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Helen Back Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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114 Amberjack Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6224
+1 850-796-1451
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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186 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Might be my new favorite Florida bar! Stopped in for pizza which was wonderful and sat for hours. Great deck on a marina. Good service, good drinks, locals atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Michelle A
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and Drinks/ Really good pizza and they have some good deals. Great place to hand out at. Nice view on the water

Thank mleonard1
Navarre, Florida
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174 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on an afternoon. They advertise a military discount but for a very confined time, not always. The waitress was not friendly and we did not feel welcome. We had one drink and left and won't return.

Thank 1991KEB
Ft Walton Beach, Fl
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

There was 25 of us. They were very accommodating and service was outstanding plus the view was great and the kids enjoyed playing near the piers after we had eaten

Thank BenWhoDatLeonardi
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Stoped by to grab a pizza! This is an actual Bar, just to clarify! Don't let that scare you away!! We took our boys 12 & 7 and had a great experience! The employees are wonderful and the pizza is fantastic!! Lots of TV's, pool tables & plenty of seating! Great stop!

Thank Jess681983
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We ordered two large pizzas--one with anchovies. When we opened it up on the condo--no anchovies. Two very disappointed people.

1 Thank BizTraveler58
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

With a different promotion for each night you're sure to find fun each visit! This is a classic locally active bar with awesome pizza you can get open to close, (4am) making it a great place to start or finish the night, besides local bands and great drinks, they are located in the water so you can arrive by boat... More 

Thank Jeffrey A
Nashville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Great indoor/outdoor patio eating and drinking. Pull your 🚣 or 🚗 go in and enjoy. We've been going to Helen Back for years on our visits to Destin. We have also driven from Nashville TN for Super Bowl parties they've done.....not since Steelers were in last Super Bowl....but if they make it again this year...we will be at Helen Back... More 

Thank Andra P
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

The server was very pleasant. The atmosphere was very busy and noisy. It is a bar as well as a restaurant. The service was prompt and the food was good. The restaurant is on the water and it was cold because we sat in an area with tarps as the outside walls. It is a nice restaurant and I am... More 

Thank Pamela P
Mobile, Alabama
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The location is nice....dockside in Fort Walton. We were told it is a locals' bar but I am sure there were some tourists here. Lots of outside areas and inside had a cool alternative rock band plus pool table. An unusual mix that works. Service was great - super friendly waitress that gave us tons of info. I tried a... More 

Thank susan c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Amberjack Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6224
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-796-1451

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