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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
French, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A taste of Europe but with a down South flavor. Try to sit outside if weather permits. Be patient, it's a little hard to find but worth the effort

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cork9663
Reviewed December 15, 2018

As a long time customer of the fine establishment (30+ years) I am always amazed at the high level of food and service this place provides each time we dine there. It is truly a French style cafe located on the bay serving French style...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Essess L
Reviewed November 24, 2018

My wife and I were looking for a great dinner the last night in Destin. Decided on the Bay Café because of the reviews and location (trying a close but different site). We were greeted immediately and seated perfectly for us. A great view, away...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank owenpet
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Reasonable prices, great food and service. This is a tough to find gem at the foot of Brooks Bridge (on the North side). Well worth searching for

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John T
Reviewed October 27, 2018

fish overcook and to much pepper. then served with hash brown not exactly what i expected . service was good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Liliane O
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

The best seafood you can find in Destin & Fort Walton Beach - and there are a lot of fantastic places to eat in this area. Their fried green tomatoes are awesome as well!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank emddrn
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch there. Both had an excellent fish with a tasty lemon butter sauce. The desert was also very good. An apple tart with ice cream. For the quality food and service I thought the lunch (and dinner) prices were reasonable. A great change...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sk20314
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We enjoyed the lovely romantic setting on the bay at night with the lights reflecting in the mirror surface on a calm current. Sitting on the shore, almost under the Brooks Bridge, this small French Restaurant has much going for it. Those who like open...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank pamelagay2015
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

We visit FWB every year and Bay Cafe is our favorite. The food is delicious with a very nice atmosphere. We sat outside and loved it. We were served by Mehmet and he was wonderful. I highly recommend Bay Cafe if you are in the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank southerntravelbelle
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was a very nice quiet location for lunch. The seafood and wine was excellent. We enjoyed the views of the bay as well.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Phyllis B
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Response from Marcia L | Reviewed this property |
No children's menu. You will seldom see children here as it is more of a place for a couple's special evening out. You would be expected to control your children.
July 26, 2015|
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