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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Take-Out

We ordered take-out after spending the day at the beach. We choose Helen Back for two reasons, the reviews were good & it was close. We ordered the "Top of the Line" pizza with jalapeños. It was ready fast & super hot, fresh from the oven when we picked it up. The crust was full of flavor! And the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
maidenchameleon
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

When we come to Ft Walton Beach, we always try to make Helen Back one of our stops. Unfortunately this time there was a drunk who started yelling about turning the deck fans (which we didn't do). He had been way overserved and when this started should have been immediately escorted out. The wait staff was very apologetic and knew... More 

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Orange, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Love this place! It has a deck overlooking the water. The deck is great for relaxing, while you wait for your food. It is a bar/restaurant, but family friendly. There were kids playing pool, while hanging out with their families. The pizza is great, too. We really enjoyed our food, and the deck. Great location on Okaloosa Island, with easy... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Don't be fooled by the local dive appearance, amazing pizza, really cool & friendly staff and family friendly. Been to two different locations and it's one of our favorite places to eat whenever in Florida.

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Destin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Helenback is a great place to drop by midday and chill on the deck with a cold beer and a hot top of the line pizza! Daytime and dinner time are very family friendly, bring the kids and enjoy the view of he Sound!

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Okinawa, Japan
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great ambiance: rock and roll with beer and pizza!!! There is a strong military appreciation-- and I'll support this business every day of the week if I could!

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Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Not even close to as good as other places. The crust tastes like cheap frozen pizza crust from the store. Toppings were just average. Guy on the phone who took the order was rude. At the end of an alley behind the liquor store and strip club. However, if you want a place to drink beer and eat pizza this... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Stopped in by boat for a late lunch. Empty except for a few other patrons. The pizza was delicious and fast. Thin crust with generous toppings. The pinball machine was broken. Played pool and foozeball. Nice patio with plenty of shade, but it was too hot to be outside. Can't speak to the wait staff since they never spoke to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Hot fresh pizza. Best on the island. Great place to dine in or just carry out. When you don't want to cook and just kick back.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We ordered take-out after spending the day at the beach. We choose Helen Back for two reasons, the reviews were good & it was close. We ordered the "Top of the Line" pizza with jalapeños. It was ready fast & super hot, fresh from the oven when we picked it up. The crust was full of flavor! And the jalapeños... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Every summer the family visits Okaloosa island. Every visit, we stop in for the best pizza, cold beer and awesome service! We are regulars one week out of the year!

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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, Pizza

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