Best of the Emerald Coast 2022

As voted by you, the results are in!
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Photo illustration by Jennifer Ekrut (Olesyam / iStock / Getty Images Plus and Lawrence Davidson)

Talk to executives and owners of the biggest, most influential companies in Northwest Florida or to a person, and they will agree that the presence of small businesses in the region adds to the quality of life here. They have abundant respect for people who invest savings in pursuit of dreams. Indeed, big businesses are forever trying to emulate the service cultures that characterize small shops. We all can attest to the fact that interacting with someone who is personally invested in an enterprise is an experience often superior to that of dealing with a corporate or franchise business. The winners in our 2022 Best of the Emerald Coast readers’ poll work hard to build and maintain outstanding reputations. They cultivate the respect and admiration of their customers by reliably and professionally providing products and services that exceed expectations. They groom their employees to be outstanding representatives of their brands and, by extension, the region as a whole. Together, they account for a special brand of Emerald Coast hospitality. We encourage you, our readers, to patronize and congratulate them.

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Benefitting: Junior League of the Emerald Coast

Sponsored by: 99Rock – Culumus Media, Capital City Bank, Copy Systems Business Center Inc., Grand Boulevard Sandestin, GSOCPA, LLC, Idyll Hounds Brewing Company, Land•Air•Sea Productions, Proffitt PR, North Beach Social, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Sunbelt Rentals, Timber Creek Distillery, Vacasa, and Vero Building Systems.

Rowland Publishing’s Best of the Emerald Coast event has long been a sustaining contributor to the Child Clothing Project of the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. While “Emerald Coast” conjures up images of frolicking vacationers and magnificent Gulf-front homes and towers, our area is home to thousands of people who struggle to afford essentials. Many are folks who work to enhance the quality of the Emerald Coast experience for others. For them, rising food and housing costs have intensified their struggles. As we gather for our Best of the Emerald Coast event this year, we encourage everyone to give generously to the Child Clothing Project. Your contribution will help provide clothing and meet other basic needs for hundreds of local children.


Entertainment

Artist/Art Gallery

Estelle Studio and Gallery
In 2018, Estelle Grengs splashed onto the Emerald Coast arts scene when her painting, Lobstah, was the winning poster for the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Festival. At Estelle Studio and Gallery in Freeport, she exhibits her art for sale and teaches a variety of art media and techniques.

Freeport
(850) 974-0112
estellestudioandgallery.com

DJ

DJ30A
DJ 30A understands that every event is unique. Through communication and close attention to detail, they create a vibe and atmosphere that is perfectly in tune with client needs and desires.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 225-1149
dj30a.com

Event

Freeport Farmers Market
Rain or shine, the Freeport Farmers Market runs the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month hosting space for 50+ venders with music, food and giveaways.

Freeport
(585) 203-2029
freeportfarmersmarket.com

Golf Course

Raven Golf Club
Golfers can elevate their game with this award-winning 6,900-yard course, presenting drama and strategy on every tee.
Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach
(850) 267-8155
sandestin.com/golf/raven-golf-club

Musician/Vocalist/Band

Eric Chance Stone
This Texas-born, island-beat performer has toured throughout the U.S. and internationally, singing about marine life, including the Humuhumu triggerfish.

Destin
(850) 543-4602
ericchancestone.com

Nightlife/Live Music Venue

Red Fish Taco
Chef-driven fish, shrimp and street tacos served with a casual and fun atmosphere makes Red Fish Taco the ideal celebration of “beach vibes.

Blue Mountain Beach
(850) 994-7443
redfishtaco.com

Place for a Date

Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar
Punchy cocktails and eclectic cuisine with a rooftop view in Rosemary Beach make Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar an unbeatable spot for intimate gatherings.

Rosemary Beach
(850) 213-4600
rooftop30a.com

Place for a Kids Birthday Party

Urban Air
Where fun takes flight for kids of all ages (including kids at heart).

Destin
(850) 687-4178
urbanairdestin.com

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Emerald Coast Science Center. Photo by Mari Darr~Welch / RPI File Photo

Place to Take the Kids

Emerald Coast Science Center
Science and movement mesh at the Emerald Coast Science Center with interactive exhibits that teach kids about cutting-edge technology while entertaining with irresistibly adorable animals.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 664-1261
ecscience.org

Barefoot’s Beachside Bar & Grill
Barefoot’s Beachside Bar & Grill boasts the best place to watch the Florida magenta-melting sunset into the coastline with your choice of refreshments.

Miramar Beach
(850) 267-9500
hiltonsandestinbeach.com

Radio Personality

Kevin McKay, 99ROCK – Cumulus Media
Weekday afternoons with Kevin McKay on 99ROCK promise to keep listeners entertained and in question of his interest in incarcerated individuals who smile in their mug shots. (Promises a free T-shirt with proof of photo).

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 243-2323
wksm.com

Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
It’s all sunshine and good vibes at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, especially for families with their available package discounts.

Miramar Beach
(850) 267-8000
sandestin.com

Tennis Facility

Hidden Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center
A professional staff and 27 acres of masterfully designed courts make Hidden Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center the premier place in Destin for the avid tennis player.

Miramar Beach
(850) 269-2590
Hiddendunesresort.com/resort/tennis/

Staycation Property/Resort

Henderson Beach Resort
Sea-to-table cuisine, premium amenities and timeless luxury make the Henderson Beach Resort an unforgettable experience.

Destin
(855) 741-2777
hendersonbeachresort.com


Food & Beverage

Appetizer

Bijoux
One of Destin’s top award-winning restaurants since 2002, Bijoux embodies “coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair.”

