Chester’s Guidebook

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Chester’s Guidebook

Food scene

Nick's has been a family owned tradition in the area for three generations. Enjoy fresh seafood, locally caught blue crabs, oysters and more in a traditional Florida Fish House setting on beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay.
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Nick's Seafood Restaurant
7585 FL-20
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Nick's has been a family owned tradition in the area for three generations. Enjoy fresh seafood, locally caught blue crabs, oysters and more in a traditional Florida Fish House setting on beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay.
This "Hole In The Wall" is a local's favorite offering breakfast, lunch and dinner nightly. They are highly recommended for their breakfasts, burgers and seafood.
Freeport Cafe
39 Florida 20
This "Hole In The Wall" is a local's favorite offering breakfast, lunch and dinner nightly. They are highly recommended for their breakfasts, burgers and seafood.
Loved by locals and visitors alike, this is a traditional Southern restaurant that serves great breakfasts and amazing lunches.
Sweet Southern Comfort
172 Florida 20
Loved by locals and visitors alike, this is a traditional Southern restaurant that serves great breakfasts and amazing lunches.
Fudpucker's has been an icon in the local restaurant scene for over 40 years. Located in Destin, Fud's offers Great Food, Family Entertainment and a Fudnominal Gift Shop featuring the World Famous Fudpucker T-Shirts. Enjoy incredible seafood, burgers and pasta. Fudpucker's Gator Beach (located on the premises) is an amazing attraction featuring over 100 LIVE Alligators. Fud's is FUN for the entire family and a must see in Destin.
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Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
20001 Emerald Coast Parkway
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Fudpucker's has been an icon in the local restaurant scene for over 40 years. Located in Destin, Fud's offers Great Food, Family Entertainment and a Fudnominal Gift Shop featuring the World Famous Fudpucker T-Shirts. Enjoy incredible seafood, burgers and pasta. Fudpucker's Gator Beach (located on the premises) is an amazing attraction featuring over 100 LIVE Alligators. Fud's is FUN for the entire family and a must see in Destin.
The Bay is a great waterfront restaurant and bar located on Choctawhatchee Bay right at the base of the 331 bridge. Accessible by shallow water boats and jet ski's you will find trendy food and libations.
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The Bay
U.S. 331
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The Bay is a great waterfront restaurant and bar located on Choctawhatchee Bay right at the base of the 331 bridge. Accessible by shallow water boats and jet ski's you will find trendy food and libations.
Stinky's is one of my favorite places to eat in South Walton County. It has a fun and funky vibe and an excellent menu featuring fresh local seafood and specialties from the coastal areas of Louisiana. I always look forward to their Daily Chef's Selections.
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Stinky's Fish Camp
5960 W County Hwy 30A
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Stinky's is one of my favorite places to eat in South Walton County. It has a fun and funky vibe and an excellent menu featuring fresh local seafood and specialties from the coastal areas of Louisiana. I always look forward to their Daily Chef's Selections.

City/town information

Seaside is one of the most popular towns along in South Walton County. Acclaimed for it's eclectic urban design it is a great place to take a day trip. Enjoy shopping, unique eateries and more.
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Seaside
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Seaside is one of the most popular towns along in South Walton County. Acclaimed for it's eclectic urban design it is a great place to take a day trip. Enjoy shopping, unique eateries and more.
Grayton Beach has been voted "Best Beach in America" numerous times. It is an eclectic town nestled on the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico that has withstood the test of time. You will find historic homes and great dining and shopping venues.
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Grayton Beach
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Grayton Beach has been voted "Best Beach in America" numerous times. It is an eclectic town nestled on the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico that has withstood the test of time. You will find historic homes and great dining and shopping venues.
Rosemary Beach is a great place to spend the day shopping and strolling through the many upscale and quirky stores you will find in the town center. Rosemary also hosts weekly craft shows during the Spring and Summer.
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Rosemary Beach
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Rosemary Beach is a great place to spend the day shopping and strolling through the many upscale and quirky stores you will find in the town center. Rosemary also hosts weekly craft shows during the Spring and Summer.
Defuniak Springs is located just north of Freeport and is a great little Southern town. Srtolling around the downtown area you will find historic buildings, plenty of shops and an almost perfectly round spring fed lake that is a scientific wonder.
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DeFuniak Springs
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Defuniak Springs is located just north of Freeport and is a great little Southern town. Srtolling around the downtown area you will find historic buildings, plenty of shops and an almost perfectly round spring fed lake that is a scientific wonder.
Destin has been described as the Jewel of the Emerald Coast. It is the place to visit in Northwest Florida and is famous for it's incredible beaches, incredible dining and entertainment venues and as the home of Florida's largest Charter Fishing Fleet.
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Destin
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Destin has been described as the Jewel of the Emerald Coast. It is the place to visit in Northwest Florida and is famous for it's incredible beaches, incredible dining and entertainment venues and as the home of Florida's largest Charter Fishing Fleet.

