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“Great food...poor service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bayou On The Beach Cafe

Bayou On The Beach Cafe
11115 Hutchison Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3717
850-249-3478
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food...poor service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from the people at the front desk of our hotel. The food here was very good and reasonably priced. However the service was terrible and the place wasn't even that busy. Other people seemed pleased with there servers so it may have just been ours. I would definitely go back and try this place again just for the food!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous food, friendly service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We had the best meal. My husband had the shrimp boil. I had blackened chicken. The kids had gator bites. Fried pickles, hush puppies, salad, everything was great. The staff was super nice and helpful with the cajun sauces and things we weren't familiar with. There was a man behind the bar shucking oysters the whole time!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Florida, United States
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
“LONG Wait, Not the best Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I will say that upon arriving, this restaurant does have a sign that states, "Depending on what you order, depends on how long your wait time is", or something along the lines of that. BUT, I wasn't expecting to wait for over an hour after ordering to actually eat. It probably wouldn't of been so bad if our server actually was cordial either. She had been sat us, along with two other HUGE parties (bad part on the hostess to overload a server like that). But anyway - I'll try this restaurant once more to see if the service is better. The food, it was pretty good, and that's the only reason I'll try it again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Our server was th e best ive seen, i am a server bartender for a living and she is the best ive come across

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Awsome food @ Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

I had never been here before. We had a party of 8. The place was packed even though it was a Thursday about 6pm. Kaitlin, the hostess said there would be a little wait. So we went to the bar. Jean was our bartender, and she took great care of us. Good drinks and got our oysters and tuna dip right out. Robert was shucking the oysters and chatting with us. He did a great job. Our raw oysters were perfect. All cut loose and clean with no shell chips. Our party grew from 8 to 10 then to 12 and final count was 13. It did not even faze Kaitlin. She took care of it and got us a huge table ready. The food was great. The chargrilled oysters are outstanding. Our waitress was Amy, and she hustled out food and drinks all night. Great waitress !! I will always come back here when in PCB.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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