Miramar Beach
(850) 622-0760
bijouxdestin.com

Asian Fusion

Domo Café
Domo Café is Fort Walton Beach’s place for family Asian fusion, with bubble teas and creative sushi rolls offered in a bustling, modern space.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 374-8799
facebook.com/domocafe850

Atmosphere

The Red Bar
The Red Bar made its grand comeback in 2020 after a devastating fire in 2019. Take in live music, great food and cocktails at this eclectic indoor destination.

Grayton Beach
(850) 231-1008
theredbar.com

Bakery

Navarre Bakery & Creamery
Family-owned and operated, Navarre Bakery & Creamery offers everything delectable, from pastries to sandwiches to ice cream.

Navarre
(850) 844-9705
facebook.com/Navarrebakeryandcreamery

Bar/Tavern

RadBar
From Pac-Man to Pinball, the Rad Bar is the spot for gamers of all generations to enjoy a full bar and classic games.

Fort Walton Beach
theradbar.com

Barbecue

98 Bar-B-Que
Anyone craving a savory evening is sure to be satiated at 98 Bar-B-Que with the “best fries on earth” combined with delectable barbecue and scrumptious gumbo.

Santa Rosa Beach*,  Seacrest Beach
(850) 622-0679*
98bbq.com

Beer Selection/Craft Beer

The Craft Bar
This Florida gastropub is as “craft” as it can get, with 30 beers on tap, artful artisans and handcrafted cocktails.

Destin*, Fort Walton Beach, Miramar Beach, Panama City Beach
(850) 460-7907*
thecraftbarfl.com

Bloody Mary

The Red Bar
The Red Bar serves a range of delicious beverages, but there’s one item on the menu you won’t want to miss: Red Bar’s Bloody Mary is hearty, spice and full-figured — an experience visitors shouldn’t miss.

Grayton Beach
(850) 231-1008
theredbar.com

Breakfast

Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
Hearty comfort food entices all walks of life at the Donut Hole Bakery Cafe, serving the dishes that bring you home.

Destin*, Inlet Beach,
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 837-8824*

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3rd Planet Brewing. Photo courtesy of 3rd Planet Brewery

Brewery

3rd Planet Brewing
The first craft brewery to sprout in Niceville, 3rd Planet Brewing focuses on high-quality, in-house taproom craft beers in a comfortable environment with exceptional customer service.

Niceville
(850) 424-4257
3rdplanetbrewing.com

Brunch

Mama Clemenza’s European Breakfast
Mama Clemenza’s brings traditional European-inspired breakfast dishes to the Emerald Coast all morning.

Miramar Beach
(850) 424-3157
facebook.com/mamaclemenzas

Cajun/Creole

Dixieland Chicken Co.
Dixieland Chicken Co. is where it’s happening for all things Creole and fried, from chicken liver to chicken pot pie — this spot offers all things “lagniappe.”

Destin
(850) 672-2847
dixielandchicken.com

Chef

Farrington Foods
Farrington Foods is your chef-driven commercial kitchen, offering at-home and virtual cooking classes to home kitchens.

All Along 30A & Santa Rosa Beach
(239) 572-1518
farringtonfoods.com

Chinese

Lin’s Asian Cuisine
Dine-in, take-out and delivery options make Lin’s Asian Cuisine a delicious Chinese and Asian option in Miramar Beach for locals and visitors alike.

Miramar Beach
(850) 424-5888
linsasianfl.com

Crab Cakes

Reel ‘Em In Fresh Seafood and Gourmet
Drop a line to Reel ‘Em In Fresh Seafood, and you’ll be hooked on their fresh shrimp, stuffed flounder, crab cakes, royal reds, scallops, corn and crab bisque, crawfish pies, ahi tuna and much more.

Panama City
(850) 420-2240
reeleminfreshseafood.com

Crawfish

NOLA Boiling Co.
Born and raised in Louisiana, the owners of NOLA Boiling Co. bring the best in authentic seafood boils to the Emerald Coast with cooking styles passed down from generation to generation.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 672-2847
nolaboil.com

Dessert

Navarre Bakery & Creamery
Navarre is the spot for anyone with a sweet tooth. Their apple fritters and selection of ice creams are a major hit; come for the sweets, and stay for the experience.

Navarre
(850) 844-9705
facebook.com/navarrebakeryandcreamery

Distillery

Distillery 98
Historic Highway 98 brings passersby right to Distillery 98, a place for people to connect and enjoy small batches from locally sourced family-farmed crops.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 919-2400
distillery98.com

Fine Dining

Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
Seagar’s Four-Diamond status brings together the secret to great ambiance, high-quality wines and private dining experiences under one roof.

Miramar Beach
(850) 622-1500
seagars.com

French

Bay Cafe French Restaurant
Bay Cafe is Fort Walton’s old-school eatery offering a spacious waterfront deck with French cooking and fine wines.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 244-3550

Frozen Treat (Ice Cream, Yogurt, Gelato, Snow Cones)

Tom’s Main Street Ice Cream
Sweet service and ice creams are always available at Tom’s Main Street Ice Cream shop in Crestview, located right on Main Street.

Crestview
(850) 688-0888

Gourmet/Food Shop/Specialty Food Store

Reel ‘Em In Fresh Seafood and Gourmet
Interested in ordering fresh seafood? Reel ‘Em In Fresh Seafood and Gourmet is the ultimate spot for an exceptional seafood experience.

Panama City
(850) 420-2240
reeleminfreshseafood.com

Grouper Sandwich

Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar
In the heart of coveted 30A is Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar, offering casual fare and a panoramic view of the area with live music and views of the sugar-white sand beach.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 622-2733
shunkgulley.com

Gumbo

Dixieland Chicken Co.
Dixieland Chicken Co. is all about simplicity: If you enjoy Creole dishes, Dixieland is a place you won’t want to miss out on along the Emerald Coast.

