Stewby’s is coming to Okaloosa Island 🙌

To: Daily Rundown Readers

Good morning!

On Saturday afternoon, Stewby’s Seafood Shanty in Fort Walton Beach made a short announcement on their Facebook page that read,

Coming this Summer to Okaloosa Island. Santa Rosa Blvd. Across the street from the first public beach access Blue Dolphin Beachwalk. Not Moving Racetrack. This will be Stewby’s Second Location. This should help relieve congestion on Racetrack.

Stewby’s on Okaloosa Island

Stewby’s is one of my favorite places to eat (Even my 90 year old Grandmother loves the food!). I just don’t go there much because it’s across town and if you don’t time it right…there won’t be any place to sit!

If you aren’t familiar with Stewby’s, here’s a quick rundown:

Stewby’s Seafood Shanty is based off an old family restaurant called Sam’s Oyster House. Sam’s Oyster House was founded back in the late 60’s as a small seafood take-out.

All of the seafood is fresh and locally bought with the fish coming straight off the boats in Destin. Their building is built from an old portable school classroom and placed on an old car lot on Racetrack Road.

I’m pretty excited about their second location and I think it will do incredibly well during the season with tourists.

Over to you! Have you eaten at Stewby’s before? What’s your favorite thing to order?


How ’bout some headlines?

The Gulf on Okaloosa Island is planning "Sound Waves Music Series" in March

The Gulf on Okaloosa Island is planning “Sound Waves Music Series” in March

The details should come out at some point today, but we got word that The Gulf on Okaloosa Island is finally hosting a music series!

While details are scarce right now, I do know that it will happen on March 22 and the tickets will be &75 for vip and $20 for general admission.

County music singer Frank Foster will be the main act with ‘Crawford & Power’ set to perform as well!

As more details on the music series are released, we will update you!

Shalimar’s mayor is finally stepping down with former chairman of the Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee taking his place

After two decades as the town of Shalimar’s mayor, Gary Combs is stepping down. Talking with the Northwest Florida Daily News about his long run he said,

“No one has ever ran against me. I’ve really enjoyed being mayor … but you can’t be the mayor forever.”

Shalimar’s new mayor will be unopposed candidate Mark Franks, the former chairman of the Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee.

Everything you need to know about the building and real estate industry from local experts [FREE event]

The Building Industry Association is partnering up with Okaloosa Gas and BancorpSouth to bring you ‘Build & Buy‘, a free, open forum event!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • It’s free, but limited to the first 150 people who reserve a spot
  • It’s happening on Okaloosa Island at The Island (old Ramada)
  • 2 panels of local experts to answer questions
  • It’s an open forum so you can ask any question
  • Free lunch buffet will be provided

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen an event like this take place in our area that was free. If you have builder questions, real estate questions or even questions on home insurance or even home inspections…this is the event to be at!

It’s happening on February 16th so go reserve your spot now if you would like to attend.

Click here for the form and to see the list of local experts

La Paz in Destin, FL offers traditional Tex-Mex and fresh gulf seafood

This week on “Experience with ResortQuest”, we head to La Paz Destin where they have been serving traditional Tex-Mex and fresh gulf seafood to our area since 1993!

Oh, and how about those fresh margaritas? What’s your favorite thing to order?

Ok, that’s all I have for you this morning! Hope you have a great start to your week and I’ll see ya tomorrow!

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