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Stewby's Seafood Shanty

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427 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-1555
+1 850-586-7001
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch via a recommendation from a co-worker. Arrived around 12:30 and the line was already forming. I got the snapper fish sandwich and my coworker got the fish tacos. Food came out fast! Less than 15 minutes and we were chowing down. The fish was so good and flavorful. A must try when you are in the... More 

Thank Phil P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love this place, always gonna be one of my favorites. Great staple for fwb. We locals always love a local raised place, that's stewby's seafood.

Thank crybry1
Lucas, United States
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They were really busy when we arrived; yet the girl taking orders was friendly and helpful. Wait time was reasonable considering how busy they were. Seating is limited so we ended up taking carryout. The fish I had tasted okay, but it was chewy and tough. My wife's shrimp was average, nothing exceptional but good.

Thank J Michael C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was terrific, outstanding service! It's a small establishment, but these are the best! will definitely recommend to folks in the future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food .. I thought it was a resturant. It's not , you place you order at one hatch , paid and given receipt which has a number . You are told how long the wait will be. We when on a Monday night at 7.30 and had to wait 10mins . Your number is called and you collect your... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't go at peak time to this popular hangout, as it can be crowded. Line up and order at the window of pleasant people; pickup at next window Sit inside or out at picnic tables. Good food, great okra. A little pricey for "shanty" style, but I'd recommend it. They also have a drive-through window.

Thank Daire M
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very casual - great fish!! Terrific sandwiches with a unique twist - coleslaw on the sandwich. Nice staff too!

Thank Linda T
Little Rock, Arkansas
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stewby's quickly became a regular stop for our beach trips several years ago. The food never disappoints! 2 orders of fish tacos, a grilled shrimp platter and the soft shell crab sandwich made our bellies stop rumbling quick! Order an extra side of hush puppies. They're melt in your mouth delicious!

Thank Jennifer E
Dumas, Texas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Stewby's for dinner. Place your order and find a picnic table on the enclosed porch. Nicely decorated for fall. Sierra took our order and was very friendly and very familiar with the menu took our order very efficiently. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the red snapper, beans and fries and I having had more than my share of... More 

Thank Patsy L
Niceville, Florida
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attend church almost right next door to Stewby's and until last weekend we had never dined there for some reason. We were certainly missing out - the food is quite good! The ordering process isn't the best as you may have to wait in a long line that extends out into the parking lot. Seating could be an issue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
American, Seafood
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, Cheap Eats, 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
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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