AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Destin Harbor, Destin
  • Ranked #10 for seafood restaurants in Destin
  • Jovetta S.
    "Try the She-Crab Soup and the Firecracker shrimp!"(5 Tips)
    😜Yana F.
    "The oysters are pretty big and taste yummy with AJ's hot sauce!"(12 Tips)
    Carly K.
    "fishing rodeo in October!"(2 Tips)
    Alex P.
    "Perfectly cooked seafood bucket, right on the peer, great place for..."(2 Tips)
105 Tips and reviews
  • oysters
  • crab
  • firecracker shrimp
  • fishing rodeo
  • scenic views
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  • Mengzhi W.
    Mengzhi WuAugust 13
    The baked potato in size and taste was far superior than the rest of the seafood platter combined. Shrimp, scallops, mussels in tiny watered down bowel, dry mahi, veges worse than frozen. Sad :(
  • Jovetta S.
    Try the She-Crab Soup and the Firecracker shrimp!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LeeMay 29
    The oysters are delicious, the salads are great. The scenery is awesome.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LauverAugust 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Alcohol! Haha
  • Lori K.
    Lori KellyJune 16, 2016
    The Band and crab salaf
  • Andy B.
    Andy BrittJune 5, 2016
    Bushwhacker. The end.
  • Jan Michael W.
    Jan Michael WallaceApril 19, 2016
    Get the bucket! It's worth it. #BucketLyfe
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LynnApril 1, 2016
    Fun outdoor spot with live music on the roof! Tuna dip with crackers and mozzarella sticks (balls) were a yummy snack. Togo drinks that you can take on a walk on the pier
  • Tiki N.
    Tiki NelsonFebruary 12, 2016
    The food sucks. Hopefully, they will hire a chef and get a better menu.
  • Alp A.
    Alp AOctober 18, 2015
    crowded and fun place
  • Alexandra H.
    Alexandra HughesAugust 10, 2015
  • Luv B.
    Luv BrownJuly 9, 2015
    Crab legs and the view.
  • Seth D.
    Great place for people watching. Food wasn't bad either
  • Shane G.
    Shane GrahamJune 30, 2015
    Good food, service and very reasonable prices.
  • Regena F.
    Regena FlowersJune 17, 2015
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DixonMay 30, 2015
    Oysters are huge and delicious. Crab legs are fantastic. Great drinks.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BondMay 25, 2015
    Love this place for drinks at Club Bimini on the roof. Great view, good to start your night or end up here later!
  • Derdere D.
    Derdere DerdereApril 21, 2015
    Po'boy with shrimp was delicious. Servers were kind, ambiance is nice. Good place to have a nice dinner.
  • Rick M.
    Rick MangunFebruary 8, 2015
    Best oysters in Destin. Under $10/doz
  • Pancho C.
    Pancho CasasDecember 30, 2014
    Good place!!! Seafood excellent
  • Will M.
    Will MillerNovember 26, 2014
    Food is good. Amazing harbor view. A little pricey for what it is.
  • Vatche A.
    Vatche ArabianOctober 26, 2014
    A little expensive, but good food and atmosphere. The fried Mahi Mahi was excellent.
  • Austin G.
    Austin GloverOctober 25, 2014
    Basically a meat market in here! Keep your ladies close by!
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesOctober 14, 2014
    Fried mozzarella is a must get!
  • Michael
    MichaelSeptember 30, 2014
    Crazy mix of people late night!
  • Mandi M.
    Mandi MaganziniSeptember 20, 2014
    Roll Tide Roll! Great place to watch the bama game when they're playing FLORIDA!
  • Tim L.
    Tim LamSeptember 7, 2014
    oysters are so good!
  • Michael N.
    Michael NicholsAugust 18, 2014
    Fried oysters.
  • Tim G.
    Tim GoyetteAugust 11, 2014
    Great bar food!
  • Joe P.
    Joe PAugust 9, 2014
    Great place for drinks and entertainment or if u want to b seen! Forget the grub!
  • Aaron G.
    Aaron GrebnerJuly 28, 2014
    pretty crowded, but they had a cool service that text you when your table was ready. Great drinks, only negative was my chicken was a little too black and the vegetables with my dish were bland.
  • David R.
    David RodriguezJuly 14, 2014
    3rd Floor is great with open roof... Food was great and tasty...
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie ArnoldApril 24, 2014
    Worst service Ever!!!
  • Surg111@yahoo.com C.
    Hot spot especially at night. Great food but very expensive.
  • Gretchen S.
    Gretchen SchottApril 1, 2014
    The steamed crab is amazing! Totally worth the trip!
  • George N.
    George NenniMarch 24, 2014
    Best and biggest oysters on the gulf, eat 'em until you bust!
  • Levi M.
