eat where the locals eat!

Seafood Shanty

Fresh, Affordable, Local Seafood

Where Fresh Seafood Meets Tradition and Southern Hospitality.

Indulge in the freshest Gulf seafood with a side of Southern hospitality at Stewby’s Seafood Shanty. From our humble beginnings in a little shanty to our four locations today, we’ve never lost sight of what matters most: making every guest feel like family. So come on in, grab a bench, and let us treat you to the best seafood and the warmest welcome around. Learn more about our story and legacy.

Pounds of fresh
seafood served daily.
Years our recipes have
been delighting customers.
Why Not, right?

Fresh Seafood at
Stewby’s Market!

So we figured, since we’re selling hundreds of pounds of fresh, local seafood everyday, Why not let our customers take some home with them? Whether you’re headed back to the hotel, or back to Arkansas, we can pack it so it will be fresh when you get there!

Most Frequently Asked Question:

So, What’s the Best Thing on the Menu?

Our answer? It’s simple – everything we serve is a delicious slice of seafood heaven. But don’t just take our word for it – our customer’s reviews speak for themselves.

However, if you’re looking for a true locals’ perspective, we’re happy to let you in on a little secret. Our most popular items, ordered time and time again by the loyal regulars who make Stewby’s their second home, are the dishes that truly capture the essence of our fresh, flavorful seafood and warm Southern hospitality.

#4 Infamous Gumbo

#3 Combo Platter

#2 Grilled Fish

#1 Fried Shrimp

Something different ….

What is Stewby’s Steamer & Market?

Hey there, seafood lovers! Stewby here, inviting y’all to come on down to Stewby’s Steamer & Market, right next door to our second Stewby’s Seafood Shanty location on beautiful Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Now, I know you’re already well acquainted with the fresh, delicious seafood and warm hospitality we serve up at our restaurants, but let me tell you, our Steamer & Market is truly something special.


Stewby’s Store: Make Stewby’s a Part of Your Story!

At Stewby’s Seafood Shanty, we’re more than just a restaurant – we’re a part of the fabric of the Emerald Coast community. When you take home a piece of Stewby’s, whether it’s a t-shirt, a cooler, or a package of our signature seasonings, you’re not just buying a product – you’re joining a family. A family that values freshness, flavor, and the unbeatable combination of Southern hospitality and Gulf Coast charm.

So go ahead, browse our selection of Stewby’s merchandise and goods, and find the perfect way to make Stewby’s a part of your story. And remember, whenever you wear our logo or taste our flavors, you’re not just representing a restaurant – you’re representing a legacy of fresh, delicious seafood and the warm, welcoming spirit of the Emerald Coast.

Google Reviews …

Consecutively Voted Best Seafood Restaurant Locally and Nationally.

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
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    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 !!!

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Stewby’s On-Site Southern Fish Fry

Stewby’s Southern Fish Fry

Well, hey there, folks! Stewby here, and I’ve got some exciting news for all you party planners, wedding organizers, and anyone else looking to add a little Stewby’s magic to your special event. That’s right, we’re talking about Stewby’s on-site catering!

Now, I know what you’re thinking – “Stewby, your restaurants are already the go-to spot for fresh, delicious seafood and warm hospitality on the Emerald Coast. How could it possibly get any better?” Well, let me tell you, our catering service takes everything you love about Stewby’s and brings it right to your doorstep.

Imagine your guests’ faces when they see our friendly staff roll up to your event, ready to cook and serve the freshest seafood around. That’s right, we don’t believe in pre-packaged, reheated food. No sir! We prepare everything on-site, just like a Southern fish fry, so your guests can enjoy the same piping hot, mouth-watering dishes that we’re known for in our restaurants.

Now, I do have to let you in on a little secret. Our catering service is in high demand, so you’ll want to make sure you reserve us well in advance. Trust me, once word gets out that Stewby’s is catering your event, everyone will want a piece of the action!

I should also mention that while we don’t offer grilled items on our catering menu, we’ve got plenty of other delicious options to choose from. From our famous fried shrimp and fish to cole slaw and BBQ beans. Also available we have boiled shrimp, Gumbo and Smoked fish dip. Stewby’s catering we have something for every seafood lover at your gathering.

But you know what really sets Stewby’s catering apart? It’s the personal touch we bring to every event. When you hire us, you’re not just getting top-notch seafood – you’re getting a partner who’s dedicated to making your special day unforgettable. We’ll work with you every step of the way to create a menu that fits your tastes, budget, and style, and we’ll be there on the day of your event to make sure everything runs smoothly.

So why settle for ordinary catering when you can have the Stewby’s experience? Give us a call today and let’s start planning the seafood feast of your dreams. Whether you’re tying the knot, celebrating a milestone birthday, or just looking for an excuse to get your friends and family together, Stewby’s on-site fish fryis the perfect way to make your event truly special.

As always, we can’t wait to share the fresh flavors and warm hospitality of Stewby’s with you and your loved ones. Let’s make some memories together, one delicious bite at a time!

Your friend, Stewby

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