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STEWBY'S Seafood Shanty
Racetrack Road
(850) 586-7001

427 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

(850) 586-7001

  • Monday: 11am – 8.30pm
  • Tuesday: 11am – 8.30pm
  • Wednesday: 11am – 8.30pm
  • Thursday: 11am – 8.30pm
  • Friday: 11am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 8.30pm

235 Santa Rosa Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

(850) 374-3765

  • Monday: 11am – 9.30pm
  • Wednesday: 11am – 9.30pm
  • Tuesday: 11am – 9.30pm
  • Thursday: 11am – 9.30pm
  • Friday: 11am – 10:00pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 10:00pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 9.30pm

4120 S Ferdon Blvd
Crestview, FL 32536

(850) 331-3304

(850) 586-7001

231 Santa Rosa Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

(850) 226-8448

  • Monday: 11am – 8.30pm
  • Tuesday: 11am – 8.30pm
  • Wednesday: 11am – 8.30pm
  • Thursday: 11am – 8.30pm
  • Friday: 11am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 8.30pm

Stewby’s Reviews

Welcome to STEWBY’S Seafood Shanty & Steamer!

We’re a family of seafood restaurants proud to carry on the legacy of our beloved Sam’s Oyster House, with a fresh new twist. Our four locations in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, Florida, serve up the freshest, locally-sourced seafood at unbeatable prices.

Experience the Best of Sam’s

We’re thrilled to bring back the flavors that made Sam’s a favorite, including our signature gumbo and mouthwatering sandwiches with coleslaw and tater sauce on a sesame seed bun. Our fried and grilled dishes are prepared with the same love and care as Sam did, ensuring every bite is a delight.

Fresh Catch, Locally Sourced

We’re committed to serving only the freshest seafood, sourced straight from the docks in Destin and neighboring counties. Our oysters are always freshly shucked from Bon Secour Fisheries in Alabama, with occasional supplies from Apalachicola, Florida. Our shrimp come from Bon Secour and, when available, our very own Choctawhatchee Bay.

Dine with Us or Take it To-Go!

Enjoy your meal at one of our four locations:

  • Stewby’s Seafood Shanty – Fort Walton Beach, Racetrack Road
  • Stewby’s Seafood Shanty – Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island
  • Stewby’s Seafood Shanty – Crestview, Florida
  • Stewby’s Steamer and Market – Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island

Take advantage of our heated and cooled enclosed decks, or opt for take-out or drive-thru convenience (at select locations). We can’t wait to serve you!

Call Ahead or Visit Us Today!

Phone numbers and addresses are available on our website. Don’t forget to call ahead for specials and dress code is always casual!

Welcome to STEWBY’S Seafood Shanty & Steamer!

We’re a family of seafood restaurants proud to carry on the legacy of our beloved Sam’s Oyster House, with a fresh new twist. Our four locations in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, Florida, serve up the freshest, locally-sourced seafood at unbeatable prices.

Experience the Best of Sam’s

We’re thrilled to bring back the flavors that made Sam’s a favorite, including our signature gumbo and mouthwatering sandwiches with coleslaw and tater sauce on a sesame seed bun. Our fried and grilled dishes are prepared with the same love and care as Sam did, ensuring every bite is a delight.

Fresh Catch, Locally Sourced

We’re committed to serving only the freshest seafood, sourced straight from the docks in Destin and neighboring counties. Our oysters are always freshly shucked from Bon Secour Fisheries in Alabama, with occasional supplies from Apalachicola, Florida. Our shrimp come from Bon Secour and, when available, our very own Choctawhatchee Bay.

Dine with Us or Take it To-Go!

Enjoy your meal at one of our four locations:

  • Stewby’s Seafood Shanty – Fort Walton Beach, Racetrack Road
  • Stewby’s Seafood Shanty – Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island
  • Stewby’s Seafood Shanty – Crestview, Florida
  • Stewby’s Steamer and Market – Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island

Take advantage of our heated and cooled enclosed decks, or opt for take-out or drive-thru convenience (at select locations). We can’t wait to serve you!

Call Ahead or Visit Us Today!

Phone numbers and addresses are available on our website. Don’t forget to call ahead for specials and dress code is always casual!

