Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer

 
Cuisine Type

Innovative American, Seafood

Reservations

Accepted

Payment Methods

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX

Service Type
  • Bar
  • Casually Upscale
  • Catering
  • Child Friendly
  • Sit Down
  • Take Out
Atmosphere
  • Casual
  • Casually Upscale
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
Amenities

T.V.'s, Patio Seating, Bar Seating, Waterside, Dining Room

Attire
  • Upscale Casual
Parking

Parking lot

Menus

Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails, Beer, Wine, Children's, Happy Hour, Brunch at Brotula's

Description

Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is a locally owned and operated, casual, family friendly seafood restaurant on the Destin Harbor. The name Brotula's is derived from the Bearded Brotula or Cusk Eel that is caught right in our local waters at depths of 350 feet. It is one of the best kept secrets among the local fishing community and a delicious tasting fish. Brotula’s specializes in the freshest, locally sourced seafood, produce, and a wide array of steamed and boiled shellfish platters that are integrated into the fun, rustic, yet sophisticated Southern fish house.

The chef Inspired menu incorporates a wide variety of flavors, with a focus on "New Southern" culinary preparations and traditional coastal offerings from around the country. There is a Fish Trax code in place that allows patrons to know by who and when their meal was caught. Land lovers will also have plenty to savor at Brotula's, as they are known for having one of the best burgers in town.

Chef de Cuisine, Tommy LeMasters of Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, began his career in the restaurant business at an early age. Starting out as a dishwasher at the age of nine in his stepfather’s restaurant, LeMasters knew he wanted to be in the family business.

While in high school LeMasters worked under Chef Jim Shirah at Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant honing his skills of preparing local ingredients. After high school, LeMasters began working for Brinker International, Inc., an American multinational hospitality industry company that owns Chili’s and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant chains. During his three years with Chili’s, LeMasters served as his store’s corporate trainer educating staff on the proper systems to ensure a well-run restaurant.

In 2013 LeMasters was presented an opportunity to work under Chef Chris Fortner of Rutherford’s 465, the on-site fine dining restaurant for Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club in Destin. During his time at Rutherford’s, LeMaster’s began to craft his French techniques, and large event catering, along with private high-end functions for club members.

LeMasters began working for Savory Restaurants in 2014 at Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi, Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer's sister restaurant. As Sous Chef for former Executive Chef Tyler McMahan, LeMasters helped facilitate the opening of Jackacuda’s through menu conception and design, kitchen layout and staff training. It was at Jackacuda’s that LeMasters refined his skills and further ignited his passion for Southern coastal cuisine.

In early 2016, Chef LeMasters was brought to Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer as Chef de Cuisine. LeMasters, along with a highly skilled staff serve freshest and tastiest seafood with a southern twist, and the view can't be beat overlooking the Historic Destin Harbor. LeMasters creates a friendly, casual and exciting dining experience, while incorporating fresh and sustainable ingredients into the culture, art, and diversity of the cuisine.