Fort Walton Beach Top Lunch Spots

Fort Walton Beach Top Lunch Spots

Fort Walton Beach is known for a lot, mainly water-related. You can go parasailing in Fort Walton Beach., along with other watersports.  Fort Walton parasailing allows you soar high across the sky, overlooking the city. Jet skiing in Fort Walton Beach is also a great option! Our jet ski rentals in Fort Walton Beach are the best in the city! After your morning adventure parasailing and jet skiing, you are bound to be hungry. Lunchtime is where it is in Fort Walton Beach, with so many options to choose from. These are the top lunch spots that we think you should try out here in Fort Walton Beach.

The Shack

The Shack is the first place in the top lunch spots in Fort Walton Beach. A little bit about this place is they have been around since 1999 and its beach environment comes with a great atmosphere.  When dining at The Shack, make sure you take in the views around you. A fun part of this place is you can arrive by boat or car! Now let’s get into the main reason we are discussing the restaurant: the food. The Shack is known for its award-winning seafood choices, along with a variety of culinary delights that can please even the pickiest eater. Served from 11 am to 3 pm, The Shack’s lunch menu gives you seven great and versatile lunch options.  The Shack has many different lunch options so everyone in your party can find the best meal to eat.

Bucettis Beach Pizza

Next up for lunch spots in Fort Walton Beach, let’s get some pizza at Bucetti’s Beach Pizza.  With its marvelous beach views and delicious pizza, there’s no wonder that this spot is popular with both locals and tourists.  Bucetti’s has several options to choose from, from classics like meat lovers and Margherita, to other options such as Hawaiian or BBQ chicken, you’re bound to find what you want. You can also build your own pizza if none of the menu options satisfy your cravings. Each of the pizzas can be a small or a large just depending on what you are feeling. Pizza and beach views? Check! It doesn’t get better than this.

The Cowhead

Famous for its delicious burgers, The Cowhead in Fort Walton Beach is pretty close to the beach, located on Miracle Strip. The Cowhead starts serving at lunch, and it is recommended that you arrive early. With a huge variety of burgers, some featured items you can get for lunch include the third pound burger, bison, quarter pound, the Juicy Lucy, and the Cali. Each burger is freshly made and never frozen! The Cowhead makes sure to provide everyone with the best service possible, so you’ll be in good hands. They also have chicken options for anyone who does not want a burger for lunch. The options at The Cowhead are endless and will not leave you hungry.

Stewby’s Seafood Shanty

Stewby’s Seafood Shanty is a popular lunch spot with many seafood options, as the name of the restaurant indicates. The restaurant’s name is an ode to the owner’s late father’s restaurant, Sam’s Oyster House. It was known as a small seafood take-out in the late 60s and once the owner passed, the rest of the family took over Sam’s Oyster House until it was sold in 1996.At some point after the sale, Stewby’s Seafood Shanty opened to the public with its new name.  The restaurant is small and lets customers buy fresh, locally caught seafood to enjoy. Every order takes about 7 to 9 minutes to make, helping you get in and out quickly so you can go back to enjoying your beach day. Stewby’s is known for its many fresh seafood options, which pairs well with your beach day. Popular items on the menu, which locals enjoy, include shrimp tacos, the fried oyster sandwich, fried shrimp, and the grilled fish of the day. Besides seafood, the restaurant also serves chicken as another protein option. Stewby’s Seafood Shanty is a place to head over during lunch hours with its fast-paced service, allowing you to make the most out of your beach vacation.

The Gulf on Okaloosa Island

The final place to find lunch is a newer place called The Gulf on Okaloosa Island. This is a prime location to go to lunch for the food and the view. It does not matter where you end up sitting because you will always have a view of the gulf. Popular for its seafood choice, there is really no wrong choice over there, whether that is the appetizers or the chef’s specials. The smoked tuna dip and parmesan truffle fries are popular appetizers to choose from. The lunch options at The Gulf that many locals choose from are the lobster shrimp roll, ahi tuna salad, mahi-mahi tacos, tuna poke bowl, and the grouper sandwich. These options are popular seafood dishes with repeat visitors. Every seafood restaurant provides non-seafood options for people who would rather eat something else. These options for lunch include the gulf burger, chicken sandwich, and the chicken mixed green salad. Here at The Gulf on Okaloosa Island, there is a meal that will satisfy everyone’s lunch needs.

Going to Lunch in Fort Walton Beach

Finding good quality places to eat for lunch can sometimes be a challenge. Thankfully we were able to find some great restaurants that are great for lunch. These places are best when you are in a hurry or want to have a sit-down meal. The options to choose from are endless. Make sure to check out these top lunch spots in Fort Walton Beach!


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