The Other End – Destin

We get pretty excited when new restaurants open in Destin. The Other End was new (2016) and I heard awesome things about their burgers. We have a few days of wiggle room with our Destin food run-down so…off we went. I believe Day 2 in.

Parking is TEENY. Better be good at maneuvering – we had a Suburban and it was a tight fit! Upon first glance, I can tell why it’s a popular evening hangout. Garden lights, great view – those are fantastic things…but pretty useless when it’s 90 degrees in direct sunlight and metal chairs. 😉

We managed to find one table with a baby umbrella and waited…and waited…and waited. I’m not the most patient person, I’ll give you that but, in humid hell? I’m ready to throttle.

I wish I could say our service got better/faster but it was pretty much snail pace the whole time. We were 1 of 3 tables.

Hot weather = I need wine. Oh, who am I kidding…I always need the wine.

Wine

Just like the umbrella, it was a baby wine. Where’s the rest of it?

My son was excited about his coke bottle. Easy to please there.

Coke bottle

My teen boy loves his soft pretzel appetizers – so…

Pretzel

He loved the pretzel. Hated that beer cheese stuff on the side. Looks like no beer cheese that I’ve ever seen. Gotta go with the boy on this one – gross.

After much back and forth – the menu IS pretty small, the husband decided on the Duck Grinder

Steak Sandwich

And, more of that crappy beer cheese/sauce stuff just smothered all over it. Bleh.

My son got a cheeseburger (of course) and he loved it.

Cheeseburger

Me? My go to – fish tacos!

Fish tacos

They looked like a good idea in theory but…they just weren’t doing it for me.

The ONE amazing item in this whole dining experience? Some of the BEST french fries that I’ve ever had in my entire life!

Fries

Because they fry them in duck fat – score!

Our bad service (I will say that the cooking staff was KILLING it in the hot truck! They deserve some major kudos) combined with the mediocre food knocked the Other End off of our “gotta go again” list. But, I can certainly understand why it draws a night crowd. Beer and fries are a win.

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