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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Good food, great view of the ocean!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Patty R
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I do not recommend this place unless you have low standards. We sat upstairs in the dining area, the waiter was awkward and dweeby, and they were out of crab 5pm on a week nite. That's 25% of the menu! Fish,shrimp,oysters,crab...but no crab cakes etc. Atmosphere=2, service=2, bar food quality=7.

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indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place has such potential--perfect location, cute decor, local beers. But the food was terrible. We arrived on a Saturday night, kitchen was still open, but we must have gotten the dregs while the cooks were cleaning up. Hush puppies were almost black on the outside and raw on the inside (maybe fried twice in an attempt to warm them... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I went here with my two sons for an early Mother's day dinner. Only a few locals having dinner. We ate upstairs, downstairs is a bar with music. I loved all the dog paintings and portraits. The Grouper Elizabeth was great. The sauce had lots of shrimp and some crab meat. The blackened grouper was flavorful, but not hot. My... More 

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Texas
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55 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a few drinks, along with ceviche, and an asparagus, crab, shrimp with my wife. Somewhat of a view of the water, but not from all locations (upstairs). Tom was a friendly server and we enjoyed talking to him. Listened to local music fellow that was a really good guitarist - Zack Rosicka. I'd go out of my way to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nothing super special. The restaurant was very slow when we went. Spring Break was over. Our server was perfectly attentive. Might've been the owner or manager. All of the food we ordered was good and tasty. They were out of 2 things that I ordered; crab claws and shrimp I believe. I'd go back for lunch but not for dinner... More 

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judyb_ATL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Yum. Great location to stop in on your way into town. Choose the fish basket... Grouper and shrimp blackened. My sweetie was kind enough to share an appl. Oyster... That's just a true sign of love. Seriously. Upstairs is a fun, clean and lovely dining are. Downstairs is more if your dive bar. Off the walk the beach. (Skip the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We have lived in the area for years and feel as though this place is overlooked by many. This is easy to do as most tourists head directly to the Red Bar which is nearby. We enjoy it whenever we get the urge for good fresh seafood. My favorite is the fried shrimp, but the grouper never disappoints. For later... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great bar environment for drinks and socializing. Quality of food and service has declined in the last year. The best gumbo around is now cheap on the seafood and rice, but heavy on celery. Sandwiches are tasty but not adequate for the price. Do not order hush puppies. Enough said. The is good live music 7 nights a week with... 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: Large groups, Families with children, 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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