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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

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116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
+1 850-837-1913
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11:00 - 04:00
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port richey,fl
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116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here twice, The first time was just for drinks by the water. The second time was for lunch for 6 of us. The reuben was very good. Our friends had fish po boy which they said was good, along with she crab soup. Nice location with views of the water and marina.

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Thank cojasak
Indianapolis, IN
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517 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided to stop here for lunch and on Tuesdays they offer a 2 for 1 on their tacos and margaritas. Hubby ordered the fish tacos and I ordered the chicken tacos. They were served with nachos and salsa. Enjoyed the margaritas and sat on the outer deck area. We didn't realize that in Florida, that smoking is allowed on the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to watch football. Huge screen, great oysters, great service, and great views from the whole restaurant.

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Thank Jim M
Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here a couple of days ago and met up with our good friends from Canada, an annual reunion. We settled on meeting at A J's. When we finally got to ordering lunch, my wife ordered the Fish Tacos that came with Chips & Salsa. The tacos came up short on the fish part and the corn relish lacked... More 

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Kodak, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great as well. We went to AJs to eat after going on a dolphin cruise and strolling the boardwalk.

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Thank kimberly5752017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went gere on a number of people's recommendations, but were lulled into thing it was a fine food establishment not saying the food wasn't good. Its just that we were not expecting bar food. Had a great evening. It was rauning cats and dogs outside and we were enjoying sitting on the covered deck with propane heaters blasting. Did not... More 

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Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting AJ's and your recent review. We are a casual dining atmosphere, serving Gulf seafood, steaks, sushi, and more. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner and will pass your comments and concerns on to management regarding the cocktails and sushi. If you ever make it back to Destin in the spring, summer or fall... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know this place has been around a while and it feels that way. I just can't bring myself to eat there. Everything is so dirty. We have gone here a few times for the music but honestly after the last visit there we likely won't be back. There are many other good seafood restaurants to go to now.

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Thank Shannyn S
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, service was good. Didn't have a long wait. Had 2 kinds of fish and shrimp, fried. All were good, the red snapper was lite and flaky and the grouper was as well.

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Thank David F
Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, it sounds like you enjoyed your visit at AJ's in Destin from the food, service, and view. Next time you visit you should try the Broiled Seafood Platter, it is one of the favorites! Happy New Year-Rachael More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, great atmosphere, wonderful service! It's a great location for family. The live music is a wonderful addition to the dinner atmosphere. During the day they offer an open air feel overlooking the water. We enjoyed an even dinner. The night we visited the air was chilly and they had heaters throughout the restaurant. The staff are very kind... More 

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Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, and choosing to dine with AJ's while in Destin. Since 1984 we have aimed to make everyone feel comfortable, we offer live music everyday and oyster happy hour during the weekdays. Next time you visit you should try our sushi bar! Happy New Year! Rachael Green More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice meal and entertainment the other night, during Christmas vacation. Arrived at 7PM and had a short 10 minute wait for a table. Not bad compared to what you might encounter during the summer. Sat more to the inside of the restaurant rather than the tables which overlook Destin Harbor. There was live entertainment, so it can be... More 

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Destin4050, Guest Relations Manager at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on tripadvisor. I am sorry you were disappointed in the size & taste of your oysters, normally our oysters are some of the best in town, we are proud to say our oysters are not pasteurized, and are shucked fresh to order. I will relay your comments to mgmt, so they can go back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?