Best of the Emerald Coast 2021

The best businesses on the Emerald Coast persevere, adapt, survive and even thrive
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Life on the Emerald Coast is an exercise in small-town living. The pace of development is accelerating, and impressive visitation numbers seem at times to be multiplying, but the region’s economy is one dominated by assorted small businesses, each working to achieve what we might call “besthood.” The winners in our 2021 Best of the Emerald Coast readers’ poll know full well that good reputations are far more easily lost than won.

These are businesses that cultivate the respect and admiration of their customers by reliably and professionally providing products, services and experiences that meet and 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.

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rattle local, national and global economies, the best businesses on the Emerald Coast persevere, adapt, survive and even thrive. 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:  Grand Boulevard Sandestin, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Proffitt PR, Agency Four,
Land•Air•Sea Productions, Distillery 98, Trulieve and Idyll Houncs Brewing Company

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. While circumstances prevent us from gathering together in a Best of the Emerald Coast event this year, we encourage everyone to give generously to the Child Clothing Project by participating in what we are calling our “Give Your Best” campaign. Your contribution will help provide clothing and meet other basic needs for hundreds of local children.

For details on how you can Give Your Best, please visit EmeraldCoastMagazine.com/best-of-the-emerald-coast.

 

Entertainment

Artist/Art Gallery
Brendan Parker Art
Contemporary, mixed-media works and ethereal epoxy resins.

Miramar Beach
(850) 803-3677
brendanparkerart.com

DJ
DJ30A
Hypnotic beats for happy feet at your wedding, party or private event.

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

Event
The Village of Baytowne Wharf – Sandestin Wine Festival
Celebrating spring with grand wine tastings, gourmet food pairings and bottomless brunches.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Miramar Beach
(850) 267-8180
sandestinwinefestival.com

Golf Course
Raven Golf Course
A 6,900-yard, par 71 marvel among the pines of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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

Musician/Vocalist/Band
Will Thompson Band
A melodic mix of rock-country-funk by a fifth- generation musician.

Lynn Haven
(850) 896-3584
willthompsonmusic.com

Nightlife/Live Music Venue
AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
Raw oysters, libations and live music right on the Destin Harbor.

Destin
(850) 837-1913
ajsgulfcoast.com

Place for a Date
Cruisin’ Tikis Destin
Love stays afloat with a tiki boat sunset, sandbar and harbor cruises.

Destin
(850) 200-0573
cruisintikisdestin.com

Place for Kids Birthday Party
Urban Air Destin
Stress-free, indoor bashes with trampolines, obstacle courses, climbing walls and more.

Destin
(850) 687-4178
urbanairdestin.com

Place to Take the Kids
Emerald Coast Science Center
Entertaining education through interactive exhibits, exotic animal encounters and outdoor fun.

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

Place to Watch a Sunset
Barefoot’s Beachside Bar & Grill
Seafood, handhelds and happy hour on the sugar-white sands of Sandestin.

Miramar Beach
(850) 267-9500
hiltonsandestinbeach.com

Radio Personality
Gilligan, Z96.5 Cumulus Media
Enthralling the Emerald Coast with music and mirth since 1999.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 243-2323
z96.com

Resort
The Henderson
Epitomizing luxury with fine dining, spa services and rooms with a seaside view.

Destin
(855) 741-2777
hendersonbeachresort.com

Tennis Facility
Hidden Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center
Six championship Rubico clay courts for seasonal events, tournaments and USPTA-led instruction.

Miramar Beach
(850) 269-2590
hiddendunestennis.com

Food & Beverage

Appetizer
Bijoux
New Orleans-style fine dining with duck confit, blackened brie and crab beignets.

Miramar Beach
(850) 622-0760
bijouxdestin.com

Asian Fusion
Domo Café
Chinese cuisine meets Japanese fare with signature sushi rolls, nigiri and takeout favorites.

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

Atmosphere
Old Florida Fish House
Coastal fare al fresco on Santa Rosa Beach’s Eastern Lake.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 534-3045
oldfloridafishhouse.com

Bakery
Black Bear Bread Co.
Fueling your day with freshly baked tartines, biscuits and breakfast sandwiches.

