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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
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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
Kids loved it.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Eric D
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Nashville, Tennessee
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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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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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2 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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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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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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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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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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?