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Bay Cafe

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great dinner in Ft. Walton Beach

We were in town on business and found this restaurant on Yelp. The reviews were good, so we thought we'd check it out. It was a little difficult to find, and when we pulled up, the area and the exterior of the restaurant were a little off-putting. It seemed almost deserted, but the weather was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Bailey2010_12
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College Station, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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College Station, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We were in town on business and found this restaurant on Yelp. The reviews were good, so we thought we'd check it out. It was a little difficult to find, and when we pulled up, the area and the exterior of the restaurant were a little off-putting. It seemed almost deserted, but the weather was unseasonably cold, so that may... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food, service, view and price were good. The seafood is very fresh and prepared very well. We are locals and are picky about our seafood. This is the real thing!

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable meal, which included escargot in pastry and shrimp scampi. My husband had the steak, which was good as well. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive, but no overly so as can happen so often. If in the neighborhood again, we would return.

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I did a map search and we chose the restaurant with the most stars. We were delighted by the food, the service, and the Bayside location. We both had fish specials and the tomato-crab bisque. Plus, we shared an apple tart. All wonderful!

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Nashville, Tennessee
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had a wonderful surprise meal here. Excellent presentation. Prices were consistent with food prep and presentation. Excellent service. Great atmosphere on the bay. Have been back two more times. Love this place.

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Dallas, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This restaurant is a gem... located on the water, wonderful ambiance, friendly staff and just amazing food. Escargot in puff pastry went to a new level for me. Hope to try the duck on my next visit. It is on my bucket list to wander through their menu!! It is a tad out of the way in terms of winding... More 

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Shalimar
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place has been here for many years and is always a favorite of mine. Classic French Food, great wine selection, friendly staff, and a seat by the water outside under the umbrellas. We only sat inside once when it was pouring outside but we still had a water view! We have visited often over 20 plus years! It could... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This restaurant is a five star food and service experience. Clearly the best food we ate while here!

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Enjoyed a nice dinner on the bay. The grouper was excellent and the service was very good. Can't beat the atmosphere!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

First I'd like to say I strongly disagree with Rusty from Fayetteville, Georgia's review. Please don't miss a marvelous opportunity to enjoy a charming and memorable dining experience at Bay Cafe. We dine at Bay Cafe rather frequently and it is in our top 3 of all the Fwb, Destin and Pensacola areas. The chef is the owner, and French... 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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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

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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?