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Helen Back Cafe

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114 Amberjack Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6224
+1 850-796-1451
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11:00 am - 4:00 am
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good New York style pizza but the kitchen is pretty slow. Not a problem however if you're with friends or if you're having drinks. It's not the greatest place for families but it could work. The outside seating is nice (much better than inside which is more like a bar) but sometimes it's hard to find a shady spot during... More 

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Thank ChrisBozic
Sulphur, OK
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Helen Back Café needs to be moved to the top #10 places to eat in Fort Walton. I admit the outside is a little questionable - but it was great. It is definitely a bar atmosphere, but the pizza was great. My husband and I went for lunch one day as it was raining. There were very few people there... More 

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Thank Scotty P
Rockville, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got takeout pizza here during our stay at the beach. The pizza was pretty good. Crust was a bit too bready for our liking but not bad. The sauce had nice, full flavor and the cheese and toppings were excellent. I'd order from there again.

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Thank Mitch097
Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a Friday around 1:00 for lunch, it really had a bad odor all over the place, which meant to me, the food shouldn't be trusted. We decided to stay, the waitress was very nice, and we ordered pizza, which was wonderful! The view is nice also, but the smell continued and it was like a bad trash... More 

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Thank JulT68
HBFWB, Guest Relations Manager at Helen Back Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jult68, Thank you for your recent review. I'm glad to hear your service was great and you enjoyed your meal, although there was a bad smell. I have passed along your feed to the Director of Operations and the general manager who are looking into this issue. Again, thank you for your feedback so we may continue to improve... More 

Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza was very good and the chef salad was abundant. Parking is not great and tons of towing signs so be careful. When you walk in you are struck by the oversized bar area with beaten up tables and chairs. The names says it all...to H____ and B____. We had teenagers with us and were not sure this is... More 

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Thank TonyaH637
HBFWB, Guest Relations Manager at Helen Back Cafe, responded to this review

Hi TonyaH637! Thank you so much for your review and your visit! Sounds like you and your family had a good time. Please come back and see us again soon:) Sarah More 

Spring, Texas
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A buddy of mine took me to Helen Back for a bite to eat and a cold beer. We arrived just in time as we narrowly escaped a downpour!! The weather was very bad, providing a great deal of rain and thunder and lightning. So much so that the lights inside kept flickering due to the weather which was taken... More 

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Thank Doug S
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the view of the harbor. We ordered Philly steak and nachos. The food was OK. Had to walk through the club area and there were risqué photos on the walls and tables. Also the servers were skimpily dressed, so not a place I'd take my kids.

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Thank Christa1287
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went because of a referral from someone at the hotel we stayed at and it was a great little place to eat with a nice view. Get the pizza!

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Thank Sara F
HBFWB, Guest Relations Manager at Helen Back Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review and come back and see us next time you're in town! More 

Livingston, Montana
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After playing in the water all day, my daughter and I wanted pizza. We Goggled pizza and this came up. Stopped in and checked it out. Ordered 1/2 an order of nachos and they were huge!! Very good too! Ended up taking the pizza to go and had it later. Great food and I recommend checking them out.

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Thank Brodiekat01
Falmouth, Kentucky, United States
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best pizza we've had! 3 large pizzas were around $72 but they are HUGE! 4 adults and 3 teenagers ate and were starving and we still had almost 1 whole pizza left! We had take out so I can't tell you about service or atmosphere. But the pizza is awesome and highly recommended by the locals!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?