STEWBY'S Seafood Shanty IconSTEWBY'S Seafood Shanty

427 Racetrack Road Northwest, Fort Walton Beach

4.7 4,656 reviews

  • Avatar Donald Taylor ★★★★★ a week ago
    Ft. Walton/Destin is a tourist trap. Most tourist trap don't have good food and this area is no exception, so it was nice to find STEWBY'S. The staff were very friendly and polite. They obviously liked working there because they … More displayed what appeared to be genuine affection in their interactions. The restaurant was spotless.
    We tried the fried fish tacos, gumbo, fried Okra, and the fried shrimp dinner. The food was fresh and delicious. Portion size was great for the price. We definitely left there full and satisfied. I highly recommend this place!
  • Avatar David Jacobsen ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Loved this place, went drive through, so didn't see the inside. The food was the bomb. The shrimp tacos were the best I've ever had, period!! I'd never tried gumbo before, so I must say it was delicious, grilled shrimp was … More excellent as well. My family and I will definitely be back.
  • Avatar scott spivey ★★★★★ a month ago
    Great spot! I guess this is the epitome of "where the locals go." The fish is always fresh, they use their own seasoning (which you can buy) and it's very good. Sides are traditional to a southern menu. Good variety of menu, … More and generous portion sizes. Also, probably the best cup of gumbo in town! Highly recommend Stewby's. Place isn't huge so expect a wait if you arrive after 5 or so, but well worth it!
  • Avatar Larry Cowsert ★★★★★ a month ago
    Stewby's is a fun, super-casual, "picnic table indoors" kind of place! So, the atmosphere is "mid-century fishing dock", which is functional and relaxed.
    The food is very good. I had a blackened grouper, which
    … More was excellent, along with some greens, a side salad, and a cup of their gumbo. Which I found to be a bit watery but very flavorful.
    Stewby's is an "order-at-the-window" kind of joint, but the staff were super friendly and liked to give it back when I joked around with them.
    A fun, casual place with very good food, served quickly and with a smile! But don't expect fast food prices. My lunch (in the picture, plus a large sweet tea) was just over $25. A fair price for what I got.
    Check out Steeby's on Racetrack in Fort Walton Beach, Florida! It's worth it.
  • Avatar Chandler Wanlass ★★★★★ a month ago
    Fish tacos were SO great! Very flavorful. We loved the fried and the grilled for different reasons. Grilled were a little more moist and the fried had a great crunch without being greasy. Can’t go wrong with either. We also loved the Shanty … More Pie.
  • Avatar Brandoux LeRoux ★★★★★ a month ago
    This place is awesome. It's very small but seems to stay very busy. Just sown the road from our air bnb, and we were in the mood for something quick and simple to eat before our activities for the day. I'm glad we stopped here. … More
    I had the fish tacos with whatever the fish of the day was. They were amazing 👍
  • Avatar adrian villanueva ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Love their shrimp fried Tacos and fries combo. Been coming for a few weeks and can't get enough of it. I am still yet to taste more of their great food. I will do a following review as i taste other foods in their menu.
  • Avatar Joseph Gallo ★★★★ 3 months ago
    Excellent seafood and prices the locals appreciate. I had the grilled colossal shrimp and a friend had grilled fish of the day (Amber Jack). The dinners came with sides and hush puppies. Terrific seasoning and flavor. Recommended.Food: … More 5/5  |  Service: 5/5  |  Atmosphere: 3/5Recommended dishes
    Grilled Fish, Fresh Seafood …More
  • Avatar Ben May ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    This was our first time there and we loved it. My wife has a pepper allergy and they stayed on top of that! Our food was delicious and the service was great.Food: 5/5  |  Service: 5/5  |  Atmosphere: … More 5/5Recommended dishes
    Seafood, Grilled Fish, Fried …More
  • Avatar Pamela Bohrer ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    This place is great!! We had soft crabs, potato salad, and greens. My husband also had a side of gumbo. Everything was fantastic!!!!!!! The young lady at the register was so helpful! She gave us suggestions., boy am I glad we went with … More her suggestions!! We will definitely be back. We want to try the fried oysters next time.
  • Avatar Louise Noeth ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    No fuss place. They put the money into the food and provide basic seating to keep pricing reasonable for hungry folks who crave seafood.Food: 5/5  |  Service: 5/5  |  Atmosphere: 5/5Recommended dishes … More
    Seafood, Fresh Seafood
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot …More
  • Avatar Riley Shelnutt ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Yes, it is a shanty and you order at a window. But the food is spectacular and as affordable as any seafood you can find. Very highly recommend and well worth a trip.Food: 5/5  |  Service: 4/5  |  Atmosphere: … More 4/5Recommended dishes
    Seafood, Fried, Fresh Seafood, Grouper …More
  • Avatar Gabriela Richardson ★★★★ 3 months ago
    Yummy. Greens were really good. Fried shrimp was so tasty. Place was clean, friendly staff. I would recommend this place. Food was fresh and hot.Recommended dishes
