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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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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (232 reviews)
“crab legs” (48 reviews)
“boiled shrimp” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
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1 - 10 of 2,047 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is in the harbor walk area....when we arrived there was a live band outside playing with some street performers... Very cool....inside is very neat there is a sushi bar ...we had a ball here with the kids.

Thank adam f
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been here twice over the years, and liked it both times. This is my favorite restaurant in Destin! Great food, friendly staff, great location!

Thank kikih2h
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped by to watch the game Sunday morning. Sat at the bar and ordered drinks. Took bartender 20 mins after drink order to ask if we wanted any food. She barely spoke up us more than to ask if we were ok meanwhile a couple...More

Thank Rachelle C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Arrived to Destin and wanted to grab a bite to eat... ordered the calamari since we were hungry and wanted something quick, it was very good! I ordered the mahi mahi which was delicious and my fiancé ordered the special which was red fish. He...More

Thank dh64
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your recent review. I am glad to hear that the food was excellent and that your server was great too. We hope you enjoyed watching the Destin Fishing Rodeo and the wonderful view we have of the Destin Harbor! -Erin

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dined at AJs last night to watch Colts game. Ended up inside main restaurant with full menu. Waitress was quick to take drink orders, a plus, but not friendly, seemed rushed. Shortly after drinks arrived, she was back for food orders. She asked for both...More

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

I'm so sorry to hear about the lack of great customer service you received at your recent visit at AJ's. Do you happen to remember who your server was? We never want a customer to leave feeling dissatisfied with their experience at Ajs. I'm also...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Large restaurant in the marina. The noise level was bad. Hard to talk among ourselves but at least the kids didn't bother anyone else because they could have screamed and not been heard. However, because our food was mostly very good, I'm factoring out the...More

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

Hi Rita, Thank you for your recent review. I know the restaurant can get very noisy, especially in October when we have our Fishing Rodeo going on right outside. Glad to hear that the food was excellent. We hope that you'll visit with us again...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here after watching the fishing derby weigh ins. Fun place to be food is great and so is the staff. Busy night lots of people and not much of a wait. Maggie was our server and aside from her being a Steelers fan, she...More

Thank Michael B
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Michael, Thank you for your 5 star review! I'm so happy to hear that Maggie was a wonderful server and you enjoyed your food. We hope that you'll come visit with us again soon! -Erin

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

With 5 adults and a toddler there was plenty to choose from. My nephew had 24 raw oysters! My husband had she crab soup and fire cracker shrimp! My shrimp Orleans was great. My niece and brother had seafood combo and loved it. Fernando was...More

Thank LishaRVA
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your recent 5 star review! I am glad to hear that you and your family had a great time during your last visit with us. We work really hard to provide each customer with exceptional food, service, and a fun atmosphere that...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really cold beers and live music.. a great way to a get away from your family while on vacation.. lots of eye candy as well

Thank Matthew L
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Matthew, Thank you for your 5 star review! Glad to hear you had a good time at Ajs! -Erin

Reviewed 1 week ago

While on our vacation in the area, stopped for a late lunch. It had been recommended by friends of my husband. Jade M. was our server and did a great job!! Our food was tasty. My husband had fried oysters basket and shocktop beer. I...More

Thank judy177
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your stellar review. I am so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your meals and the wonderful atmosphere we have at Ajs. I am sure Jade will be excited to hear that you enjoyed the service as we all...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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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