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“Good but very pricey ”

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
Ranked #43 of 310 Restaurants in Destin
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, 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!
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Destin several times and this was our first visit to AJ's. The decor is eclectic and fun the view was ok (probably much better upstairs). We went early at 5 so even out big party of 11 were seated immediately. Our waitress October was great very nice and attentive to us and great with recommendations. The oysters were wonderful! Little pricey we thought for the area at $14 bucks a dozen but really good. The different meals we ordered were all good and we enjoyed them. I think you are paying for the tourist trap that is down along the walk. Our part of bill for 4 with a kids meal and 2 beers was $180 bucks. Just seemed quite high for what we got. Would probably not go back and try somewhere else.

1  Thank Sun3girls
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Nice view, but the good was gross. We both ordered the shrimp basket and he shrimp were strong tasting and left an iodine aftertaste. We sent our meals back. Son had fish and chips and said it was good.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Good food, good view and waiter Chris G was awesome. Great Service! Thanks! Ride the Sea Quest docked out back. Captain Nick Williams is a blast.

2  Thank Andy Y
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

My friends and I ate here on our first night in Destin. I ordered the broiled shrimp with a baked potato. The shrimp were HORRIBLE!!! How do you mess up broiled shrimp?? They had no seasoning so they were tasteless and they were broiled too long so not only were they stuck to the bowl they were broiled in but they were also rubbery. The baked potato was ok... I ordered a pink lemonade and received a gallon of it. The cup was huge. There was six of us and no one liked their meal. And the prices are expensive... $30 something dollars for an ok meal. That included the broiled shrimp, baked potato and pink lemonade to drink. The atmosphere was nice so maybe the next time I would just go for drinks. Our server, Cameron, was great. Afterwards, we went upstairs to the club area. That was cool for a while but quickly we realized that it was more like a frat/sorority kind of party- the atmosphere was too young for us (and we are in our 30s). But you don't have to pay to go in if you take your restaurant receipt.

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had gumbo and shrimp po boy. Gumbo was a little spicy, but good. You don't get much for $7. Po boy wasn't a bad deal. Bacon blue burger was burned. Crab cake sandwich was decent. Blackened Grouper sandwich was was really good. Service was weak for a slow afternoon. Nice view, but Many better options in destin.

1  Thank Tommy G
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