Lulu’s, in Destin, is owned and operated by Lulu Buffet, sister of the famous Jimmy Buffet. The original Lulu’s Sunset Grill was located at Weeks Bay, Alabama for five years from 1998 until 2003, when the state of Alabama decided not to renew her lease there. Lulu decided to move the entire operation to Gulf Shores on a barge! She opened the doors to the new place there at Homeport Marina on Fat Tuesday in 2004.
Our group of almost 30 bloggers visited Lulu’s Destin for lunch on Saturday, September 12. The menu at Lulu’s Destin is wonderful, filled with delicious appetizers, salads, sandwiches, seafood, and the famous Cheeseburgers In Paradise. There truly is something for everyone, even if you are gluten free, have allergies to shellfish, seafood, soy, dairy or eggs.
The girls at our table decided to order some Fried Crab Claws and some Fried Green Tomatoes for starters. Both of these, while not gluten free, tasted soooo good! Yes, I did. My entree was a Half and Half platter of Fried Shrimp and Fried Oysters. The seafood was cooked to perfection! The breading was light and fluffy, and it did not overwhelm the shrimp. And oh! my goodness, it tasted like heaven! There were hushpuppies, fries, and slaw to round out the meal.
I was a really good girl, and had half sweet iced tea for my drink, but if I had chosen to go for an adult beverage, the Cruzan Infusion Bucket, which is a 32 oz rum drink, would have quenched my thirst all day!
Lulu’s Destin is a family restaurant. There is live music every night, and a playground with sand and picnic tables out back. Next time you’re in Destin, make it a point to go there. You will not be disappointed.
Located at 4607 Legendary Marina Drive, Destin, Florida, US. (850) 710-LULU (5858)
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