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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

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116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
+1 850-837-1913
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11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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East Peoria, Illinois
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went last night December 9th. Weather is cold and offseason. Good crowd, but not packed. Because of the temperature they had heaters to try and keep everyone warm. This place has a great reputation, and I can see why. Just got unlucky with the weather. We ordered the firecracker shrimp for an appetizer. It was very good. Each of us... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar overlooks the harbor with open air dining and a deck. The food and drink were excellent.

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Mableton, Georgia, United States
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215 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good and typical for a beach restaurant. Great views with good service. They are currently remodeling so only one level is available right now, but no worries since it is not summertime!

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Thank 518ATLCouple
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food always great love sitting outside looking over the water watching the boats, we come here a lot year round have a great. Love me some AJ'S really love bringing the grandkids when the fishing tournament is going for Ronald McDonald house they have a great time but I love it!!!!

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Woodstock, Georgia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, great view of the gulf and the fishing boats. We visit my parents in Defuniak Springs and we ALWAYS look forward to our visit to AJ's.

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Alnwick
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything started off well but we had arrived before two large parties of at least 10 people. We ordered Calamari and a dozen oysters. The calamari arrived in a SMALL basket was were covered in bread crumbs and fried $10.95 and that was it, they weren't tasty at all and were totally ruined as they'd also been covered in sprinkles... More 

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Arkansas
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been around forever and it's great at what it does. The firecracker shrimp appetizer and the mahi fingers entree were great. Service was fast and friendly. Smells like a bar because it is a bar, but don't let it keep you from going. Fun stuff in the gift shop, too.

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Destin, Florida
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here for lunch and drinks with my family and MIL that came into town . Staff was very friendly and good can with promptly and was delicious! Great time watching the fish coming in for the weigh-ins so that was fun to watch. Only drawback is the ceiling decor is pretty disgusting with dust that kept... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the special salad with blackened mahi-mahi! It was excellent! The staff were gracious and thoughtful. Got to get back here! I hear summer time waits can be over 2 hours...glad I got right in!

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Thank wejam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat great food with an amazing view. My food was fresh, hot, and delicious. The service was quick and efficient, but the view of the harbor made lunch even better. A GO EAT and SEE!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $32
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-1913
Description
To read about AJ’s is one thing... to experience it is another. Come see why AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar has been the place to be on the Emerald Coast for nearly 30 years! Join us today! Doors open at 11:00 am! See you soon!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?