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The Red Bar

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70 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
850 231-1008
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 266
    Excellent
  • 155
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not for the uptight

At first and second glance, I didn't think we had chose wisely for dinner. Dark, gawdy and loud. But I was wrong, it was a very different, fun setting, and the food was delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
midlifegrandma
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Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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513 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

At first and second glance, I didn't think we had chose wisely for dinner. Dark, gawdy and loud. But I was wrong, it was a very different, fun setting, and the food was delicious.

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pa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You have to go to this iconic bar. Sunday brunch, awesome Bloody Mary and Eggs Benedict. Then, to top it off, great music. A fun, crowded, noisy, splendid place. Go you will not regret it. A lot of fun.

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Mobile, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I cannot speak to any other dish other than the crawfish pasta but it is probably the best pasta I have had. Will visit this place anytime I am near. The atmosphere may not be for everyone. It is very loud and crowded but it seems like alot of fun even though we didnt stay to hang out. The server... More 

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surfinginflorida
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502 reviews 502 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Red Bar is a must when family from out of town is visiting, especially on Friday or Saturday night for crab cakes. We have been there a dozens of times over the last 15 years and have loved it – but we went twice in a week and it seems like something is “off”. The crab cakes were not all... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This iconic place is a must see for anyone coming to the Grayton beach area. The décor is a collection from the past 30 plus years, and combined with the live music Fri-Sun, makes this one of the most popular venues in South Fort Walton. Parking is tight in the neighborhood, so use the shuttle. If going during spring break... More 

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Pensacola, FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had lunch there this past Sunday, March 15, with a bunch of friends. One of our friends new about this place and said it was a great place to get some lunch so we stopped in. What a great choice! You would never expect the food to be as good as it is when you walk in and see... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great bar, great food, great atmosphere. A dive with unbelievable character. Every time I'm in the area we hit the Red Bar.

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Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I always worry about a place that is so dark you can hardly see who you are eating with!! The band is so loud you cannot hear the people you are with. So you not only cannot see them you cannot carry on a conversation with them. We had the fish and chips, which were just OK. I have had... More 

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Sikeston, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We have eaten here enough times we almost have the menu memorized. Which isn't really hard because it consist of five? different meals. My favorite here is the grouper that is pan blackened and served with cheese grits and a small spring green salad on plate as well. My wife enjoys the shrimp pasta or eggplant dish.The atmosphere and vibe... More 

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DECATUR
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you're in the area,The Red Bar is an absolute must. A party place but if you're there foe just a good meal, you're in luck. No reservations so either get there early or have a drink while you're waiting. The best Grouper on the 30A strip and the Key Lime Pie is also a "must have". The drinks are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 850 231-1008

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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