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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
+1 850-837-1913
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (237 reviews)
“boiled shrimp” (23 reviews)
“crab legs” (47 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
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Reviewed yesterday

WE had a very good time while visiting the Harbor walk Villiage, AJ's has great food and drinks. The service is excellent and your food comes quick. We had the Fish of the day platters.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went out on a charter fishing trip then had AJ's cook our catch up. It was amazing, we supplied the fish and they cooked it three ways(fried, grilled and blackened). With the fish, they supplied fries, hush puppies and cole slaw. A table full...More

Thank jmcaywood
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your recent 5 star review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our catch and cook option. We love to hear it when everyone leaves happy and satisfied with their meals. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although AJ’s had a beautiful view next to the harbor, the food was quite bland. Vegetables and all the sides were not tasty, but the fish itself was nice. It seemed as if the food was just thrown on the plate. We have a big...More

Thank katvn
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am sorry to hear that your last experience at Ajs was less than pleasing. Did you mention your distaste to your server? We never want a guest to leave unhappy and would have done our best to justify the situation. I hope that you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed AJ’s on our last evening in Destin. We walked right in from the Harbor Walk. This place has expanded and remodeled since last year. It’s multi leveled and sprawling. Great live entertainment and the inside bar drinks and service was great.

Thank 671doris
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your recent 5 star review! I am so glad you enjoyed your recent experience. We hope to see you during your next trip to Destin!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped for lunch today we both had margaritas which had very little flavor .i had classic fried fish sandwich and she had fried fish basket . The fish of the day was grouper. Our meal arrived promptly and was hot but...More

Thank David M
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi David, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your last visit. We do our best to provide each guest with excellent food, service, and fun atmosphere. We obviously dropped the ball. Did you mention your distaste with your meal to your server? We...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the atmosphere on the ground floor deck. We stayed in Destin for a week and enjoyed the local talent performing on stage every evening!

Thank Michelle C
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michelle, Glad you enjoyed your time spent with us. We hope that you will visit us again during your next visit to Destin!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had grilled shrimp with fries and hush puppies, crab soup, spinach salad, and my husband ordered 1 dozen oysters. They were the biggest oysters I have ever seen, and my husband really enjoyed them. The food was superb and service was even great as...More

Thank Denise C
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Denise, Thank you for your recent 5 star review! I am glad you enjoyed your last dinning experience with us. The oysters are some of my favorite too. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time at AJ's. Sat outside and talked under the umbrellas and listen to live music. Went inside for dinner, great atmosphere. Folks were very friendly. Foods was very, very good. Staff was fast and very nice. Had the group come over and...More

Thank Mike J
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Mike, Thank you for your recent 5 star review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and the wonderful atmosphere we have. We hope that you will come visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love AJ's....other locations. We didn't have any issue with seating. Our food was average at best. Here's what probably killed the experience, I asked for cocktail sauce. My server kind of blank stared at me. Our server then advised they didn't serve cocktail sauce....More

Thank Cubs1982
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for bringing this kind of behavior to our attention. If you wouldn't mind privately messing us details from your dine-in (I.e. time, day, if you can remember your servers name). This will help us move forward in addressing the situation and making improvements.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Born and raised in the area and rarely go to restaurants like this. We ate here in a pinch the other night and realize why. Our entire table (minus the little ones) opted for the "Cobia Special" $26 and after taking the first bite we...More

Thank Brandon S
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Brandon, I am so sorry you had a negative experience during your last dine in with us. We do our hardest to provide excellent food, service, and atmosphere to locals and tourists alike. I am glad that our managers were able to make the...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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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