Sightseeing

Grayton Beach State Park is a "GEM" fronting the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Get there early as parking is limited.
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Grayton Beach State Park
357 Main Park Road
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Grayton Beach State Park is a "GEM" fronting the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Get there early as parking is limited.
Destin Harbor is home to the "World's Luckiest Fishing Fleet" and has more charter boats than any other place in Florida. Charter a boat for a day of fishing or rent a pontoon boat for a trip to Crab Island and beyond.
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Destin Harbor
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Destin Harbor is home to the "World's Luckiest Fishing Fleet" and has more charter boats than any other place in Florida. Charter a boat for a day of fishing or rent a pontoon boat for a trip to Crab Island and beyond.
Gator Beach is located at the World Famous Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill in Destin, Florida. It is home to over 100 LIVE Alligators and interactive Gator Shows are offered throughout the Spring and Summer Months. Check out the Reptile Museum and get your photo taken holding a LIVE alligator. For an "up close and personal" tour book a Gator Experience. You will learn everything there is to know about these amazing creatures while helping us open the park.
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Gator Beach
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Gator Beach is located at the World Famous Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill in Destin, Florida. It is home to over 100 LIVE Alligators and interactive Gator Shows are offered throughout the Spring and Summer Months. Check out the Reptile Museum and get your photo taken holding a LIVE alligator. For an "up close and personal" tour book a Gator Experience. You will learn everything there is to know about these amazing creatures while helping us open the park.
Alaqua Bayou is right at your back door. It is a great area to fish for Redfish and Speckled Trout. Bass and Bluegill can also be caught in the fresh water just up the creeks that flow into the bayou. For the boating enthusiast Alaqua Bayou has a boat ramp (5 minutes from the property). The Bayou offers excellent access to Choctawhatchee Bay.
Alaqua Bayou
Alaqua Bayou is right at your back door. It is a great area to fish for Redfish and Speckled Trout. Bass and Bluegill can also be caught in the fresh water just up the creeks that flow into the bayou. For the boating enthusiast Alaqua Bayou has a boat ramp (5 minutes from the property). The Bayou offers excellent access to Choctawhatchee Bay.
Henderson Beach State Park is located in the heart of Destin and offers over a mile of white sand beach as well as lots of facilities to make your visit al the more special.
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Henderson Beach State Park
17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
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Henderson Beach State Park is located in the heart of Destin and offers over a mile of white sand beach as well as lots of facilities to make your visit al the more special.

Entertainment

Stinky's Bait Shack is a great place to buy bait and tackle, but at night it turns into one of the area's Premiere Entertainment Venues. Check out Tim Jackson's Story Teller's Tour every Wednesday and Thursday most times of the year. Check for who will be entertaining you and for specific performance times.
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Stinky's Bait Shack
5994 W County Hwy 30A
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Stinky's Bait Shack is a great place to buy bait and tackle, but at night it turns into one of the area's Premiere Entertainment Venues. Check out Tim Jackson's Story Teller's Tour every Wednesday and Thursday most times of the year. Check for who will be entertaining you and for specific performance times.
Fat Daddy's is the BEST Arcade on the Emerald Coast and is located right next to the World Famous Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill on Highway 98 across from Henderson Beach State Park.
Fat Daddy's Arcade
20009 Emerald Coast Parkway
Fat Daddy's is the BEST Arcade on the Emerald Coast and is located right next to the World Famous Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill on Highway 98 across from Henderson Beach State Park.
Entertainment at Fdpucker's means fun for all ages. During the Spring, Summer and Fall Seasons enjoy "The Fudnominal's" - an interactive Dance Team that will get your kids moving and grooving. Fud's also offers Live Music during these times of the year featuring some of the very best local musicians. Of course, there is Gator Beach where you can see over 100 LIVE Alligators and even feed them and have a photo taken holding one. The Fudpucker Trading Company is also a must see featuring World Famous Fudpucker T-Shirts and a variety of eclectic gifts from around the world.
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Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
20001 Emerald Coast Parkway
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Entertainment at Fdpucker's means fun for all ages. During the Spring, Summer and Fall Seasons enjoy "The Fudnominal's" - an interactive Dance Team that will get your kids moving and grooving. Fud's also offers Live Music during these times of the year featuring some of the very best local musicians. Of course, there is Gator Beach where you can see over 100 LIVE Alligators and even feed them and have a photo taken holding one. The Fudpucker Trading Company is also a must see featuring World Famous Fudpucker T-Shirts and a variety of eclectic gifts from around the world.

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Samgöngur

Having a car is essential to getting around in the area.

Take an easy drive to the world famous beaches of South Walton County or enjoy shopping in one of the eclectic towns on CR 30-A. You can also explore Historic Defuniak Springs just 30 minutes north of Freeport on Highway 331. Destin is of course a must visit for it's Fishing Fleet, Shopping and Dining. Destin is also a short 30 minute drive along the North shore of Choctawhatchee Bay and across the Mid-Bay Bridge.
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Visit South Walton County and Destin - they are a must see.

Check out the eclectic and upscale towns that front the Gulf of Mexico in South Walton County. There is everything from great beaches to shopping and exceptional dining. For a treat head over to Destin and visit the World Famous Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill. Enjoy a great meal, hold a LIVE alligator and shop til you drop at the Fudpucker Trading Company - home of the World Famous Fudpucker T-Shirts. While in Destin stroll the docks that are home to the largest sport fishing fleet in Florida.
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Shop at the Premier "Silver Sands Outlet" near Sandestin.

Bargains Galore can be found at the hundred or more high end outlet stores at Silver Sand's.
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Sun Screen is a must for all beach goers.

You will definitely want to pack some sunscreen for your visit to Florida - especially if you are planning to spend time on the beach or out on the water.
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Southern Hospitality is the norm.

Visiting Freeport and the surrounding area takes you back to a time of civility where you are greeted by smiling and helpful people.