    Levi MordenMarch 18, 2014
    Ask for Chris, best server in destin
  • Adam A.
    Adam AtiqullahFebruary 26, 2014
    Bleh. Food is very average and like all seafood $$$.You would probably get the same quality food at Joe's Crabshack or some other chain. It is nice that the place is open air and on the water though..
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GardnerJanuary 20, 2014
    Was not very impressed . Very touristy feel, expensive for the portions given.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 4, 2013
    The restaurant is right on the Harbor and has a great atmosphere. The food and drinks are really good.
  • Tami
    TamiOctober 24, 2013
    She crab soup and crabby scallops were fantastic!
  • Steven E.
    Steven EikenbaryOctober 11, 2013
    Want to pay outrageously for poor quality good? This is your place! Got the Run of the Kitchen (4-5 kinds of fried seafood), and the best thing on my plate was French fries.
  • Valeria J.
    Valeria JohnsonOctober 9, 2013
    Loved the Red beans & Rice
  • Danielle K.
    Danielle KarageorgiouSeptember 12, 2013
    Not a fan of the AJs dark lager, however everything else was awesome!
  • Lynn W.
    Lynn WrightSeptember 12, 2013
    Great food and wonderful view of the water
  • Merrick G.
    Merrick GreenAugust 25, 2013
    Gumbo was good but the broiled platter was just okay. I won't go back. I have had better.
  • Kristin C.
    Kristin CannonJuly 30, 2013
    It was overpriced...the food was just "okay" nothing special..next time we are in Destin..we will skip AJ's!!!! 👎😕
  • Caleb J.
    Caleb JonesJuly 15, 2013
    WAY over priced!
  • 😜Yana F.
    😜Yana F😁June 30, 2013
    The oysters are pretty big and taste yummy with AJ's hot sauce!
  • Marvin E.
    Marvin EnglishJune 22, 2013
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TankovichMay 24, 2013
    Happy hour special: 1 doz fresh raw oysters for $7.95, Mon to Fri 11 am to 6 pm. The oysters were huge and delicious!
  • John A.
    John AttawayMay 6, 2013
    Super slow service. No one really here and they take forever to take your order and bring you food.
  • Jan C.
    Jan Carter WhiteMay 3, 2013
    Best hushpuppies I've had
  • Kaylie B.
    Kaylie BradleyMarch 22, 2013
    The woo woo drink was great. Pretty cool that you get a free cup but I'm glad I didn't have to pay extra for it, it might not last long "it's not clink clink hard" more like 2 solo cups stacked.
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan RMarch 22, 2013
    Caution: crab cakes look larger in the picture than they are in real life. Good drinks.
  • Matt E.
    Matt EllmerMarch 22, 2013
    So awesome truly one of the best if not the best food we ate all week. The Bimini bash was and is awesome.
  • Akilah D.
    Akilah DaleFebruary 15, 2013
    Broiled Seafood Platter is pretty good :-)
  • Carly K.
    Carly KarasNovember 13, 2012
    Oysters are delicious and the best time to go is during the fishing rodeo in October!
  • Rhonda O.
    Rhonda OlivasOctober 31, 2012
    Listen Rodney Satterfield he's awesome.
  • Mary N.
    Mary NixOctober 27, 2012
    The drifter tastes yummy
  • Tess S.
    Tess SAugust 29, 2012
    It can get really windy! Be prepared to hold your beer non-stop...which you should be anyway
  • Nadya
    NadyaAugust 25, 2012
    Try the Classic Grilled Oysters! They are awesome!!!!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CombsAugust 20, 2012
    Ronnie performs the best live music!
  • Kirk M.
    Kirk MarshallAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Melissa's the Best!!!
  • Scrapple J.
    Scrapple JoeAugust 1, 2012
    Good times always
  • Kim J.
    Kim JenkinsAugust 1, 2012
    Beeeeerr. Isssss collllddddd
  • Julio A.
    Julio AJuly 2, 2012
    Tourist seafood. Expensive, cursory service and weak cocktails. Stay to the safest thing on the menu like fried catfish and beer.
  • AL.com
    AL.comMay 8, 2012
    The blackened cobia fillet topped with shrimp and Cajun cream sauce is spicy without making your eyes water. Squeeze a little extra lemon juice over your fish to balance things out if it seems salty. Read more
  • Danielle ☀.
    Ask for a cozy to keep your beer cold, it's a cool souvenir and it's free!!!!
  • 🌺Jessica🌺
    🌺Jessica🌺April 3, 2012
    Women's restroom is very dirty. Rude service to top it off!
  • Original Penguin H.
    Original Penguin HQMarch 5, 2012
    Enjoy the simple things in life. Try the no-frills steamer basket! -Original Penguin Destin Commons.
