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Magnolia Grill Fort Walton Beach

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157 Brooks St Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850 302-0266
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Alpharetta, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice atmosphere, but very disappointed in the food and the service. The waitress gave us the specials for the evening and my husband commented that the crab special sounded good, but there was shrimp on it and he is allergic to shrimp. He ordered the stuffed flounder and after starting to eat it he found what looked like shrimp... More 

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Hawkins, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the third year to spend our last vacation dinner at Magnolia Grill. This year, we had 13 so made reservations with the owner, Tom. Let's get past the initial hiccup before the good things. Upon arrival, party of 13 had been changed to parties of 8 and 5 at separate tables. Conveyed to hostess this wasn't acceptable as... More 

Thank tennisguy2
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Very attentive staff. Great House filled with all sorts of memorabilia and open invitation to walk around an explore not only the main floor but the upstairs as well which might even be called a museum. Food excellent; portions very large and reasonably priced. Would return again

Thank gail786
Crestview, Florida
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108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Each in our group enjoyed the food and due to the size almost every lunch menu item was sampled. A+ on food. Service for a large group was very slow considering our early arrival and being the first guests there maybe a C-. Environment was delightful though crowded, many vintage pieces and the older home was converted to a restaurant.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

As our last night of our vacation, we researched reviews & chose Magnolia Grill, which was a big mistake. The restaurant is unique and has a lot of atmosphere, and all the staff are very friendly and helpful, but the table service was slow and the food disappointing. We will never return there to eat again. The meals were just... More 

Thank glynda2016
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

If you love finding local gems with excellent food this is it. Pleasant ambiance with historical significance is combined with a menu of fresh seafood, steaks and pasta. We thoroughly enjoyed everything!

Thank Cindy E
Columbus MS
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102 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This house was built from a Sears catalogue kit in 9110 and was moved from Santa Rosa Sound to its present location some time later. It's loaded with antiques and tastefully decorated. The music is from an antique era, and I'm amused with the observation by some writers that the clientele here are largely geriatric...well, my anecdotal observation is that's... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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153 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This restaurant is in an old house that is filled with antiques, knick knacks and memorabilia. In addition it is tastefully lit with white lights, chandeliers and has white table cloths but it is not stuffy at all. We went there for lunch. It was a little busy with a baby shower in one room and a wedding shower in... More 

1 Thank Shana J
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Perfect place for either a special night with your wife or family dinner. Tom and his staff run a top notch place. The food is excellent and fairly priced.

Thank johnorourke58
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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406 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We gave this place another try after a marginal meal the last time we were there. I am happy to report it is back to the forefront of local restaurants. I was completely blown away with the quality and quantity of food here. The gumbo was off the charts loaded with "stuff" including more shrimp than most restaurants serve at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
  • Phone Number: 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?