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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
+1 850-837-1913
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (237 reviews)
“crab legs” (48 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
116 Harbor Blvd, 1/4 Mile East of Destin Bridge, Destin, FL 32541-2312
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Reviewed yesterday

The food came out really fast. The mahi mahi was thin and overcooked we sent back both the blackened and grilled, the vegetables tasted as if they were on a steam table all day. The baked potato was good. The wives got crab cakes. They...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was perfect for a gathering everyone as people came into town for a wedding. It gave them a chance to congregate, have some drinks, see the water, and eat some seafood.

Thank Melanie D
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Melanine, Thank you for your recent review. I am glad to hear that Aj's fit your event perfectly. I hope you guys enjoyed the wonderful view of the Destin Harbor we have and will come see us again soon! -Erin

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for a good seafood experience in Destin, look to either Fudpuckers or the Crab Trap. AJ's has the atmosphere for sure, sitting right on the docks, but the food was quite underwhelming. Between the 11 of us, no one was blown away...More

Thank BreadlyToastin
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your recent review, it is from this kind of feedback that we understand the areas our customers think we need improvement on. We do not want any of our customers to feel like our servers are angry at them for noticing dirty...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere.. The food was fantastic, and the entertainment was perfect for my wife birthday celebration!More

Thank Terrell J M
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Terrell, Thank you for your five star review! I am very happy to hear that your wife had a good birthday celebration with us. We want all of our customers to leave happy and satisfied. We can't wait until you visit with us again!...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After walking the Boardwalk we decided to have lunch here. We ate upstairs with a table near the bar. The service was good and the food was great. I had the bowl of gumbo and my wife had the chicken finger basket. The chicken fingers...More

Thank TW35
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your recent review. I am glad that you guys decided to stop by and enjoy lunch with a view. I am very happy to hear that the food, service, and atmosphere was great because we work really hard to provide each customer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Sunday and from 4-8pm they feature Jones n Company, which is probably one of the best bands on the harbor that I've heard. It's a place you go to just chill out, listen to great music, have some drinks and raw oysters...More

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

Hi Kristina, Thank you for your recent 5 star review. I am so happy to hear that you had a great time during your last visit with us. We do have some of the best oysters on the harbor, along with our fantastic views! We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to walk over to AJs after a snorkeling tour to grab a quick bite to eat. The atmosphere was really nice with a performer and nice outdoor seating and views. Service was oddly fast but trust me no complaints here because the food was...More

Thank Vanessa T
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your recent 5 star review! We work really hard to provide excellent food, service, and a fun atmosphere that goes along with it all. We do have a wonderful staff and live music every single day of the week. I am glad...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the special cobia dinner. I put the cuban sauce on the side, Without the sauce the fish tasted fishy, so was disappointed. The fried shrimp dinner was standard. The avocado appetizer was very good.More

Thank luckyg215
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 sorry that your last experience dinning with us did not blow you away. We work really hard as a restaurant to provide something that pleases all kinds of taste, and we missed our mark this time around....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

AJ's is a must each year that we travel to Destin. Food and service is always great and love the atmosphere whether you want to listen to music or watch your favorite football team on the big screen outside. We always end up there more...More

Thank simpchk88
Destin4050, Social Media Relations at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your recent 5 star review. I am so glad that you make Aj's apart of your trips to Destin. We love it when our guest have such a good time when they dine with us that they keep coming back. We can't...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for a beer. There seemed to be less attention to cleanliness. A squirrel was running below our feet while we ate which made it very uncomfortable. Just think of it as a outside bar even inside.More

Thank mikefromus
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 sorry that you felt like the environment was not very clean. We take great pride in our work place and fully clean it every morning and every night. While it does get messier as we get busier,...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
Meals
Brunch
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
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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