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Stewby's Seafood Shanty

427 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-1555
+1 850-586-7001
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried okra” (177 reviews)
“hush puppies” (272 reviews)
“seafood” (475 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
427 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-1555
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Drove 30 minutes to get here based on a friend's recommendation, and we weren't disappointed. It was raining or we would have sat outside because there were people packed inside, which is typically a sign that the food is good. We ordered fried and grilled...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank whitneyw300
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This place is incredible. The atmosphere is beachy with paper plates. But the food is the best. I went here two days in a row and had the fried oysters. The best I have ever had. Service is quick. They are very friendly. Fried onions...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SassySueaz
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Have to stop at this place every time I am in Ft Walton. Great fried and grilled seafood with different types of fish. Also has great soft shelled crab. Back porch style dining area or drive through if you are in a hurry. Have been...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Juan V
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

I tasted everything and it was ALL GOOD. Fish tacos, fried fish, fried oysters, fried shrimp, gumbo, hush puppies, cole slaw, fried okra, french fries, even the iced tea was good. The hush puppies were the best thing I tasted, but nothing disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 186jilln
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

When a local told us it was all fried, we found out otherwise but the food was good not great and most everything was fried. The grilled zucchini was very good. So were the fried okra, fries & hushpuppies. The food was seasoned well, fresh...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SassyRedGal
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing! And I don’t even like seafood. But I did try some of the swordfish, which was the fish of the day. It was pretty good. I had the grilled chicken tenders and they were so moist and flavorful!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Charity1030
Reviewed 17 October 2018

A favorite of ours when visiting the area. Not fancy but ohhh so good. We loved it 30 years ago when it was Sam's Oyster House - was glad to find it off the beaten path.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ladybuglisa
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here to eat after seeing that it was ranked as the #1 restaurant on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint. Very good, fresh tasting food and very reasonably priced. We each tried something different on the menu and everyone was happy with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Heather H
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We drove over to Stewby’s from Destin. When we arrived we saw that there was a line to get in. We knew that was a good sign. We had wonderful food with different side items than you find at the typical beachfront seafood restaurants. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Auburnfan04
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Our little family can be picky eaters, with many options from grilled or fried foods and many sides we felt comfortable. The kids enjoyed the fried mahi and the portions are PLENTY! For the adults fish tacos and ceviche hit the spot, oh and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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7 July 2017|
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Response from Cindy M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is.
Michel R
5 March 2017|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
No - order at the window, and pick up the food when your number is called
Michel R
5 March 2017|
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Response from ThickGoddessLena | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations. It's like a fast food restaurant except with Really good and fresh seafood! The seating they do offer is limited and on an outside porch so no A/C which is a important feature in the summer here. More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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