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233 Alconese Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 344-7822
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
FINE DINING DOWNTOWN

The Bay Cafe is tucked away almost under the US 98 bridge in downtown Ft. Walton, north side. Fresh greens and tasty seafood, steaks and salads. A pleasant waterfront cafe/

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Butcherpen
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Pensacola, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Pensacola, Florida
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Bay Cafe is tucked away almost under the US 98 bridge in downtown Ft. Walton, north side. Fresh greens and tasty seafood, steaks and salads. A pleasant waterfront cafe/

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Columbus MS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I review this as excellent relative to available places in the area. The food here is very good indeed, and on this last visit there were four dinner specials not listed on the menu...they always have at least one. Steak here is really great consistently, but this place has a nice variety for a restaurant this size. I usually eat... More 

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Shalimar, Florida
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We met with another couple at 2 pm for lunch. This was our first return visit in about 6 years. Lunch is served until 3 pm. We ate inside due to a rain shower. Outside seating is available, but can get pretty hot in the daytime in summer. I had crab claws for an appetizer. They were as good as... More 

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Breese, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went here on last visit to Destin. Small restaurant with maybe ten tables inside. It was stormy the night we were there but looked like nice outside patio with view of bay. Food was very good and priced right. Service was also very attentive. We would definitely return if in area. Not on the main drag. This was first time... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Enjoyed lunch on the deck last week. They have the best liver & onions. Priced a little high for lunch & portion size but delicious. Awesome Creme Brûlée. Awesome location.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food was great. We took our 7 year old there not realising it was 'fine dining', so there was nothing really for her to eat. They did make a simple pasta dish for her. Just be aware that there is no kids menu!

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Calabash, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We enjoyed the food thoroughly, but the service was mediocre at best! The Chilean Sea Bass was amazing as was the Sea Scallops. The view and atmosphere were great, I just wish our service was a little more in tune with our needs. If you are in any type of hurry, I would recommend elsewhere.

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FORT WALTON BEACH
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bay cafe is small, on the water and casual to dressy atmosphere. The food was great and service was excellent.

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Conway, Arkansas
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The service was really good. Very friendly folks. The food was fantastic and we all talked about how we wanted to go back sometime. The downsides: water glasses are tiny...she must have brought water to our table a 10 times because of this. The other downside is it took a LONG time to get the food. There was probably a... More 

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Glendale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had a really nice meal here, in a calm elegant atmosphere and with excellent service. The Grouper Wellington was delicious, not so much the fish (which is as bland as bland can be) as the crust and the lobster sauce on top; sides of potatoes and green beans were perfectly cooked and very tasty. Location is great, not easy to... More 

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Additional Information about Bay Cafe

Address: 233 Alconese Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone Number: (850) 344-7822
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 Alconese Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: (850) 344-7822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?