Lulu’s Restaurant Destin

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A video blog series of Nathan Abbott Team’s favorite venues along Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast

Venue Video Blog #1: Lulu’s Restaurant Destin

Nathan Abbott shares one of his favorite spots in Destin – Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s Restaurant Destin.

Lulu’s restaurant is located at the foot of the Mid-Bay Bridge in Destin, next to Legendary Marine (aka: The Whaling Wall). Kids can play in the large outdoor beach area with benches, play ground equipment and toys. While you eat and relax, there is a ton for them to play with and they are in a safe guarded spot. Have some “ME” time while your children think you are awesome.

This family friendly restaurant boast over 20,000 square feet and provides 180 feet of bay front views. The large inside dining area seats about 350 people.  Covered open air outdoor seating provides even more space for diners.

Lulu’s Restaurant Destin also features the Crazy Sista Bay Bar, with a spectacular view of the sunset.  LuLu’s Destin has ample parking and provides a convenient “Gumbo Train” to assist guests to and from the parking lots.

They also host various events throughout the year and have live music nightly.

Lulu’s Restaurant Destin is currently open 7 days a week, from 11 am to 10 pm.

Lulu’s Food

Everything at Lulu’s is made in-house and fresh to order. Some of the most popular food at Lulu’s includes:

  • Crab Claws
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Crazy Sista’s Crab Toast
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Big Ole Salads
  • Fresh Gulf Red Snapper Basket and Sandwich
  • Mahi-Mahi
  • Oysters
  • Shrimp and GritsT

They have a special allergy menu that provides tasty items for six different types of allergies: gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, seafood, shellfish, dairy. Lulu’s also serves a variety of margaritas, domestic and specialty beers, draf beer, Crazy Sista Honey Ale, Wine and specialy drinks.

Lulu’s Food at  Home

Lulu recently published a new cookbook, Lulu’s Kitchen, A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life. With 120 signature recipes from Lulu’s restaurants, this book allows you to taste the Gulf Coast goodness even when you’re back from vacation. Recipes include Southern delights like West Indies Salad, Perfect Fried Shrimp, Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Garlic Cheese Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Heavenly Fried Crab Claws. And there’s a whole chapter on 25 specialty drinks, including “Bama Breeze” and “LuLu’s Painkiller.” There are also some personal stories tucked inside the book, for good reading.

Lulu’s History

Growing up in Mobile Bay with brother Jimmy Buffett, Lucy “Lulu” opened her first restaurant, Lulu’s Sunset Grill, in 1999 in Fairhope, Alabama. After much success due to her fabulous cooking, Lulu’s re-located to Gulf Shores. Lulu’s in Gulf Shores serves approximately 4,000 people a day during the summer! The restaurant also offers a ton of activities and entertainment like the Bama Breeze bar, Sunset Grill, Fountain of Youth splash pad, Mountain of Youth rope course, face painting, hair-wraps, volley ball nets, live music, retail store and a beach area.

Lulu opened Lulu’s in Destin in June of 2015 and was received by locals and visitors with enthusiasm. Lulu’s has become a local hot spot and is sure to be one of the top restaurant/attractions in the area.

Lulu’s Restaurant boats a great Destin location!

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Seaside airstream food trucks

Seaside Airstreams

Airstream Row in Seaside

While food trucks are anything but new, Seaside joins the popular urban trend with classic silver Airstream trailers offering a variety of fare. Illustriously known as “Airstream Row”, the grouping of food trucks are at the center of Seaside directly on Scenic Highway 30-A. Airstream trailers are as much a part of the landscape and style of Seaside as any of the other elements.

When Seaside began development, many of the owners building homes stayed in Airstream trailers (aka land yachts) awaiting completion. Starting out as a necessity for housing, the airstreams are still a staple of Seaside and the 30A restaurant community today. Right when you enter Seaside, you will surely notice the line of charming airstreams that now encompass independent food vendors featuring anything from ice cream to organic juices or the perfect grilled cheese.

While Seaside’s “Airstream Row” is catchy, fun and cool to visit for the novelty alone – obviously THE most important thing about the trailer is the food! And that is what locals and tourists alike will remember and go back for time and time again. The Airstream restaurants in Seaside are unique in style and cuisine making them stand out among the other more traditional dining establishments. There are great benefits to owning and operating an Airstream trailer food truck. Chefs can have more creative control and often inventory maintenance managing a food truck. They are entrepreneurial, nimble, and flexible – changing menus on the fly!

“Airstream Row” includes:

  • Frost Bites – Hawaiian shaved ice, homemade frozen custard, fresh squeezed lemonade and cold drinks.
  • Barefoot BBQ -Specializing in beachside BBQ in retro, tiki-style atmosphere. Meat is hormone, steroid & antibiotic-free.
  • The Meltdown on 30A – Everyone loves a traditional grill cheese sandwich! Now you can also try specialty. Serving traditional and specialty grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Wild Bill’s Beach Dogs – Best hot dogs on the beach! No antibiotics, hormones, nitrates, filler or junk.
  • Raw & Juicy – Organic juices & smoothies, raw food and homemade organic snacks like specialty granola, macaroons, kale chips and more.

Be sure to stop by and checkout the airstreams everyone if raving about! 

Raw JuicyHere is photo of Amanda Abbott enjoying her delicious Raw & Juicy fresh juice on a lovely summer day in Seaside.

If you are looking to purchase real estate in the 30A area, please contact the Nathan Abbott Team.

nathan-abbott-realtorNathan Abbott
ResortQuest Real Estate | Broker Associate, Realtor®
Nathan Abbott Team | CEO


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