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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

116 E Hwy. 98, Destin, FL 32541-2312
850-837-1913
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Ranked #96 of 238 restaurants in Destin
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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!
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McKinney, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We have been to Aj's many times both to eat and late night dancing. We have always had a great time.

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

AJ's is perfect for every occasion. it is family friendly and the food is good. The staff was very friendly and always smiling. Although the restaurant is on the water, the prices were budget friendly, specially for a family of 4. I looooove their souvenir store! Lots of items, fair prices, really fun stuff.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were walking around the harbor walk and decided to go ahead and eat here because it was so convenient and looked like a fun place. It was very busy when we went....which was a good sign. When someone has their birthday there they put a hat on your head and everyone gets involved clapping and singing!! You can see... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were in Destin, FL July 11th. Met friends at AJ's, their suggestion, on a busy Friday night. The atmosphere was great. Lot's of people having lots of fun. AJ's is the type of restaurant you want to go to show off Destin in a short period of time. Crowed yes but the restaurant is used to that and can... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Don't waste you time at this restaraunt. At dinner time they only serve appertizers upstairs where the band plays. The food downstairs is not that great. I had an overcooked stuffed fish which took almost an hour to be brought to our table. The food is terribly overpriced. The Bimini Blast drink was totally undrinkable. What a waste of $10.... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went on a Sat night; late! So the wait wasn't horrible. However they use cell phones as "beepers." I kept getting texts asking where we were after we had been seated. The fried calamari was perfectly cooked, but marinara sauce was out of a bland jar. Not pleasant. The AJs Orleans dish; fettuccini with shrimp and mushrooms was fantastic,... More

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Geneva, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had been here before and was ok for dockside eating. This time the place smelled and tables were not very clean . The Aj's oysters were cold and hard when we got them, and the blackbeards plate was cold , old and terrible tuna dip. Service could be a lot better. Two of us split the appetizer and the Blackbeard... More

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Rogersville, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was the first restaurant we ate at in Destin. We loved everything about this place. The staff, view, food it was great! We ordered a dozen oysters as an appetizer and LOVED them! Even better we got a whole dozen for the same price for half a dozen! I had the shrimp Po boy and fries and it was... More

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Kenton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Avoid this establishment if possible. Wait is not worth the food. Food is average and the wait service is terrible. Many of the table seated after us were finished before we were served. Complaints were answered by the manager on duty as "Sorry but we got slammed". One would think that in the middle of the summer season a restaurant... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere. This place is great! Just amazing Florida atmosphere. We will be back. One of my top 2 places to eat in Destin!

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