Fresh From Chef John’s Kitchen


The Dinner Table is one of Destin’s up and coming premier “casual evening dining” restaurants. Chef John Zemanick and Bridget Carnley, owner of The Breakfast Table (which transforms into The Dinner Table Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings) have joined together to bring its local residents and frequent Destin visitors a very casual, relaxed and delicious evening dining experience. Chef John’s experiences with fresh, locally caught seafood or a beautiful filet are exceptional. As one guest writes”…the filet tastes as good as what you’d get at Flemings or Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses”. Chef John’s three years employment at Stinky’s on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, his two years at Mulholland’s Bistro and previous years at numerous restaurants have offered him opportunities to experiment and create amazing entrees, sauces and sides for The Dinner Table’s menu.


Bridget had a dream for nine years to open a small breakfast and lunch restaurant with a Destin Harbor feel. She has been a resident since 1973 and the Destin Harbor has been a big part of her family’s life. In May 2014 her dream became a reality. Trying to express her fondness of the Destin Harbor she hopes you will find the “harbor rustic” theme interesting and fun. She thinks of The Breakfast Table and The Dinner Table as local “go to places” but she and her staff love their visitors, so please join them where TWO GREAT RESTAURANTS MEET IN ONE LOCATION at 385 Highway 98. Live music is played on Friday nights and Happy Hour from 5:00-6:30 offers ½ price appetizers and special prices on wine and beer.


So, if you live here or are on vacation in Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A or Niceville areas, drop in and eat with us (look for the bright yellow jeep in the parking lot) . Bridget believes your expectations will be met and you will be surprised at the atmosphere, the food and service.


The Breakfast Table doesn’t take reservation but you can make reservations for The Dinner Table at 850-460-7322. Find both restaurants on Facebook or go to their websites or for location and menus.


Our Nightly Specials

  • Steaks

    The Best Beef Money Can Buy! Our center cuts of Premium Black Angus Steaks along with our aging process make up our mouth watering entree's.

    Catch of the Night

    We always have a Fresh Catch of the Night prepared by the Best Chef on the Emerald Coast, absolutely Mouth Watering.

    Soups and Salads

    Looking for a light dinner, try our one of our Incredible soup and salad combos, you will definitely be happy you did.