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63 Hotz Avenue, Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
850.468.0417
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Shrimp!

Cozy little bar downstairs, with outside seating. Food served upstairs. We ordered the fried shrimp basket with fries, slaw, and hush puppies to share for $16.95. 12 jumbo shrimp that were seasoned well and cooked perfectly. The slaw and fries were good as too. The only bad thing was the hush... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Larry T
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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smithton, il
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Forget the Red Bar while in Grayton Beach, you gotta try Shorty's for great food and service and less expensive. You know that if the local's eat there it must be good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Service at Shorty's was prompt! The seafood was fresh and perfectly cooked. Portions were ample and prices were as expected for a restaurant at the beach.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Cozy little bar downstairs, with outside seating. Food served upstairs. We ordered the fried shrimp basket with fries, slaw, and hush puppies to share for $16.95. 12 jumbo shrimp that were seasoned well and cooked perfectly. The slaw and fries were good as too. The only bad thing was the hush puppies were a bit over done. All in all,... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Well, I don't like to be mean....Very cute establishment. Came in for a late lunch, 2ish, bar was full, not a very welcoming feel, bartender nice enough, a bit confusing..went up stairs, great view, server acted a bit agitated as if he did not want to be there..I asked if they were getting ready to close...sagging pants, greeted us with... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We asked to be seated upstairs for lunch and we were. We had a great view of the water. It was quiet and the service was great. Best fried shrimp we had during our stay! We would go back again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I do not recommend this place unless you have low standards. We sat upstairs in the dining area, the waiter was awkward and dweeby, and they were out of crab 5pm on a week nite. That's 25% of the menu! Fish,shrimp,oysters,crab...but no crab cakes etc. Atmosphere=2, service=2, bar food quality=7.

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indiana
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place has such potential--perfect location, cute decor, local beers. But the food was terrible. We arrived on a Saturday night, kitchen was still open, but we must have gotten the dregs while the cooks were cleaning up. Hush puppies were almost black on the outside and raw on the inside (maybe fried twice in an attempt to warm them... More 

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Seagrove Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I went here with my two sons for an early Mother's day dinner. Only a few locals having dinner. We ate upstairs, downstairs is a bar with music. I loved all the dog paintings and portraits. The Grouper Elizabeth was great. The sauce had lots of shrimp and some crab meat. The blackened grouper was flavorful, but not hot. My... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a few drinks, along with ceviche, and an asparagus, crab, shrimp with my wife. Somewhat of a view of the water, but not from all locations (upstairs). Tom was a friendly server and we enjoyed talking to him. Listened to local music fellow that was a really good guitarist - Zack Rosicka. I'd go out of my way to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nothing super special. The restaurant was very slow when we went. Spring Break was over. Our server was perfectly attentive. Might've been the owner or manager. All of the food we ordered was good and tasty. They were out of 2 things that I ordered; crab claws and shrimp I believe. I'd go back for lunch but not for dinner... More 

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Additional Information about Shorty's Surfside & Topside

Address: 63 Hotz Avenue, Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Phone Number: 850.468.0417
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63 Hotz Avenue, Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 850.468.0417

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?