#159 of 196 Destin Restaurants

Floyd’s Shrimp House

Come For The Food, Stay For The Fun: Floyd's Shrimp House
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Offering mouth-watering seafood beloved by locals and visitors alike, Floyd’s Shrimp House has been serving up big flavors and big fun since 2003. Located conveniently on the Boardwalk in Fort Walton Beach, you can enjoy gulf-fresh seafood while dining water-front. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Located on the Boardwalk in Fort Walton Beach, Floyd’s Shrimp House is the perfect spot to get your hands messy and dive in. Offering local seafood favorites along with waterfront views since 2003, the AYCE fish and seafood pair perfectly with the fair prices. From a variety of baked oysters with all the fixins to giantized shrimp, fried seafood platters, and some all-American options that will entice even the pickiest eaters, Floyd’s Shrimp House has it all and invites you to “come for the food and stay for the fun!”. 

Floyd’s Shrimp House means what they say when they claim their fare is “fresh from the gulf.” This is because the secret behind the fabulous tasting seafood you can find at Floyd’s is the company’s own wild fish processing facility called the Seafood Commissary. This facility, located on the Boardwalk in Okaloosa Island at Fort Walton Beach is the hub for all locally-sourced seafood and for many sister restaurants.  

Each year the commissary prepares over 250,000lbs of fresh-caught Gulf seafood like snapper, grouper, shrimp, wahoo, amberjack, mahi-mahi, and more. All of these fabulous catches make their way from the gulf to your dinner plate at Floyd’s Shrimp House for some of the best-tasting, freshest seafood you will ever try. 

The menu at Floyd’s includes the main menu, along with lunch specials, a kid’s menu, AYCE, and a drink menu. While you likely can’t go wrong with any dish at Floyd’s Shrimp House, there are some dishes and drinks you simply have to try as tasting them will make the trip to Floyd’s worth the visit! 

When visiting Floyd’s Shrimp House, you must try…

There are several ways you can try oysters at Floyd’s. This includes baked oysters (half dozen) or raw oysters. 

While you can start your meal off with Shrimpitizers, you can also opt for a shrimp dish. At Floyd’s Shrimp House, you better be ready for the amazing shrimp you will enjoy. Try the Famous Shrimp Boat, which is grilled teriyaki-glazed shrimp, shrimp scampi, and coco-loco shrimp served with rice and vegetables, or the Large Shrimp Dinner featuring large gulf shrimp, blackened jerk scampi, and peel and eat shrimp topped with Old Bay served with rice and vegetables are two popular options. Other notable favorites include the Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and the Coco Loco Shrimp dishes, along with several other varieties. 

Floyd’s Favorites
Along with fabulous shrimp, Floyd’s also offers some guests favorites in the form of their Surf & Surf dish featuring mahi-mahi, large gulf shrimp either blackened, fried, or grilled along served along with potatoes and corn, or try the Surf & Turf that comes with a grilled 4 oz filet medallion alongside large gulf shrimp. 

Fresh Fish
As mentioned above, the seafood at Floyd’s is gulf fresh! Therefore, the fresh fish served is often a noted favorite. Options include the Mahi-Mahi, a fish so nice they named it twice. The Mahi-Mahi is mild and flavorful. Other options include the Shrimp & Cobia Creole, bringing a taste of NOLA to northwest Florida. This dish comes with three jumbo gulf shrimp smothered in flavorful Cajun creole stew, served with Texas toasts and rice pilaf. 

The AYCE, All You Can Eat is available daily from 4 to 6. It includes domestic shrimp, hush puppies, slaw, and fried fish, and is a Floyd’s Shrimp House favorite. 

Don’t forget to try the drinks while visiting Floyd’s. All Frozen Drinks are served in a take-home Floyd’s souvenir cup. Options include the Mango Mai Tai, the Miami Vice, the Frozen Daiquiri, Pina Colada, Margarita, Frozen Lemonade, and more. Signature Cocktails, which also come in souvenir cups, wines, and draft and bottled beer are also available. 

Insider Tips:
-Sign up to be a Floyd’s Friend to get updates and access to specials. 
-Guests who write a review of their favorite dishes will be entered into a drawing for $500. 
-Kid’s menu items are served in Floyd’s Frisbee to kids ages 10 and under. All options are served with fries or vegetable medley (aside from the pasta which is served with marinara sauce.)