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Bay Cafe

233 Alconese Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 344-7822
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Great spot for locals (hard to find if you're not from here) Great menu and specials Save room for dessert View is great from the deck

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Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We dine here every year on our beach vacation to Fort Walton. We ate dinner there last night. The crab cake appetizer was quite good. The escargot in pastry was good, but not nearly as good as the crab cakes. My husband and I both had the Grouper Wellington. It is truly a delight to eat. Our son had the... More

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Statesboro, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We vacation in Ft. Walton Beach once a year for a week. We went to Bay Cafe with friends early in the week and we liked it so much we went back a few days later with other family members/friends. We love the view, the food, the service; all were excellent. We all liked the Grouper Wellington, the special (grouper... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I stumbled upon the Bay Cafe French Resturant online, as I was searching for a place to eat lunch while vacationing on Navarre Beach. It was the best meal we had all week, not to mention the beautiful outdoor seating with a view! I have told my friends about it, so they may too enjoy a delightful meal! We will... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place never fails me! It is consistent and always wonderful. From the beautiful views, great staff and absolutely wonderful food! I ALWAYS get the grouper wellington with lobster sauce. My fave!!! Husband loves the steak with the green peppercorn sauce. Always cooked perfectly!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

From the excellent food, the gracious staff to the lovely view... Can't beat this place! This is my "birthday meal" or 'date night' restaurant.

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Shalimar, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Bay Cafe has been an institution in Fort Walton Beach for years. It's reputation is well deserved. The food is excellent, especially the sauteed crab claws, the gazpacho, and the sauteed artichoke hearts. The main courses change throughout the week depending on the market and I can recommend them all. For dessert, there may be a fruit tart available,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While somewhat pricey, the food and the atmosphere are well worth it. Wonderful for a nice, relaxed lunch on the deck.

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ocean springs, ms
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The setting is peaceful, the view beautiful and the food was excellent. When we travel we like to eat in fine dining restaurants so we are used to spending goodly sums for a meal. We had the scallops and grouper which were large enough to fill us up. This is as good as we have had in awhile and we... More

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN
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148 reviews 148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This restaurant is a nice surprise, unassuming and almost hidden under a bridge. The dockside tables are nice for watching the boats go by but it also seems a shame not to experience the very French Bistro feel of the interior. The atmosphere is casual but there is no kids' menu and the emphasis is mainly on seafood with the... More

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