Welcome to Stewby’s Seafood Shanty

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Based off an old family restaurant called Sam’s Oyster House, STEWBY’S Seafood Shanty is a small take-out and dine-in seafood restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. STEWBY’S offers the most affordable and freshest local seafood available. Featuring everything that made Sam’s great including Sam’s gumbo and signature sandwiches with coleslaw and tater sauce on a sesame seed bun. All the fried and grilled items are prepared just as Sam did.

All the seafood is fresh and locally bought. The fish come straight from the docks in Destin and other neighboring counties. The oysters are always fresh shucked from Bon Secour Fisheries in Alabama with an occasional supply from Apalachicola Florida. The shrimp are also from Bon Secour and when available right here from our very own Choctawhatchee bay.

Eat on the heated and cooled enclosed deck or take it to-go. Stewby’s even has a drive thru for convenience. However we are not fast food, but quick service eating. Drive thru times average between 6-8 minutes but don’t be disappointed when we are extremely busy and it takes 10 minutes. It’s first come, first serve! Call-in orders are accepted but not during busy rush hours.

If you haven’t already, you can find us at 427 Racetrack Rd N.W. in Fort Walton Beach. About 100 yards from Beal Pkwy, at the north end of Racetrack Rd. Call ahead for specials and dress is very casual. (850)-586-7001

 

Fried Shrimp in Fort Walton

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Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Planning on visiting the area soon? Then check out our favorite things to do in Fort Walton Beach. Of course at the top of our list is having a delicious meal at Stewby’s. However, the list below is sure to drum up your appetite as you explore everything Fort Walton Beach has to offer. From beautiful beaches to fun activities the whole family can enjoy, your vacation is sure to be a memorable one.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Enjoy a day at the park learning all about aquatic animals.

John C. Beasly Park
One of the most beautiful beaches in town showcasing emerald green water and white sand.

Escape Zone 60
Do you have what it takes to solve puzzles and escape the room in less than 60 minutes?

Cattywampus Aquatic Adventures
Meet the dolphins of the Emerald Coast or take a sunset cruise around the Destin Harbor.

Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone
Travel back to the dinosaur era.

Regal Sun Plaza and Regal Santa Rosa
Catch the newest movie releases at one of our two Regal Cinemas.

Goofy Golf
Fun mini-golf the whole family to enjoy.

Voted Best Restaurant in Fort Walton Beach

At Stewby’s Seafood Shanty we are proud and honored to have been voted the best restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. With 184 restaurants ranked, this is quite the feat for our little shanty to be number 1. As a locally owned restaurant we have always tried our hardest to serve our community with love and respect. The team at Stewby’s would like to thank everyone who took the time to leave us a review. Your reviews are valuable to us and help us to continuously improve.

Come see why Fort Walton Beach loves Stewby’s!

Whether you’re in Fort Walton Beach on vacation or a local swing by and have one of our delicious meals. With the freshest seafood in town, it’s no wonder everyone is raging about Stewby’s. In the mood for grilled or fried?, Amberjack or shrimp? Can’t decide, not to worry we have it all. See you soon!

Convenient, Fresh and Affordable Seafood Restaurant!

affordable seafood restaurant in fort walton beach

Those are words you usually don’t hear grouped together. However, at Stewby’s Seafood Shanty we pride ourselves in offering all three. We are conveniently located on Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach. As a great lunch option, we are easily accessible from both Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base. We even have a drive thru, making it that much easier for you to get your food. Our delicious meals are made to order using
fresh, local catch.

Serving Fort Walton Beach since 2011!

Over the years we have been able to maintain affordable prices without compromising quality. We are proud to be a locally owned seafood restaurant loved by both locals and visitors alike. See you soon!

Spring and Summer Hours

New spring and summer hours.

We are now open from 10am till 10pm everyday.

Best Fried and Grilled Seafood

Best fried and grilled seafood on the Emerald Coast. Stewby’s offers a variety of both grilled and fried seafood. Fish, shrimp, oysters, calamari, soft shell crab, and the list goes on. Best prices and freshest seafood hands down.

Fried Seafood PlaterGrilled Fish Dinner

Grilled Shrimp and Grouper

Grilling it up at SEWBY’S! Yes the majority of our menu is fried but that’s only because there are more thing to fry than to grill. We do however offer the best grilled shrimp and fish dinners and tacos you will find anywhere and at the most affordable prices.

GRilled Seafood

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Shrimp Off The Boat

Unloading some shrimp, squid, and flounder off the Family Pride. Never noticed Jeffery taking this pic while I was busy gabbing at the mouth.

Beautiful day on the water and a nice break from the kitchen and office duties. Only bad thing is lugging 1000lb of fresh seafood up a hill in wheel barrels to the trucks.

  

Grilled Florida Lobster

Grilled Florida’s Spinney Lobster. Served with butter, hushpuppies, and choice of 2 sides. Great with our grilled zucchini and a lettuce wedge.

Lobster tail

Hopper Season

It’s Hopper season. Fresh local bay shrimp called hoppers. You can identify them by their pink spot on their side.

 

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There is a short window of opportunity that we can get this size shrimp before the are all gone or move on. We spent two days unloading and processing 2800lb of shrimp from two boats. Most of these shrimp will be quick frozen and store for later weeks, while the rest will be served fresh. The season for these large hoppers will only last a few weeks so come and get them while the getting is good.

 

Below are some pics of us processing the shrimp for storage. The bulk are put on bread racks, stacked, and then rolled into a freezer that is 10 degrees below 0. After the are frozen we box them up in 50lb increments and stack them neatly in the freezer.

 

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The rest are put into wooden crates and iced to serve fresh.

 

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Spicy Sriracha Shark Ceviche

So good it’s addictive. Offered in two styles. Citrus or Spicy Sriracha. Served with homemade tortillas. Yumm!

fresh shark ceviche

It all starts with fresh Atlantic Sharpnose Shark. Meat so pretty it’s perfect for ceviche.

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