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“Will not go back!”

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
Ranked #46 of 308 Restaurants in Destin
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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!
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Will not go back!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Expensive for what you get:service was poor:steamed crabs were refrigerator cold had to send back:better places to eat

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very pleasant experience”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nice location, but can be misleading as there is really no patio or outdoor dining. This creates a sort of stuffiness atmosphere in the restaurant. Ordered the seafood special which, in the picture in their ads, was portrayed as a bucket-full of seafood. Came in a platter. Tasty though, but it is not a bucket nor like a seafood boil type of atmosphere where you are down and dirty with the food. Drinks were tasty and servers were pleasant. Overall, good experience and delish food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Salem, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Average place”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The oysters were good! Great views of the Destin Harbour. Not my favorite place in Destin, it smelled like a college bar. Seemed a little dirty for me. The kids burger was really good and I did like the fish taco. So I guess we really liked the food but the place needed to be cleaned up.

Visited October 2013
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not the best choice.....”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

AJ's has been my "go to" place for over 20 years when in Destin. It's sad that year after year, the food has declined and has now become so over fried & greasy that I don't see myself returning unless it's only to watch the sunset from the upper deck. It isn't cheap & there are FAR better choices within walking distance. The location is perfect but the staff is overworked & it shows. My advice is to enjoy a drink upstairs, watch the boats in the harbor, enjoy the magnificent Destin sunset & leave to dine somewhere else.....

  • Visited August 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Beautiful location!”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Liked the location and some of the other tourists I met. Staff was indifferent and food was okay. We ordered some oysters (since it is an oyster bar) and they were okay. One order was steamed, which was a mistake. There wasn't anything left after they were cooked. An expensive lesson. Band that was playing was very good. Great mix of music versus sounding like a tribute band. Can't beat the view!

Visited September 2013
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