Beach Walk Cafe



Located in Destin, Florida at the Henderson Park Inn, on a stretch of private beach connecting Henderson State Park, Beach Walk Café restaurant is known for their outstanding cuisine, personalized service, and unparalleled views. Henderson Beach State Park in Destin offers a mile of unspoiled shoreline to roam, and Beach Walk Café boasts one of the most breathtaking and romantic settings on the Gulf Coast. The Henderson Park Inn, taking the #1 spot in The Southern Living Readers Choice Awards for “Best Beach Destination”, is a nostalgic reflection of Southern charm for adults only, while Beach Walk Café is open to the public nightly.

Dining inside or outside on the Gulf front patio at Beach Walk Café is available, along with a “Toes In The Sand” dinner service. The Beach Walk Café in Destin is impressive, and the restaurant was recently inducted into Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award Hall of Fame. Executive Chef Joe Marlow is at the helm of the award winning fine dining restaurant, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients and highlighting grass fed steaks and local Gulf Seafood. Marlow says, “I love having the freedom to create what I want to in the kitchen! I want each guest to have a dining experience as memorable as our view.” Customers are raving about the jumbo lump crab cakes topped with arugula, and served with two corn and scallion pancakes, and the unique venison that is pan seared before being roasted in the oven and served with a sweet potato gratin.

There are specials each evening at Beach Walk Café in Destin, one designed around the fresh catch of the day and the other around a protein such as venison, pork or beef. Make sure to leave room for one of the many decadent desserts offered too, and when your meal is complete, you will know that you made the right decision on where to dine, or if lucky enough, where to stay for the weekend!

Chef Bio - Beach Walk Café

Chef Joe Marlow - Beach Walk Café at Henderson Park Inn

Beach Walk Café at Henderson Park Inn located in Destin, Florida, came to life recently with the appointment of the new Executive Chef, Joe Marlow, who continues to take Beach Walk Café to new heights. Known as the Panhandles most romantic restaurant, Beach Walk Café is Destin’s only true fine dining waterfront restaurant. Marlow’s incorporation of his own unique cooking style and techniques resuscitated this Emerald Coast premiere restaurant space, where he brings his skills and Southern flair to the forefront with his food interpretations for patrons to savor. Using the Gulf of Mexico as the backdrop for his inspiration at Beach Walk Café, Marlow has managed to create an enticing and exciting menu that changes frequently based on local and seasonal ingredients.

With a history in Food & Beverage Service, graduating with a degree from the University of Central Florida, and as the Executive Chef of the former (South Walton) Crush restaurant, Marlow cooks six nights a week and is also proud of the incredible wine selection and craft spirits offered at Beach Walk Café in Destin. His enthusiasm is evident by his food presentations and Marlow has trained his highly skilled staff to be knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, often a rarity these days. Chef Marlow strives to create a memorable dining experience as memorable as the unparalleled views at Beach Walk Café.