Destin
(850) 672-2847
dixielandchicken.com

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The Craft Bar. Photo courtesy of The Craft Bar

Hamburger

The Craft Bar
This Florida gastropub is as “craft” as it can get, with 30 beers on tap, artful artisans and handcrafted cocktails.

Destin*, Fort Walton Beach, Miramar Beach, Panama City Beach
(850) 460-7907*
thecraftbarfl.com

TIE – Happy Hour

amici 30A Italian Kitchen
The word “amici” is Italian for “friends,” and that’s how the owners of amici 30A Italian Kitchen welcome their guests — come in, eat and leave as friends.

Inlet Beach
(850) 909-0555
amici30a.com

TIE – Happy Hour

Marina Cafe
With over 35 years of fine dining experience, Marina Cafe is Destin’s most awarded restaurant with sensational food, attentive service, fine wines and breathtaking harbor views from the candlelit dining room.

Destin
(850) 837-7960
marinacafe.com

Hibachi

Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar rolls with the freshest food, offering entertaining hibachi dinners and hand-rolled sushi to accommodate parties of all sizes.

Destin*, Panama City Beach
(850) 650-4688*
osakahibachiandsushi.com

Italian

Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
Bursting with flavor and color, Mimmo’s is Destin’s most authentic Italian restaurant offering the ideal atmosphere and menu to enjoy a small slice of Italy along the Emerald Coast.

Destin*, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 460-7353*
eatmimmos.com

Margarita

Cantina Laredo
At Cantina Laredo, it’s all about authenticity with a full Mexican menu and classic margaritas.

Miramar Beach
(850) 654-5649
cantinalaredo.com

Martini

Café Thirty-A
Café Thirty-A is known for its eclectic menu, fine wines and exciting martinis. It’s a favorite on the Emerald Coast, offering a special ’Tini Night on Tuesdays and Thursdays where martinis are just $6 all night long.

Seagrove Beach
(850) 231-2166
cafethirtya.com

Mediterranean

Aegean Restaurant
Live longer, eat like the Greeks! A Greek meal is best enjoyed in the company of family and friends. Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, beer and wine at their multiple locations.

Miramar Beach*,
Mary Esther, Shalimar
(850) 460-2728*
aegeanfl.com

Mexican/Latin American

Pepper’s Mexican Grill & Cantina
Pepper’s first location opened in Port St. Joe and has expanded to seven locations since 2005. Even with the expansion, Pepper’s Mexican Grill & Cantina operates as one family, one restaurant.

Niceville*, Crestview,
Panama City, Shalimar,
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 353-2625*
peppersmexicancantina.com

Mojito

Great Southern Cafe
The Great Southern Cafe mixes international cuisine inspiration with Southern homestyle cooking offering fresh produce from nearby farms and seafood from the Gulf of Mexico — an authentic experience in Seaside.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 231-7327
thegreatsoutherncafe.com

Nachos

Pepper’s Mexican Grill & Cantina
From ground beef to juicy shrimp and all the classic styles in-between, Pepper’s Mexican Grill & Cantina is the spot to gather ’round the table for delicious food and memorable conversations.

Niceville*, Crestview,
Panama City, Shalimar,
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 353-2625*
peppersmexicancantina.com

New Restaurant (6-12 months)

Down Island Gulf Seafood Restaurant
Gulf favorites are available for tasting at Down Island Gulf Seafood Restaurant with wood-fired seafood and a raw bar — a seafood restaurant with an outstanding creative spin on a classic attraction.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 777-3385
downislandsrb.com

On-site Catering

Nola Boiling Co.
Born and raised in Louisiana, the owners of NOLA Boiling Co. bring the best in authentic seafood boils to the Emerald Coast with cooking styles passed down from generation to generation.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 672-2847
nolaboil.com

Outdoor Bar

North Beach Social
North Beach Social is the perfect place to reflect natural beauty and enjoy the sunset overlooking the bay in South Walton while sipping deliciously handcrafted drinks.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 622-8110
northbeach.social

Outdoor Dining

Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House is the dressed-down development following 40 years of white linen and bowtie elegance at the owner’s prior restaurant, The Flamingo Cafe.

Destin
(850) 424-7406
boshamps.com

Oysters

Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar
Lemon, butter and garlic parmesan with fresh herbs are just the first descriptions on Shunk Gulley’s well-known oyster menu. It’s a big deal to be the “oyster spot,” and from naked to grilled, they’ve got what it takes.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 622-2733
shunkgulley.com

Pizza

Helen Back Pizza
Helen Back Pizza is an award-winning pizza restaurant in Fort Walton using the freshest ingredients and boasting an enticing atmosphere.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 374-8603
helenbackpizza.com

Restaurant in Bay County

Firefly
Be sure to make a reservation at Firefly in Panama City Beach. This place fills up quickly and is known as the area’s premier casual fine dining experience.

Panama City Beach
(850) 249-3359
fireflypcb.com

TIE – Restaurant in Escambia County

Restaurant IRON
Restaurant IRON serves contemporary Southern cuisine fueled by local vegetables and herbs from the creative minds of true Southerners.

Pensacola
(850) 476-7776
restaurantiron.com

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George Bistro + Bar. Photo by Emily Veal

TIE – Restaurant in Escambia County

George Bistro + Bar
At George Bistro + Bar, food is the language of the soul and the heart of all they create. Once you visit George, you’re family.

