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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Farewell Shorty's!

My husband & I discovered this fun local hangout on a recent trip to Grayton Beach. Food was good, beer was cold, great happy hour, good live music, friendly people as well as friendly dogs…enjoyed hanging out there two nights & then sadly they closed! October 18 was their last day & farewell... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
J-Schmidt47
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Indianapolis
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We used to like Shorty's - have been there several times over the past few years. Our last two visits were disappointing - items on the menu not available at all, and the fish basket, which is billed as containing local seafood, had Tilapia and shrimp which came from the super market, not the gulf. The waiter was distracted and... More 

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Thank 4nmama
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My husband & I discovered this fun local hangout on a recent trip to Grayton Beach. Food was good, beer was cold, great happy hour, good live music, friendly people as well as friendly dogs…enjoyed hanging out there two nights & then sadly they closed! October 18 was their last day & farewell party which was well attended (see photos).... More 

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Thank J-Schmidt47
Grayton Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Title pretty much sums up everything I need/have to say. Wonderful place if you like to take your dog with you.

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Thank CaptainMarkT
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Just another restaurant with a cool building and gross food. Way over price for seafood that taste frozen. I could have done better at Walmart. At least my food would have been hot when I received it.

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Thank Kelgabe
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Three years ago, I gave this restaurant a very good rating. Especially savory on that visit was the fried asparagus and crabmeat/shrimp appetizer. This time around, however, holy moly, what's happened in the kitchen? The same appetizer was tasteless and watery. My friend ordered a dish called 'Asian Cajun.' It was simply inedible -- tasted as though the kitchen had... More 

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Thank Terry R
Birmingham, Alabama
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

1. Those are not hushpuppies. That is white bread dough you accidentally (or, more concerning, purposefully?) put in the fryer too long. Why would you do that to another human being? I mean, I put that in my mouth. 2. My wife enjoyed her fish tacos. And my sister's pickle spear. Also, she ate a whole hush puppy, so her... More 

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1 Thank mrmattfrancisco
Prestwood England
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Tried this place after a disappointing visit to the Red bar. Great atmosphere, friendly professional bar staff. Good music and bar snacks. We used the restaurant upstairs once and were not that impressed. We went to the bar about 5 times during the week we were there.

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Thank Jonse
Manteno, Illinois, Usa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Becky K
Kihei, Hawaii
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank Lief S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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, Large groups, 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?