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“WV Traveler”

AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
Ranked #40 of 300 Restaurants in Destin
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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!
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“WV Traveler”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

This restaurant was very crowded and the noise level very high.
We asked the waitress to move us to a different table and we were moved to a corner of the bar area which was somewhat quieter but warmer. The food was good and the waitress was very friendly. We really enjoyed the décor of this restaurant very different.

Visited August 2014
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Tennessee
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pricey and over-rated but nice view!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014

There is lots of hoopla about AJ's...at AJ's! But it was only a mediocre (and expensive) dining experience. Waiter had an irritating and dry sense of humor, and seemed distracted....did not look at us when he talked to us. Food portions were very small (a $24 Grouper dish had about 5oz of fish, a medium sized baked potato and a fistful of grilled veggies). She-crab soup was very good but did not taste like it had sherry in it. Kids meals were very salty (our kids had chicken tenders and mac and cheese bites). Gator Ade was $3.50 with no refills and only one flavor. Lots of staff walking around aimlessly in an overly nautical themed room in bad need of a good dusting and floor-mopping.View of harbor was nice, and lighting inside is nice. Glad we went once but doubt we will ever go back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Thursday Night Fireworks at 9pm”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We sat upstairs at the bar overlooking the Marina. Got to see boats coming and going and a two plane mini air show. Then at 9pm quick but enjoyable firework show.
Not being a seafood person I opted for a cheeseburger which was not great. The fried pickle appetizer was great as were my skinny margaritas. My friend had fried clam strips and enjoyed them.

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Austin, Texas
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had a great meal and the staff was great with my kids. The kids particularly loved that their plates turned out to be Frisbees.

Visited August 2014
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Disappointing Lunch”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

The service was slow and the restaurant was only about 25% occupied. The gumbo was thin/watery and had no seafood in it. I sent it back to the kitchen. The quantity of shrimp on the shrimp Po-boy was just six. That is not many shrimp for a $10 sandwich.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Pat W
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