• Fudpucker's - Destin, Florida

      Photo by Kimberly Goza
      Not to be confused with the franchise Fuddruckers, Fudpucker's is an independent restaurant that has been a fixture in western Florida since 1982. The menu includes such suitably regional cuisine as gator gumbo and coconut shrimp, which you can wash down with some tempting tropical cocktails. But besides the food and beverage, another reason to visit is Gator Beach, the exhibit on the lower floor of the restaurant, where you can see and learn about alligators including a rare albino gator. You can even feed and have your photo taken with the gators.

      If you go:
      Open for lunch and dinner, with a peak season closing time described as 'real late'. Vegetarian items available by request. Admission to Gator Beach is free. A second Fudpucker's location has been added at 1318 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach.


      20001 Emerald Coast Parkway
      Destin, Florida 32541 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Fudpuckers Destin
      +1 (850) 654-4200