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4748 Us Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Off season in November.

It was a slow night and we sat at the bar. The food and drinks were good. The wait staff had little to do and we received great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Myers, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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Great Falls, Montana
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there as a large group (11) and the service was great. We received what we had ordered, in a timely matter and the food was hot. The atmosphere was casual but not run down. The prices were very reasonable. We didn’t have a reservation but they got us seated without a wait. I will go there again if... More 

Thank VW1012
Fort Myers, Florida
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a slow night and we sat at the bar. The food and drinks were good. The wait staff had little to do and we received great service.

Thank Okigolfer
Henderson, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service was great, chargrilled oysters on half shell were the best I have ever had. Only downside is it is a little pricy.

Thank Bill A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awful, awful, awful! The food was just mediocre and the service wasn't even that and not to mention that children were running around "wild" and nobody said a thing - not their parents, not the management. Will not go back ever!

Thank Joanne W
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We ate dinner at Bayou Bill's (it doesn't open until 5 pm...). The old location burned down in 2008 so this was our first trip to the 'new' location. Very nice! And the parking lot is paved!!! Seriously though, the food was good and there was plenty of it. I will say however, Al's strip steak was better than my... More 

Thank Robin S
Evansville indiana
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We had crab legs and oysters on the half shell. Both were great. We also had a great waitress who showed us the easy way to crack crab legs. Overall, great atmosphere and great food. Make Bayou Bill's a stop while in Panama City Beach.

Thank Bill G
Tifton, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We go once a year and get the crab feast for two.... You might think that it is pricey, but you get so much crab that is fresh.. Not frozen and breaking in the shell. These crabs pull out in one long strip of meat!! OMG!! Steve was our server last time and he made our whole dinner enjoyable! Great... More 

1 Thank Kanda E
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Another great seafood place! Staff was very friendly and I enjoyed the drink special, a blueberry bliss which was delicious! Their crab cakes were delicious - not too spicy with a buttery hollaindaise sauce. Don't forget the dessert - their key lime pie is a nice sweet/tart ending to the meal!

Thank Suemc430
Pasadena, United States
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had our own private dining room for dinner with about 20 family members. Our waitress was excellent - friendly, patient, and did a great job serving the crowd. The food is typical fried seafood, not anything outstanding but tasty. The menu has a large variety to choose from.

Thank Jane S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Had the Blackened Red Fish, it was cooked perfectly, not over spiced and it was moist. My wife had the Fried Oysters and Softshell Crab. Both were lightly battered and not greasy at all. Got the Bread Pudding and took it back to the condo to have later, yum! We haven't been back since it burned down in the 90s.... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?