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
Stewby’s Seafood Shanty takes pride in serving the freshest and best seafood around on the emerald coast. Since our 2nd location has opened, we’ve become more than just a small family owned, seafood restaurant. As you all might already know, we opened our first ever “Stewby’s Seafood Market & Mercantile Store” right next to our 2nd location on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach Florida. We’ve made some major upgrades since opening the fresh seafood market a little over a month ago. Not only is this the first seafood market on Okaloosa island, it’s also the first seafood market around that offers steamed dinners for you to enjoy in the inside or outside patio dining areas, or even to-go! YES, you heard that right. Stewby’s Seafood Market near destin fl and ft. walton sells a variety of seafood for you to take home and cook AND OFFERS STEAMED SEAFOOD DINNER.. and MORE. Our currently offered dinners which all come with corn and potatoes, include snow crab legs, shrimp and a new steamed grouper dish with caper and lemon butter… yum! We also just added our first ever chowder to our market menu as well. The “Shanty Chowda” is a delicious shrimp chowder, full of flavor and the perfect fall/winter comfort food. The best seafood restaurant around the fort walton beach and destin florida area, with unbeatable prices, offering all of your seafood cravings now! If you haven’t already checked out our new location on okaloosa island, you definitely should now! These new menu items are a must try!
Stewby’s Seafood Shanty in ft. walton beach has been busy since the recent opening of our 2nd location on Okaloosa Island. We’ve since, added our first ever seafood and merchandise shop right next door to our new location! We are now the only fresh seafood market on Okaloosa Island FL and we’re not just any ole’ seafood market either.. We’re selling a variety of prepared sides, including a few new sides that aren’t even on our restaurant menu at either location in fort walton yet. In addition to the fresh seafood and prepared sides, we’re selling all of our seasonings, the cracker meal we use to fry all of our seafood in our restaurants, newly added desserts and much more. Pictured above is the Merchandise portion of our new seafood market near destin fl. Brand new t-shirt, koozie, hat designs and more for sale, mostly designed by the owners daughter. There are many things that set this seafood restaurant if fwb Florida apart from the rest, and why we were voted #1 seafood restaurant on the Emerald Coast.. but family and fresh seafood at reasonable prices are two major reasons. So support your favorite, locally and family owned seafood restaurant. come check out our new location and our newest addition, the Stewby’s Market! All located on Okaloosa Island near Ft. Walton Beach and Destin Florida!
The local’s favorite, family owned seafood restaurant has finally expanded. We are proud to say that Stewby’s Seafood Shanty opened it’s 2nd location July 5th, 2019 on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach Florida! This photo was from opening day of Mr. “Stewby” himself, Stewart Taylor and his daughter Darian Taylor by his side, following in her dad’s footsteps. Still serving up the same fresh seafood, now at 2 locations. This family loves fresh seafood and making families and customers happy with it’s own family recipes. A big thank you to all of our amazing regulars, local’s and visitors that come in every time they’re in town. This wouldn’t be possible without all of you! If you haven’t gotten a chance to eat at either Stewby’s location, come on in and see for yourself! You can taste the love of fresh seafood in every bite. That’s why we’re not only the best seafood restaurant in Destin fl, or Ft. Walton beach, but we’re the best fresh seafood restaurant on the Emerald Coast!
Stewby’s Seafood Shanty’s is known for serving the best and freshest seafood in Fort Walton Beach Florida. We love our customers and we also love to show our customers where there food is coming from! You won’t find any pre-frozen, packaged seafood around our quarters. We don’t just advertise it, we believe in selling the freshest seafood and homemade sides. We’re located on in Fort Walton Beach Fl, the EMERALD COAST, and we’re voted number one for a reason. We’re located in a place, where we are lucky enough to have an abundant selection of seafood in our reach! People come to Destin Florida for the fresh seafood and Stewby’s is the restaurant that fully delivers. The pictures above are from our fish house next door to our restaurant in fort walton beach, where we fillet, peel, prep, all of our seafood we serve. That includes peeling and deveining fresh shrimp, filleting a variety of fresh fish such as Swordfish, Mahi, Snapper, Grouper and more, and as pictured above, cutting and preparing squid for some fresh calamari. On the Gulf Coast, seafood should always be fresh. Come see us at Stewby’s where you KNOW it’s the fresh seafood you came to destin and ft walton fl, to eat. Stewby’s Seafood Shanty, the freshest seafood restaurant and the #1 seafood restaurant on the Emerald Coast.
Stewby’s Seafood Shanty is every local’s favorite seafood restaurant. Stewby’s is a family owned seafood restaurant in Fort Walton Beach Florida, dedicated to serving up the best fresh and local seafood we can. The success we’ve had in the seafood restaurant business on the Emerald Coast is amazing and we appreciate all of our locals and returning visitors that continue to share their experience at our restaurant. We don’t have a fancy view, but we can promise that we do have delicious and fresh seafood at affordable prices. There are 2 major secrets to our success. One is staying true to our customers, not just advertising it but actually providing fresh seafood and serving it at prices that everyone can afford. The second secret is staying true to our family and our homemade family recipes. If you’ve been to our seafood restaurant before you may already know but Stewby’s isn’t the first seafood restaurant in Destin Florida, in the family. Sam’s Oyster House on Okaloosa Island is where it all began and though it may not still be here, the family recipes live on.