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Fish On - Best New Seafood Restaurant In Destin, Florida

As one of the longest-operating Destin vacation rental companies, our local team prides itself on knowing the best restaurants in the Destin area, and we were excited to learn of the recent opening of Fish On Seafood Restaurant. Here are the top reasons to love this new Destin eatery:

Chef Giovanni.  Executive Chef Giovanni Filippone was a competitor on season 17 Hell’s Kitchen featuring Gordon Ramsay where the Italian chef from France made a name for himself with a strong sense of style and humor. Giovanni's culinary aptitude and enthusiasm for detail led to an extraordinary culinary journey in Destin where he’s worked at top-notch restaurants such as Marina Café, Beachwalk Cafe, Destin Chops, and Vue on 30A. In 2019, he stepped up to the plate as executive chef and managing partner at the celebrated Mama Clemenza’s European Breakfast. Fish On is his newest culinary masterpiece where he prepares his signature seafood recipes that made him famous. 

Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. Need we say more? With access to some of the best local fishermen and fish markets in town, Chef Gio and his team work closely with these fishermen to ensure that they always have the freshest catches of the day. From fresh fish to fresh shrimp to fresh tuna, fresh seafood and innovative cooking techniques is their specialty.

Fast. The counter service model allows Chef Gio and his team to prepare and serve meals fast. Their goal is for guests to order, sit down, enjoy a laugh, and have the meal out in 12 minutes or less!

Affordable. Often fresh comes with a high price tag. Chef Gio has worked hard to get the best seafood at the best price, creating affordable seafood dishes that showcase the incredible flavors found on the Gulf Coast.

Their goal: “We strive to provide an unforgettable dining experience through a combination of quality ingredients, innovative cooking techniques, and attentive service. Whether you’re looking for something classic like fried shrimp, Pepper Crusted Tuna or a Grouper Sandwich made with locally caught fish, our carefully crafted seafood menu has something for everyone.”

We hope it’s clear why we’re fans. Fish On restaurant is located at 791 Harbor Blvd, in the heart of Destin, Florida. Learn more online at

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Published on Friday, December 8, 2023