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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 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
Cute Decor with Gorgeous View

We recently had lunch at this restaurant which was very cute. It was decorated with pictures of dogs and the building is very "beachy" We ate in the top floor restaurant which had a great view of the Gulf. The food was very good and so was the service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Becky K
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Manteno, Illinois, Usa
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Manteno, Illinois, Usa
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We recently had lunch at this restaurant which was very cute. It was decorated with pictures of dogs and the building is very "beachy" We ate in the top floor restaurant which had a great view of the Gulf. The food was very good and so was the service.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Solid spot for dinner with a view of the gulf and great local musicians playing nightly, try to get out there every time Zack Rosicka plays, you will not be disappointed.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

First, parking in this area is a nightmare. Go early and be ready to fight it out for a spot. Met family there, so we had a large table upstairs. We got there early to warn them and were told to go upstairs and let them know. The waiter upstairs seemed to be a little put-off by it, making sure... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Everyone says "Go to the Red Bar". And, yes it's good... but if you hate waiting in line, cross the street and check out Shorty's. I love eating on the porch there, and the crab and asparagus dish I keep coming back for is killer! Locals seem to be more present here than in the Red Bar, and I don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Tried to go to Red Grill, but a hour wait. An hour with two kids, not happening. Walk next door and no wait. So happy we ended up at Shorty's. Kids even ate vegetables.

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Belfry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Definitely a hole in the wall bar but by far my families best time! The music and atmosphere were both wonderful! Great place to hang out!

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Dinwiddie, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We always visit Shorty's when we visit Grayton! The wings are a must have along with the shrimp! Staff works hard to make sure your experience is great. It may be a small place but the view and food make it worth a trip!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Reasons to visit--in my first hour there: --friendly bartender who told us all about the area --one minute walk to the beach --local with a salt-shooting fly-killing gun on the hunt in the bar --local who owns over 100 guitars he refurbishes and sells to musicians, and whose son sued at Shorty's every week --local Grayton Brewery products on tap.

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smithton, il
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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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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, Bar scene, Families with children, 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?