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233 Alconese Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 344-7822
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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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  • 118
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  • 44
    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
Great food, slow service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Peanut0129
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Calabash, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Calabash, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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 32 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We come to Fort Walton every summer and have always gone to the same old places. This trip we are doing all new. The Bay Cafe was awesome, and we will definitely be going back. I highly recommend the Grouper Wellington. Two days later, and I am still thinking about it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The food here is amazing. It's a nice, local place away from the tourist traps. They tend to take a while though so don't be in a rush when you come here.

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Chef Joseph can do anything, we think! He makes a lime chili sauce for the grouper that is out of this world. First time on a Monday we sat outside without reservations with no problem. It's a french restaurant and the fresh bread was fabulous. A great blue heron sat with us on the other side of the railing on... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Charming little restaurant with excellent service. Our son had one of the specialties, Chilean Sea Bass, which he said was excellent. My husband and I had shrimp, which was over cooked. We had the Crème Broulle for desert and all agreed, we had had better. Our chief complaint was that the on line menu prices was different than what was... More 

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Valparaiso, Fl
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Had not been to this location in years but was pleasantly surprised upon return this week. Dinner on a Friday night outdoors, by the bay. It was quiet, peaceful and the food was good. Waitstaff was good. I had the scampi and the portion was good, the shrimp on the larger side and servers at a good temperature

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Fayetteville, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We ate lunch at the Bay Cafe after visiting the Air Force Armament Museum. We split a bowl of the French onion soup...totally made from scratch and plenty to split. My wife ordered the salmon salad and I had the chicken piccata with angel hair pasta. The chicken is generally served with mashed potatoes, but I'm a pasta person. We... 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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?