Grayton Beach*, Miramar Beach
(850) 213-4528*
blackbearbreadco.com

Bar/Tavern
The Red Bar
A local favorite with famous bloody marys, ice-cold draft beer and your go-to wine.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 231-1008
theredbar.com

Barbecue
98 BBQ
Pulled pork, beef brisket and sausage platters smoked to perfection.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 622-0679
98BBQ.com

Beer Selection/Craft Beer
The Craft Bar
A casual atmosphere boasting seasonal drafts and draughts you can take home in a crowler.

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

Bloody Mary
Stinky’s Fish Cam
p
Enhanced by home-stewed tomatoes, signature seafood seasoning and a pickled okra and green bean garnish.

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

Breakfast
Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
Plate-sized pancakes, crabmeat benedicts and custom omelettes for the ultimate Southern breakfast.

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

Brewery
Idyll Hounds Brewing Company
Thirst-quenching pale ales, pilsners and porters are always on tap.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 231-1138
idyllhoundsbrewingcompany.com

Brunch
Blue Mabel
Praline caramel-drizzled beignets, shrimp and grits and bottomless mimosas are a must.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 744-0040
bluemabel.com

Cajun/Creole
The Louisiana Lagniappe
Barbecue jumbo shrimp, baked oysters and fresh Gulf grouper done bayou-style.

Destin
(850) 837-0881
thelouisianalagniappe.com

Chef
Nikhil Abuvala, Roux 30a
Bringing 20 years of experience to his “coastal meets modern” culinary creations.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 213-0899
roux30a.com

Chinese
D
ynasty Chinese Cuisine
Street-style starters, everyday Chinese and signature chef plates for an indulgent night in or out.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-6675
dynastydestin.com

Crab Cakes
Sarah K’s Gourmet
Freshly made with “100% jumbo lump crab and no filler,” these babies are an international hit.

Destin
(850) 269-0044
sarahks.com

Crawfish
NOLA Boiling Co
From Louisiana to your front door, NOLA native Chef Jason serves ’em “steaming hot.”

Mobile Catering/Delivery
(850) 672-2847
nolaboil.com

Dessert
Jackson’s Steakhouse
End on a sweet note with after-dinner drink flights, toffee-topped chocolate mousse and deep-dish cheesecake.

Pensacola
(850) 469-9898
jacksonsrestaurant.com

Distillery
Distillery 98
Smooth, signature vodka made from locally sourced, wild ingredients and corn.

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

Fine Dining
Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
A New York-style steakhouse featuring fresh seafood and gourmet, seasonal dishes.

Miramar Beach
(850) 622-1500
seagars.com

French
Bay Cafe French Restaurant
A taste of Paris with escargot, steak au poivre and flaky, buttery croissants.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 244-3550

Frozen Treat (Ice Cream, Yogurt, Gelato, Snow Cones)
Kona Ice of South Walton County
Creating the snowcone of your dreams with “Flavorwave” technology.

(850) 567-5057
Freeport
kona-ice.com

Gluten- Free-Friendly
Got Baked
Boasting an all-keto inventory of pizza crust, sandwich bread and low-carb confections.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 598-7438
wegotbaked.com

Gluten- Free-Friendly
Blue Mountain Bakery
Gluten-free and vegan-friendly, try the cinnamon crumb cake and keto power bowl.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-0400
bluemountainbakery.com

Gourmet/Food Shop/Specialty Food Store
Modica Market
A mom-and-pop shop of gourmet groceries, craft libations and seasonal lunch specials.

Seaside
(850) 231-1214
modicamarket.com

Grouper Sandwich
Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar
Fresh grouper, tartar sauce, heirloom tomato and coastal slaw come together on a toasted challah bun.

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

Gumbo
Dixieland Chicken Co
Authentic and hearty, it’s the choice side for your Cajun-fried chicken combo.

Destin
(850) 353-2464
dixielandchicken.com

Gumbo
Sports to Geaux
Chicken, sausage and all the fixings with a side of crusty French bread or crackers.

Freeport
(850) 520-0429
facebook.com/sportstogeaux

Hamburger
McGuire’s Irish Pub
Custom ground from angus steak trimmings with over 25 ways to try it.

Destin*, Pensacola
(850) 650-0000*
mcguiresirishpub.com

Happy Hour
Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano
Italian birra and wine by the glass, signature cocktails and curated samplers of salumi and formaggi.

