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Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a low-key, family-owned and operated seafood restaurant nestled on the north side of Okaloosa Island that offers visitors a retro ambiance for dining on fresh, delicious seafood right out of the ocean. To learn more about Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar and what makes it so special, read on below!

A Dynamic Menu of Succulent Seafood

Located on Okaloosa Island at 1203 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar has been serving locals and visitors alike for over 30 years, specializing in a wide range of seafood and oysters shucked to order.

Start your meal off right with appetizers like fried crabmeat-stuffed jalapenos, onion blossoms, clam strips, fried crab claws, buffalo wings, crab bites, volcano shrimp, or oysters served on the half shell, steamed, or casino with Colby and Jack cheese and onions.

From there, you can choose from hearty sandwiches and seafood dinners to please your palate. The sandwiches here offer the best of surf and turf, from classic burgers and chicken sandwiches to sandwiches featuring soft shell crab, catfish, grouper, triggerfish, oyster, shrimp, or the fish of the day, fried or char-grilled.

Seafood dinners range from bacon-wrapped stuffed shrimp, devil crabs, crab cakes, soft shell crabs, to steamed crab legs, red snapper, grouper, shrimp, catfish filets, triggerfish, and oysters, all served with hush puppies and your choice of sides. And for your guests that somehow do not want or like seafood, there are fried and char-grilled chicken breast filets or char-grilled ribeye steak cuts to choose from.

Top off your meal with an indulgent dessert. The restaurant offers key lime pie, cheesecake (both regular and fried), and chocolate overload. Wash it all down with a glass of wine, a pint of beer, a soda, tea, or lemonade.

This restaurant is open on Monday through Sunday, from 4:30pm – 9:30pm. For more information on Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar, you can call (850) 244-2624 or speak with one of our representatives at The Breakers at Fort Walton Beach.

Convenient Dining Options to Match Your Style

Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar has been an iconic eatery in this are for decades, and over that time, management has come to emphasize a versatile approach to dining that makes this restaurant accessible and enjoyable for everyone who drops by! While indoor seating at Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar is always a delight, many patrons prefer to be settled outside on the spacious open-air patio with good reason. From the vibrant and colorful tables and chairs to the great views this space offers up year-round, it’s hard to go wrong with patio dining options that frame a fantastic view too! If you don’t quite have the time at all to make it a sit-down dinner, there’s nothing to worry about. The team at Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar is happy to provide customers with curbside pickup to-go options upon request. Call in an order and simply swing by. The on-site staff will bring it to your vehicle when it’s ready so you can enjoy your savory delights from the comfort of a vacation rental or elsewhere across Fort Walton Beach if that’s your preferred style.

Nearby Places to Explore

While time savoring the many menu options at Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar is always a treat, an added benefit to making this your preferred dining stop is proximity to other nearby attractions and activities. If you’re the type of traveler that can’t wait to make the most of every second of a journey and loves to expand on an itinerary every chance you get, you’re in luck. Enjoying a meal at Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar puts you well within reach of time also spent at Little Marler Park. This nearby attraction is a great place to work off those added calories by simply strolling along the waterfront in style, taking in the scenery that’s always impressive. Hoping to get out on the water? It’s easy to do when you head from the restaurant over to Crab Island Watersports. This on-the-water recreation company offers up boat rentals as well as guided tours to Crab Island upon request. Brooks Bridge Marina is always within reach of Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar for those looking to set up a day of boating that ends with time at a savory seafood stop that promises to be amazing! Don’t be surprised if your time at Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar brings you back a time or two during your visit.

Florida Seafood Restaurant

From mouthwatering restaurants like Hightide Restaurant and Oyster Bar to wonderful sightseeing spots and thrilling recreation, Fort Walton Beach has it all. Learn more about what’s waiting for you here when you call or email our office today and discuss booking your accommodations in one of our spectacular vacation rentals!