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Bayou Bill's Crab House

4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
+1 850-235-1010
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab feast” (23 reviews)
“king crab” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4748 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-3554
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. We always eat here twice. Great crab legs and Mahi! Service is always top notch. Keep up the great work!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was great! I enjoyed the crab and corn bisque appetizer the best. The staff and Bayou Bill’s was friendly and great!!! Definitely a fun casual dining experience!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 256alainas
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Any place that has a statue of an alligator in a Santa suit is bound to be a good time. We got there early, because we heard it can get busy fast. We started with $3 draft beer and some delicious crab and corn soup....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kwiltnmah
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We were in the area Thanksgiving weekend and wanted a delicious/quality seafood dining experience. A local suggested we try Bayou Bill’s and it was excellent! We had a party of 11 and ordered the following: Full Rack Ribs, Shrimp & Crab Cakes, Broiled Seafood Platter,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MomOfBoysTravel
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Hands down my favorite place. The grilled oysters are delicious and the king crab, some of the best around. No they are the best around. Start with the gumbo or bisque. Always on their A game! Thanks Tonya

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sherpa27681281784
Reviewed November 8, 2018

We usually know more about a restaurant before we decide to eat there. But, we were passing by, saw a full parking lot and decided to stop. We weren't disappointed. Food was good and a good size portion. Prices were typical for a seafood restaurant--$20+.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jamiencwalker
Reviewed October 21, 2018

My husband and I just had an AMAZING dining experience at Bayou Bill's last night. Our server, Erik, was so friendly and attentive to our every needs. I enjoyed broiled shrimp and scallops and my Husband always gets the grilled oysters. You're greeted by a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This place was recommended by a local and truly it was a great experience. Portions were huge and delicious, service was excellent.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DestinForever
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Megan was phenomenal - service minded, kind, fun, and made us feel very welcome ! Thanks for feeding the communities following hurricane Michael! We dined with you 2 nights in a row it was so awesome.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank krisandabby
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Chloe was an awesome server. She was super friendly and helped me navigate through all the wonderful seafood dinner choices. After working all day it was nice to come somewhere and have good food and great service! The grilled oysters are awesome!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Experience362033
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Jonathan C
December 24, 2018|
Response from mikeaU9012GJ | Reviewed this property |
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
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 850-235-1010
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Straight from our local fishermen to your plate We offer a raw oyster bar, our special crab feast, shellfish, fish, and classic po-boy sandwiches.
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