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High Tide Lounge

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1203 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 244-2624
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 129
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    Very good
  • 40
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  • 18
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's a tradition. Good food. Good prices. Friendly folks.

For the 30+ years we've been coming to Ft. Walton Beach, The High Tide has always been the first stop to kick off our stay. The locals eat here. Tourists eat here. Everyone eats here. Why? Because it provides standard beach fare at good prices coupled with friendly service. Our personal favorites... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Bret P
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Birmingham, Alabama
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

For the 30+ years we've been coming to Ft. Walton Beach, The High Tide has always been the first stop to kick off our stay. The locals eat here. Tourists eat here. Everyone eats here. Why? Because it provides standard beach fare at good prices coupled with friendly service. Our personal favorites are the gumbo, catfish sandwich, grilled grouper sandwich,... More 

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FORT WALTON BEACH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant has been around a long time so that says something for it's quality. Mostly, the menu is fried seafood and I prefer broiled or steamed. The food is slightly above average. If you are just craving fried shrimp or fried fish then you will probably like High Tide

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went on a Saturday evening and were greeted at the door and then promptly seated and ordered drinks. Drinks and oysters arrived at the table just a few minutes later. The oysters were fresh and not overly priced like some other places in town. $11.95 per dozen! We enjoyed our seafood, hush puppies, and slaw very much. This will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice casual atmosphere. Friendly staff. Food was terrific and reasonably priced. We had fish dinners. It is located in Fort Walton Beach very near our condo.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visit here anytime we are in the local area. They have the best oysters on the half shell anywhere in the world. Steamed are also good. Oh and did I mention cold, cold draft beer.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Total hole in the wall kind of place, but the food was amazing. It was neat to see all the old pictures of what the area use to look like. Service was wonderful and the seafood was fresh and plentiful! Huge portions and seasoned just right!

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

this restaurant on Okaloosa Island is packed, The reason is GREAT food with good service, A super soft crab sandwich and local oysters done many ways to include raw. Closed on Sundays

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ny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Maybe the seafood is good. I had a grilled chicken sandwich. Limp, uninspired roll and the chicken was not seasoned at all. The salad was out of a bag. Good ambiance.

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Jacksonville
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35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went with others, and I was a bit under the weather. My daughter ordered crab legs, I ordered only the seafood gumbo. Her crab legs were appropriately seasoned, and the sides were fine. More napkins should have been delivered with the meal. The gumbo was very tasty, had chunks of seafood and they were very liberal with spices, which I... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Our waitress recked of cigarettes. The food was way over priced and was not that good. The coleslaw and fries were the only things that were edible. So for a seafood joint the seafood should be the headliners not the sides.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1203 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: (850) 244-2624

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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