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Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Italian, American, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

this was a quaint restaurant and a great find, It is pricey (most I've ever spent on a meal for 2) but the food was to die for (stuffed Flounder and Prime Steak)

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed July 15, 2020 via mobile

Magnolia Grill is consistently good, but the restaurant's design is a bonus for this covid virus time. It was great for social distancing. There were 6 of us, and everyone enjoyed their meals. A few also enjoyed it the next day for lunch. Service very...good and responsive to requests. I recommend you try it on your next visit to Fort Walton Beach.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 15, 2020

This was an anniversary celebration with my wife and friends. The food was satisfying and tasty with good to large portions. The ambience was full of fun memorabilia from a life time of service to the country and community, it felt like coming home to...mom's house for dinner from the personable and informal service to the preparation of the dishes. Everything was good but nothing was special which is what we were looking for in a celebration dinner. I would go back again knowing that I'm going to "Mom's".More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 14, 2020

We went to Magnolia for a quick lunch and it was a great surprise. The food was very good, the service outstanding as well as the ambiance. My only regret is that I just went there in my last day of trip. Would be very...pleasant to try other dishes on their menu.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed July 8, 2020

I love to travel and love to eat! This spot was highly recommend for the best Italian food in Fort Walton Beach. It's not Italian. The menu looked good, but pricey and I was shocked at how either bland or way too salty everything was......If it wasn't for the staff or the fact that the manager wore a Notre Dame mask, I would have rated it a 2. The spot is in a cute, historical home and if you like to see antiques, it is cute. I can't say I had any dessert, but the dessert tray looked amazing., The fact that neither my mom, nor sister, finished their desserts, means that they are way to big or just ordinary. Very nice staff.More

Date of visit: June 2020
GoPlaces05106887918, Owner at Magnolia Grill Fort Walton Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2020

Thank You for joining us for lunch. While we are not an Italian Restaurant we do offer some of those entrees in addition to Steak and Seafood . I apologize for the blandness and things being way too salty. We will work harder trying to...More

Reviewed July 1, 2020

Our first meal in Fort Walton did not disappoint. Lovely place, friendly, and delicious. Save room for dessert.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 26, 2020

Loved it! Live piano was great! Calming atmosphere, great for eating and talking and listening! The food was wonderful and plentiful. Our service was perfect and very accommodating. I would go back at ever opportunity.

Date of visit: June 2020
GoPlaces05106887918, Owner at Magnolia Grill Fort Walton Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2020

Thank You for joining us and your kind words. Please let me give you a tour of the historic building on your next visit.

Reviewed May 23, 2020 via mobile

Had been wanting to eat here for a while. During ordering, mentioned gluten-free restrictions and asked for no bread, SPECIFICALLY, no bread! Food was brought with bread hidden under the fish. This may not mean a lot if gluten doesn’t bother you, but for people...with a gluten intolerance, unintentionally eating gluten can knock you down for 24 hours and be extremely painful. The waitress showed zero care for our questions and concerns during the brief time we were here, and didn’t even bother marking the ticket with our requests (again, this may not seem egregious for those without any dietary concerns, but I would bet that ANY concerns or requests are disregarded as well). The food (few bites we did take) was terrible. Food was from boxed (rice pilaf), salad was wilting, dressing was bottled, meat was previously frozen, broccoli tasted like it was from one of those steam packs, and everything was EXTREMELY over priced for the low level of quality you get. Avoid this place.More

Date of visit: May 2020
GoPlaces05106887918, Owner at Magnolia Grill Fort Walton Beach, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2020

We again sincerely apologize for this serious misstep by our staff in fully understanding your special needs. We hope you will forgive us and join us in the future and we pray in less stressful times for us all. Tom & Peg

Reviewed March 16, 2020

I had the prime rib - it was wonderful! Mom had veal marsala - she loved it. The music was a nice touch. Highly recommend it!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

Our meal was wonderful!!!! Great service,...fast,....and tasted wonderful!!! We had soup and chicken pot pie,....wow!!!! Loved looking around at the house, and all the awesome decorations!!! Gorgeous!!! Thank you Magnolia Grill staff!!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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December 30, 2018|
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October 5, 2017|
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Sorry I am confused by the question. This is not my restaurant. It is a restaurant I reviewed. I'd say casual dress is ok - not fancy. The food and service was very good! Take time to go look at the historical items upstairs... More
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August 24, 2017|
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