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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

) #44 of 229 Restaurants in Destin $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
+1 850-837-1913
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (228 reviews)
“boiled shrimp” (22 reviews)
“crab legs” (44 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good seafood. Great view! Walked right in and enjoyed beer specials and great service. Probably the best time I've had at dinner all week. But the pina colada had very little booze in it.

Thank 1davev
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Happy to hear that you and your family had a good time with us. We work really hard to create a wonderful atmosphere for all of our customers to enjoy. We hope to see you again soon! -Erin

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Upstairs has typical bar food, believe downstairs has additional items on menu including pasta and steak. Since it was beautiful night, we opted to sit outside. We got the oysters,chicken teriyaki and shrimp platter. Food was good, but nothing spectacular. Will say that they do...More

Thank GMRD19
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your recent review. You are correct, upstairs has a more limited menu compared to the downstairs area that has more items such as pasta and steak. I am sorry the food did not blow you away, as we work really hard to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food and very good service. Margaritas and seafood!!!! Loved seating on the outside watching the boats come in🌊🌊🌊🌊🐚🐚🌴🌴🌴

Thank Julie L
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Julie, Glad to hear that the service and food were excellent. We do have an unbeatable view of the Destin Harbor and an amazing atmosphere that goes with it. We hope to see you again in the future! -Erin

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We wound up here by accident but a happy one. We had our daughters (twins 2 yo) they loved their food, which shocked us since they are picky eaters. We ordered popcorn shrimp for them. We had a couple of Appetizers while we waited for...More

Thank Sonya A
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sonya, I am glad to hear that everyone in your party enjoyed their meals. Our seafood is sourced from the gulf and prepared in-house, which of course leads to the prices being set the way they are. We do also have specials that run...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

AJ's has a fun party atmosphere especially at night. Better for adults than children. Great oysters and shrimp. About medium on the price range. Located at the end of the Harborwalk!

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Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your recent 5 star review. I am glad that your food and service was excellent, and that you enjoyed the atmosphere. Come visit us again soon! -Erin

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was good. I had the New Orleans style pasta i don't recall the name. The scenery was nice . We had a window table and you could could see parked boats on the dock. Casual ambiance.More

Thank Sierra K
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sierra, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our Aj's Shrimp Orleans, a favorite among many of our guest. We do have an unbeatable view of the Destin Harbor and a great atmosphere that goes along with it. I hope you will come...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the patio seating this place had overlooking the harbor. And there was decent live music as well late Tuesday afternoon. $5 margaritas were good. Food and service were okay. I'd go back just for the great seating.More

Thank Renae H
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Renae, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the live music. We do have a beautiful million-dollar view of the Destin Harbor. Hopefully next time you visit with us, we can blow you away with the food and service as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I tried AJ's on a Monday night. It was our 2nd option because our original choice had a long wait. AJ's was crowded but got us in after a short 10 minute wait. Our waitress must have had too many tables, as...More

Thank Wisctravelers
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback, these reviews allow us to focus on what we really need to improve in the eyes of our customers. I am sorry that you meal was disappointing. Did you happen to mention to a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating at AJ's off and on since 1992. Sadly, the food quality is not what it once was. We had fried shrimp dinners and were disappointed.More

Thank Jeffrey R
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jeffrey, I am sorry to hear that your meal was disappointing. We source all of our seafood fresh from the gulf and prepare it in-house for wonderful flavor. The ball was obviously dropped this time around. We are working to improve everyday both in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a late lunch before taking AJs sunset /dolphin cruise. The food was average for a bar. My wife and I had the grouper sandwiches (which we've had a few since being in town and these weren't the best ones) and my son...More

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Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is from these reviews that we know how we are preforming in the eyes of our customers. The ball was obviously dropped on the food portion of your experience. We do our best...More

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mdamieng
31 May 2017|
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Response from ptech64 | Reviewed this property |
Did not see one. But I still say that while I'm not a fan of their Gumbo that they have the best "SHE CRAB" soup on the Gulf Coast.
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Taylor U
19 September 2016|
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Response from Annie M | Reviewed this property |
Had a blast, nice environment for both older and younger crowd. Definitely would go again
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Fatguy101
19 August 2015|
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Response from LThornell | Property representative |
Hey, the 3lb Burrito Challenge was something that one of our vendors, Grin-Go's (that were set up in the Late Night Shack out front of Club Bimini a few years back), did. They are no longer on property, but I believe still... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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