A longtime tourist favorite, Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill is a 16,000-square-foot waterfront restaurant with two dining rooms, a dinner theater (including a magic show two days a week), a sports bar, an arcade, a gift shop, and a marina.
The menu is extensive, with items like fried pickles, fried alligator bites, seafood platters, burgers and more. The kids’ menu (printed on an activity sheet) also is large, with items like burgers, pizza, mac and cheese, fried seafood, kiddie cocktails and more.
This restaurant is known for having its own live baby alligators. However, for more alligator entertainment, head to the restaurant’s Destin location, which hosts alligator shows, has an educational alligator exhibit, and offers visitors the opportunity to feed alligators or have a photo taken of them holding a baby alligator (for a fee).
Please note these are tourist-intensive restaurants, so wait times can be very long. To avoid excessive wait times, arrive before traditional dinner times (i.e. before 5 p.m.), particularly on weekend nights.
Spring/Summer: Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fall/Winter: Open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.