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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pensacola, Florida
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Darlene S
Alabama
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went here for a business lunch recently and was pleasantly surprised by the food and service. I chose the amber jack and it was great! Definitely a higher class experience than what I was expecting based on the outside.

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Thank btodd3
Carencro, Louisiana
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this quaint little gem on the bay at the foot of the bridge in Ft.Walton. Great French food and first class service. French onion soup best I ever had!

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Thank Reauxroy
Jackson, Tennessee
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bay Cafe is a great place to dine in Ft Walton/Destin area. It seemed that every item was homemade and delicious. I ordered a lamb shank that was amazing and all the desserts were tremendous. Great job to the staff and chefs!

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Thank Joe L
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always had a lovely dining experience. Great food with a beautiful water view. The escargot in puff pastry is so rich and divine as is their duck paté.

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Thank mmeallie
Crestview, Florida
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually eat at the Bay Cafe at least once every three or so months. Being one of the few French Restaurants in the Ft Walton Beach area, I always enjoy their specials, the escargot, as well as their main entree items. If you have or rent a boat you can also access the restaurant from the water. Definately one... More 

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Mary Esther, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

It is recommended that you have reservations since this restaurant has great food and a nice location on the water. We didn't and were seated inside, which was just as nice since the sunset lit up the water beautifully. I had a goat cheese salad, my husband had the grouper wellington - both were superb.

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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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?