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Stewby's Seafood Shanty

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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427 Racetrack Road NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
+1 850-586-7001
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: STEWBY'S Seafood Shanty is a small take out and drive thru seafood...
STEWBY'S Seafood Shanty is a small take out and drive thru seafood restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. Offering the most affordable and freshest local seafood. You can eat on our enclosed heated and cooled deck or take it to-go. All our seafood is fresh and locally bought. The fish comes straight of the boats in Destin. Average order time is between 7-9 minutes. So if your in a hurry, don't worry. We'll have you on your way in minutes. STEWBY'S also offers a drive thru window for your convenience. But don't let the drive thru fool you. You don't have to sacrifice quality for convenience. Drive thru and take some to go or stop in and order from the walk up window. STEWBY'S is always providing the best quality seafood at the best price!
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  • 691
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place reels you in more and more each time you go in. They're fast, friendly, and the food is one of my favorite places in town now.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Haylee C
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Jackson
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366 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Stopped here after reading all the great reviews. While the food was okay, and the line was very long, we didn't get the wow factor that everybody else got. I ordered a plain grilled chicken sandwich for my wife and it did not come plain. My halibut was very tasteless. The fries were okay and the okra was good. I... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place reels you in more and more each time you go in. They're fast, friendly, and the food is one of my favorite places in town now.

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Panama City Beach, Florida, Usa
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Don't let the name or look of this restaurant let you make the mistake of passing it by! The atmosphere is quite casual with picnic tables and walk up window to place and pick up orders. The food however, is excellent. I ordered the fried shrimp dinner for lunch only $11.99 included two sides and hushpuppies. The shrimp were lightly... More 

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Lagrange, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We did not eat there, we picked up, but the food was amazing. Service was pleasant. To look at the place, you wouldn't think much of it. The food was absolutely some of the best we ate and the price was a huge bonus!

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Chesapeake, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On our vacation to Ft. Walton Beach this summer, our grandson, who is stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, took us to Stewby's Seafood Shanty. The food was fantastic, service fast, and reasonably priced. It definitely is a place we will return to eat when in Ft. Walton Beach.

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for lunch one day after hearing so many grest things about this place. I have to say i was a little disappointed as i was expecting something great but the food was only ok. Staff was friendly enough and it was clean but food wasnt all that great.

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Green Bay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We have eaten there several times this summer and it's always been, literally, "as good as it gets" for great seafood! And it's not our first rodeo for seafood, we've been frequent regular visitors the the NWFL beaches for better than 50 years. This place has great food and wonderful staff. DON'T MISS IT!

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Montgomery, Texas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Cute and very clean place but it should be located on the beach instead of in a commercial area. Although the staff was really nice and service was fast (late on weeknight), there was nothing extraordinary about hybrid food. It was better than most fast food places though. And they have a drive through.

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Columbus
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stewby's was recommended by a couple of locals and it rocked! We are not big on fried food but were happy to indulge. These guys really know how to make their customers happy! We had fried shrimp, fried snapper, fried okra, fried onion petals, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Fried onion petals and coleslaw were delicious! Lots of local traffic, drive thru... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was looking for a local seafood experience. I had the seafood platter with fish, shrimp and oysters. The shrimp were very small and so were the oysters. Had 2 pieces of fish which were ok. None of the seafood stood out from any other place I have eaten. The best thing on the platter was the cole slaw. For... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 427 Racetrack Road NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-586-7001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

STEWBY'S Seafood Shanty is a small take out and drive thru seafood restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. Offering the most affordable and freshest local seafood. You can eat on our enclosed heated and cooled deck or take it to-go. All our seafood is fresh and locally bought. The fish comes straight of the boats in Destin. Average order time is between 7-9 minutes. So if your in a hurry, don't worry. We'll have you on your way in minutes. STEWBY'S also offers a drive thru window for your convenience. But don't let the drive thru fool you. You don't have to sacrifice quality for convenience. Drive thru and take some to go or stop in and order from the walk up window. STEWBY'S is always providing the best quality seafood at the best price!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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