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Bay Cafe

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233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
(850) 344-7822
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a little bit difficult to find, but nice small restaurant. Nice view and good French cuisine. Seafood is very fresh and tastes delicious.

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Thank Mimi Y
Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful lunch on the outside deck overlooking the water. This is one of my favorite places to go for lunch. Love the specials and the appetizers are always so good. The escargot is AMAZING!

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Thank Denise C
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one night in Ft. Walton on our way to Destin and had dinner at Bay Cafe. It was pretty empty but lovely. Service was ok. Food was very good. It was near our hotel. We had Amberjack and Scallops (both came with green beans and potatoes) for dinner and creme brulee for dessert. All very good. Recommend!

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Thank DallasLaurie51
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had great food,service,and is really scenic. I highly recommend their apple tart and filet mignon. Hope you enjoy this great restaurant!

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Thank Catie G
Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a great place to sit outside on the bay, have a great lunch with family, and enjoy the day. I had the seafood medley over angel hair pasta.....delicious. One of our group had the Amberjack, said it was best he ever had. Two others had the grouper platter, and raved about it. So, for great food, a super view... More 

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Thank John S
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our go to place in FWB. We go to the Bay Café several times a month and always are greeted by Martin our favorite service person. Outside views are great but it was hot this time and we ate inside. The place is cozy, cool, perfect. We had the special crab claws for an appetizer and had the... More 

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Thank Rob S
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little out of the way cafe that is worth the find. The waitress was spot on from food suggestions, serving drinks and placeing and removing the dishes. If you would rather set outside on the deck overlooking the bay, just ask to be set outside. Julian whom I believe is owner/chef always comes out and talks with us and... More 

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Thank Robert H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great good, great service, great atmosphere. We are from Ohio and come for dinner every time we're in Ft Walton. The crab claws were amazing!

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Thank Kelly H
Port Saint Joe, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Julian, owner and chef, always treats us like family even though we are only able to eat there three or four times a year. He always selects the perfect wine to compliment the meal. Hubby loves the lamb shank and my particular favorite is liver and onions. Since Julian comes from France the meals are always authentic and delicious. Since... More 

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Thank Marcia L
Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends in Destin took us to this restaurant for lunch several years and we loved it. We had dinner here while staying in Ft. Walton for 2 nights. We had the crab claw appetizer special, which was delicious! Our meal was great, very fresh seafood and a great wine list. It was the best meal we had on our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: (850) 344-7822

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?