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Magnolia Grill Fort Walton Beach

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157 Brooks St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5826
+1 850-302-0266
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Freeport, Florida
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170 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is truly a hidden gem. My husband declared the grouper the best he has ever experienced, and this guy eats a lot of grouper. My chicken parmesan and pasta were wonderful. The chicken was so tender. Huge portions for lunch and amazingly reasonable prices for the quality and quantity of food. Lots of "comfort food" offerings on the... More 

Thank Patricia B
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is full of history. The atmosphere is very casual and chic. The food was incredible. The portions are huge. The steak was "propped up" with another steak for presentation. The owner has Italian cooking background so ordering chicken parmesan is not a bad choice. The night we were there we listened to live smooth jazz.

Thank Scot C
Arlington, Texas
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have always eaten here on every trip to Ft. Walton. The restaurant is in an old house filled with all kinds of memorabilia. Very interesting. If I remember correctly the same couple have owned and operated this restaurant for twenty years. I order the same thing every time. Crab Cakes served over Spaghetti with a Shrimp Alfredo sauce. The... More 

Thank Duonna W
Lenoir City
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

What a great restaurant hidden away from the main drag with great food. The place is like a museum, a thing of the past, but with a modern upscale menu.

Thank Jasper M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a unique house, great atmosphere, wonderful food. Fantastic desserts. A nice place for a romantic dinner with lots of history. Ask for a special trip to the upstairs to see all of the past military memorabilia. Tucked away in downtown Fort Walton Beach. A lovely place.

Thank Kelli A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in the area for 30 years and I love steak, specifically ribeye and filet mignon. This restaurant has the best ribeye within 200 miles (and I have tried most). The sauce is amazing and the size of the steak is so impressive. We tried the french onion soup for the first time last night and it was... More 

Thank Gary M
Russellville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This was our first visit and loved it! Excellent food- pasta with chicken or shrimp! Manicotti was superior! The cream sauce was to die for! It is a first Sear Roebuck home in the early years cost $2400.00. We would give the owners and servers 10 being the best! Oh! The dessert! Awesome!!!

Thank KarenA577
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This lovely restaurant is located in a traditional southern beach house with memorabilia included. Great big steaks cooked to perfection, fresh fish and family recipe Italian dishes. The service is friendly. The food is create. Love the ambiance! Would love to visit during the holidays to check out decorations. A must when you visit Destin. Remember to try something from... More 

Thank GretaGarboFranklyn
Niceville, Florida
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238 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Above average. The food is good, and the service is good. It's an eclectic place, owned by a local who is very involved in the community and with nonprofit organizations that support active duty and retired military personnel. These people are wonderful patriots, and the do a good job hosting special events at their restaurant...everything from political forums to black-tie... More 

Thank RavenATB
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Magnolia Grill is one of our favorite places to go! Food is always good & ice tea is delicious! The atmosphere is very unique, with all the collectibles from years gone by.... I enjoy going with my husband...& also my daughter-in-law....

Thank thinkin'vacation

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Brooks St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5826
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-302-0266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?