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Stewby's Seafood Shanty

427 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-1555
+1 850-586-7001
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried okra” (177 reviews)
“hush puppies” (269 reviews)
“seafood” (474 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
427 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547-1555
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The main reason for returning to Fort Walton Beach was to eat at Stewby’s Seafood Shanty again. I was told to try the Fish Tacos this time, which I was so glad I did. They were excellent, the fish had such fresh flavor with great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MoMema93
Reviewed 2 days ago

I asked the employee grilled or fried shrimp. They said grilled and boy were they right. Excellant flavor. And I tried grits for the first time, cheesy and i really liked it. It's nothing fancy but it's good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rdwnglar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I ordered the fried seafood platter with hush puppies and coleslaw. Everything was amazing! The batter was perfect and the seafood fried to perfection. The hush puppies had just the right crust and were soft inside. The coleslaw was spot-on and not too sweet not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Frank M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was amazing. Quick too. The fries onions were delicious! Love everything on our plates! DEFINITELY go here!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JordanShep
Reviewed 1 week ago

A total fried food fest, this folksy spot was difficult to park at. I'd driven by twice before and the line around the place was too long for me. I went on a Saturday for lunch successfully and ordered some fried shrimp, hush puppies, fries...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank royalvagabond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in a business trip and wanted a local place to eat. The reviews were spot on! The food was very good. I had the special: mahi mahi and collard greens with cheese grits. Don’t skip out on the hush puppies! They’re amazing! It...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because Stewby's is rated #1in Ft. Walton Beach by Trip Advisor, my wife and I decided to go there first upon our arrival. Great decision! The food was delicious and reasonably priced. We both had their fried shrimp. Our sides were cole slaw, baked beans,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DougS851
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stewby’s is the place to go for fresh, locally sourced seafood in FWB. Everything I’ve had is delicious: grilled shrimp, fish tacos, shark bites, cheese grits. It’s a favorite that locals go to in droves.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank smbl8447
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place to get plenty of jumbo shrimp and not spend an arm and a leg for it. Veggies are not so good but hush puppies are great. If I lived here I would be getting seafood here a lot.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cheesepleeze
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner after getting a recommendation from a neighbor of friends we were visiting. Definitely not what we were expecting when we pulled up... SO glad we gave it a try. It was delicious!!! Very casual!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Barbara E
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from Cindy M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is.
Michel R
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
No - order at the window, and pick up the food when your number is called
Michel R
March 4, 2017|
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Response from ThickGoddessLena | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations. It's like a fast food restaurant except with Really good and fresh seafood! The seating they do offer is limited and on an outside porch so no A/C which is a important feature in the summer here. More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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