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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch

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  • 176
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 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
Good

Arrived at 5 (opening time) per phone call's suggestion. They don't take reservations, but if you arrive early enough....no seating problem. Food was good, service was better. Son flipped-out over oyster appetizer, and everyone seemed to enjoy the meal. I would return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Mike S
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Gastonia, NC
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The other location had alligators outside which was a big hit with the kids a year ago. This location has a guy in a hut making blown glass figurines. Once inside there was nothing special either. Food was the same as u can get anywhere. The prices are too high for what u get. I'm sure there are much better... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was an amazing experience! My family visited here while we were on vacation. I love the feeling that you get when you walk through the door. The service was also very very nice. I'm definitely going to come back here. The only thing I would have to say is that the food is a bit oversized. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Came here for my wife's birthday because she loves crab legs. They wre excellent, she loved them!!! Steve recommended the fish of the day (Amberjack) with a parmesan crust and crab meat, DELICIOUS!! He also recommended their drink of the day which was awesome! Great service by Steve! Ask for him when you go!!!

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Gastonia, NC
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Arrived at 5 (opening time) per phone call's suggestion. They don't take reservations, but if you arrive early enough....no seating problem. Food was good, service was better. Son flipped-out over oyster appetizer, and everyone seemed to enjoy the meal. I would return.

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NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nothing really great about this place - they did offer alligator (which my hubby just HAD to try) but other than that - we ended up here because it was close to our resort and we didn't want to spend an hour driving into Destin. Anyway - the fried shrimp was ok but that's about it for us. The fries... More 

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Jackson
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331 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We've been coming here a few years now and this time I was a little disappointed. I ordered the crab cakes and fried shrimp. Only 5 small shrimp and 2 small crab cakes with no hollandaise sauce for dipping. The alligator tail appetizer was low on tail and lots of rice. About half of our group of 10 liked it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I tell our children that people remember how fast you get up, not how fast you fall. That's what I thought about when we got to Bayou Bill's on a Thursday and found a line outside - and a sign saying "Due to power outage, we will open at 6 p.m." rather than 5 p.m. Ret roh. Glad we stayed.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

While the shrimp and oysters we had were excellent, i felt the price wasn't justified. (2 skewers of shrimp for $22- where i work it would be 1/4 of the price). There were no cheap menu items at all, almost all over $20.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Decent food, decent service! Old Florida decor is somewhat dated but quaint. Can accommodate large parties because of many large round tables great for visiting!

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Arlington, TX
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316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to bayou bills for more years than I want to admit n we are usually big fans. We had a great young server named Eric, he was a hit! Great with our kid table and adult table. Cheese curds were pretty good, calamari was a hit. Crab cakes were a miss-got a few bites with shell and... More 

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Additional Information about Bayou Bill's Crab House

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

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?