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Bay Cafe

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233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
+1 850-344-7822
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an awesome place. The food was outstanding, the service was superior. It was a real treat for my wife and me. The braised leg of lamb is huge, and very delicious. My wife had the scallops. It is expensive, but you do not feel like you have been taken advantage of. Very quiet and romantic.

Thank G Y
Mandeville, LA
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite restaurants when in the Ft. Walton/Destin area. It is french and it is expensive because everything is ala carte. I suggest lunch for a more reasonable cost.

Thank dixiestar
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Everything was 5 star service food and atmosphere Great secret spot on the water A must to go to . If you have never been you must Go Never been to a better spot in anywhere around the Ft Walton destin area

Thank DocFlorida
Olney, Maryland
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278 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Our group of 8 had a delightful dinner on the patio at Bay Café. We all had the fish special which was perfectly cooked. The service was attentive and cheerful. This is a wonderful location if you want to dine overlooking the bay.

Thank alliecat2842
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Showed up without a reservation at about 6:00pm on a Friday. Even though they had a reservation list, they got us a table for two. This place is right by the water and has tables inside and out. We ate inside in a brand new looking room. The food was excellent, and the staff were friendly and nice. My wife... More 

Thank jimmyb304
Crestview, Florida
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Lunch with another couple was wonderful. The menu choices were extensive, the atmosphere was pleasant, and the food was absolutely delicious. The grilled grouper on a croissant served with a salad was the best I've had in my twelve years in the panhandle. Others enjoyed scallops and an omelet. The experience was enhanced by the great and friendly service by... More 

Thank Ken K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Excellent French restaurant when you want to try something different in the Fort Walton or Destin area. They have unique menu items you won't find at other places in this area. The service is excellent and they have an extensive wine selection. We've visited several times and the food was always excellent.

Thank pauloffice78
Gulf Breeze, FL, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I always enjoy our visits to this waterside restaurant. Located along the Gulf Intercostal Waterway, dining on the umbrella covered patio offers beautiful water views along with superb entrees and nice wine. This hidden gem of a French restaurant is tucked on the water next to the Brooks Street Bridge. But do not fear, there is little... More 

Thank Richard M. B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We ate at the Bay Cafe several years ago and had a great meal then so we decided to have a go at it again. We were certainly not disappointed. The outdoor seating was nearly full and it is a great setting right in the water. We each had the special, a grouper with artichokes and thought it was great.... More 

Thank pasdad
Mancos, Colorado
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Bay Cafe recently hosted a wedding reception for my wife and I, so I felt a short review was necessary. The folks who work here (Julien, Shauna, Memet) take great pride in providing a beautiful atmosphere with impeccable service! All request during our reception were met with a smile and completed immediately! Every guest raved about the food and... More 

Thank Ranger145

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-344-7822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?