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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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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
St. Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We tried to eat here earlier in the week, but the parking is very limited here. We came back a couple days later on our bicycles and got right in. They are offering a free shuttle from various stops nearby which should help during the busier times of the summer. The food was very good. I had the seafood platter... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place was strange. We ate topside for dinner as a party of 14 and no-one else ate there the entire time we were there. Although the food was very good- I think the air conditioner was out though as it was very hot. Service was decent but the wait staff didn't seem overly happy to be there but overall... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

First visit on Tuesday and 2nd visit on Friday...live music every night so we had it both nights and Fridays regular of Howlin Jack was awesome!!! Food was excellent, had the fried seafood platter and everything was extremely fresh and delicious! My wife had 3 sides and our favorite was the hush puppies, omg they are the best that we've... More

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Montrose, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have vacationed in the area for over 20 years and make an effort to seek out new places. Although we love the Red Bar, it is so crowded at times that the meal is not pleasant. A local recommended Shortys, and we were not disappointed. There were nice tables upstairs and we had a gulf view. The food was... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

great gumbo--good steak sandwich soft crab not so much but average for around here.Too much bread and too much breading.

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Grapevine Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great secret in Grayton beach! We visited there 2 years ago and just had to go back the first night of our vacation. We loved the laid back atmosphere and looks like the dining room has been updated a bit. We love the fried soft shell crab and we asked that it be served family style with... More

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Lynn Haven, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My family, 16 in all, were vacationing in Grayton Beach for the week. We stayed right across the street from Shorty's. We had debated whether to eat at the Red Bar or Shorty's. We opted for Shorty's because I had heard it was good, and their menu was more extensive than the Red Bar's. We were told to arrive early... More

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Louisville, KY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A great beach bar with very good food. They try hard with great service and a good view with interesting regulars. You won't be a stranger there. Parking is a bit tricky at night. They have a happy hour starting at 11:00 am with bartenders with great attitudes. It's worth a visit. Outside dining/drinking/smoking/dog petting available. With or without a... More

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Terre Haute
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very good wings, steak sandwich and hush puppies with a nice view of the gulf from the 2nd floor. Hamburger was dry and fries were cold. Great entertainment. Enjoyed watching and making fun of the waiter as he walked around the tables with his axx hanging out. Pants were below his butt cheek. Unbelievable. A real disgrace to a pretty... More

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Richardson, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We arrived in Grayton late one Sunday. We dropped our luggage and walked to the main street. We grabbed a couple of outdoor seats at Shorty's and proceeded to have a fantastic late dinner. The beer and food were fab. So were the ocean breezes and live music. We ate there again when we ordered lunch to go to eat... More

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