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Staff's Restaurant

24 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850 243 3482
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Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

FINALLY!! This place has finally closed their doors. A restaurant that never made it to the 21st century. Decor has never been updated and the food is in the same condition.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This may have been good at one time but they closed for good reason. I have tried this place over a dozen times in 20 years and they are consistant. It has never been good.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Very sad to see that this 100 year old family restaurant closed. Heard a local rumor that part of the family may re-open later. Sure hope so

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Nevada, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

My husband and I ate here on a recent trip. Our waiter was amazing, very attentive. The place was not busy at all. Maybe two other tables besides ours. We each had steak and shrimp. The steak was average at best, I hardly ate any of mine. The shrimp was excellent and the salad dressing (homemade) was excellent as well.... More

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Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is little, and expensive. We had 4 people, did not go out full after spending $110. I am from China, in our sea food restaurant, we have numerous kinds of fishes, clams, shrimps, crabs, and numerous ways to cook it. However, in this restaurant, I only found 4 or 5 types of fishes, disappointing me very much.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Very Friendly people,excellent staff,great local fresh seafood We ate Seafood and steaks We stayed in Fort Walton for 4 nights and ate here on 3 nights !!!

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Turangi, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I've been coming to fort Walton for years now and have always passed this place up. Big mistake. If you want traditional seafood (which for some reason is getting harder and harder to find) come to Staffs. I got the fried seafood platter. It was outstanding with huge butterflied shrimp. The batter was perfect. They bring your sauces out in... More

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Mentone, AL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

It always amuses me when friends talk about long waits, slow service at the new, hip, or fancy area restaurants. There Staff's sets - in Fort Walton knocking out the same delicious food, decade after decade. When we go on our Destin vacation, we always head here for a great meal & good service. Homemade bleu cheese dressing....ahhhh, crab claws!!... More

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The Villages, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We had mixed results for an evening meal here. My dining companion was extremely satisfied with his fish entree, but my scallop dish was under-cooked. I will try it again to see if the quality is more consistent. The decor is old seafood shack style,and could use a little updating.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Staff's is celebrating 100 years of providing the best seafood in Fort Walton. Their shrimp are gigantic and cooked to perfection! Their dressings are all homemade, and seeing their fried onion rings will cause your mouth to water! Prices are great! No kidding, best fried shrimp in the area!

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