Pensacola
(850) 542-8398
angelenaspensacola.com

Happy Hour
Marina Cafe
Half-priced wine, domestic beers and the chef’s choice of sushi rolls from 5–7 p.m.

Destin
(850) 837-7960
marinacafe.com

Healthy Menu Options
Clean Eatz
Smart meal plans, nutrituous catering options and an extensive cafe menu.

Shalimar
(850) 613-6880
cleaneatz.com/locations/shalimar-fl

Hibachi
Osaka Ja
panese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Family-friendly, teppanyaki dinner experiences with complimentary soup, salad, fried rice and veggies.

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

Italian
Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
Bringing the Old Country to Destin with authentic pasta, pizza and meat dishes.

Destin
(850) 460-7353
eatmimmos.com

Margarita
Cantina Laredo
A perfect mix of Agave Blanco Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur and fresh squeezes of lemon and lime.

Miramar Beach
(850) 654-5649
cantinalaredo.com

Martini
Cafe Thirty-A
Only $6 every Tuesday and Thursday night. Choose from over 14 variations on the rocks or straight up.

Seagrove Beach
(850) 231-2166
cafethirtya.com

Mediterranean
Aegean Restaurant
Ambrosial dolmades, gyros, souvlaki and daily dessert specials.

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

Mexican/Latin American
Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant
Authentic Mexican classics, Gulf ceviche and premium cervezas.

Destin*, Miramar Beach, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach
(850) 650-7734*
mypepitos.com

Mojito
Great Southern Café
Fizzy refreshment from your choice of nine signature flavors.

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

Nachos
Burrito del Sol
Baja, Southwest, chipotle or barbecue-style with melty cheese and your choice of protein.

Fort Walton Beach*, Destin
(850) 226-8016*
burritodelsol.com

New Restaurant (6-12 months)
Ovide
Elegant, fine dining marries Gulf Coast ingredients with classic French techniques.

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

On-site Catering
Townsend Catering Com
pany
Decadent hors d’oeuvres, entrees and buffet options for an unforgettable event.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 622-0663
townsendcatering.com

Outdoor Bar
Ara Rooftop Pool & Lounge
Artisanal cocktails, fine wine and sweeping views atop Hotel Effie.

Miramar Beach
(850) 351-3033
hoteleffie.com/dining/ara

Outdoor Dining
The Bay
Seafood, sushi and craft cocktails right on the Choctawhatchee.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 622-2291
baysouthwalton.com

Oysters
Boathouse Oyster Bar
Chargrilled, baked, steamed or raw, build your own dozen for the ultimate combination.

Destin
(850) 837-3645
boathouseoysterbardestin.com

Pizza
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
New York-style, made-to-order pies in a coal-fired brick oven.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-3095
grimaldispizzeria.com/locations/grand-boulevard

Restaurant in Bay County
Firefly
Casual fine dining with a romantic atmosphere and inspired cuisine.

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

Restaurant in Escambia County
The Fish House
A harborside haven with daily local catches, steak and the world-famous Grits à Ya Ya.

Pensacola
(850) 470-0003
fishhousepensacola.com

Restaurant in Okaloosa County
Beach Walk Cafe
Fine, deckside dining with an upscale menu of surf, turf and gourmet desserts.

Destin
(850) 650-7100
beachwalkcafe.com

Restaurant in Walton County
Grayton Seafood
Locally sourced, seafood-centric recipes make for “Grayt Food & Tall Tales.”

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 714-2155
graytonseafood.com

Romantic/Special Occasion Restaurant
Restaurant Paradis
Coastal cuisine with a twist and a fine wine list served in an intimate dining room, lounge or patio.

Rosemary Beach
(850) 534-0400
restaurantparadis.com

Seafood Market
Destin Ice House
The premier source for seasonal catches, offering crabs, oysters, shrimp and ready-to-bake seafood pie.

Destin
(850) 837-8333
destinice.com

Seafood Restaurant
Dewey Destin’s Harborside
Hot crab dip, daily specials and fish served grilled, blackened or fried right by the Destin Harbor.

Destin
(850) 837-7525
destinseafood.com

Seafood Steamer
Old Bay Steamer
Family-style shrimp, crab and shellfish steamers in a casual setting.

