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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried okra” (144 reviews)
“hush puppies” (224 reviews)
“seafood” (387 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
427 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-1555
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Reviewed yesterday

We had fried shrimp and fried oysters with fries, orkra and cheese grits. Very good not best I have had. Had to order meal before having seat. Worked out ok. They were very busy but got our food to us pretty quickly. We finally got...More

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is a reason this is voted #1. Seafood is fresh with a lite batter. Will go back again when I am in this area

Thank nannielou6
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We also read all of these fantastic reviews and had to go. And the locals we know here also recommended. We focused on fried shrimp and grilled shrimp. Loved it!! Enjoyed the fried okra, cole slaw, potato salad and fried onions. All sides fantastic. We...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Read some great reviews so we had to try this place. We were not disappointed! Yes, there's a line you have to stand in(we waited about20 minutes) and seating is limited but the quality of the food and the top-notch service ( everyone so friendly...More

Thank ryanmichelledr
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to this restaurant probably 5 times in the last few years and it is good. The food is good and it is reasonably priced for what it is. I consider the food at Stewby's as good, but not great. With that having...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The seafood at Stewby's cannot be matched by any of the touristy restaurants in Fort Walton Beach. I'm still tempted to make this a 1-star review just to save this place from an influx of out of towners like me. On our most recent visit,...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have eaten at several "Seafood" Restaurants in and around the Ft. Walton area. STEWBYS is far and away the best seafood you can get. If you want fancy and a hefty bill..... STEWBYS is not for you. But if you want a good seafood for...More

Thank tablerockgal
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have gone to Stewby's several times over the past 1.5 yrs. Great food in a casual environment for a simple seafood meal. Only downside is very limited seating.

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very casual and busy, you order at a window and pick up your food, dining is inside on wooden picnic tables I have had the fried seafood and it was great. Locals love the food and the price.

Thank SusanKafferly
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have eaten at this restaurant four times in the six months. Twice the order was wrong, and last week the amberjack was dry with all the juice cooked out of it.

Thank GLW443
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Response from Jesse K | Reviewed this property |
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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
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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
US$8 - US$14
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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