Top 10 Places To Eat Breakfast In Destin, Florida

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Located in the Florida Panhandle, Destin offers everything one could wish for in a beach destination. This gorgeous Emerald Coast city’s landscapes include shimmering blue ocean, white sandy beaches, lush green golf courses as well as dense woodlands. The city is also a prime spot for fishing enthusiasts. It is not surprising that with all these attractions, Destin has naturally remained a top tourist destination in Florida. If as a visitor you are looking for great places for breakfasts, then we can help. Read this list of top places to eat breakfast in Destin, Florida to find out the best spots where you can feast on scrumptious classic American and European breakfast dishes.

1. The Pancakery

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Posted by The Pancakery of Destin, FL on Friday, 21 February 2020

While an astonishing range of pancakes is a given in this popular breakfast place’s menu, it also offers scrumptious omelettes, waffles and sandwiches. The Pancakery is located close to the beach and offers two separate menus, one for breakfast and one for lunch. The breakfast menu has a range of its signature pancakes in addition to omelettes, burritos and toasts, while the lunch menu has salads, soups, sandwiches and convenient combo meals. Be sure to try their Destinite as well as their bloody Mary and mimosa. The ambience is casual and welcoming, with outdoor seating available, season permitting.

The Pancakery

Address: 960 Highway 98 East, Ste #104, Destin, FL

Website: The Pancakery

Opening hours: 7am - 2pm (daily)

2. Crackings

Rise and Shine!! Come let our Gooey Sweet Roll touch your soul this morning!

Posted by Crackings. - Destin on Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Often called the best breakfast place in Destin, Crackings has a great selection of dishes whether you are looking for breakfast, brunch or lunch. The eatery offers a mix of standard dishes like omelettes and the good old eggs benedict, along with its own creations such as its tiramisu French toast. Service is welcoming and the portions are generous. Must-try dishes in this place include gouda cheese grits, fried green tomatoes, and chocolate milk.


Address: 979 US-98 E, Destin, FL

Website: Crackings

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 7am - 2pm (closed on Mon)

3. The Breakfast Table

Posted by The Breakfast Table Destin on Friday, 15 November 2019

The Breakfast Table is a cheery eatery with a rustic theme that offers a bevvy of classic breakfast items such as pancakes, waffles, chorizos and omelettes. Dishes are said to be made from scratch using fresh ingredients for every order. Their signature dishes include the hashbrown casserole, the steak omelette, as well as the crab omelette.

The Breakfast Table

Address: 385 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL

Website: The Breakfast Table

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 7am - 2pm (closed on Wed)

4. First Watch - Destin

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A branch of a regional chain, First Watch - Destin’s menu is choc-a-bloc with delicious offerings. You can pick from traditional breakfast platters, omelettes, as well as healthy bowls like the AM superfoods bowl. Their menu also features their own inventive dishes like lemon ricotta pancakes, the million-dollar bacon, and chile chorizo omelette. The cafe has a laidback atmosphere with chic decor that feels cosy and welcoming.

First Watch - Destin

Address: 4427 Commons Dr E, Destin, FL

Website: First Watch - Destin

Opening hours: 7am - 2:30pm (daily)

5. Donut Hole Bakery Cafe

Posted by Helen Holmes on Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The iconic Donut Hole Bakery Cafe is the place to go for feather-light doughnuts and a slice of tangy key lime pie. Homely and unpretentious, this local crowd favourite offers a host of baked goodies such as cakes, pastries and pies. The breakfast menu is also large with options such as omelettes and eggs benedict. Expect lines at the counter at all times given its popularity, as well as wait times at its restaurant section.

Donut Hole Bakery Cafe

Address: 635 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL

Website: Donut Hole Bakery Cafe

Opening hours: 6am - 10pm (daily)


Source: Photo by user Mike Mozart used under CC BY 2.0

Surely, an IHOP needs no introduction! This well-known chain offers classic American breakfast options, including their world-famous pancakes, omelettes, biscuits and gravy. There’s, of course, a lot of other options to choose from, including crepes, steakburgers, sandwiches and waffles. The Destin outlet is located close to Miramar Beach, and the service here is fast and friendly. Some options to try at this location are the all-you-can-eat pancake platter and the steak omelette.


Address: 10859 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL

Website: IHOP

Opening hours: 6am - 9pm (daily)

7. Waffle House

Posted by Waffle House on Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Waffle House chain promises a filling breakfast with a menu that offers a range of classic American comfort food that includes waffles, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, sandwiches, and omelettes. There are several branches of Waffle House located in Destin, with many of situated very close the Miramar beach, making it is the perfect place to stop over for a bite before a day at the beach.

Waffle House Destin

Address: 209 Harbor Blvd Destin FL

Website: Waffle House Destin

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

8. Destination Little Donuts & Cups and Cones

Which one do you want?

Posted by Destination Little Donuts & Cups and Cones on Friday, 24 January 2020

The hand-decorated doughnuts at Destination Little Donuts & Cups and Cones are an absolute delight! This charming bakery specialises in fresh doughnuts that are decorated as per your preference in front of you. You pick out one of their base doughnuts, and then, their friendly staff at the counter will top the doughnut with the mix of topping you pick out. Options range from cheesecake, cookie dough, brownies to raspberry! The choice is extensive and these delicious gourmet doughnuts are definitely a great treat for anyone. In addition to doughnuts, the menu offers savoury dishes like kolaches and breakfast sandwiches. The Cups and Cones section of the store offers options such as gelato, milkshakes, floats as well as beverages like coffee.

Destination Little Donuts & Cups and Cones

Address: 4279 Legendary Dr j113, Destin, FL

Website: Destination Little Donuts & Cups and Cones

Opening hours: 8am - 7pm (daily)

9. The Local Market

Doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, and fresh pressed juices - it’s called balance

Posted by The Local Market on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Reflecting its name, The Local Market uses as much as local produce as possible, giving freshness to all their dishes. With a chill and welcoming vibe, The Local Market is a fantastic choice for relaxed breakfasts and lunches. The menu includes an excellent selection of traditional options along with several created with a new twist such as their breakfast bowls. The must-try dishes here include the avocado toast with eggs. breakfast burrito and breakfast tacos. The decor is rustic which adds to its laidback vibe.

The Local Market

Address: 950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL

Website: The Food Market

Opening hours: 7am - 3pm (daily)

10. Another Broken Egg Cafe

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Posted by Another Broken Egg Cafe on Monday, 24 February 2020

The Another Broken Egg Cafe chain offers a delicious range of dishes that make use of fresh local produce. You will find the menu to have extensive options for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The cafe’s offerings include a wide range of traditional options like pancakes, waffles, sandwiches and omelettes, as well as a few specialities like Louisiana crawfish bowl and Broken Egg biscuit sandwich. The menu also includes a wide variety of cocktails including their signature mimosas and Bloody Mary. Some of the unusual options you can try here include lobster & brie omelettes and crab cake benedict.

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Address: 4289 Legendary Dr Suite J118, Destin, FL

Website: Another Broken Egg Cafe

Opening hours: 7am - 2pm (daily)

Start your day with a delicious breakfast

These top places to eat breakfast in Destin, Florida guarantee a filling meal as you get ready for a day of hectic sightseeing. Many of these eateries are local landmarks, so you may find that they are crowded even in the early hours of the morning. Plan for wait times, but you can always head to chain restaurants which may have faster service.

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