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

Shrimp Salad
Stewby’s Market
Local ingredients combine with shrimp from Bon Secour for a light, zesty appetizer.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 226-8448
stewbys.com

Sports Bar
Shades Bar & Grill
Cold beer, pub fare, 17 HD TVs and a projector set the scene for game day.

Inlet Beach
(850) 231-9410
shades30a.com

Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
An upscale eatery renowned for its custom-aged USDA prime beef and signature side dishes.

Destin
(850) 837-7884
ruthschris.com/restaurant-locations/destin

Sushi
Bamboo Sushi & Hibachi Restaurant
Classic and regionally inspired rolls, fresh sashimi, nigiri and housemade poke.

Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville*
(850) 678-0771*
bamboo-sushi.com

Tacos
Red Fish Taco
Savory meat, fresh salsa and queso in soft flour, grilled corn or crispy street-style tortillas.

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

Thai
Thai Elephant Authentic Thai Cuisine
Saucy noodles, aromatic curries and stir-fried entrees in a low-key atmoshpere.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 660-6711
thaielephantsrb.com

Tuna Dip
Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant
A creamy blend of white wine-marinated smoked tuna and fresh herbs served with crispy, homemade lavash.

Seaside
(850) 231-5900
budandalleys.com

Waterfront Restaurant
Boshamps Seafood & O
yster House
Gulf-to-table, Southern fare and custom cocktails on the Destin Harbor.

Destin
(850) 424-7406
boshamps.com

Wedding Caterer
SunQuest Beach Weddings, LLC
All-inclusive catering packages offering a sample of local seafood, prime steaks and regional delicacies.

Miramar Beach
(850) 830-9359
sunquestbeachweddings.com

Wine List/Wine Bar
The Wine Bar
A comprehensive selection of international and domestic wines from the big and bold to the soft and fruity.

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

Wings
Buffalo’s Reef
Crispy, deep-fried traditional and boneless delights tossed in your favorite sauce.

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

Service Providers

Acupuncture Clinic
Tortoise Clinic of Chinese Medicine

Time-tested techniques for stress relief, hormone regulation and fertility treatment.

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

Aesthetician
Melissa St. John – Anti Aging Skincare Clinic
Revitalizing your skin with physician-grade skincare products and medical spa treatments.

Destin
(850) 654-1194
theplasticdoc.com

Alternative Medicine Facility
Healing Hoof Ste
ps
Improving lives with equine assisted activities, therapy and team-building workshops.

Crestview
(850) 764-1005
healinghoofsteps.org

Architecture Firm
DAG Architects Inc.
Dedicated designs with a lifelong community impact.

Destin
(850) 837-8152
dagarchitects.com

Audio/Visual Provider
Five-Star Audio Visual, Inc.
Providing premium, in-house audiovisual solutions for your property or event venue.

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

Automobile Dealership
Lee Auto Holdings, Inc.
Premier customer service, maintenance and parts specials, this dealership carries the latest Nissan models and an ample pre-owned inventory.

Fort Walton Beach
leenissanfwb.com crestviewbuickgmc.com

Bank
Trustmark
A dedicated, trustworthy staff offers financial services and solutions across 180 locations in the South.

Panama City,* Lynn Haven, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Freeport, DeFuniak Springs, Niceville, Pensacola
(850) 769-3333*
trustmark.com

Builder/Contractor
Luke & Blue’s LLC – Custom Homes
Deron Strickman custom builds dream homes along 30A and beyond.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 246-2583
lukeandblues.com

Cabinets & Countertops
Kitchen Designs of the Emerald Coast
Giving your kitchen a face-lift with custom cabinetry, appliance packages and granite and marble designs.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 974-3185
kitchendesignsgroup.com

Car/Limo/ Shuttle Service
Luxe Limos of Destin
Limo fleets, hourly services and private airport transportation will have you riding in style.

Destin
(850) 865-2216
luxelimosdestin.com

Cardiologist
Okaloosa Heart & Vascular Center
Cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment from an experienced team of interventional cardiologists.

Crestview*, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville
(850) 682-7212*
okaloosaheart.com

Charity/Nonprofit
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
Wine enthusiasts rally annually to support 17 Northwest Florida children’s charities.

