Fort Walton Beach Dining, Entertainment, Specials Feb. 2024


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Located at the base of the Cinco Bayou Bridge in Fort Walton Beach, AJ’s on the Bayou is in a beautiful setting offering indoor as well as outdoor seating on the open-air deck overlooking the Cinco Bayou. AJ’s on the Bayou serves brunch and bottomless Mimosas with food purchase and weekday lunch specials for $10.95. Serving up delicious daily specials and entertaining live music all month.
200 NE Eglin Pkwy., FWB
(850) 226-7579

AJ’s Oyster Shanty – Okaloosa Island
A dozen for me; a dozen for you! Located on Okaloosa Island, AJ’s Oyster Shanty serves up fresh, cold oysters, fresh seafood and the best live music on the Island. Don’t miss the Thursday Prime Dinner Special—enjoy a 10 oz. cut of prime rib served with baked potato and choice of side salad or cup of French onion soup every Thursday at 4 p.m. And Key Lime Pie is available all day, every day! Combine with live music nightly at 7 p.m. on the outdoor stage and it’s a combination you can’t resist!
108 Santa Rosa Blvd., FWB
(850) 226-8108

Magnolia Grill
In 2001, Magnolia Grill in Fort Walton Beach opened its doors after a renovation that took 18 months—and it’s been thriving since. A local’s favorite dubbed “The Museum That Serves Food,” you’ll find equal parts museum and dining establishment. Its second floor contains artifacts from World War II, Vietnam and other segments of American history. And downstairs—is where you’ll find lunch favorites such as Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes, Crab Cake with Fettuccine and Shrimp Alfredo Sauce, Red Beans and Rice and many types of burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads. For dinner, savor divine Italian dishes such as Italian Sausage and Peppers with Marinara Sauce and Filet Tips Florentina. But there’s also steaks, seafood “Camp Walton style” and even a kids’ menu. Hours: Lunch M-F 11-2; Dinner M-Th 5-8; F-Sat 5-9; Closed Sundays.
157 Brooks Street SE, FWB
(850) 812-5761

Ovide at Hotel Effie
An elegant, culinary adventure, Ovide brings together classic Gulf Coast flavors and southern culinary traditions. Every dish is fueled by a passion for sustainability and seasonality that gives each bite incredible flavor unlike anything you’ve tasted before—you will want to savor every bite, from an intimate meal for two to a get-together for 10 or more. Ovide embraces the local food and cherished flavors of the Gulf Coast and presents them with a sophisticated, refreshing French influence and southern flair. Celebrate the arrival of the New Year in style at Poppin’ New Year’s Eve Dinner at Ovide, 5-9 p.m. Reserve your spot at Ovide’s exclusive New Year’s Eve dinner experience and immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance and savor a culinary journey with a specially curated 4-course prix fixe menu priced at $250 per person and, as a special touch, each guest will be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne to toast to the festivities. Indulge in a night of exquisite flavors and sophistication as you bid farewell to the year in the heart of Ovide’s culinary excellence.
Hours: Breakfast 7 – 11 a.m. Mon-Fri. Lunch Closed. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 5 – 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Brunch 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
(833) 873-3343
Grand Sandestin Blvd., Miramar Beach

Primrose at Henderson Beach Resort
Named after Destin’s first commercial fishing boat, Primrose presents a true gourmet menu designed by renowned Chef Tyler Simmons. On Valentine’s Day, indulge in romance at the Primrose Restaurant at Henderson Beach Resort with Primrose’s irresistible Valentine’s Dinner special menu starting at 5 p.m. Reservations required. Visit