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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really want to like it but...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Susan L
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
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311 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Irvine, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We are on vacation in the Destin FL area and ate here our 2nd night. We plan to go back because we had such a good experience! Our server, Laura, is the epitome of the warm southerner. My friend and I split a plate of raw oysters that were ice cold and delicious! I then had a bowl of Crab... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

First time for a visit. Started off with 1/2 doz. If fresh rosters on the half shell VERY good! We all had fish, shrimp, and all the trimmings, all fresh and each had a excellent taste! When in town you need to dine here before leaving. Was excellent meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Absolutely the best seafood in Panama City. The crabs were awesome. Portions were huge and price was very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

wonderful food, great portions. David treated us awesome, just as we wanted to be treated. Absolutely Loved it!

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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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