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Helen Back Cafe

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114 Amberjack Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
+1 850-796-1451
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11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty pizza at a fun outdoor patio area

This place was recommended to us by a visitor who's been coming to this area for many years. We were told that the place was a little rough inside, and it was, but we walked through to the large outdoor patio and it was much nicer. It was mainly a 20s and 30s crowd (which we're not), but there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
ru2cold
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Niagara Falls, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Maybe dining in would be better. The crust quality and texture was very good. We opted for takeout ordering a cheese pizza and a special. Everything was cooked enough, just rather blah.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended to us by a visitor who's been coming to this area for many years. We were told that the place was a little rough inside, and it was, but we walked through to the large outdoor patio and it was much nicer. It was mainly a 20s and 30s crowd (which we're not), but there wasn't... More 

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Allen, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I used to live on Okaloosa Island a few blocks from this establishment. It is a dive so you shouldn't expect a nice ambiance... That being said, if you arrive during off-peak bar hours, you won't be disappointed in their pizza. It is fantastic. If you do arrive during peak hours, you should bear in mind that they make most... More 

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Bonfield, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Good service, great pizza! After a disappointing experience elsewhere, we found Helen Back and were very pleased! The atmosphere was great too!

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Destin, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My favorite late night spot for food, fun, and drinks. They always have something going on there. They have TVs for sports, pool tables, and good food. I go there because it's the best place to play foosball in town. They also have live music some nights.

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Destin, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The best pizza around. Great hidden local spot, little hole in the wall place hidden behind a liquor store but a complete gem for pizza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Busy Kentucky game night....staff was nice and courteous. Food was great. Friends ordered pizza and I had a sandwich. it was extremely packed, and was not a terrible long wait for food or drinks. Great place and will come back

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Near Tampa, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My business partner and I were in town for business and he suggested we walk from the hotel to Helen Back for dinner. We did, entered the establishment, found a table amongst the several empty tables available, and waited several minutes for a server. When she finally arrived she was pleasant enough, took our drink orders, and let us have... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Must try pizza, start by eating crust first. Free pizza military Mondays are great during football season. Location is on the water.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Quick service. Good pizza and value. Big and open. Lots of age groups represented. Adult vibe. Pinball, Pub Ring Game. Fun. I was sick that night and then my spouse less than 24 hours later. But even IF I picked up something there, I would give it another chance. This was the HB on Amberjack Dr.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 Amberjack Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-796-1451

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 am

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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?