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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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American, Bar, Seafood
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Beach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, food is excellent and staff are friendly! Atmosphere is very nice! I have been here twice during vacations to Indian Rocks Beach and have never been disappointed!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want somewhere with good food and a nice, beachy atmosphere, this is not it! Food was awful, drinks awful, and overall it was a huge disappointment. Side salad was a plate of lettuce with a tomato, even the oysters were a joke. Worst...place ever!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered battered scallops. So simple. We ordered takeout. Pan fried scallops which are great but not what I ordered. My husband called and explained about the confusion. The waiter on the phone was useless. He drove back to the restaurant, with my uneaten scallops and...told them they had made a mistake. The woman he spoke to said "oh ok" She had agreed we didn't get what we ordered, but I guess it still didn't matter. Bottom line: Maybe you get lucky and actually get what you order but definitely do not expect great service.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022

The atmosphere is really cool, but our waitress was terrible! She was way more interested in talking to a group of women then actually waiting on our table. The gator bites, which we were super excited to eat, were TERRIBLE! Very chewy, completely inedible! The...entrees were ok, nothing exciting, and our bill was outrageous! I had to go to the bar to get a second drink, because our waitress never refilled anything. Not worth the money, time waiting, or atmosphere. Go somewhere else!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

The food is excellent, the best meal we had in the area. Grouper and mani mani sandwiches were sensational with excellent crispy delicious french fries. Don’t wast your money on the gater it was fun for a novelty but not tasty.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022 via mobile

We went sat night sat outside had an excellent waiter Parker was on top of everything! Our grouper sandwiches times 2 were fantastic and grilled shrimp Caesar salads times 2 were wonderful! Would not hesitate to go there again and for sure take out of...state visitors!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

The staff here was friendly. Waited about 30 minutes for a table around 6:30 on a Thursday (not bad). Wifi was available to connect kids tablets. . Had hula hoops on wall for kids to play with. So waiting was painless. Service staff inside was...also friendly snd efficient, The food was just not good at all. We ordered calamari and it was truly inedible. We sent it back. The mussels were over steamed (didn’t know that was possible.). The chicago oysters could have used 90% less cheese. The oyster underneath the gunk was good and decent in size. How can you go wrong with chicken fingers? A kids classic, right? Well not when it “taste like peas,” a direct quote from my son. I confirmed it, the batter tasted like mashed peas—bizarre. Steak was well cooked but bland. Hush puppies also bland, but edible, so there you go. Bottom line, enjoyed the atmosphere but the food was meh.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022 via mobile

Typical 5:30 p.m. spring break wait of an hour. Awesome atmosphere. Very good food. Great service. Our waitress handled our party of 10, an adjoining party of the same number, and at least two other tables with ease and professionalism. She was great! Like every...business in the service industry right now, they are struggling with being short-staffed. I don’t fault the restaurant or the hard-working people that do show up to work for that. Have some patience. Give them all some grace. And enjoy being in Florida instead of wherever you came from, even while waiting for dinner.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022 via mobile

I had a great experience at PJ's. I went there with my sister for dinner and since there was a wait of about 30 minutes (it was a Friday night), we decided to have a drink at the indoor bar. The bar was spacious and...the bartender so friendly, we decided to eat there. We had raw oysters that were fresh and delicious. I had the mahi tacos and my sister had the seafood stir fry - both were yummy and we had fun in their casual, but still professional atmosphere. On the following Monday, we went across the street to Jake's Coastal Cantina... we saw one plate of their food and turned on our heels for another dinner at the bar at PJ's (this time we picked the outdoor bar). We tried different dishes and they were also delicious! The whole staff from the bartenders to the hostesses to the bus staff were happy to be there. I would have gone back a third time if I stayed on vacation longer.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022

We have made this a regular stop each year. this year we ate there twice! first time it was for lunch. we sat outside and was great. they didn't disappoint. the second time was for dinner, we had a group of 5 adults and three...kids. John did a wonderful job after getting triple sat. Food was as good as always. see you next year!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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john223309
September 10, 2018|
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Response from vxjonesy | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, As far as I know PJ’s is a one off family owned restaurant, Crabby Bill’s owns LuLu’s Oyster Bar (which was PJ’s original site) they moved across the road to bigger premises a few years ago.
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Jeannine C
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Michaelene2013 | Reviewed this property |
We used to go there on Sun. after church at First Baptist Indian Rocks. Few mo ago noticed closed Sun, no idea why, will hafta ask next time we're there! ;)
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Don B
May 1, 2018|
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Response from ernierad | Reviewed this property |
They just opened a new location and everything looked spotless.
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Frequently Asked Questions about PJ's Oyster Bar

Yes, PJ's Oyster Bar offers takeout services.

PJ's Oyster Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4