Lovelace Interiors
lovelaceinteriors.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 837-5563

Landscaping/Lawn Service
Starrscapes Enterprises, Inc.
starrscapeirrigation.com
Niceville
(850) 897-1147

Law Firm
Bracken Law, PA
brackenlawpa.com/brackenlawpa
Miramar Beach
(850) 792-2677

Lighting Store
Beautiful Lights
beautifullights.com
Destin
(850) 650-9417

Locksmith
Destin Locksmithing
destinlocksmithing.com
Miramar Beach, Panama City Beach
(850) 654-9910* 

*Miramar Beach location

Martial Arts/Karate
Resolute Martial Arts & Family Fitness
resolutemartialarts.com
Destin
(850) 797-4434

Massage Therapist
Jill Johnson – Meritage Spa
meritagespa.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 837-6772

Media Provider (Cable, Internet, Phone)
Cox 
Communications
cox.com
Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Pensacola
(850) 796-1269* 

*Destin location

Medical Center/Hospital
Sacred Heart Health System
sacredheartemerald.org
Miramar Beach, Pensacola
(850) 278-3000*

*Miramar Beach location

Medical Practice
White-Wilson Medical Center
white-wilson.com/
Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Navarre
(850) 863-8100* 

*Fort Walton Beach location

Medical Spa
Meritage Spa
meritagespa.com
Miramar Beach
850-837-6772

Mortgage Lender
Bank of England
engfwb.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 362-6488

Motorcycle Dealership
Harley-Davidson
engfwb.com
pcbharley.com
pensacolaharley.com
Fort Walton Beach, Panama City Beach, Pensacola
(850) 502-5648*

*Fort Walton Beach location

Nail Salon
Lee’s Spa & Nails
Miramar Beach
(850) 650-3590

New Business
L&M Computer Solutions
lmcsol.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 660-6316

On-Site Dry Cleaner
Pros 4 Clothes
pros4clothes.com
Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-0088* 

*Santa Rosa Beach location

Oral Health Care Specialty Practice
Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics
greatfloridasmiles.com
Santa Rosa Beach, DeFuniak Springs
(850) 622-5888

Orthodontist Practice
Stubbs Orthodontics
stubbsortho.com
Niceville, Destin
(850) 678-8338

Orthopedic Surgical Practice
Orthopaedic Associates
orthoassociates.net
Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville
(850) 863-2153* 

*Fort Walton Beach location

Pediatric Practice
White-Wilson Pediatrics
white-wilson.com/pediatrics.htm
Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Navarre
(850) 863-8100* 

*Fort Walton Beach location

Personal Trainer
Matt Staver, Blue Print Health Studio
blueprinthealthstudio.com
Destin, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 460-2588*

*Destin location

Pharmacy
Emerald Coast Compounding Pharmacy

eccpharmacy.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 622-5800

Photo Booth Company
Epic Photo Co.
epicphotoco.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(888) 988-3223

Photography
Norman Wolf, Wolf Creek Images
wolfcreekimages.com
Niceville
(850) 499-4606

Physical Therapy Practice
PT Solutions
ptsolutions.com
Panama City Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Destin, Pensacola, Niceville
(850) 622-0842* 

*Santa Rosa Beach location

Plumbing Fixtures/Service
Emerald Bay Plumbing
emeraldbayplumbing.com
Destin
(850) 837-1979

Pool Building/Service Company
Cox Pools
coxpools.com
Panama City Beach, Destin
(850) 650-9138*

*Destin location

PR/Advertising Agency
Proffitt PR
proffittpr.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 460-7777

Printing/Copying Services
SRB Screen Printing
srbscreenprinting.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-1112

Property Management Group
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.
destinvacation.com
Miramar Beach
(800) 225-7652

Real Estate Auction Company
Luxury 
Estates Auction company
leauctions.com
Destin
(850) 460-8877