Miramar Beach
(850) 650-3732
dcwaf.org

Charter Boat Service (Fishing, Diving, etc.)
SunVenture Cruises
Dolphin, firework, Crab Island and private cruise excursions offer adventure and unparalleled views
of Destin.

Destin
(850) 424-6465
sunventurecruises.com

Cheerleading/Gymnastics Facility
U.S. Gold Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy
Owned by an NCAA National Champion in Gymnastics, this institution offers curriculum-based lessons and competitive teams.

Miramar Beach*, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 654-3124*
usgoldgymnastics.com

Chiropractic Practice
Free
port Family Chiropractic Clinic
Supporting spinal health with acupuncture, massage, cupping and chiropractic techniques.

Freeport
(850) 835-9867
freeportfamilychiropractic.com

Commercial Real Estate Group
Mims Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Single agency brokerage furnishing Northwest Florida with “principled advice, always.”

Freeport
(850) 835-4444
mimsre.com

Commercial Real Estate Group
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
Northwest Florida’s top beach property listings, area resources and community experts all in one place.

Multiple Locations
(850) 650-7293
penfedrealty.com

 Computer Services/ Tech Support
Bit-Wizards
Successfully supporting your business with application development, digital marketing solutions, cloud infrastructure and IT support.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 226-4200
bitwizards.com

Computer Services/ Tech Support
CRC Data Technologies
Providing professional, reliable IT support, virtualization, data protection and network security services from Destin to Pensacola.

Destin
(850) 654-7262
crcdatatech.com

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Practice
Destin Plastic Sur
gery by William R. Burden, MD, FACS
World-class cosmetic services and augmentative surgeries from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Burden.

Destin
(850) 654-1194
theplasticdoc.com

Credit Union
Eglin Federal Credit Union
Offering first-class financial products and services in Okaloosa County since 1954.

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

Customer Service
Meraki Solutions
Free quotes, custom system designs and guided walkthroughs for a seamless conversion to solar power.

Destin
(850) 739-2519
merakisolutions.com

Dental Practice
Smileolo
gy
Dr. Broutin, Dr. Wiebe and their team create brighter smiles with implant, cosmetic and family dentistry as well as facial aesthetics.

Niceville, Miramar Beach*, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 424-7887*
smileology.com

Dermatology Practice
Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology
Offering state-of-the-art techniques for dermatalogical treatment services and skin surgery.

Miramar Beach*, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville,
Panama City Beach
(850) 654-3376
coastalskinsurgery.com

Electric Cart/ Golf Cart Dealership
Ecco Motors
Supplying new and pre-owned street-legal golf carts with professional financing, parts and services departments.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-2600
eccomotors.com

Event Planning Firm
Fishers Flowers and Events
Beautifying spaces with fresh blooms, dreamy lighting, and chic lounge and reception fixtures.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 622-0056
fishersflowersandevents.com

Event Venue
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
A luxurious, seaside space for the ultimate beach wedding, business meeting or private event.

Miramar Beach
(850) 267-9500
hiltonsandestinbeach.com

Eye Doctor Practice
Mollega Eye Care & Optique
Over 700 designer frames, comprehensive eye exams and more than 20 years of experience from a board-certified and residency-trained optometrist.

Miramar Beach
(850) 269-3937
mollegaeyecare.com

Eye Surgeon Practice
Eye Center South
Premium service and vision-enhancing treatments from a team of surgical specialists and specialty eyecare doctors.

Destin*, Panama City
(850) 650-6550*
eyecentersouth.net

Family Physician/Practice
White-Wilson Medical Center
Multi-specialty, outpatient physicians treating Emerald Coast families for more than 70 years.

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

Financial Planning/Investment Firm
Krueger, Fosdyck & Associates of Merrill Lynch
Meeting your financial needs and goals with personalized advice from a dedicated team of professionals.

Destin
(850) 269-7000
fa.ml.com/florida/destin/kfa/

Flooring
Infinity Flooring
Quality hardwood, carpet, stone and tile flooring to give your abode a distinguished look.

Miramar Beach
(850) 650-1039
infinityfloors.com

Florist
Katie’s House of Flowers & Gifts
Gourmet gift baskets, seasonal flower subscriptions and breathtaking bouquets for any occasion.

