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Stewby’s Seafood Shanty

Stewby’s Seafood Shanty

427 Racetrack Road

Fort Walton Beach, Florida


Located just a few miles inland, Stewby’s Seafood Shanty is a casual, easygoing eatery where visitors and locals alike come to get their fix of local fish—even to go, using the restaurant’s convenient drive-thru. Learn more below about why a meal at Stewby’s Seafood Shanty is well-worth the stop during your Fort Walton Beach vacation!

Fresh Local Seafood in a Laid-Back Setting

Stewby’s Seafood Shanty is an offshoot of a local family restaurant known as Sam’s Oyster House. Here, the vibe is more intimate and relaxed, with a small dining room and a drive-thru for your convenience. The drive-thru is especially great if you feel like dining on delicious seafood in the comfort and privacy of your own vacation rental, without having to make it yourself!

Stewby’s Seafood Shanty is renowned for its fresh local fish, its hearty sandwiches, and its signature seafood gumbo. Specials rotate daily, including choices like colossal shrimp, mutton snappers, sheepshead, local mullet, and smoked fish dip. The restaurant serves up fish grilled or fried, from soft shell crab and shrimp to oysters or the fish of the day, such as amberjack, wahoo, or mahi mahi. And for those who are somehow not interested in trying the fresh seafood that Stewby’s has to offer, you can always enjoy a landlubber’s meal with grilled or fried chicken.

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Entrées range from platters to tacos and sandwiches, available with a host of sides and a la carte options. Calamari, fried shrimp, jumbo grilled shrimp, oysters, fish, soft shell crab, and chicken are all available a la carte. Delicious sides include cheese grits, hush puppies, fried okra, barbeque beans, coleslaw, fried onion petals, potato salad, and French fries.

The restaurant has hours daily from 10:00am until 10:00pm, making it an excellent choice for lunch or dinner during your stay.

You’ll find Stewby’s Seafood Shanty at 427 Racetrack Rd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, about 100 yards from Beal Pkwy. For more information, you can also call (850) 586-7001 or speak with one of our representatives at The Breakers at Fort Walton Beach.

Take Time to Savor Your Surroundings

Those that come to Fort Walton Beach, Florida with a heart for hitting up the most savory spots on the itinerary will find that a stop at Stewby’s Seafood Shanty is bound to please. As laid-back as it is delicious, it’s a place guests can always find reasons to return to time and again. While a visit this way is destined to be delightful for the taste buds, it also puts visitors near a long lineup of fun nearby activities to enjoy. For those that are hoping to savor every minute of their Fort Walton Beach experience, adding the following stops to your must-try list only enhances the visit from start to finish.

Fort SK8 Family Fun Center

If you happen to be in town with the entire family in tow and are looking forward to fun that everyone can enjoy, lace up your skates and enjoy a blast from the past with a visit to Fort Sk8 Family Fun Center! Located near Stewby’s at 202 Racetrack Road NW, this family fun center keeps the fun of roller skating alive and well by providing a spacious rink to move and grove your way through an afternoon. The rink is open to skating guests Saturdays from 1-8 pm, Sundays from 1-4 pm, and Thursdays and Fridays between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. While roller skating is undoubtedly a highlight of a trip this way, guests can also make the most of a full bounce house area paired with access to an arcade and game room that’s sure to inspire! This family-owned and operated business has been a staple in Fort Walton Beach since 1976 and remains a popular place for birthday parties to this day. Blacklight bowling is a favorite amongst visitors as well as games of limbo hosted regularly.

Garniers Beach Park

Those seeking out some fresh-air fun after time at Stewby’s will find Garniers Beach Park a charming solution. Located at 257 Beachview Drive NW, Garniers Beach  Park is open to the public daily between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. Here, visitors can enjoy access to a 240-foot stretch of beach that includes a delightful swimming area as well as surrounding picnic tables for settling in and enjoying the view. This neighborhood area also hosts playground equipment for little ones to enjoy when older kids and adults are in the water. If you happen to be traveling to Fort Walton Beach with a canine companion in tow, this area is a dog-friendly destination that lets everyone in on the fun.

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Find out more information about Stewby’s Seafood Shanty and other delicious restaurants, fun activities, and fascinating attractions you can enjoy during your time in Fort Walton Beach when you call or email our office today about booking your stay with us!