    Fried Okra, Seafood, Fresh Seafood …More
  • Avatar Shaggygoblin ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Every time I go past on my way to and fro, Stewby's is packed. I was asking Google to take me to a big fish sandwich, and it took me past Stewby's to CapnDs. Why not, I have time to kill today.Captain D's is dead to me now.4 … More stars on food because they discontinued cornbread.I love cornbread with seafood and BBQ.Dae and Ellis were absolutely amazing in sorting this 'first-timer'.Parking: Parking extends to gravel lots behind restaurant.Wheelchair accessibility: Wheelchair ramp at the rear.
  • Avatar Alexandra ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Food was AMAZING! This is my favorite place to get seafood as a local !!! I wish they had one in destin but this location was great. Clean and good service. My favorite is the mahi mahi sandwich !!!
  • Avatar Patty Whetsel ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Quaint little seafood place that has quality food for an affordable price! Take a break from the over priced tourist traps and visit Stewby's which feels like a friendly neighborhood eatery.Food: 5/5  |  Service: … More 5/5  |  Atmosphere: 5/5 …More
  • Avatar Dabe B ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I'm an out of town occasional diner. I always visit Stewbys because the food is always good. I recommend the grilled Mahi Mahi, grilled Amberjack, and grilled Colossal Shrimp. Their fried Mullet is good if you don't mind a slightly … More fishy taste. If you're lucky enough to find Snapper on the menu, it's worth the price. If you haven't tried fish tacos, Stewbys are really tasty. Green beans, slaw, seasoned fries, and colards are all good side choices. Today, I tried their onion rings. I will be ordering those again soon. The fried okra is another great selection. My wife and I sometimes split a Shanty Pie to top our meal off. The sweet tea is good.Many times, it's crowded. The diners have always been friendly and willing to share their table. There are some picnic tables around back which we enjoy when the weather is comfortable.
  • Avatar Abby Chancey ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Always hot, fast, and delicious! We especially love the grilled shrimp but the mahi or amberjack sandwich are favorites too!Recommended dishes
    Snapper, Seafood …More
  • Avatar Javier Lopez ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    1st time eating at this amazing restaurant, and we were 1000% satisfied with the food, portions, and the atmosphere! Will absolutely recommend to any one who wants delicious seafood!!Food: 5/5  |  Service: 5/5  |  A … Moretmosphere: 5/5Recommended dishes
    Popcorn Shrimp, Seafood, Fried
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot …More
  • Avatar vanessa peay ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Ordered the fried chicken tender dinner with coleslaw and potato salad and the food was fresh, hot and delicious! My husband got the fried shrimp dinner with fries and baked beans and he really liked it. And he’s not really a big seafood … More person! The food here did not disappoint and we look forward to coming back and trying other meals on the menu.
  • Avatar Milady Cynthia Marie ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Service Dog friendly. Handicap accessible. GREAT staff. Alas, no delivery yet wonderful pickup and dining roomFood: 5/5  |  Service: 5/5  |  Atmosphere: 5/5Recommended dishes
    Seafood Shanty, Seafood,
    … More Fried, Seasoned Fries
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot, Free street parking …More
  • Avatar Dave Grossnickle ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Great food! Lunchtime was a little noisy and that made it hard to hear when your order was ready. I will most likely eat here again.Food: 5/5  |  Service: 4/5  |  Atmosphere: 4/5Recommended dishes … More
    Seafood …More
  • Avatar Becca H. ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Customer service was excellent! Ms. Faye is so sweet and friendly. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.Food: 5/5  |  Service: 5/5  |  Atmosphere: 5/5 …More
  • Avatar Mylene Morrison ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I really loved their fried flounder. The hush puppies were crispy and light. Price was reasonableFood: 5/5  |  Service: 5/5  |  Atmosphere: 5/5Recommended dishes
    Fried Okra, Fried …More
  • Avatar Tatyana G. ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Consistently good seafood. Didn't have bad experience here yet. Customer service is pleasant. Will be back.Food: 5/5  |  Service: 5/5  |  Atmosphere: 5/5Recommended dishes
    Fried Okra, Side Popcorn
    … More Shrimp, Seafood, Grilled Fish, Fried, Grouper
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot …More

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POPULAR QUESTIONS

So here’s The Lowdown, on our most asked questions. If these FAQ’s don’t satisfy your curiosity, use our nifty form to send us a message!

Stewby’s serves seafood and Southern-inspired dishes.

Yes, Stewby’s is a family-owned and operated business.

Stewby’s has a casual, welcoming vibe, like gathering at a family table.

Stewby’s serves fresh seafood, including fish, shrimp, scallops, and more, straight from the Destin docks.