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Shorty's Surfside & Topside

63 Hotz Avenue, Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
850.468.0417
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

While on vacation,I wanted a grouper sandwich at a "beach bar"and that's what I got!Best grouper I have ever had!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My dinner of pan seared grouper was good, except for the fish. When the bill was presented, I complimented the dinner, but said there was a problem with my fish it had a very fishy odor and tasted off. The waiter took the plate with no comment and no offer to correct the serving, and walked away. He came back... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Ate here because it was literally across the street from our vacation house. The service was a little slow, but the food was quite good! The downstairs bar had live music.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Grayton beach is a great location. Shortys is the kind of place that makes it great. Friendly people, good music and drinks. The food is fabulous ! I would encourage everyone to stop in. You will love it

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We didn't actually set out to go to Shorty's but we only had a credit card with us and weren't able to eat at the more famous neighborhood restaurant down the street. Turns out, it was a happy problem because we had a wonderful meal and a beautiful view. The place was empty, which worried us because said famous neighbor... More

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Nolensville, Tennessee, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I hate to say but I have only eaten here during lunch. Great food. Great service. 30A tacos are 5 star. Gulf view upstairs.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

On a recent trip to Grayton Beach, my girlfriend, her family, and I went to eat at The Red Bar. The wait was going to be an hour, so we looked for a place to kill the time. Shorty's was just across the road. A man named Howlin' Jack was playing music. The name was misleading. He was very friendly... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food here is very goodl. We always have a meal here when we are at the beach, it's never extremely crowded and it's where the locals go. We've been there for both lunch and dinner. They have a bar downstairs, with live music at night, and a dining room upstairs. There is also a great patio area downstairs with... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Food was good, but a bit "over the top" as far as a beach-side seafood spot goes. They found out it was our birthdays and presented us each with a complimentary dessert--very nice touch. Great atmosphere and view of the gulf!!

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Jamestown KY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Had lunch 7-25. Felt unwanted, almost like the staff was put out to serve us. Nice view upstairs of the Gulf. Great burger! Crappy Mahi sandwich! Would not return nor recommend!

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