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Bay Cafe

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233 Alconese Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 344-7822
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 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, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 117
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Relaxing meal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
ValpJ
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Valparaiso, Fl
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Valparaiso, Fl
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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Pensacola, Florida
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167 reviews 167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

For those of you old timers around the panhandle area, you may remember a little french restaurant that was located in the Seville district of downtown Pensacola that was called Jamie's. It was always a special place with outstanding food. This place is the new version of Jamie's. Location and views are superb, the wait staff is prompt and curtious,... More 

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Bigelow, Arkansas
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Bay Cafe has an awesome view of the water and we were excited when we first walked in and were seated. It seemed like it was going to be a gem of a find. After being assured by the waiter that they did not use wheat, corn, rice or other grains, we waited 30 minutes for our food. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went for Sunday Brunch, had their signature omelet. Not too many brunch options, their brunch menu is the same as their daily lunch menu I think. Omelets were delicious and mashed potato accompaniment was really tasty as well. Had minosas. They serve over ice which was a little odd, but still tasty. Server was very sweet and attentive. They have... More 

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Flushing, Michigan
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126 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had dinner here because we'd had a full day and this was close to our hotel. What luck! We were seated immediately, in spite of not having reservations. Had a table out on the deck, by the water. Great ambiance. There are docks, so the place can be visited by boaters. I started out with the Spicy Jumbo Shrimp appetizer,... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The waitress was sweet to my children who were very well behaved tonight. My 7 year old shared the grouper Wellington with me and we thought it was excellent. My 5 year old girl had Mac and cheese. It was not on the menu but was offered when my daughter asked for pasta. My hubby had the grilled chicken with... More 

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a great French restaurant. Very nice outdoor patio overlooking bay. Great service and food. We enjoyed it a lot. Although no official "kids menu" they have a good kids menu and I would say kid friendly provided your kids are not all over the place..

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

we had a fabulous dinner and then went back another night for dessert and cocktails. the staff was super and the food was outstanding. I would recommend this for those visiting. On the Bay was another great feature.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This French influenced cuisine cafe has a lovely location. The outdoor deck patio has many tables with shady umbrellas and affords panoramic views of the bay. It is located on docks where you can boat to the restaurant as well. Staff were attentive as possible though a bit stretched during the busy afternoon. Wine prices starting as low as $6... More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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