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Bayou Bill's Crab House

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4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
+1 850-267-3849
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the hunt for the best chargrilled oysters on the emerald coast and we found 'em at Bayou Bills! The place is super clean and fun. It may be a tourist destination, but it's not over the top cheesy. The service was outstanding...More

1  Thank Craig S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the crab dip & the crab & corn bisque! Our waiter was so kind & the low country boil type meal (can't remember what it's actually called) was plenty for my hubby & I to share.

1  Thank Dani S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice for lunch. West of the all the traffic so you dont have to fight the crowds at Peir Park or on Front Beach. Food is great, service is on point and the atmosphere is not run of the mill. The kids live the...More

1  Thank Gerry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town for spring break and always come for dinner when in town. As always the food was great. The Surf and turf special was delicious and everyone in the group was pleased with their choices. The smoked ribs were on point and the king...More

1  Thank readysetswing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for great oysters at a good price, this is the place to go! It’s nothing fancy, but has an actual oyster bar where you can watch them shuck your oysters fresh. Plenty of options for seafood and non seafood. Restaurant is...More

1  Thank ashtong21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, daughter (11) and I went to Bayou Bill's for dinner based on the reviews from Trip advisor. The place was easy to find, we were greeted immediately upon entry, and taken to our seats. No wait. We were probably a little early for...More

1  Thank brookbenton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been eating here for 20+ years and it’s still the number one place in the area. If you’re looking for great service, food and atmosphere there is no other. Our waitress, Andrea, was spot on and the owner walked and greeted his clientele. Food...More

1  Thank dunwalddarrin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of seafood choices avail . Went with a group of ten all meals were delivered hot. Food was good priced ok for the atmosphere. It’s great for family. I wouldn’t go if were just couples. There are lots of other places that have a...More

Thank ChicagoAlexis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our server, Andrea, was very knowledgeable about the menu options and friendly. Despite it getting rather busy, she kept a smile on her face and was attentive. Our family enjoyed the oysters and seafood entrees. Portions were good and reasonably priced.

Thank Mirjana J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I were visiting Santa Rosa Beach for spring break and few of us ate at this restaurant early in the week and we liked it so much that we brought our whole group back on the last day! The service was amazing,...More

Thank Gina T
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May 29, 2017|
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Response from Kathy L |
no, this is an inside seating only restaurant...at least in Santa Rosa Beach
Shelia H
I've been eating at this restaurant since we moved here in 1989, out at the one on 30a and this one and through the sale of the 30a one then the 98 one became our 'go to place', and missed it terribly after it burned and before being rebuilt. Everyone who has come to visit us knows it was 'the place' when we wanted seafood, so you will have to understand I am very disappointed because I know how it has been. Last visit several weeks ago we got our usual seafood platter. Imagine my surprise to learn that catfish is now seafood. NOT. And shame on you for trying to pass that off as such. Don't get me wrong, I love good catfish, but if I'm paying a premium price already, I expect seafood, not catfish. For there to be an up charge to get seafood on a seafood platter is just wrong. What were you thinking?
April 21, 2015|
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Response from Shelia H | Reviewed this property |
At the time I wrote this it was listed on menu as SEAFOOD platter, and came with catfish unless you pay an upcharge for any of the other options. Again, I've not been to this restaurant in over a year, so don't know about... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $55
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-267-3849
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