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Hightide Restaurant & Oyster Bar

1203 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Okaloosa Island at foor of Brooks Bridge, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6207
+1 850-244-2624
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“trigger fish” (41 reviews)
“oysters” (164 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1203 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Okaloosa Island at foor of Brooks Bridge, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6207
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I ate the best fried shrimp that I’ve ever had along with delicious creamy slaw, huge perfectly baked potato and okay hush puppies. My husband enjoyed his meal and two beers but was a little surprised at the $72 we spent including tip because there’s...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank juliehb86
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We headed back to my hometown for birthday celebrations, and picked Hightide for the festivities. We walked in and got seated right away, but when we left.. the line was out the door. Sometimes it pays to eat early (5:00pm). The decor was coastal cozy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank K_imini13
Reviewed October 17, 2018

From the moment you walk in, you know you're in an original Gulf Coast restaurant. Everything about says welcome and enjoy good Gulf seafood. I have been going to this place for years and I have never been disappointed. I bet I have had everything...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bamabraz
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend the fresh oysters on the half shell. Their horse relish is a good spicy extra that is a must have. Their prices are very reasonable . The owners are very involved and are more than accommodating and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LoveTravel825546
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Appetizer was oysters both steamed and raw and they were awesome! Triggerfish sandwich was on the menu and was delish.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Judy Y
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Best atmosphere and the service is what you expect to pay for when you come to the beach. Get the crab stuffed fried shrimp! They are awesome. The oysters are great. I compare this to Ramseys Diner in Lexington, KY. It's a go to place...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sterlingfarm1
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We had a twenty minute wait for seating on a Thursday night after eight, so we figured it would be good, and it was. Our starter of peel and eat boiled shrimp were ocean fresh and perfectly cooked. If you like slap your mama hot...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WilliamW579
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Food was good. It’s worth a visit but not the first or second choice. It was what you’d expect and nothing exceptional.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 645pamc
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This restaurant has been a staple for local seafood for decades. The food is fresh and good but the prices are higher than other local places that serve similar fare.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JC M
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We got into Fort Walton late one night at the start of our vacation. We were starving and picked this place because it was close to our hotel. Not too sure about it at first. Older restaurant, kinda dim lighting, and nothing fancy. But MERCY....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sanbec2
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Yes, swich lunch and dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1203 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Okaloosa Island at foor of Brooks Bridge, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6207
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-244-2624
Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar is family-owned and operated, and has been a local family restaurant for more than 30 years! Serving seafood, dinners, sandwiches, appetizers, seafood gumbo and oyster chowder, shucked to order oysters on the half shell, steamed or fried seafood, crab legs, soft shell crabs, shrimp, oyster, steaks and chicken. We have a kids menu, desserts, plus beer, wine, sodas, tea and a full service bar.
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