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Bay Cafe

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233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
+1 850-344-7822
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Showed up without a reservation at about 6:00pm on a Friday. Even though they had a reservation list, they got us a table for two. This place is right by the water and has tables inside and out. We ate inside in a brand new looking room. The food was excellent, and the staff were friendly and nice. My wife... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch with another couple was wonderful. The menu choices were extensive, the atmosphere was pleasant, and the food was absolutely delicious. The grilled grouper on a croissant served with a salad was the best I've had in my twelve years in the panhandle. Others enjoyed scallops and an omelet. The experience was enhanced by the great and friendly service by... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent French restaurant when you want to try something different in the Fort Walton or Destin area. They have unique menu items you won't find at other places in this area. The service is excellent and they have an extensive wine selection. We've visited several times and the food was always excellent.

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Gulf Breeze, FL, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I always enjoy our visits to this waterside restaurant. Located along the Gulf Intercostal Waterway, dining on the umbrella covered patio offers beautiful water views along with superb entrees and nice wine. This hidden gem of a French restaurant is tucked on the water next to the Brooks Street Bridge. But do not fear, there is little... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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86 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We ate at the Bay Cafe several years ago and had a great meal then so we decided to have a go at it again. We were certainly not disappointed. The outdoor seating was nearly full and it is a great setting right in the water. We each had the special, a grouper with artichokes and thought it was great.... More 

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Mancos, Colorado
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The Bay Cafe recently hosted a wedding reception for my wife and I, so I felt a short review was necessary. The folks who work here (Julien, Shauna, Memet) take great pride in providing a beautiful atmosphere with impeccable service! All request during our reception were met with a smile and completed immediately! Every guest raved about the food and... More 

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Thank Ranger145
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This is off the beaten path but very nice location with patio on the water. Service was great and friendly. A bit pricey but treat yourself at least once and you will find the a wonderful place with great food.

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Thank woodworkingwilly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Destin, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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: +1 850-344-7822

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?