#24 of 95 30A Restaurants

Grayton Seafood

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Grayton Seafood Company - A Casual Eatery with Excellent Service
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Grayton Seafood Co. is fresh seafood, live music, and friendly servers. When people come to this casual spot, they're treated as part of the Grayton family. It's a good place to take your family when you want a good meal with plenty of smiles and no fuss. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Grayton Seafood Co offers a fairly simple menu, plus ever-changing specials. The main perk of eating here is definitely the fresh seafood, but the chef also offers a number of Southern specialties that have nothing to do with the ocean.

What continues to stand out for patrons is the quality of the service somehow manages to stand up to the quality of the food. As you might see when you dine here, this is no easy feat. The servers here are warm and ready to welcome you. Even when it’s busy, you get the impression that they have all the time in the world just for you. There’s nothing artificial about their friendly smiles and open demeanors. 

The ambiance of Grayton Seafood Co. matches the relaxed attitudes of the staff. Inside, you’ll find the kind of kitsch that you might expect from a small business. The walls are painted bright red and covered with everything from sports team signage to an announcement for the featured drink of the day. The patio section is open to all, and you might just see a dog patiently waiting for their humans to drop a piece of food. 

Here are a few menu items that are out of this world: 

Creole Linguini Alfredo 
The creaminess of the alfredo sauce is always going to be a perfect backdrop for spice. All that cooling power means that you can feel free to amp it up a little. With mainstays of shrimp, crawfish, onions, and bell peppers, you can order the sauce however you like it. Feel free to kick up the flavor quotient on your vacation. 

Blue Crab Claws 
You can get these claws as either a starter or an entree, but you can’t go wrong with either. The starter comes either grilled or fried in a white wine garlic butter sauce, and the entree comes either grilled, fried, or blackened with your choice of two sides. 

Seafood Gumbo 
This thick and tasty soup is done right at Grayton, and it’s an excellent way to start your meal off with a bang. Get it either a cup or a bowl and when your appetite for what’s to come. From the veggies to the shellfish, everything is fresh and flavorful. 

Crab Cakes 
The crab cakes here are so delicious that they’re only listed on the entree section. Pan-seared and served with mashed potatoes and sauteed veggies, these are a definite hit amongst diners. The lemon butter cream sauce makes them even more delectable. 

Fried Green Tomatoes 
This standard Southern specialty isn’t served with a standard aioli as you might expect, but with shrimp remoulade. The combination of mayo, pickles, and shrimp provides everything this dish needs to really stand out. 

Dining at Grayton Seafood Co. is all about relaxing in the moment. From appetizers to desserts, you’re encouraged to enjoy what’s at the table and who happens to be sitting around you. And if you happen to have questions or concerns, the staff is there for you. (And this is true even if you just want to have a chat.)

Insider Tips:
– Live music is usually on the menu, so come to hear some local talent. 
– Customers rave about the sparkling vodka tea. 
– Grayton Seafood Co does have merchandise (e.g., T-shirts, etc.) for sale.