Restaurant Spotlight: The Gulf on Okaloosa Island
"It’s a seaside hideaway that exemplifies the casual chic atmosphere"
With an inviting vibe, a seasonally inspired and localized menu, creative craft cocktails and the ambience of a cool coastal breeze, The Gulf on Okaloosa Island is the perfect weekend spot.
The restaurant’s architecture has become iconic in the area.
Trademark design elements include a building composed of shipping containers, reclaimed wood and other salvaged building materials.
Industrial meets island time in a design that’s unique and warmly welcoming.
Seating seems limitless with spacious indoor tables lining the windows and cozy, outdoor lounge areas right on the sand.
The entire property provides a treasure trove of photo opportunities.
“The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing,” said Derek Rowan, The Gulf’s Marketing Manager.
“You can’t beat the views of the water directly adjacent to Brooks Bridge. It’s a seaside hideaway that exemplifies the casual chic atmosphere that draws people to hang out at the bar or a communal table and sip on freshly squeezed lemonade or a cocktail while they inhale the fragrant salty air.”
Further emphasizing the local atmosphere, the chefs use only the freshest catches and harvests to create delectable dishes.
This high level of culinary sophistication can’t be beat when searching for fresh, flavorful options for the whole family.
Menu staples and guest favorites include the smoked tuna dip, the Gulf grouper sandwich and fish tacos.
The goodness extends beyond the kitchen as the staff and servers go above and beyond to provide the best possible dining experience.
With this attention to detail, The Gulf is more than a restaurant — it’s an experience you will want to revisit again and again.
“We want our guests to feel right at home by experiencing delicious local seafood, having great conversations with our bartenders and staff, exploring our amazing gift shop and creating magical memories with their family that they will remember for years to come,” said Rowan.
The Gulf on Okaloosa Island
1284 marler ave., fort walton beach | (850) 387-1300 | thegulf.com