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Shorty's Surfside & Topside

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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    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
Delish Fish basket (choose 2)

Yum. Great location to stop in on your way into town. Choose the fish basket... Grouper and shrimp blackened. My sweetie was kind enough to share an appl. Oyster... That's just a true sign of love. Seriously. Upstairs is a fun, clean and lovely dining are. Downstairs is more if your dive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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judyb_ATL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Yum. Great location to stop in on your way into town. Choose the fish basket... Grouper and shrimp blackened. My sweetie was kind enough to share an appl. Oyster... That's just a true sign of love. Seriously. Upstairs is a fun, clean and lovely dining are. Downstairs is more if your dive bar. Off the walk the beach. (Skip the... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We have lived in the area for years and feel as though this place is overlooked by many. This is easy to do as most tourists head directly to the Red Bar which is nearby. We enjoy it whenever we get the urge for good fresh seafood. My favorite is the fried shrimp, but the grouper never disappoints. For later... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great bar environment for drinks and socializing. Quality of food and service has declined in the last year. The best gumbo around is now cheap on the seafood and rice, but heavy on celery. Sandwiches are tasty but not adequate for the price. Do not order hush puppies. Enough said. The is good live music 7 nights a week with... More 

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New Harbor, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My girlfriend and I stopped in after a walk on the beach for a quick beverage and ended up staying for several hours. The locals are very friendly and we had a great time. I can't vouch for the food as we didn't eat but what I saw go by from the kitchen looked delicious. We will be going back... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We loved the dog theme and art in the restaurant. The food choices were good and location is convenient.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Bar hangout place. God place for beer and shots. Can get a bit too noisy on rumblefish weekends. Turbo loaded guys and hootchie cootchies place to go for. More a place to celebrate with sporty mates.

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Brookhaven, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food is good but the life music downstairs is great. Howling Jack plays there. He knows everything requested. The bar wait staff were friendly.

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Indiana, USA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Wandering down and around and what a find. Sunday afternoon live music (great band, Franko and Fiends). Friendly and fun. Asparagus crab meat and shrimp appetizer w butter sauce to die for. Asked for bread to not waste any sauce. Soooo good. Local beer. Really great place.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Unfortunately, you cannot always choose a restaurant by the reviews. We chose Shorty's because of the reviews found on trip advisor and the menu selection. We walked thru the bar on the lower level that had a few customers sipping their brews. We were all excited about ordering gulf seafood! Once we climbed the stairs to the second floor our... More 

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?