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AJ's Oyster Shanty

108 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6158
+1 850-226-8108
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“oysters” (69 reviews)
“po boy” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
108 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6158
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

We have eaten at the A.J.'s in Destin, and remember it being very good, but that was years ago. We had to drive into Fort Walton Beach for a doctor's visit and I was not allowed to eat 8 hours prior to my doctor's visit,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mucholdernow
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We had just a party of two, and sat in the outside bar area. The bartender was also the server, and was quite expert at avoiding eye contact. Getting refills or our food order to be taken was quite the undertaking. When we did get...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dawn L
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

The food was fair, twiced baked potato and raw oysters was the only things we really enjoyed. I would say for a good bar and “bar food” this would be a contender! Consider other options for a nice dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank qualitycounts77
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The food was good. There were only 2 servers there for the night and they turned people away bc there was no one there to serve. It was fall break and the hotels were at full capacity. The manager should have seen this coming. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sterlingfarm1
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The dinner special was disappointingly small, the fried fish was good, and the burger was good. Atmosphere is ok, a little loud.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jenaarlaging
Reviewed October 2, 2018

So to start with, 'Erin' is impeccable when it comes to knowing how to care for her customers! we decided to try the restaurant as a recommendation from our Hotel to find they should have put 5 stars in front of them. Highly recommend the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Love this place....always our first night, and our last.. great food and drinks....there is always music too....

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Allentown60
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Arrived at Waterscape condo today just in time for dinner, so we just walked across the street to AJ's oyster shanty. Everything was great! Service was friendly and prompt. Everyone's good was excellent. Two of us had baked oysters, and they were top notch...both the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kevin C
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Took the guys here for a drink and tram build exercise. A very simple place, outdoor was ok, inside it felt a bit stuffy. Tap beer was not working, bar tender was not very confident on what is available.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank paultM2846GA
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited twice during our trip. Food was very good and prices are reasonable. Nice atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating and live music outside on some nights. I door music is great too. Staff was hit or miss - some were very friendly and welcoming,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Amber H
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Meleah A
July 9, 2017|
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Response from LThornell | Property representative |
Absolutely. Bring in your catch (mates from your charter with usually fillet it for you) and we'll cook it up... fried, grilled, or blackened. Comes with fries, slaw, and pups.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $95
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6158
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-226-8108
  • E-mail
With over 30 years of being one of Destin's favorites, we wanted to bring AJ's to Okaloosa Island. Offering a wide variety of fresh seafood, cool libations, and live music...we sure do hope you swing by and let us know what you think!
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