Niceville
(850) 678-7811
nicevilleflowers.com

Full Service Spa
Serenity by the sea Spa
Your passport to rejuvenation with spa and salon services, special treatment packages and premier cosmetic products and gifts.

Miramar Beach
(850) 622-9595
serenitybytheseaspa.com

Gym/Health Club/ Fitness Center/Studio
Bluewater Fitness
Achieving your fitness goals with personal training, high-intensity group workouts, strength training and cardio.

Niceville
(850) 279-6767
bluewater.fitness

Hair Salon
Avantgarde Salon Spa
A creatively driven staff who cut, color and style to contemporary beauty standards.

Destin*, Niceville
(850) 654-5057*
avantgardeaveda.com

Heating and Air Service
Gulfshore Air Conditioning
& Heating, Inc.
Factory-trained technicians helping you survive the seasons with furnace, heating and AC repair and installation.

Niceville
(850) 897-6540
gulfshoreair.com

Hotel
Hotel Effie
Gourmet dining, a full-service spa, rooftop pool and elegant suites make for one of the finest new luxury hotels in Sandestin.

Miramar Beach
(850) 351-3040
hoteleffie.com

Insurance Agency
Affordable Home Insurance
An independent insurance firm providing high-quality coverage for your home, vehicle, commercial property and life.

Miramar Beach
(850) 654-1567
ahifl.com

Interior Design Firm
Lovelace Interiors
A licensed interior design firm bringing your visions to life with impeccable home and outdoor space design.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-5563
lovelaceinteriors.com

Landscaping/ Lawn Service
Father and Son Pest and Lawn Solutions
Owner Skip Orth “solves lawn problems” with pest and weed control, free lawn consultations and maintenance packages.

Navarre
(850) 939-9868
fatherandsonlandscape.com

Law Firm
Bracken Law, P.A.
A full-service law firm covering real estate, business law, estate planning, probate and civil litigation.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 792-2677
brackenlawpa.com

Lighting Store
Beautiful Lights
Illuminating your space with statement chandeliers, wall sconces and designer lamps.

Destin
(850) 650-9417
beautifullights.com

Locksmith
A to Z Lock & Safe
The key to solving all your problems with 24/7 emergency lockout service, residential locks, safe installations and personal protection products.

Mary Esther*, Destin
(850) 664-7557
atozlockandsafe.com

Marine Sales and Service
Legendary Marine
Choice new and used boats and yachts, a comprehensive marine service department, specially ordered parts and secure storage rentals.

Destin*, Panama City Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola, Gulf Shores, Ala.
(850) 337-8300*
legendarymarine.com

Martial Arts/Karate
Resolute Martial Arts
Helping students reach their full potential through a blended martial arts system and lessons in honesty, respect and perseverance.

Destin
(850) 797-4434
resolutemartialarts.com

Medical Center/Hospital
Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast
A full-service, 76-bed hospital specializing in your critical, everyday and specialty care needs.

Miramar Beach
(850) 278-3000
ascension.org

Medical Practice
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Quality care and patient safety priorities have made them a top general hospital for the past 45 years.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 862-1111
fwbmc.com

Medical Spa
GLOW Med Spa of 30A
Injectables, bio-stimulators and PRP facials for a bright, new look.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 764-2340
glow30a.com

Mortgage Lender
Inlanta Mortgage
Paving the way to your dream home with the loan programs that best suit you.

Destin
(850) 499-4759
southeastlender.com

Orthodontist Practice
Stubbs Orthodontics
The latest orthodontic technologies make more confident smiles for kids, teens and adults.

Niceville and South Walton
(850) 678-8338
stubbsortho.com

Orthopedic Surgical Practice
Orthopaedic Associates
Experienced specialists perform quality orthopaedic treatment for bones, joints, ligaments and musculoskeletal disorders.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 863-2153
orthoassociates.net

Outdoor Service Provider
Adept Pressure Washing
Bringing dumpster-cleaning, paver-sealing and pressure washing power to Emerald Coast properties.

