Fort Walton Beach Restaurants Perfect for Your Labor Day Vacation

With Labor Day coming up quickly, make sure to reserve your stay in Fort Walton Beach soon. To view our vacation rentals in Fort Walton Beach, click here. If you’re someone who looks for local restaurants on vacation, then Fort Walton Beach is the place for you! With options for fine dining, casual, and everything in between, these Fort Walton Beach restaurants are for you! Continue reading and take a look at our favorites below!

Fort Walton Beach Restaurants
Fort Walton Beach Restaurants


Taste Tapas & Wine Bar says “life is always better when you ship, share, and taste,” and we have to agree! They have a diverse menu featuring hot and cold tapas (“cold plates”), charcuterie boards, brunch, happy hour, and more! They even have an outdoor courtyard providing the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Happy Hour is available Tuesday-Sunday from 3-6 pm. They have half-priced glasses of wine, $1 off draft beers, and $1 off craft cocktails.  Taste in Fort Walton Beach is a must-try restaurant!

Soi Bistro

Soi Bistro is for the guests craving Asian cuisine but looking for a healthier alternative. Their menu consists of a mix of innovative and traditional Asian dishes. They also have the largest selection of sake in the area. If you have a member of your party who is looking for sushi, Soi Bistro also offers an assortment of fresh sushi rolls. Check out this restaurant in Fort Walton Beach during Labor Day weekend.

Burrito Del Sol

Ask any local what their favorite fresh Mexican restaurant is in Fort Walton Beach, and they will say, Burrito Del Sol. They have gotten so popular that they opened a new location in Destin. This restaurant is 100% family-owned and operated. All dishes are prepared in one of four ways: Baja, Chipotle, BBQ and Southwest. Enjoy these four cuisines as a burrito, taco, taco salad, quesadilla, or nachos. Add any meat you like and don’t forget to ask for a side of their hot sauce, it is delicious!

The Gulf

Tucked away in a beautiful Bayfront location, The Gulf on Okaloosa Island is a must-see if you are staying in a Fort Walton Beach condo rental! There is no other atmosphere in Fort Walton Beach quite like this one. With an open seating area, event space, and emphasis on local ingredients, The Gulf is sure to be your new favorite restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. You won’t want to miss their brunch on Sundays from 11 am until 2 pm.

Magnolia Grill

Spend one night during your Labor Day stay enjoying fine dining in Fort Walton Beach. When it comes to fine dining, Magnolia Grill does not disappoint. This restaurant is known as “the museum that serves food” because it was built in 1910 and is equal parts museum and restaurant. It is the epitome of old-time Fort Walton Beach with local paraphernalia around every corner. You will find a diverse menu including classic southern food, Italian items, and steak and seafood. You are going to want to join Magnolia Grill and its rich history for a meal next time you visit Fort Walton Beach.

For more of our favorite restaurants in Fort Walton Beach, visit our Gulf Coast Guide!