Pensacola
(850) 912-4655
georgebistroandbar.com

Restaurant in Okaloosa County

Clemenza’s at Uptown
Clemenza’s at Uptown is a convivial eatery known for its choice of Italian fare, including wood-fired pizzas and brunch specials on the weekends.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 243-0707

Restaurant in Walton County

Ovide
Fine dining, led by acclaimed Georgia chef Hugh Acheson, is the center of Ovide’s impeccable classic technique fueled by a passion for sustainability and seasonality.

Miramar Beach
(850) 351-3030
hoteleffie.com/dining/ovide\

Romantic/Special Occasion Restaurant

Ovide
Ovide’s dimly lit ambiance is a space marked with celebration for special events, including birthdays and rehearsal dinners, available to be booked privately or reserved at Hotel Effie in Miramar Beach.

Miramar Beach
(850) 351-3030
hoteleffie.com/dining/ovide

Seafood Market

Destin Ice  Seafood Market
Destin Ice Seafood Market is the area’s premier market for ready-to-cook meals, wines, cheeses, dips, sauces, seasonings and expert advice on cooking your seafood to perfection.

Destin
(850) 837-8333
destinice.com

Seafood Restaurant

Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House
Locally sourced, right-off-the-docks catches served fried, grilled or blackened in a casual setting with two full bars and views of the Destin Harbor.

Destin
(850) 424-7406
boshamps.com

Seafood Steamer

Old Bay Steamer
Locally famous ribs, juicy steaks and quality seafood are the standout stars of Old Bay Steamer in Fort Walton Beach, a classic place for an exceptional evening.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 664-2795
oldbaysteamerfwb.com

Shrimp Dish

Stinky’s Fish Camp
“With a name like Stinky’s, it better be good!” Visit Stinky’s Fish Camp located in Santa Rosa Beach and find out for yourself; their shrimp has been named the best on Emerald Coast.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-3053
​stinkysfishcamp.com

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Shades Bar & Grill. Photo courtesy of The Last Call Restaurant Group

Sports Bar

Shades Bar & Grill
A family favorite since 1994, Shades Bar & Grill is the spot to turn friends into family with classic spirits, famous wings and daily chef features on 30A.

Inlet Beach
(850) 231-9410
shades30a.com

Steakhouse

Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
Mouth-watering prime steaks from New York strip to filet mignon will leave you satisfied and craving more at Seagar’s Restaurant located at Hilton Sandestin.

Miramar Beach
(850) 622-1500
seagars.com

Sushi

Sushimoto
First come, first serve — Sushimoto of South Walton is the place for sushi lovers to join this small, family-owned business and enjoy the delicious taste of fresh hand-rolled sushi.

Miramar Beach
(850) 424-5977
destinsushi.com

Tacos

Burrito del Sol
Burrito del Sol specializes in four signature styles, including Baja, chipotle, barbecue and Southwest. Take it from the locals: Their blackened shrimp tacos “Baja style” are the best around.

Fort Walton Beach*, Destin
(850) 226-8016*
​b​urritodel​s​ol.com

Thai

Thai Chiang Rai
It’s “Thai” time you come and try Thai Chiang Rai’s most popular menu items, starting with Lobster Pad Thai and Green Curry Chicken.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 213-3972
facebook.com/thai-chiang-rai-restaurant

Tuna Dip

The Crab Trap Seafood and Oyster Bar
Sun, sand and seafood — need we say more? The Crab Trap is the spot for locals and visitors to relish in the ultimate beach dinner experience.

Destin*, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola
(850) 654-2722*
crabtrapflorida.com

Vegan

The Oasis
With 100% vegan cuisine off busy Highway 98, The Oasis welcomes guests to enjoy a private dining experience.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 401-9149
theoasissrb.com

TIE – Waterfront Restaurant

Bud & Alley’s
Bud & Alley’s is South Walton’s oldest restaurant and favorite gathering spot for 25 years and counting. Come, rest, rejuvenate and enjoy the tastes of the seaside.

Seaside
(850) 231-5900
budandalleys.com

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Vue on 30a. Photo courtesy of Vue on 30a

TIE – Waterfront Restaurant

Vue on 30a
Vue on 30a’s experience is world-class, with Jamaican executive chef Isley Whyte sharing spices and flavor combos developed in the U.S. mixed with ones passed down from generations in his family.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-2305
vueon30a.net

Wedding Caterer

SunQuest Beach Weddings
Book your stress-free fairytale wedding on the beach with award-winning SunQuest Beach Weddings.

Miramar Beach
(850) 830-9359
sunquestbeachweddings.com

Wine List/Wine Bar

The Wine Bar
Casual fine dining in four convenient locations, The Wine Bar is the spot for ladies night out or a romantic evening with a partner.

Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Watercolor*
(850) 231-1323*
thewinebarfl.com

Wings

Buffalo’s Reef
Classic bar food with some soul, Buffalo’s Reef boasts of “world famous buffalo wings” and aims to please all visitors’ palates.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 243-9464
buffalosreef.com


Shopping

Antiques Shop

De’France Antiques
De’France is Fort Walton Beach’s spot for finding the perfect antiques with vintage, shabby chic and repurposed collectibles and furniture for every spot in the antique lover’s home.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 314-7500
defranceantiques.com

Children’s Clothing Retailer

Pink N Blue Avenue
From crib to classroom, Pink N Blue Avenue offers affordabilty, community and customer service to help nurture your child in every stage of development.

Destin
(850) 424-5707
pinknblueavenue.net

TIE – Consignment/Resale Shop

Ava’s Attic
Consign and design with Ava’s Furniture, offering a broad selection of designer clothing, repurposed furniture and custom-painted furniture.

