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Crawfish Boil Kick-off Party

Friday, February 16th starting at 5 p.m.

Mark your calendars for our official kickoff for the Sandestin Gumbo Festival from 5-7pm at Hammerhead’s Bar and Grill. $15 per plate at the door.

 

THE MAIN EVENT

Saturday, February 17th starting at 12 p.m.

This winter festival favorite is back for the 28th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival.  Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner! Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best.” Gulf Coast restaurants will be featured along with live music and children’s activities.  

EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Rates Starting at Just $89 Per Night*

Use code: GUMBO
Book now or call 800.622.1038.

*Code: GUMBO. Rates and package valid for event weekend only. Package includes admission to Saturday’s main event. Based on availability and valid for select accommodations throughout the resort. Restrictions may apply. Not valid on existing reservations or combined with ant other discounts or offers. $89 rate does not include taxes, fees or discounted Gumbo ticket price of $15 per person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants&Winners

Interested in Participating?

Our registration for the 2018 Sandestin Gumbo Festival will be available soon!

2017 Participating Restaurants

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2017 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place: Crab Island Cantina
2nd Place: Dewey Destin’s
3rd Place: Marina Bar and Grill

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Harry T’s
2nd Place – TIE Marina Bar and Grill & Bubba Gump’s
4th Place – Village Door

BEST 1-5 YEARS
1st Place: Dewey Destin’s
2nd Place: O’Quigley’s
3rd Place: Crab Island Cantina
4th Place: Brotula’s
Honorable Mention TIE: Tailfins & Dockside

BEST NON RESTAURANT
1st Place – Elevated

BEST DISPLAY
Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar

BEST NEW PARTICIPANT
Brotula’s

COMMUNITY BROADCASTER’s $1,000 ADVERTISING COMPETITION
Bud & Alley’s

2016 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place – The Village Door
2nd Place – TIE: Harry T’s & Marina Bar and Grill

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Harry T’s
2nd Place – Marina Bar and Grill
3rd Place – Buster’s Bar and Grill

BEST 1-5 YEARS
1st Place – Tailfin’s
2nd Place – O’Quigley’s
3rd Place – Captn. Dave’s on the Gulf
4th Place – Bubba Gump
Honorable Mention – Dockside Cafe

BEST NON RESTAURANT
1st Place – GPL Landscaping
2nd Place – Bud & Alley’s Catering

BEST DISPLAY
1st Place – Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar
1st Place – Sunset Bay Cafe

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Sunset Bay Cafe

 

2015 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place – Baytowne Floating Society
2nd Place – Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar
3rd Place – Harry T’s

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Harry T’s
2nd Place – Bubba Gump’s & Pompano Joes
3rd Place – Buster’s Bar and Grill

5 Years and Under
1st Place – Marina Bar and Grill
2nd Place – Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar
3rd Place – Crab Island Cantina
4th Place – Cabana Cafe

First Year
1st Place – Dewey Destin
2nd Place – Local Catch
3rd Place – Wine World
4th Place – Carlito’s Seasoning

BEST DISPLAY
1st Place – Dockside Cafe and Oyster Bar

2014 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place – Baytowne Floating Society
2nd Place – Tops’l
3rd Place – Crab Island Cantina

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Pompano Joe’s
2nd Place – Harry T’s
3rd Place – Watercolor Inn & Resort

5 Years and Under
1st Place – Sago
2nd Place – Baytowne Floating Society
3rd Place – Marlin Grill

First Year
1st Place – Crab Island Cantina
2nd Place – O’Quigley’s Seafood Steamer

BEST DISPLAY
1st Place – Baytowne Floating Society

 

2013 Winners

People’s choice
1st Place – Pompano Joe’s
2nd Place – The Soundside
3rd Place – Baytowne Floating Society

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Pompano Joe’s
2nd Place – 98 Bar-B-Que
3rd Place – Tops’l

5 Years and Under
1st Place – Marina Bar & Grill
2nd Place – Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
3rd Place – The Soundside

First Year
1st Place – Baytowne Floating Society
2nd Place – 790 on the Gulf

BEST DISPLAY
1st Place – Marina Bar & Grill
1st Place – Buster’s Bar & Grill

2012 Winners

Veteran’s Award
1st Place – Pompano Joe’s
2nd Place – Buster’s Bar & Grill
3rd Place – Harry T’s

5 Years and Under
1st Place – Tops’l
2nd Place – Graffitti
3rd Place – Sago

Restaurant award
1st Place – Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
2nd Place – YP @ The Beach
3rd Place – Beach Club

People’s choice
1st Place – Pompano Joe’s

BEST DISPLAY
1st Place – Dockside Cafe

 

2011 Winners

Restaurant award
1st Place – 98 Bar-B-Que
2nd Place – Pompano Joe’s

BUSINESS AWARD
1st Place – Tops’l

People’s Choice
1st Place – 98 Bar-B-Que

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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