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As we approach the end of the “traditional” Summer season I would like to thank the thousands of customers who chose to make Fudpucker’s a part of their vacation experience this year. Because of you spending time with us here in Destin you have made it possible for us to continue operations and provide work for the two hundred and fifty amazing people that make up our staff.

We also want to thank you for being so understanding during the Covid Crisis – the vast majority of you were patient and very complimentary of the service we provided. In fact, in reviewing our ratings this summer it is heartwarming to note that we have the best rankings in our history.

While some of this goes to your graciousness, I also contribute the great ratings to the intense training we conducted during the slow-down in the Spring and the dedication of our core staff – everyone from our incredible kitchen employees to our servers, bartenders and retail staff. Despite being under-staffed and overworked they truly stepped up this Summer.

Moving into the Fall we expect that business will be stronger than in years past because of the number of students that will be participating in online classrooms and home schooling. This will allow many of you the flexibility to visit Destin and Fudpucker’s in the off-season. Vacation rental rates in the area will be lower and honestly, the months of September and October in particular are my favorite time of the year along the coast. The water is still warm, humidity is lower and temperatures make participating in outdoor activities a true pleasure. FYI – it is when I do most of my fishing.

In the Fall Fudpucker’s will continue to offer you and your family the best food, drink, entertainment available at fair prices. The waiting lines will be all but gone and invite you to spend some time with us.

Of course, Fudpucker’s Gator Beach, “The World’s Greatest Alligator Park” is one of Destin’s premier entertainment attractions and our new Alligator Discovery Zone is here for your enjoyment and education. Come feed the Gators and get your picture taken holding one.

You will also find a totally renovated Shopping Venue – the Fudpucker Trading Company has new floors and all new displays as well as a whole bunch of brand new T-Shirts and Merchandise for you to check out.

Our food menu have taken a twist to the South over the Summer and you will find offerings like Chicken & Waffles, Southern Fried Gator and Shrimp and Grits alongside our incredible seafood and sandwich offerings. I highly suggest you try our NEW Mac & Cheesy Bacon Jam Burger. Oh My!

The bottom line is that we would love for you to visit us when you come to Destin this Fall. Our beaches are open and all vacation rental options are now available. So, plan your getaway and let’s have some FUN!

See you soon,

Father Fud