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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

) #37 of 230 Restaurants in Destin $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
+1 850-837-1913
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (225 reviews)
“fried pickles” (26 reviews)
“crab legs” (43 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Service really good have been better. Couldn't find waitress for refills until we were almost ready to leave. Food was marvelous tho!

Thank 973kymm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate dinner here and was not impressed. The appetizers were extremely salty and the entrees were nothing special, especially considering the price. Our waitress never once came by to see if our drinks needed to be refilled. We will skip this place next trip.

Thank knic23
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great experience! Ordered raw and charbroiled oysters! Delicious!!! Only waited 15 minutes. Good Service. Fun environment!

Thank Vauga520
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location with a fantastic view of the harbour, Service great, Unfortunately on our last visit food was not as good as expected, Food was cold

Thank Fred P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had an awesome time at dinner. AJ's cooked up our catch from our fishing charter, and they sure did an outstanding job. It was some great tasting fish. The Waitress did a superb job for our party of 12. We all had fun. Highly recommend...More

Thank royshuler
Reviewed 5 days ago

AJ's is a must place to eat for seafood lovers in Destin. Well decorated and ambience on the water. Also has sushi bar. Great steamer pots, crab legs, mahi-mahi, oysters, fresh fish. The service was great and fast. Prices good for quality of food. Great...More

Thank bubbastone
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family did a deep sea fishing boat trip attached to AJ's (The American Spirit). Once they got back, we took the fish fillets and went to AJ's. They cooked it for us. So good! The service was good, it was clean, and we had...More

Thank Faithsmomma
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tonight's food was real tasty. I had the tuna cooked about 30 seconds each side. It tasted as if it were frozen beforehand. The loaded potato was great. It was hearty size and real good. All fried and boiled shrimp was cooked and tasted great.

Thank Mac Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived we were greeted by a group of less than friendly hostess. The hostess acted as if we were an inconvenience to them and then tried to seat us (a party of 6) at a table for 4 with two chairs on the...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the nice overlook over the pier and the fish (which was tasty and done just exactly right). While service was friendly, it was slow and the restaurant was packed. Also slightly pricey.

Thank Elad234
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What happened to the old man and the sea display?
May 31, 2017|
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Response from ptech64 | Reviewed this property |
Did not see one. But I still say that while I'm not a fan of their Gumbo that they have the best "SHE CRAB" soup on the Gulf Coast.
Taylor U
What is the club bimini like? How old must you be to get in?
September 19, 2016|
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Response from Annie M | Reviewed this property |
Had a blast, nice environment for both older and younger crowd. Definitely would go again
Do they have the 3 lbs burrito challenge? I heard they did
August 19, 2015|
Response from LThornell | Property representative |
Hey, the 3lb Burrito Challenge was something that one of our vendors, Grin-Go's (that were set up in the Late Night Shack out front of Club Bimini a few years back), did. They are no longer on property, but I believe still... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $32
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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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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