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Magnolia Grill Fort Walton Beach

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157 Brooks St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5826
+1 850-302-0266
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Vandalia, Ohio
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quaint little restaurant in an old transformed farmhouse. Atmosphere very elegant, although it is a "come as you are" establishment (within reason). Food was excellent, service a little slow, but only because they were short-handed & had a busload of people show up. Great selection of food & desserts.

Thank DeeDee1247
Miami Beach, Florida
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This institution in Fort Walton Beach is an old white frame house with beautiful plantings and white twinkle lights everywhere. Entering is to go into a 1920's time warp accentuated with a giant Wurlitzer juke box. The waiters are all old time gals with long pony tails who know how the place works and what every dish is made of.... More 

Thank Marty M
Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enter this catalogue house and see many nostalgic items such as antique radios and a juke box as well as a beautiful display of cut glass cystal. Have a seat in one of the dining rooms or porch and peruse a wonderful menu. Make a difficult selection and then enjoy your meal. You will want to plan your return visit... More 

Thank Emcleveland
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, well-taken care of. Food Delicious! Server attentive, & pleasant. Owner very interesting..make sure you ask him about the museum upstairs!!

Thank bobbylyn2017
Bartlett, Tennessee
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Just WOW! This was the best steak I have EVER eaten. I had the Ribeye with Fettuccine Alfredo. There was also a small piece of Prime Rib on my plate and I WILL have that the next time. My wife had the manicotti and she said it was wonderful. Our friend had the Chicken Piccata and it was also wonderful.... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Had a Christmas dinner with a family of 15 in the sunroom of Magnolia Grill. The waitress was wonderful and very accommodating. The gumbo was incredible. My sister had the chicken piccata and said it was the delicious. The ribeye is the best item on the menu. Order the prime rib med-rare or it may come a little over cooked.... More 

Thank Dawn P
Lake Forest, California
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Located (actually, hidden) a mile east of the Comfort Inn and a half mile west of the Destin Beach bridge just south of Highway 98 on a parallel street called Brookes Street, the Magnolia Grill is well worth the search. We were cruising the historical area of Fort Walton and spotted this delightful house. Although we had already eaten lunch... More 

Thank Robert D
Lucon, France
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The steak here was wonderful, if a bit on the expensive side. The atmosphere is unique and the staff excellent. For a restaurant of this class, it would be nice if the staff had offered to take our coats. On the day we visited it was a freezing cold day, for Florida, and we were well wrapped up. My major... More 

Thank flyingronaldo
Freeport, Florida
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175 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This place is truly a hidden gem. My husband declared the grouper the best he has ever experienced, and this guy eats a lot of grouper. My chicken parmesan and pasta were wonderful. The chicken was so tender. Huge portions for lunch and amazingly reasonable prices for the quality and quantity of food. Lots of "comfort food" offerings on the... More 

Thank Patricia B
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This place is full of history. The atmosphere is very casual and chic. The food was incredible. The portions are huge. The steak was "propped up" with another steak for presentation. The owner has Italian cooking background so ordering chicken parmesan is not a bad choice. The night we were there we listened to live smooth jazz.

Thank Scot C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Brooks St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5826
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-302-0266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?