Residential Real Estate Group
Lisa Snuggs Realty
lisasnuggs.com
Destin
(850) 830-2331

Security/Alarm System
Westco Security
westcoprotection.com
Mary Esther
(850) 664-6464

Spa Services
Meritage Spa
meritagespa.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 837-6772

Specialty Fitness (Pilates, yoga, etc.)
Hot Yoga
destinhotyoga.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 547-6133

Specialty Pet Services/Products
Goochie Poochie

goochiepoochiesparesort.com
Destin
(850) 460-7460

Specialty Surgical Practice
Emerald Coast 
Surgery Center
emeraldcoastsurgerycenter.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 863-7887

Title Company
McNeese Title
mcneesetitle.com
Destin, Seagrove Beach
(850) 337-4242* 

*Destin location

Tutoring/Learning Center
The Tutoring Center

sandestin.tutoringcenter.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 424-7935

Vacation RenTal Company/Service
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.
destinvacation.com
Miramar Beach
(800) 225-7652

Veterinary Practice
Barry Veterinarian Hospital, Inc.
barryvethospital.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 837-7072

Airport Veterinary Clinic 
airportvetdestin.com
Destin
(850) 837-3227

Wedding Planner Company
Destin Wedding Company
destinweddingcompany.com
Destin
(850) 685-0190

Wedding/Reception Venue
The Bay House
destinbayhouse.com
Destin
(850) 259-3490

Weight Loss Facility
NutriMost Wellness & Weight Loss
emeraldcoastfatloss.com
Niceville, Pensacola
(844) 441-8446* 

*Niceville location

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Shopping

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Antiques Shop
Smith’s Antiques Mall
smithsantiquesmall.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 654-1484

Beachwear Retailer
Islanders Coastal Outfitter
islandsurf.com
Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola Beach
(850) 243-4362* 

*Fort Walton Beach location

Children’s Clothing Retailer
Coconut Kidz Children’s Apparel & Toys
shopsandestin.com/coconut-kidz.html
Miramar Beach
(850) 351-1800

Consignment/Resale Shop
Ava’s Attic
avasatticindestin.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 424-6767

Eyewear Store
O’Donnell Eye Institute
greatfloridaeyes.com
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 622-4000

Furniture Retailer
Tuskers Home Store
tuskershomestore.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 424-3969

Gift Shop
PS Gifts
facebook.com/PS-Gifts-285731171895
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 243-9577

Jewelry Store
McCaskill & Company
mccaskillandcompany.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 650-2262

Locally Owned Retailer
Smokin’ Vapor
smokinvapordestin.com
Destin, Panama City Beach
(850) 837-2116*

*Destin location

Men’s Accessories
Destin Threads
destinthreads.com
Destin
(850) 837-8750

Men’s Apparel
Destin Threads
destinthreads.com
Destin
(850) 837-8750

Men’s Shoes
Sunset Shoes and lifestyles
sunsetshoesonline.com
Miramar Beach, Destin and Panama City Beach
(850) 837-5466* 

*Miramar Beach location

Outdoor Furniture Retailer
Bay Breeze Patio
baybreezepatio.com
Miramar Beach
(850) 269-4666

Sporting Goods Retailer
Half Hitch Tackle
halfhitch.com/stores
Destin, Panama City Beach
(850) 837-3121*

*Destin location

Wedding Shop
Simply Elegant Bridal
sebridals.com
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 862-3334

Women’s Accessories
Islanders Coastal Outfitter
islandsurf.com
Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola Beach
(850) 243-4362*

*Fort Walton Beach location

Women’s Apparel
Islanders Coastal Outfitter
islandsurf.com
Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola Beach
(850) 243-4362*

*Fort Walton Beach location

Women’s Shoes
Sunset Shoes and lifestyles
sunsetshoesonline.com
Miramar Beach, Destin, Panama City Beach
(850) 837-5466* 

*Miramar Beach location

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