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Magnolia Grill Fort Walton Beach

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157 Brooks St Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850 302-0266
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent of many visits

This is one of our special occasion restaurants. I go for the gazpacho (not on the menu but they will always make it for if the ingredients are in the house), my husband goes for the étouffée. Setting: As always, we were greeted by the lovely owner, and since it was a weeknight we didn't need... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Niceville, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was my Mom's 67th birthday. She's always wanted to go Magnolia Grill. We thought this would be a great surprise because she doesn't get out that much. The food was amazing. The service, however, was the worst I've ever experienced. We had to constantly ask for drink refills. It took us over 2.5 hours from start to finish. We... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a very charming and pleasant spot. We love old homes that are turned into restaurants. The food choices are limited, which is characteristic for this type establishment. The quality is right on and the service is what you would expect. Most folks there were locals and that speaks well in a tourist area. We love to see the... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is one of our special occasion restaurants. I go for the gazpacho (not on the menu but they will always make it for if the ingredients are in the house), my husband goes for the étouffée. Setting: As always, we were greeted by the lovely owner, and since it was a weeknight we didn't need to wait despite not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We enjoyed this spot. The building was cute and the atmosphere and decor inside were very nice. We visited on a Friday evening. We did not have to wait for a table. Hostess and server were friendly. The food was delicious. Decent sized portions. We couldn't eat all of the entrees after the appetizer and salad. We had the Chicken... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a party of 15 after a wedding. The seating wasn't ideal because we were seated at separate tables, but we made do. And the air conditioning left a lot to be desired, but the food was out of this world! My husband got the filet, and it was the best we've ever tried. I ordered the Italian trio... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We always vacation in Ft Walton Beach and decided to try something a little different this trip. So glad we chose Magnolia Grill! Quaint setting was a refreshing change from the cookie cutter places we usually go. The NewYork Strip was cooked to perfection and deliciously seasoned! Servings are huge so be sure to bring your appetite.

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

An awesome restaurant that serves fantastic seafood, steaks, and Italian dishes. A locals favorite that has a very varied menu. Last night we had the best crab claw, shrimp appetizer I've ever had. It included phenomenal garlic bread and I highly recommend it!!!! I had the seafood medley as the entree and loved it as well. Owners Tom (also the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We have come here for dinner many times. It was our favorite restaurant in this area. Sad to say we will not be back. Prime rib was really awful. I ate none of it. Husbands steak was tough. Bill was $84. Waitress tried to make excuses, never offered any choice. There are just too many good restaurants around. I am... More 

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Fairfield, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We came to Magnolia Grill specifically for dessert. We wanted to go somewhere just to sit and talk and enjoy decadent desserts and we came to the right place. The decor is southern charming. It is an old residential house converted to a restaurant in old town Fort Walton Beach right behind the Main Street. We found every staff member... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We recently visited this restaurant with a party of six. The food was terrible, oyster rockefeller that was unrecognizable and so leathery we couldn't even chew them, limp salad with no dressing, the fish entree was so dry and fishy tasting it must have been really old. The "grilled" shrimp were not grilled but boiled with a salty seasoning sprinkled... More 

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Additional Information about Magnolia Grill Fort Walton Beach

Address: 157 Brooks St Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone Number: 850 302-0266
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 157 Brooks St Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: 850 302-0266

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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