Miramar Beach
(850) 424-6767
avasatticIndestin.com

TIE – Consignment/Resale Shop

Second Breath Styles
Some treasures are better when discovered twice. Second Breath Styles is the area’s best consignment shop, for parents by parents, offering infant, teen and maternity styles.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 374-3252
secondbreathstyles.com

Cosmetic Provider/Vendor

Honeycomb Hair & Co.
All-natural products made by hand, that’s the Honeycomb Hair Co. commitment, using the finest ingredients and eliminating environmental toxins and harmful chemicals.

Crestview
linktr.ee/HoneycombHairandCo
facebook.com/honeycombhaircofl

Furniture Retailer

Stock & Trade Design Co.
Create the space that indulges the mind, body and soul with Stock & Trade Design Co., bringing serenity into every home.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 460-8990
stockandtrade.com

Jewelry Store

McCaskill &  Company
Explore the finest collection of jewelry and watches at McCaskill & Company, offering the most exclusive gems and diamonds for those most special to you.

Destin
(850) 650-2262
mccaskillandcompany.com

Locally Owned Retailer

Bay Breeze Patio
Visit the showroom, and furnish your outdoor dream patio — perfect for grilling, chilling and enjoying great company.

Miramar Beach
(850) 269-4666
baybreezepatio.com

Men’s Apparel/Shoes/Accessories

Island Clothiers
Spend the afternoon seaside shopping designer brands and beachwear for the entire family at more than a dozen specialty stores for a little retail therapy in The Village of Baytown Wharf at Sandestin.

Miramar Beach
(850) 351-1806
sandestin.com/shopping

Outdoor Furniture Retailer

Bay Breeze Patio
Create your ideal backyard entertainment with an assist from the pros at Bay Breeze Patio.

Miramar Beach
(850) 269-4666
baybreezepatio.com

Specialty Retailer

Sunglass World – Destin Commons
Sunglass World is a small, family-oriented company with a long history of cutting-edge sunglass styles. Starting in 1984, their long line of commitment brings customers back year after year to find the perfect shades in the hottest region.

Destin
(850) 460-7889
sunglassworld.net

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YOLO Board and Bike. Photo courtesy of YOLO Board and Bike

Sporting Gear/Paddleboard Retailer

YOLO Board and Bike
YOLO Board and Bike is a growing lifestyle brand aiming to deliver fun, fulfilling the truth that “you only live once,” so it might as well be a good time.

Miramar Beach
(850) 424-6852
yoloboard.com

Wedding Shop

Margaret Ellen Bridal
Margaret Ellen Bridal believes that every girl deserves a relaxed and intimate wedding experience while finding “the dress” that she will never forget because, after all, it is the most important dress she will ever wear.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 641-0266
margaretellenbridal.com

Women’s Accessories

McCaskill & Company
Discover the finest jewelry at McCaskill & Company — dazzling men and women from Rolex watches to David Yurman select pieces.

Destin
(850) 650-2262
mccaskillandcompany.com

Women’s Boutique

Barefoot Princess
Shop all things fun, colorful and chic with Barefoot Princess. They’re sure to have the perfect outfit for any occasion.

Miramar Beach
(850) 351-1806
sandestin.com/shopping

Women’s Shoes

Sunset Shoes & Lifestyles
Sunset Shoes & Lifestyles has become the footwear headquarters of the Emerald Coast — inspired by Destin’s beautiful beaches and relaxed environment. Walk right into comfort.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-5466
sunsetshoesonline.com


Service Providers

Accounting Firm

Coastal Accounting of NW FL PA
Combining expertise and experience, Coastal Accounting aims to be one of the leading firms in the area with their full-service firm licensed in the state of Florida.

Destin, Niceville
(850) 654-9235
coastalaccounting.net

Acupuncture Clinic

Tortoise Clinic of Chinese Medicine
The Tortoise Clinic in Santa Rosa Beach is the area’s oldest and most decorated holistic health clinic, offering acupuncture, herbal medicine, therapeutic massage and more healing modalities.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-5611
tortoiseclinic.com

Aesthetician

Melissa St. John – Destin Plastic Surgery
Melissa St. John began her career working for one of the top-rated resort spas in Florida before transitioning to the clinical side of skin care. Since 2011, Melissa has partnered with Destin Plastic Surgery’s Anti-Aging Clinic, and her passion for her work shines through in her patients’ glowing skin.

Destin
(850) 654-1194
theplasticdoc.com

Architecture Firm

DAG Architects Inc.
Guided by devotion to great design for nearly four decades, DAG Architects is the largest architectural firm in the Florida Panhandle with an over-arching belief that the buildings they create will have a lasting impact on the communities in which they’re built.

Destin
(850) 837-8152
dagarchitects.com

Audio/Visual Provider

Five-Star Audio Visual, Inc.
Five-Star is the home of evolution for meetings and events through their “Experiential Method,” where the primary goal is to help clients discover their desired message most effectively.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 275-4242
five-starav.com

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David Scott Lee Buick GMC. Photo courtesy of David Scott Lee Buick GMC

Automobile Dealership

David Scott Lee Buick GMC
David Scott Lee Buick GMC has one goal: to help customers find their best vehicle in a stress-free process that saves time, energy and money.

Crestview
(850) 682-2708
leebuickgmc.com

Bank

Capital City Bank
Capital City Bank isn’t just a place to bank. It’s a place with friendly and fast service taking care of all your banking needs.

Multiple locations
(850) 553-0488
ccbg.com

Builder/Contractor

Bear General Contractors
At Bear General Contractors, the road to success is always under construction — specializing in commercial buildings for decades.

Pensacola
(850) 435-4411
beargc.com

Cabinets & Countertops

Kitchen Tune-Up
Make your dream kitchen a reality with Kitchen Tune-Up in as little as one to five days.

