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Stewby's Seafood Shanty

427 Racetrack Road NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
+1 850-586-7001
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: Seafood, Fish & Chips, Sandwiches
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night
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!
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Stewby's has good food but way overpriced for this area. If this place had air conditioning it might be worth the price but it is what it is, a Shanty. This restaurant is in no way a poor man's Red Lobster. A one time visit was good enough for my family, bring your plastic if you want to eat there.... More

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Destin, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This little shanty is fantastic. They pay attention to the sides and that makes a difference. No soggy corn and potatoes here. The fish tacos are my favorite. So far I have had them with Amberjack, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. I like to sub the fries with hush puppies. Sweet tea is always perfect and free refills.

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Houston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I gave this place a four because I think that a drive thru/walk up type restaurant where nobody is actually serving you merits nothing higher than that. Now, with that being said, the food here was great! We had a little bit of everything I think between my family of six and everyone enjoyed their meal. The coleslaw was mayo... More

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Destin, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Stewby's Seafood Shanty is probably best described as a fast food Red Lobster. The quality of the food is the same as Red Lobster with slightly cheaper prices and quicker service (5 minutes in my case). Even though I ordered a fried shrimp meal, I found the food greasier than expected. I ordered a sweet tea so I could get... More

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Fellbach, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Steby's is a locally owned/grown seafood restaurant with a share of Fort Walton Beach history. The crab cakes when available are to die for. The shrimp tacos are among the best ever, and the calamari is lightly fried and not overly oily. Their remoulade sauce adds a nice kick. Their hush puppies are always nicely prepared and fried.

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Dallas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Came here with our group of 8 due to all the great reviews! Glad we did even though it was a little out of our way. Seafood was fresh and great flavor. Only item we didn't care for was the fried scallops...batter too fishy/soggy from scallops. Grilled fish/fried shrimp/grilled shrimp (spicy but good) were all great! Enjoyed the fried onions... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Grew up eating at Sam’s Oyster House, my start for the love of oysters! Since moved away to STL, family on a vacation in Gulf Shores, AL, drove 2 hours to eat at STEWBY’S Seafood Shanty! Fresh fresh seafood, affordable for large families, clean seating area. Purchased their seasoning salt to take back to STL...loved it! Put it on seafood,... More

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harrison
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Before coming to FL I searched for good places where locals may eat. There was not one bad review about this place so we decided to give it a try. We drove from Miramar to eat there which is around 30 miles but the food was everything we had hoped for. The fried oysters and fried shrimp were delicious and... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

10/10, the fried fish is god tier. As are the grits. Everything is amazing and fresh. Don't judge it by the humble outside. Best seafood I've had the whole trip.

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Spiro, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Family of 5. We got a variety of oysters, shrimp, fish, chicken and calamari. Oysters and Calamari was so tender. All the food had a great flavor. It was all wonderful. Big portions. We went on a Monday night around 7:45 and got right in and didn't have to wait. It is defiantly a must when your in Fort Walton.

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