Serving Rosemary Beach
to Destin, located in
Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 855-7209
adeptpressurewashing.com

Pediatric Practice
Coastal Pediatric Group
Three board-certified pediatricians and two pediatric nurse practitioners provide compassion and care for infants, toddlers and children.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 659-6611
coastalpediatricgroup.com

Pharmacy
The Prescription Place
A locally owned pharmacy for all of your prescription, over-the-counter medication and immunization needs.

DeFuniak Springs, Niceville*
(850) 389-8182*
prescriptionplacerx.com

Photo Booth Company
E
pic Photo Co.
Fun, themed photo booths make GIFs, stills and digital keepsakes from your wedding, party or corporate gathering.

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

Photography
Danny Dillard Photography
A professional, journalistic-style approach to wedding, party and landscape photography and portraiture.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 496-5050
dannydillard.photography

Physical Therapy Practice
Select Physical Thera
py
A competent clinical team puts you on the road to recovery with sports medicine, reconditioning and specialty therapies and services.

Multiple locations throughout the Emerald Coast
1(844) 294-6923
selectphysicaltherapy.com

Plumbing Fixtures/Service
Emerald Bay Plumbing
Natural gas services, plumbing solutions and 24/7 emergency assistance since 1996.

Destin
(850) 837-1979
emeraldbayplumbing.com

Pool Building/ Service Company
Blue Haven Pools & Spas
Custom, affordable in-ground pools for a backyard paradise.

Pensacola/Northwest Florida*, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 932-2600*
bluehaven.com

PR/Advertising Agency
Proffitt PR
Boosting your brand visibility with digital and strategic marketing, social media management, public relations and more.

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

Printing/Copying Services
Fresh Prints of South Walton
Realizing your designs on screen-printed shirts, hats, stickers and other compatible items.

Freeport
(850) 280-4005
freshprintsofsouthwalton.com

Property Management Group
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
Top-notch customer service for vacation and resort rentals, sales and management.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-1071
newmandailey.com

Residential Real Estate Group
Sandestin Real Estate
Market-leading real estate from Sandestin to 30A and beyond.

Miramar Beach
(800) 277-0801
sandestinrealestate.com

Roofing
Specialty Roofers, Inc.
Metal and shingle installations, expert re-roofs and repairs for flat and sloped roofs.

Northwest Florida
(850) 974-ROOF
specialtyroofers.com

Screen Enclosure
E & E Sunrooms
Letting the sunshine in with sunrooms, carports, pool enclosures and screen room upgrades for your home.

Serving the Emerald Coast
(850) 417-4112
eandesunrooms.com

Specialty Fitness (Pilates, Yoga, etc.)
Sculpt Studio
Both a creative and fitness space for a balanced workout and work-in.

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

Specialty Pet Services/Products
Off Leash K9 Training 30A
Fast and effective training sessions, private lessons and therapy dog preparation for man’s best friend.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 536-8895
30adogtrainers.com

Storage Facility
Niceville Storage
A family-owned storage facility with 24-hour access to temperature-controlled units.

Niceville
(850) 353-4064
nicevillestorage.com

Title Company
McNeese Title, LLC
Over 200 years of combined employee prowess in residential and commercial real estate transactions and real estate law.

Destin
(850) 337-4242
mcneesetitle.com

Vacation Rental Company/Service
My Vacation Haven
Your passport to paradise with the finest vacation property rentals on the coast.

Miramar Beach
(850) 608-6078
myvacationhaven.com

Veterinary Practice
Airport Veterinary Clinic
Invaluable medical care, emergency services, boarding facilities and bathing for your fur babies.

Destin
(850) 837-3227
airportvetdestin.com

Videography
Land Air Sea Productions
Capturing life’s moments and magic with wedding and event coverage, social media support, drone videography and more.

Emerald Coast
landairseaproductions.com

Wedding Hair/ Makeup Artist
Kendra K Beauty, LLC
Personalized, glamorous and timeless bridal makeup by a licensed cosmetologist.

On-site Beauty Services
(850) 603-4133
kendrakbeauty.com

Wedding Photographer
Documented Photography by Hara Gabrielle
Internationally comissioned photographer Hara Gabrielle masterfully captures the devotion and emotions of your big day.

Pensacola
(850) 287-1864
documentedphotography.com

Wedding Planner Company
RaeBird Events
Seeing your wedding goes off without a hitch with full-service event planning, design and coordination.

