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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

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116 E Hwy. 98, Destin, FL 32541-2312
850-837-1913
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11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: To read about AJ’s is one thing... to experience it is another. Come see...
To read about AJ’s is one thing... to experience it is another. Come see why AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar has been the place to be on the Emerald Coast for nearly 30 years! Join us today! Doors open at 11:00 am! See you soon!
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 242
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    Very good
  • 213
    Average
  • 122
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  • 87
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't order the Pasta and Shrimp

This is a nice place to go for a drink, but the Pasta and Shrimp dish was terrible. It almost seemed like there was Velveeta cheese on the Pasta. Not edile.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Joe G G
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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914 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to go for a drink, but the Pasta and Shrimp dish was terrible. It almost seemed like there was Velveeta cheese on the Pasta. Not edile.

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South Portland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped here to check out the view and ended up having a great lunch. Food was quickly delivered hot and tasty. Sat on the deck with a great view - although I didn't have it, the calamari is on my list next time. Fellow next to us had some and it looked great. Service was prompt, attentive and pleasant. Can... More 

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Casual, rustic, right on the harbor. Good food and lively entertainment. It was a perfect venue for lunch along the harbor walk.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Loved the location and atmosphere. Very laid back and relaxed. Come here every time I visit Destin. I will be back again!

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Destin, Florida
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

During crawfish season, you'll find a few places along the Emerald Coast that does crawfish. I've had them everywhere down here and AJ's does the best job. They do them on Sundays starting at 1pm. Your best bet is to get there earlier than later to get a fresh batch. The seasoning is spot-on and good size. Enjoy!

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Cornersville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

the best seafood gumbo EVER.awesome location eating lunch by the docks.great atsmosphere .should have got a t shirt but ill be back in 2 yrs.cant wait.excellent service

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Anderson, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This was the Best seafood we have had in a long time! My Alaskan crab legs was the best and filling! I wish we had a AJ'S seafood& Oyster bar near us...Your service was quick and great and a perfect view with a sunset!

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Geneva, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were recently at AJ's for lunch. The view from their upper deck was breath taking, drinks were good and their oysters, crawfish, and shrimp dishes were excellent. Service was friendly and prompt.

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Schererville, Indiana
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I along with our friends stopped here to relax and have a drink. The service was good. The waitress was ok but not friendly. The place was not busy so that's not the reason for her being standoffish. The drinks were expensive. I ordered a virgin margarita (no alcohol). The drink was only a dollar cheaper than... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit to AJ's and both visits were enjoyable. It's a big place; sit in the bar area or down below dockside. The burgers were very good, and the sweet tea was very refreshing. You really can't go wrong with the casual atmosphere, the view, and the good eats!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 E Hwy. 98, Destin, FL 32541-2312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: 850-837-1913

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

To read about AJ’s is one thing... to experience it is another. Come see why AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar has been the place to be on the Emerald Coast for nearly 30 years! Join us today! Doors open at 11:00 am! See you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?