  • Cyndi D.
    Cyndi DavesMarch 1, 2012
    The Firecracker Shrimp is awesome!!!
  • Taunya K.
    Taunya KingJanuary 23, 2012
    So some where else. Not worth the price.
  • Octavia N.
    Octavia NasrDecember 30, 2011
    "Firecracker Shrimp is yummy... It is sweet, spicy and delicious!" So says my Chef in training Aya (11 yrs old)
  • Gulfscapes
    GulfscapesOctober 4, 2011
    The 9th Annual Emerald Coast Oyster Shuck-Off is this SATURDAY at 2pm.
  • Brittany T.
    Brittany TyreSeptember 25, 2011
    Don't expect many clams in the clam chowder... Waste of money.
  • Todd K.
    Todd KSeptember 23, 2011
    Try the red beans and rice, delicious.
  • Gulfscapes
    GulfscapesSeptember 21, 2011
    Wednesday drink special - $3 drink of the day is an Amaretto Sour!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SnelgroveSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tuna Dip :-)
  • David B.
    David BarronSeptember 4, 2011
    Best sea food
  • Demetrius S.
    Demetrius SingletonAugust 22, 2011
    Good music
  • Jill W.
    Jill WAugust 13, 2011
    Sit downstairs & inside for a nice view with ac. The seafood bucket for 2 is $72...but easily fed my 2 teenage boys and hubby's jumped in and ate a ton.
  • Erikaa M.
    Erikaa MannJune 26, 2011
    Score. Music and red bull. Get it
  • Alex P.
    Alex PerkinsJune 11, 2011
    Perfectly cooked seafood bucket, right on the peer, great place for families (which makes it a bit noisy)
  • Elizabeth Z.
    Elizabeth ZupkowJune 7, 2011
    Delish motz sticks, a must have!!
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RobertsJune 5, 2011
    Ask for Bert and Ron.... Regulation Hotties!
  • Robin M.
    Robin MuchaJune 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fresh seafood, ice-cold drinks, and the friendliest staff in Destin!
  • Rafer B.
    Rafer BurdickMay 31, 2011
    Overpriced food. Fun place to hang out at nite
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LeTardApril 9, 2011
    Good lunch with extensive menu. Firecracker shrimp is good. Drinks are weak... We asked for an Ezra shot in big margarita and bloody Mary. Awesome night time spot... Take friends here for party time!
  • Celeste B.
    Celeste BordelonMarch 11, 2011
    ck out BIG ROOSTER TATTOO CO across the street!!! Awesome work!!!
  • Melissa O.
    Melissa OrthFebruary 21, 2011
    It's ok, agreed that there are better places.
  • Becky M.
    Becky McDanielJanuary 24, 2011
    Go to the bar on Sunday nights 4-8pm to watch Jones and Company perform. That is my reason for going. Great place to see the sunset as well. Food was pretty good but overpriced.
  • Angela V.
    Angela VaughnDecember 23, 2010
    Go set up for the afternoon at a table over looking the dock to watch the weigh ins during the Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WitterscheinSeptember 19, 2010
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WitterscheinSeptember 19, 2010
    STAY AWAY. Absolutely ridiculous. Offensively over-priced, horrible food, atrocious staff. One of the worst dining experiences I've ever had.
  • Nick T.
    Nick ThomasSeptember 19, 2010
    $10 drinks are weak. They serve Pepsi? The tuna appetizer tastes like grocery-store tuna salad with crackers. The waiters were tickling eachother at one point and yelling at eachother at another.
  • Richard P.
    Richard PomesSeptember 19, 2010
    My drink was delicious. It came in a monkey head.
  • Nick T.
    Nick ThomasSeptember 19, 2010
    Despite the Disney-esque decor, this is not the happiest place on earth. The tuna appetizer is bad tuna salad with crackers. Way overpriced. Old people. Stale atmosphere. Blah.
  • Mollie M.
    Mollie McIntoshSeptember 18, 2010
    Nice atmosphere. Our food & service was good, but we agree it's a bit pricey.
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya RhodesJune 15, 2010
    yep too many old people way and way to over priced especially for the locals that live and work here! Ive been treated like garbage on more than one occasion! go to Mcguires across the street!
  • CSJ
    CSJJune 5, 2010
    Don't waist your money. They treat locals and all customers like crap.
  • Domma B.
    Domma BroadusMay 2, 2010
    Lots of bachlorette parties here!
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle ParnellMay 1, 2010
    Don't drunk the water. Xoxo
  • Joshua T.
    Joshua TannehillApril 10, 2010
    The firecracker shrimp were very good. The Orleans linguini was good but a tad spicy. Read more
  • Michelle J.
    Michelle JacksOctober 5, 2014
    Dozen raw!
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