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Stewby's Seafood Shanty

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427 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-1555
+1 850-586-7001
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not on the beach but worth the drive over. Get the grilled zucchini and grilled cabbage. Hush puppies are delish. We tried shrimp, oysters and mullet. All very good!

Thank redgeorgiadawg
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are new residents to Fort Walton Beach FL. We tried Stewby's today based on reviews by TripAdvisors. The food is the best thing they have going for them. Everything we ordered was terrific. The place, itself, gives off that hole in the wall atmosphere. (we know a lot of the times that's where you find the best food) So... More 

Thank MRBEE556
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With all the great review of this place I thought for sure I need to try this joint... when I got there I found out that they don't accept Amex plus their card machine was broken so they were only taking cash..... boo. Needless to say I did not get to try their food.

Thank Vi S
Chandler, Arizona
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Real rating is 4 1/2 Stars. Read the reviews and decided to try it out. Smaller than I thought it might be. That's the only real negative. Though it wasn't crowded I could see how it could be in the busy season. The staff was really nice and helpful. Made some suggestions of specials that sounded really yummy. The grilled... More 

Thank Donald H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is awesome - super fresh & tasty. There is really limited seating, so get there early, or drive through & eat in your car lol.

Thank Meghann Q
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fish, shrimp and oysters were the best. Try going on off hours to avoid the crowd. A true locals eatery that welcomes out of towners. Its just one of thoses places that you have to try.

Thank Mark M
Crestview, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was great and I love supporting local business. The cheese grits are awesome. Just wish the portion sizes were a little larger.

Thank Chelsea V
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stewby's is one of the first places we go eat every time we are back in this area. You can not beat their fried shrimp...great price and very generous portion of shrimp. They have the perfect batter...not all thick and bready where you can't even see the shrimp. Just good plump, fresh, perfectly fried shrimp!! Go here and you will... More 

Thank mcumbie
Inverness, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to get away from tourist spots and dine with the locals. Very good food, friendly staff and a great value. What more can you ask for.

Thank Rkolb26
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a true native, we love good seafood we love Stewby's we eat there all the time. The quality of all the food is number one. The GM spoke with my wife and I during our last visit. BTW the colossal shrimp player with seasoned fries and fried okra with a cup of gumbo and a large sweet tea is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 14
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-586-7001
STEWBY'S Seafood Shanty is a small take out and drive thru seafood restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. Offering the most affordable and freshest local seafood. You can eat on our enclosed heated and cooled deck or take it to-go. All our seafood is fresh and locally bought. The fish comes straight of the boats in Destin. Average order time is between 7-9 minutes. So if your in a hurry, don't worry. We'll have you on your way in minutes. STEWBY'S also offers a drive thru window for your convenience. But don't let the drive thru fool you. You don't have to sacrifice quality for convenience. Drive thru and take some to go or stop in and order from the walk up window. STEWBY'S is always providing the best quality seafood at the best price!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?