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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

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116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
+1 850-837-1913
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11:00 - 04:00
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Grafton, Illinois
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While t the Baytown Wharfe ,we stopped into A Js for appetizers and a drink.We ordered onion rings and a spinach dip, both were good. Drinks were also ok.The view was of the bay and was also good.They do have love entertainment in the afternoon and evening.

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Thank Bob D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat oysters and drink beer. Love the views and the outdoor dining. At night, it turns into a bar with lively music.

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Thank Angelica H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling and AJ's was recommended to us. Great place to eat and socialize. Price was a little pricey, but good.

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Thank Patty D
Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

AJ's is always a great place to meet friends and make some new friends. Hopefully you were able to experience AJ's on a sunny day and enjoyed the view of the harbor. Cheers! Rachael green More 

Jerseyville, Illinois, United States
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dress warm. Enjoyed the adult beverage and good food. Would go back on prettier day and try more good items on large selection menu.

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Thank Dennis F
Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

This time of year in Destin,Fl. you never know what the weather will bring, one day can be in the 70's and sunny and the next can be like a tornado blowing thru, but we always offer fresh seafood, if you do get to come back on a sunny day, you should try our house drink the Bimini Bash. Thank... More 

Comanche
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service, wait staff was all expected, fish was great.....cookes were complimented! Very nice view from inside.....drinks were cool and refreshing!

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Thank Alan G
Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give AJ's a great review! It sounds like you had a enjoyable time, the fresh fish is always a favorite. Sincerely, Rachael Green More 

Quincy, Florida
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147 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first and last time at this so called Restuarant . The Diet Coke was flat. The tea was old. The fried oysters were a whisk away from spoiling and so small. The shrimp were smaller. The service was spotty and the bill was large. Go anywhere but here!

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Thank Paul W
Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting AJ's on the Harbor, I appreciate your feed back on your recent dining experience and apologize for us not meeting your expectations. I assure you this is not how we treat our customers, we have worked hard for the past 33 years, we at AJ's like to believe that everyone that visits is either family or... More 

Beverly Hills, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bartenders were the utmost! Food was so good, I would have moved in. Music all the time. Prices are decent.

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Thank patriciaT7659PG
Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

You are so right, AJ's is always entertaining! There is something going on all the time, with live music on our top deck, our Jumbotron TV located down on the harbor, and the BEST bar staff in town. The staff at AJ's makes you feel at home, you are always welcomed to move in! Hope to see you soon, Rachael... More 

Foley, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited AJ's top floor palapa bar and were very pleasantly surprised by the expanded deck area overlooking Destin Harbor. The new space is well laid out and the palapa replacing the earlier burned out structure is really nice. The service was very good, and the drink prices reasonable on the day we visited. Definitely will be back!

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Thank 361lawrencek
Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

It has been year this month since our fire at AJ's, we are really proud of what we have accomplished with the rebuild this year and it nice to hear from customers on what they think of the new space. Our bottom floor restaurant is currently under renovation and will be back open early March, please stop back in and... More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a noisy bar like restaurant. I'm sure it's a favorite in warm weather since it has a rather open waterfront appeal. Food prices were as high as you'd expect at a nice seafood restaurant but the environment is wooden tables with beer and live music. Could be fun for drinking but not for a real meal.

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Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of AJ's on the Destin harbor. Our bottom floor is currently under renovation this winter, and only our top floor overlooking the Destin harbor is open for dining. We do offer live music on the weekends, starting at 4pm by some of the favorite musicians in town, and yes we have some lovely hand... More 

West Branch, Iowa, United States
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180 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the view of the harbor here, boats going in and out during our meal. We sat out on the deck which was very pleasant. Ordered the grilled mahi-mahi, done just right, moist and tasty, with fries and cole slaw,$13. I had a platter that included fried shrimp, crab, nice piece of fish, stuffed crab that was really good,... More 

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Thank Glenda1947
Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of AJ's on the Destin harbor. I have to agree with you, the view from AJ's top deck overlooking the Destin harbor is one of the locals favorites. It is so relaxing to watch the fisherman and the boats and to be able to enjoy some fresh local seafood. It sounds like the you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 32
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 04:00
Monday
11:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 04:00
Thursday
11:00 - 04:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: +1 850-837-1913
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!

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