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Bayou Bill's Crab House

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4748 Us Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
850-267-3849
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 24
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for families

We had a family of 8 and there was something on the menu for everyone. Service was great and it wasn't crowded. Food was good and plenty leftover for lunch. Hard to please all of us, so I recommend this!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ANGELA P
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HUNTSVILLE
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My Mom and I ate at Bayou Bill's Crab House on March 20, 2015. We had grilled oysters as an appetizer and they were so amazing! I could not get enough of them. For dinner, I had grilled shrimp. They were so tasty and perfectly cooked. So many restaurants ruin grilled shrimp and it ends up tasting like rubber, but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Went here on our last day in town. Wish we hadn't wasted an opportunity to go somewhere else! Chargrilled oysters weren't grilled at all, mostly half cooked and smothered in sauce. Wife got broiled fish that looked like someone dug into the center of it. Fried shrimp are SMALL and tasteless. The only good thing was we got right in,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a family of 8 and there was something on the menu for everyone. Service was great and it wasn't crowded. Food was good and plenty leftover for lunch. Hard to please all of us, so I recommend this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Back in the area and on to dinner we went. Ready for some wonderful food and service! The grilled oysters are still the best around. Had our favorite waitress (tonya)! Crab feast was filled with the biggest crab in town. We also had the king crab. It was all so good. Now we are ready and fueled for the beach... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had the broiled seafood platter. The deviled crab was incredibly salty, the scallops were undercooked. The fish and shrimp were ok as was the baked potato. The hushpuppies were pretty good. My companion had the stuffed shrimp; the stuffing was also very salty. The prices for this restaurant are much higher than the ambiance or the quality command. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We took the family out for dinner this past weekend to Bayou Bills. I had never dined here so I wasn't sure what to expect but we had a great dinner. Our waitress was Kaylie who was very sweet and was able to take our entire order without writing anything down and that's saying a lot because it was really... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My daughter and I ate here on November 7th. I had the parmesan crusted fish. On the menu you had a choice of Mahi $21, or Grouper at market price. However the waitress said they were not serving Mahi, which I wanted, and substituting another fish that I did not like, so I ordered the Grouper, but I overlooked the... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We took a trip to Destin for my Birthday. We where looking for a seafood restaurant and decided to stop in Bayou Bill's. Boy was that a great idea. First on the meal was Calamari,sooooooo good. Main course was Crab legs and they where mouthwatering good and the corn,potatoes where great. The service was fantastic our server was Amanda she... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I'd read reviews of both locations and the consensus was Santa Rosa was the place to go for dinner at Bayou Bill's. Those folks were right on the money. Our party had crab & corn bisque and crab dip for two as appetizers. Both dishes were delicious. The crab dip was hot and creamy and just a bit spicy. The... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

very traditional crab house... dated inside but that does add to the appeal of the restaurant. kids menu good value , main meals just very average, sounds great but just lacks seasoning and freshness. good service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4748 Us Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 850-267-3849

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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