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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“escargot” (19 reviews)
“grouper” (46 reviews)
“duck” (12 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 Alconese Ave SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5832
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Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Excellent dinner tonight. Great service and ambience. Delicious. I ordered tomato crab bisque, amberjack. Wine was perfect as well.

Thank Connie G
Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the realtor of our condo rental, and I had seen some favorable reviews also. My wife and I felt the service and the food just didn't really live up to pricing entrees in the $20-$35 range. I also didn't feel...More

Thank DrSteveL24
Reviewed December 5, 2015

We stopped in halfway between morning and afternoon sessions with the realtor. As is sometimes the case, the realtors (who spend so much time taking clients out to lunch) seem to know the best local places... At his suggestion, we negotiated the back road approach...More

1  Thank Huhwhatduh
Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We came for lunch based on reviews and loved the food, service and view. The grouper sandwich on a croissant was so good, the spicy shrimp appetizer had a wonderful sauce, and we enjoyed the bay view from the outside deck. So happy to have...More

1  Thank loudoncruiser
Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We stay in Fort Walton one week each year. We eat here at least once during each visit to the beach. The Bay Cafe has French food, but the astmosphere, and dress code, is casual. Their Crab Cake appetizers are wonderful, as is their house...More

1  Thank Pat S
Reviewed November 5, 2015

i loved this place and ant to try everything on their menu! Our Grouper Wellington was fantastic! Salads were fresh and original with their house dressing. Desserts were not the best ever, but you really don't need dessert after such a wonderful meal!

1  Thank Ceciliaharris_12
Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to ft Walton a couple times a year recently and only discovered this by place by chance of a review - so glad we did! Everything we had was on point from the French onion soup and spicy shrimp - the...More

1  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stayed in Pensacola but drove over to Ft.Walton for a day and decided to try this restaurant. Food was great. Service was a little slow but they were very busy. The food was worth the wait. Upscale food in a casual (on the water)...More

1  Thank ArkansasTraveler001
Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a GREAT restaurant! Spectacular food right on the water, and the prices are well below normal French establishments. Our group had duck liver pate, goose liver Foie gras, lamb shank, trout, filet and more - and everything was fantastic! Go here!

1  Thank 23travelinfool23
Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I went to Bay Café twice during September cause I loved the first time. Food is delicious, great service and nice view, I highly recommend it. Five stars.

1  Thank Zugeinly G
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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