Bass Pro Shops To Open Acclaimed Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl Restaurant In Destin, Florida

Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl
Bass Pro Shops To Open Acclaimed Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl Restaurant In Destin, Florida
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Destin, Florida –-( Bass Pro Shops World Wide Sportsman in Destin Commons, has been selected by the company as the first Florida store location to debut the famous Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill.

This unique dining concept, which offers casual dining and 16 lanes of bowling, is a key component of the Destin Common’s 100,000-square-foot expansion.

The new, 20,000-square-foot restaurant will be located on the south end of the expansion near the corner of US Highway 98 and Danny Wuerffel Way (Mid-Bay Bridge Road). Construction is scheduled to begin later this month with completion expected in mid-2014.

Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill features a truly unique atmosphere and design geared for family fun and dining. Casual family dining will be available in the Grill which is capable of seating 90 in the main dining room and has additional seating for 48 in a separate area. Customers can select from a menu featuring a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers. A private room can host up to 36 and is the perfect spot for a private lunch or dinner, seminar or even a fun birthday party.

An island-theme bar area, which has seating for 20, offers visitors the experience of feeling like they are underwater exploring the skeletal remains of a sunken ship. Above, visitors can see the battered, barnacle and coral-encrusted wooden hull, an old rusted iron chain and the iron rail around the bow. A host of exotic fish ‘swim’ in and around the wreck while Dorado and sharks, suspended from the ceiling, appear to swim overhead.

The bar features a center island with a record size 1,200-pound blue fin tuna and a 250-pound yellow fin tuna that were caught by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris and his son John Paul. The bar area is elevated to provide views of the bowling action while serving up your favorite refreshments.

Visitors will approach a wooden ship-like desk to obtain shoes and a lane. Sixteen lanes, divided into two separate areas of 8 lanes each, offer customers the chance to bowl ‘under the ocean’ with custom bowling balls that bear the likeness of octopus, mermaids, camouflage and more. Dock- wood lanes feature underwater scenery of sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and other saltwater species which will also glow in the dark during cosmic bowling. Hand-painted murals depicting oceanic life line the walls and fish, like a 16’ long giant squid, hang suspended from the ceiling.

A separate area off the bowling lanes contains a state-of-the art, upscale billiards room. Resplendent in dark wood paneling and mullioned glass, the room also features two tournament pool tables and promises hours of fun for pool ‘sharks.’

This unique destination will also support a small outdoor seating area. Umbrellas, café lights and an outdoor fireplace will invite guests to enjoy the tropical surroundings. The Fishbowl is located just 300-feet from Bass Pro Shops World Wide Sportsman Store—featuring more than 50,000-square-feet of outdoor gear that more than does justice to the area’s rich outdoor legacy. Shoppers can browse the area’s largest fishing selection which includes freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing. Other departments include camping, marine, golf, clothing, gift, footwear and more. The hunting department includes a complete archery section with a 20-yard single lane archery range.

Bass Pro Shops was recently named by Advertising Age magazine as one of the Top 10 Hottest Brands in America along with name brands such as Old Spice, M&M’s, iPad and Droid. Also, Bass Pro Shops has been recognized numerous times for their conservation and outdoor education efforts, as well as being named by J.D. Powers & Associates as one of the top eight retailers in America for customer service excellence.

About Bass Pro Shops:
Bass Pro Shops® operates 77 retail stores in 26 states and Canada visited by over 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops® also conducts an international catalog and internet retailing operation—the American Rod & Gun® wholesale division–which sells to more than 7,000 independently owned retail stores worldwide. Outdoor World® Incentives also sells Bass Pro Shops® gift cards through over 132,000 retail outlets across America. The Bass Pro Shops® restaurant division has 28 locations. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® ( manufactures and sells Tracker®, Nitro®, SunTracker®, Tahoe®, Grizzly® and Mako® boats through Bass Pro Shops® retail stores and over 400 dealers worldwide. The Resort Group ( includes Big Cedar Lodge® and other resort properties including restaurants and golf courses. For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops® store locations, products or special events, please visit To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at

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craig nudo

when is the job fair for the destin florida location of uncle bucks…