Destin, Miramar Beach, Scenic 30A
(850) 714-7336
raebirdevents.com

Wedding/Reception Venue
SunQuest Cruises/ SOLARIS
All-inclusive wedding packages are carefully designed to offer unforgettable, luxurious and stress-free experiences.

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

Weight Loss Facility
Dunn Diabetes and Wellness Center
Empowering patients with specific plans to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through proper nutrition and medical intervention.

Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 267-3498

Shopping

Antiques Shop
Smith’s Antiques Mall & Interiors Market
A 25,000-square-foot showroom exhibits ecclectic collectables, high-quality antiques and decor.

Miramar Beach
(850) 654-1484
smithsantiquesmall.com

Children’s Clothing Retailer
Coconut Kidz
Vibrant, whimsical clothing collections for boys and girls of all ages.

Miramar Beach
(850) 351-1800
sandestin.com/shopping/coconut-kidz-apparel-toys

Consignment/ Resale Shop
Ava’s Attic
Getting thrifty with over 10,000 square feet of home furnishings, designer handbags and women’s consignment fashion.

Miramar Beach
(850) 424-6767
avasatticindestin.com

Cosmetic Provider/Vendor
Pish Posh Patchouli’s
An apothecary boutique of advanced skincare, body products and custom fragrances in Rosemary Beach.

Rosemary Beach
(850) 231-2005
patchoulis.com

Cosmetic Provider/Vendor
RollandsBeauty Bar
An art gallery/salon mashup with hair treatments, makeup artistry and exclusive beauty product lines.

Inlet Beach
(850) 231-6085
rollandsbeautybar.com

Furniture Retailer
Stock & Trade Design Co.
Offering a vast selection of custom upholstery, local art and classic, contemporary home furnishings.

Miramar Beach
(850) 460-8990
stockandtrade.com

Furniture Retailer
Tuskers Home Store
Stunning reclaimed wood pieces, outdoor fittings, deluxe matresses, rugs and chic furniture for every room.

Miramar Beach
(850) 424-3969
tuskershomestore.com

Jewelry Store
McCaskill & Company
Designer watches, diamond engagement rings and the largest collection of fine jewelry on the Emerald Coast.

Destin
(850) 650-2262
mccaskillandcompany.com

Locally Owned Retailer
You, Me & The Sea Boutique
A curated, confidence-inspiring clothing collection for women of all shapes and sizes.

Destin
(850) 460-2085
shopthesea.commentsold.com

Men’s Apparel/ Shoes/Accessories
Island Clothiers
Resort-style apparel, footware and accessories from Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide and more.

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

Outdoor Furniture Retailer
Bay Breeze Patio
Creating the ultimate outdoor experience with premium grills and smokers, fire pits, outdoor furnishings and patio accessories.

Miramar Beach
(850) 269-4666
baybreezepatio.com

Scuba Dive Shop
Scuba Tech
Equipment services, gear rental and expert-led diving classes ahead of your next underwater adventure.

Destin
(850) 837-2822
scubatechnwfl.com

Specialty Retailer
Pelican Print Shack
High-caliber, custom-printed clothing for your events, organizations and self-expression.

Freeport
(850) 610-1500
pelicanprintshack.com

Sporting Gear/Paddleboard Retailer
BOTE
Premium paddleboards, kayaks, micro skiffs, inflatable accessories and outdoor gear for an exhilarating day on the water.

Destin*, Fort Walton Beach, Grayton Beach
(850) 460-2250
boteboard.com

Wedding Shop
Margaret Ellen Bridal
Domestic designer gowns and must-have bridal accessories to suit your price range.

Inlet Beach
(850) 641-0266
margaretellenbridal.com

Women’s Accessories
Clasea Chic Boutique
Trendy boutique handbags, bohemian jewelry, lacy bralettes and durable, eye-catching tumblers.

Fort Walton Beach
(850) 374-8595
shopclasseachic.com

Women’s Boutique
Barefoot Princess
Stylish, seasonal apparel, staple jewelry, travel bags, quirky home goods and monogrammed wood art.

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

Women’s Shoes
Sunset Shoes & Lifestyles
Stocking the latest in women’s and men’s designer brand sandals, boots and leisure shoes.

Miramar Beach
(850) 837-5466
sunsetshoesonline.com

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