Niceville
(850) 678-9977
kitchentuneup.com

Car/Limo/Shuttle Service

Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation
Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation has been in the business of treating customers as VIPs for the past 30 years, bringing locals and travelers wherever they’d like to go in top style.

Serving the North Florida Panhandle
(850) 774-8345
emeraldcoastluxurytransportation.com

Cardiology Practice

Ascension Sacred Heart
Ascension Sacred Heart provides personalized care when and where you need it most across 20 states, offering a wide range of doctors and specialists.

Pensacola
(850) 416-7000
healthcare.ascension.org

Charity/Nonprofit

Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) is the area’s most recognized nonprofit working to end child abuse and provide safety for neglected and assaulted children.

Niceville
(850) 833-9237
eccac.org

Charter Boat Service (Fishing, Diving, etc.)

SunVenture Cruises
Let SunVenture Cruises treat you to an eco-tour of the Destin area before venturing to Crab Island for the day for an unforgettable underwater playground experience.

Destin
(850) 424-6465
sunventurecruises.com

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Zero Gravity. Photo courtesy of Zero Gravity

Cheerleading/Gymnastics Facility

Zero Gravity
Zero Gravity is a competitive cheerleading and tumbling gym in the Florida Panhandle, offering specific technique training and mastery of this growing sport.

Valparaiso
(850) 307-0779
gozerogravity.com

Chiropractic Practice

Growing Green Families, PLLC
Growing Green Families is a wellness community focused on physical care from chiropractic to physical and massage therapy, led by Dr. Larissa Tenzycki, who has devoted her career to working with pregnant women and taking care of their families.

Valparaiso
(850) 696-0363
gg-families.com

Commercial Real Estate Group

Somers & Company
Clients benefit from the firm’s focus on all types of property located from Scenic 30A to Destin and its fundamental understanding of market trends.

Destin
(850) 654-7777
somerscompany.com

Computer Services/Tech Support

CRC Data Technologies
CRC Data Technologies is one of the top trusted partners in Northwest Florida for IT support, leading with confidence in developing new technologies and services.

Destin
(850) 654-7262
crcdatatech.com

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Practice

Destin Plastic Surgery, William R. Burden, MD
Since 1995, Dr. William R. Burden has brought new technology and procedures to North Florida, creating a world-class plastic surgery facility that attracts people on a global scale.

Destin
(850) 654-1194
theplasticdoc.com

Cosmetic Services (Eyelash Extensions, Nails, Permanent Makeup)

Southern Roots Salon & Spa
Managed in innovative fashion to generate high levels of customer satisfaction with services including facials, micro-needling and permanent makeup.

Niceville
(850) 897-8900
southernrootssalonspa.com

Credit Union

Eglin Federal Credit Union
Eglin Federal Credit Union makes banking a breeze, from tax scam information to user-friendly online banking and tips to preserve your spending power.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 862-0111
eglinfcu.org

Customer Service

Harris Insurance Services, Inc.
Change how you feel about your insurance agency with Harris Insurance, offering the largest selection of A-rated national companies guiding clients to their best possible quote.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 244-2111
harrisInsurance.com

Dental Practice

Jeffrey Dental Clinic
Jeffrey Dental is a husband and wife dental team serving the Valparaiso area with advanced training in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.

Valparaiso
(850) 678-4151
jeffreydentalclinic.com

Dermatology Practice

Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology
No need to cover up. Coastal Skin Surgery offers all the necessary treatments, from BOTOX to removing varicose and spider veins. They’ll have you feeling confident and happy in your skin again.

Miramar Beach
(850) 654-3376
coastalskinsurgery.com

Electric Cart/Golf Cart Dealership

Dixielectricar
Anyone who travels to the Emerald Coast quickly notices the proliferation of golf carts. Dixielectricar has been a street legal golf cart retailer since 1972, supplying residents and visitors with the highest premium product — their E-Z-GO golf cart.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 269-0011
dixielectricar.com

Event Planning Firm

Proffitt PR
Recognized as one of the best public relations and digital marketing companies along the Emerald Coast, Proffitt PR is a savvy boutique consulting firm specializing in making you and your brand stand out.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 460-7777
proffittpr.com

Event Venue

SunQuest Cruises/SOLARIS
Dine, dance and cruise with SunQuest Cruises. Operating year-round from the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, they bring guests a majestic fusion of ambiance, food and live music aboard the SOLARIS yacht.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
(850) 650-2519
sunquestcruises.com

Eye Doctor Practice

Wells Vision and Laser Eye Center
Wells Vision Center, Destin’s premier eye exam and LASIK provider, has been taking care of families in and around the area with family-centered service and attention to the highest quality of optometry.

Destin*, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 424-6677*
wellsvisioncenter.com

Eye Surgeon Practice

Eye Center South
Eye Center South offers world-class eye care close to home with an expert team of eye surgeons offering the latest technology to provide advanced treatment for common and complex eye diagnoses.

Destin
(800) NEW-EYES
eyecentersouth.net

Family Physician/Practice

White-Wilson Medical Center, P.A.
As a patient-centered medical home, White-Wilson Medical Center offers specialty care that you don’t have to wait for — with walk-in and immediate care. These professionals are ready to meet your medical needs.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 863-8100
white-wilson.com

Financial Planning/Investment Firm

Krueger, Fosdyck & Associates
Krueger, Fosdyck & Associates’ mission is to understand you and what matters most. By leveraging the strength of one of the world’s leading wealth management firms, they can deliver results with the agility and intimacy of a family-owned business.

