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116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
+1 850-837-1913
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11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beer and appetizers

Food was good and beer was cold. Great atmosphere! Live music was great. Great view of the boardwalk and bay. Server was not so friendly, nor very helpful. Will definitely go back, just hope we have a different server. 😉

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
shayshay78
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Food was good and beer was cold. Great atmosphere! Live music was great. Great view of the boardwalk and bay. Server was not so friendly, nor very helpful. Will definitely go back, just hope we have a different server. 😉

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were suggested AJ'S by someone in our group who had always wanted to eat here and we were not dissapointed. Our group of 6 had put our name on the wait, which was a little lengthy but was quoted fairly accurately. They have an outdoor bar which we decided to wait at while waiting for a table. The bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Best spot to watch the Destin Fishing Rodeo weigh-in, a great spot for the fireworks, and we believe the best fried crab claws around here...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great Tiki style Bar and Restaurant on the water at Destin, Florida. Good fried seafood, burgers and bar fare. Family friendly with late afternoon live music. Pirate ship at the dock available for short day cruises in the bay.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food was really good. The service not so much. I think she forgot to ring in our order. We waited 40 minutes for just the appetizer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

After several negative experiences, I had sworn off AJ's. I thought it was over priced for the quality of food. We decided to try it again this past weekend, and I was much more impressed. The food was good. The wait wasn't too long, and the service was very good. I know most people may have a different experience, but... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The food was great here! We had to wait awhile to be seated but that was expected with a large party. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was good!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went here on a Friday night and as expected they were slammed. The wait for a table for 2 was 90-120 minutes so we decided to sit at the bar and snagged two seats quickly! The bartender was super sweet and we placed our order pretty quickly. Fast forward to over an hour later, still no food. She sent... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I'll start off with saying our server was great. That was about the only positive experience. Entrees were way overpriced for the portion. For $26 I got 4 itty bitty scallops & for $30 my husband got a broiled seafood "platter" that was tiny & lacked taste. AJ's has disappointed us & we won't be back. Worst meal we had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went here because we heard good things. We waited 30 min for a table, not bad. We got seated and the waiter got our drinks and appetizer to us quickly. After that, we waited an hour for our food. We were seated next to the bar. The waiter looked swamped. There were several employees standing around on their phones or... More 

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Additional Information about AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Address: 116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
Phone Number: +1 850-837-1913
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 32
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-1913

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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?