We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
233 Alconese Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 344-7822
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Write a Review

159 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    108
    34
    9
    5
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Carmel, Indiana, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewer
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Crestview, Florida
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife heard about the Bay Café at her Bunko game a while back. We decided to go there this past Sunday after church. You have to wind around a bit to find the place but it is worth the effort. We were seated outside overlooking the water. We ordered French Onion soup and it was delicious. She had pan... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Again, wow! This is truly one of the finest dining experiences in the Emerald Coast...I have lived in the area for over 7 years of and on and this was my first visit...boy am I kicking myself in the pants. I had the French onion soup and the rack of lamb. This was the best lamb I have every had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a very good little French restaurant on the bay. The grouper wellington is my favorite dish, and they have nice champagne options too. Don't skip dessert!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bay Cafe also viewed

Fort Walton Beach, Florida Panhandle
Fort Walton Beach, Florida Panhandle
 
Fort Walton Beach, Florida Panhandle
Fort Walton Beach, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to Bay Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bay Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?