Destin
(850) 269-7003
fa.ml.com/florida/destin/kfa

Flooring

Tile & Stone Concepts
Tile & Stone Concepts has been serving the Emerald Coast for over 20 years, offering quality flooring for residential and commercial projects with a large showroom selection.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 244-3085
tilestoneconcepts.com

Florist

rose & co.
Gorgeous vases from standard to large-sized arrangements of flowers from rose & co. will make anyone feel special and seen when delivered from this fine gift and flower shop.

Miramar Beach
(850) 496-0417
roseandcoflowers.com

Full Service Spa

Serenity by the sea Spa
Their name truly sums up the experience at Serenity by the sea Spa — with over 10 years offering guests a peaceful retreat from everyday life.

Miramar Beach
(850) 622-9595
serenitybytheseaspa.com

Gym/Health Club/Fitness Center/Studio

Grand Fitness
Grand Fitness is the Emerald Coast’s best-known fitness facility for high-end equipment on an expansive 20,000-square-foot location with experienced trainers and world-class nutrition sure to make your experience GRAND.

Miramar Beach
(850) 424-4301
grandfitnessfl.com

Hair Salon

Pure & Couture Salon
At Pure & Couture Salon, hair is their passion, and it shows when each client leaves looking fresh and up to date with the latest styles and trends.

Destin
(850) 424-3935
pureandcouture.com

Heating and Air Service

Gulfshore Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.
Gulfshore Air is Niceville’s No. 1 trusted AC service company, handling all your air conditioning, heating, air purification and humidity needs.

Niceville
(850) 897-6540
gulfshoreair.com

Hotel

Hotel Effie
Hotel Effie is a luxury hotel unlike any other in Miramar Beach, with white sand beaches and the famous emerald waters of the Gulf Coast. Vibrant and elegant, these luxurious rooms are not to be missed.

Miramar Beach
(833) 873-3343
hoteleffie.com

Insurance Agency

Harris Insurance Services, Inc.
Protecting Florida residents since 1965, their experience in working with auto, home, business, life, watercraft and more insurance types is extensive — making their past work for your future.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 244-2111
harrisInsurance.com

TIE – Interior Design Firm

Baker Design Co.
For Libby Baker Speight, interior design is a very personal thing. Founder of Baker Design Co., she looks at her clients as creative collaborators and believes each design project should reflect the unique personality of the space’s owner.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 972-9193
bakerdesignco.com

TIE – Interior Design Firm

Lovelace Interiors
Expect the unexpected with Lovelace Interiors. Their established design process has been tested and proven over 25 years, making sure clients are 100% satisfied.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-5563
lovelaceinteriors.com

Landscaping/Lawn Service

Danna Outdoor Services LLC
With exceptional customer service, Danna Outdoor Services is one of the area’s top landscaping businesses bringing quality care to yards across the Emerald Coast.

Gulf Breeze
(850) 905-8344

Law Firm

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
At Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, you’re known by name. For more than 75 years, they’ve based their firm leadership on a fundamental commitment to creating long-lasting relationships and helping their clients negotiate and solve their most important legal matters.

Destin
(850) 650-0010
handfirm.com

Lighting Store

Beautiful Lights
Based in Destin, Beautiful Lights provides locals with the finest décor from furniture and rugs to lighting, ceiling fans and outdoor arrangements.

Destin
(850) 650-9417
beautifullights.com

TIE – Marine Sales and Service

The Ships Chandler
The Emerald Coast’s leader in high-performance sport fishing boats is The Ships Chandler — offering full services to support fishing across the coast.

Destin*, Freeport
(850) 837-9306*
theshipschandler.com

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Legendary Marine. Photo by Modus Photography

TIE – Marine Sales and Service

Legendary Marine
Legendary Marine is the area’s full-service provider for all things boating. Whether you’re in the market to purchase or sell, their veteran sales team is ready and fully prepared to assist you.

Destin
(850) 337-8300
legendarymarine.com

Martial Arts/Karate

Resolute Martial Arts
Resolute Marital Arts has a simple philosophy: Use karate as a guide to build character. Their exceptional instructors ensure that each student is given the tools to succeed in all areas of life.

Destin
(850) 797-4434
resolutemartialarts.com

Medical Center/Hospital

Ascension Sacred Heart
From the moment you walk through the doors, Ascension health care professionals are ready to serve you with hope and strength. They start by understanding your needs and delivering a personalized care program that fits you as an individual.

Miramar Beach
(850) 278-3000
ascension.org

Medical Practice

White-Wilson Medical Center, P.A.
White-Wilson Medical Center provides award-winning medical care in convenient locations across the Emerald Coast, taking care of you so you can worry less about wellness.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 863-8100
white-wilson.com

Medical Spa

Renew Aesthetics
Renew Aesthetics combines the top medical grade treatments in an upscale atmosphere. This full-service medical spa offers the latest non-surgical cosmetic enhancements making you feel and look your best.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 503-1060
renew-aestheticsclinic.com

Mortgage Lender

Capital City Bank
Capital City Bank helps customers master their banking to-do list with fast and convenient services for personal, business and wealth management.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 553-0488
ccbg.com

Orthodontist Practice

Stubbs Orthodontics
From braces for children to Invisalign for adults, Stubbs Orthodontics is committed to giving each patient the smile the deserve.

Miramar Beach, Niceville
(850) 678-8338
stubbsortho.com

Orthopedic Surgical Practice

Orthopaedic Associates
Orthopaedic Associates is the region’s most preferred practitioner offering expert care for every bone, muscle and joint.

Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville
(850) 863-2153
orthoassociates.net

Outdoor Service Provider

Danna Outdoor Services LLC
Treat your landscaping needs with respect and next-level management with Danna Outdoor Services LLC, bringing the highest quality of services.

Gulf Breeze
(850) 905-8344

Pediatric Practice

Coastal Pediatric Group
Coastal Pediatric Group is comprised of dedicated individuals who strive to make you and your child feel at home the moment you walk through the door. 

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 659-6556
coastalpediatricgroup.com

Pharmacy

Emerald Coast Compounding Pharmacy
Emerald Coast Compounding Pharmacy is independently owned and operated, providing excellent service and specializing in compounding prescription medications to customize each patient’s unique needs.

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

Photo Booth Company

Epic Photo Co.
Epic Photo Co. provides photo booths and portraits to capture your favorite snapshot moments at any event or special meeting.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 213-4434
epicphoto.co

Photography

Rachael Hill Photography
Embrace your current season of life with Rachael Hill Photography, excelling in creating memorable magic with her elevated photographing process.

All along the Emerald Coast
(316) 519-7801
rachaelhillphotography.mypixieset.com

Plumbing Fixtures/Service

Emerald Bay Plumbing
Call someone you can rely on — Emerald Bay Plumbing of Destin. Providing top-quality plumbing and gas services that surpass customer expectations year after year.

Destin
(850) 837-1979
emeraldbayplumbing.com

PR/Advertising Agency

Proffitt PR
All-female with a lot of hustle, Proffitt PR helps clients reach their target market — in heels.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 460-7777
proffittpr.com

Printing/Copying Services

Copy Systems Business Center, Inc.
Make your next project a stressless success with Copy Systems Business Center, offering a full-service business center with document printing, copying and graphic advertising.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-4552
copysystemsonline.com

Property Management Group

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.
For more than 35 years, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc. has extended warm welcomes to guests and provided an outstanding experience for property owners, real estate clients and homeowners associations.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-1071
newmandailey.com

Residential Real Estate Group

Breana Uptigrove
If you’re looking to sell your home, look no further than Breana, a 30-year local with a deep passion for connecting each customer with the perfect home at the perfect time.

Destin
(850) 699-3974
listwithbre.phonesites.com

Roofing

Specialty Roofers, Inc.
Specialty Roofers is one of the fastest-growing roofing companies in Northwest Florida, offering exceptional service to residential and commercial structures.

Northwest Florida
(850) 974-ROOF
specialtyroofers.com

Solar Company

Meraki Solutions
Solar energy is made simple with Meraki Solutions, handling everything necessary from start to finish making their company exactly what you need to convert to solar power.

Destin
(850) 739-2519
merakisolutions.com

Specialty Fitness (Pilates, Yoga, etc.)

Sculpt Studio
Inhale the beat and exhale by the beach with mindful movement workouts at Sculpt Studio on 30A.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 231-0010
sculptstudio30a.com

Specialty Pet Services/Products

Paws N’ Claws Pet Services
Pets deserve to be happy too. At Paws N’ Claws, they treat your pet as their own with exceptional care and service as local pet sitters and dog walkers.

Pace
(850) 619-5913
pawsnclaw.org

Storage Facility

Extra Space Storage
Need to store some stuff? Look no further than Extra Space Storage, creating space for everything you love.

Multiple locations
(855) 773-7172
extraspace.com

Title Company

LegacyHouse Title
Your legacy begins with LegacyHouse Title, available for buyers and sellers as well as agents and lenders alike.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 803-1150
legacyhousetitle.com

Vacation Rental Company/Service

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.
With an intimate knowledge of the Emerald Coast, Newman-Dailey’s commitment to customers is personal — whether you’re looking to rent, sell, own, buy or manage.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-1071
newmandailey.com

Veterinary Practice

Barry Veterinary Hospital
At Barry Veterinary Hospital, Inc., they treat your pet as if he or she were their own, providing comprehensive veterinary care and pet boarding facilities in Miramar Beach.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-7072
barryvethospital.com

Videography

Land Air Sea Productions
With a military background, Land Air Sea Productions produces commercial and documentary films focusing on travel, fashion and lifestyle subjects delivering projects in a timely manner with on-target precision.

Emerald Coast
landairseaproductions.com

Wedding Hair Salon

Destin Mobile Makeup Box
Brittany Sigler, the owner of Destin Mobile Makeup Box, provides a full-service on-site hair and makeup artistry team with over 14 years of preparing for the perfect wedding day.

Miramar Beach
(850) 865-9698
destinmobilemakeupbox.com

Wedding Makeup Artist

Pure & Couture Salon
Pure & Couture Salon takes care of women searching to look their best, from a date night out to an entire wedding party, their services are sure to wow individuals and guests alike.

Destin
(850) 424-3935
pureandcouture.com

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Jessica Winkler Photography. Photo by Hannah Marie Photography

Wedding Photographer

Jessica Winkler Photography
Whether you’re looking for a wedding, engagement or maternity photographer, Jessica Winkler is the well-known artist behind years of perfect shots capturing special moments.

Santa Rosa Beach
(360) 224-5586
facebook.com/jessicawinklerphotography

Wedding Planner Company

Kiss the Bride Weddings
Enjoy your special day more with Kiss the Bride Weddings, offering a full-service wedding planning experience along scenic highway 30A.

30A, Watercolor, Rosemary Beach
(850) 376-8272
kissthebrideweddings.com

Wedding/Reception Venue

WaterColor LakeHouse
The sky’s the limit with WaterColor’s breathtaking 3,700-square-foot lakeside venue with cedar-lined walls and large windows featuring views of Western Lake.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 231-7773
watercolorresort.com/groups/weddings

Weight Loss Facility

Renew Aesthetics Clinic
Offering QWO, the latest advancement in cellulite treatments, and Emsculpt Neo, which enables people to get slimmer and fitter with no surgery or downtime.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 503-1060
renew-aestheticsclinic.com

 

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